Neville Bower studied composition with Patrick Hadley and piano with Kendall Taylor, at the Royal College of Music. After a short career as a concert pianist and ballet pianist, he followed a more serious career as a composer whilst working as Director of Music at Ealing Grammar School. He composed much music for school use, but also wrote works for orchestra, choir, solo instruments and small ensembles. For a time he also conducted the Apollo Singers and amateur orchestras. His music has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and has featured in recital and concert programmes.