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Burgon was born in Hampshire in 1941, and taught himself the trumpet in order to join a jazz band at school (Pewley Grammar School, Guildford). He entered the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with the intention of becoming a trumpet player. However, he found that he was more interested in composition. Burgon initially supported himself and his family as a freelance jazz trumpeter, until at the age of 30 he sold all his trumpets and devoted himself to composing… read more

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  • Avatar for asredisch
    i agree bruno. especially the "brideshead theme" - it's such a powerful score.
  • Avatar for bruno__________
    The Brideshead Revisited soundtrack is something very close to perfection.
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    I recently watched the classic Adventures of Robin Hood and noticed resemblances in Korngold's score to the BBC Narnia soundtracks. Geoffrey Burgon probably took inspiration from that score. The nation of Narnia really is quite similar to the England of Robin Hood legends, especially in the BBC interpretation.

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