Narnia Composer Geoffrey Burgon Dies at 69

Posted September 23, 2010 6:32 am by wisewoman

Geoffrey Burgon, who composed the score for the BBC’s television adaptations of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and The Silver Chair, has died at age 69. One of Burgon’s publishers at Chester Music, James Rushton, praised the composer’s works, calling them “unforgettable melodies” that are “standards, both within their genre and as pure music.” Burgon, who started his career as a composer in ballet, wrote several acclaimed scores including those of Brideshead Revisited, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, The Forsyte Saga, and others.

You can read the BBC News story here. Thanks I_LiVe_iN_NarNia for the alert.

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