Thursday, September 23, 2010
|Geoffrey Burgon dies at the age of 69|
The British composer Geoffrey Burgon passed away peacefully on September 21 in the company of his family after a short illness. Burgon was internationally recognised as a composer of film and television music, notably his scores for Brideshead Revisited, The Chronicles of Narnia, Dr Who, Monty Python’s Life of Brian and from which his famous Nunc Dimittis theme music entered the UK charts .
His soundtrack to Brideshead Revisited went Gold, selling over 100,000 copies, and the music won Burgon his second Ivor Novello Award in 1981, two years after his first for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. More recently Burgon won...