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Burgon, Geoffrey (1941-2010)  
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Geoffrey Burgon

born: 15 July 1941
died: 21 September 2010
country: United Kingdom

Geoffrey Burgon was born in 1941 in Hampshire, England. He was a late musical developer and it was not until he was fifteen that he took up the trumpet so that he could play jazz. He entered the Guildhall School of Music still intent on becoming a jazz trumpeter, but composition gradually took over as his major interest and when he left he supported himself and his family as a freelance trumpeter for several years. Then, at the age of thirty, he sold his trumpets and plunged into composition full time. Several impecunious years inevitably followed but gradually he began to make his name as a composer. He wrote several very successful ballet scores during this period, notably for Ballet Rambert and London Contemporary Dance Theatre, and then, in 1976, his Requiem was premiered at the Three Choirs Festival, and this work established him as a serious composer. Shortly afterwards he wrote the first of many successful scores for television.

Albums
'Burgon: Cathedral Music' (CDA66123)
Burgon: Cathedral Music
'Burgon: Choral Music' (CDH55421)
Burgon: Choral Music
MP3 £4.99FLAC £4.99ALAC £4.99Buy by post £5.50 CDH55421  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Dreamland' (HYP41)
Dreamland
MP3 £4.50FLAC £4.50ALAC £4.50Buy by post £4.50 HYP41  Super-budget price sampler  
'Remembrance' (CDA67398)
Remembrance
Complete works available for download
A Prayer to the Trinity Chichester Cathedral Choir, Alan Thurlow (conductor)
At the round earth's imagined corners Catherine Hart (soprano), Alan Thomas (trumpet), David Bednall (organ), Matthew Owens (conductor)
At the round earth's imagined corners Guy Willatt (treble), Michael Laird (trumpet), Jeremy Suter (organ)
But have been found again Michael Walsh (countertenor), Guy Willatt (treble), Chichester Cathedral Choir, Alan Thurlow (conductor)
Come let us pity not the dead Wells Cathedral Choir, Alan Thomas (trumpet), David Bednall (organ), Matthew Owens (conductor)
Death be not proud Catherine Hart (soprano), Léonie Maxwell (soprano), Wells Cathedral Choir, Alan Thomas (trumpet), David Bednall (organ), Matthew Owens (conductor)
Laudate Dominum Chichester Cathedral Choir, Alan Thurlow (conductor), Jeremy Suter (organ)
Magnificat Wells Cathedral Choir, Matthew Owens (conductor), David Bednall (organ)
Magnificat Chichester Cathedral Choir, Alan Thurlow (conductor), Jeremy Suter (organ)
Nunc dimittis, 1979 version St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John McDomnic (trumpet), John Scott (conductor), Huw Williams (organ)
Nunc dimittis, 1979 version Wells Cathedral Choir, Alan Thomas (trumpet), Matthew Owens (conductor), David Bednall (organ)
Nunc dimittis, 1979 version Chichester Cathedral Choir, Alan Thurlow (conductor), Jeremy Suter (organ)
Nunc dimittis, 1997 version Catherine Hart (soprano), Frances Henderson (soprano), Wells Cathedral Choir, Matthew Owens (conductor)
Of flowers and emeralds sheen Catherine Hart (soprano), Wells Cathedral Choir, Matthew Owens (conductor)
Short Mass Chichester Cathedral Choir, Alan Thurlow (conductor)
Short Mass Wells Cathedral Choir, Matthew Owens (conductor)
Te Deum Catherine Hart (soprano), Wells Cathedral Choir, David Bednall (organ), Matthew Owens (conductor)
The First World Wells Cathedral Choir, Matthew Owens (conductor)
The song of the creatures Catherine Hart (soprano), Simon Clulow (countertenor), Richard Rowntree (tenor), Wells Cathedral Choir, David Bednall (organ), Matthew Owens (conductor)
This world from Chichester Cathedral Choir, Alan Thurlow (conductor)
Two Hymns to Mary Chichester Cathedral Choir, Alan Thurlow (conductor)
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
A Prayer to the Trinity (Burgon)
Almighty God, Father of Heaven  First line to A Prayer to the Trinity (Burgon)
Apple Blossom  No 2 of The First World (Burgon)
As the angels stood  No 1 of The First World (Burgon)
At the round earth's imagined corners (Burgon)
Blessed be that Lady bright  No 2 of Two Hymns to Mary (Burgon)
But have been found again (Burgon)
Christ's Love (Burgon)
Come let us pity not the dead (Burgon)
Come my swete, come my flower  First line to The Assumption, No 1 of Christ's Love (Burgon)
Death be not proud (Burgon)
Hail Queen of Heaven  No 1 of Two Hymns to Mary (Burgon)
Here begin the Lauds of the creatures  First line to The song of the creatures (Burgon)
Laudate Dominum (Burgon)
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace  First line to Nunc dimittis, 1979 version (Burgon)
Magnificat (Burgon)
My Love's the mountain range  First line to But have been found again (Burgon)
My soul doth magnify the Lord  First line to Magnificat (Burgon)
Nunc dimittis, 1979 version (Burgon)
Nunc dimittis, 1997 version (Burgon)
O dreadful death, come, make an end!  First line to This world from (Burgon)
Of flowers and emeralds sheen (Burgon)
Short Mass (Burgon)
Te Deum (Burgon)
The Assumption  No 1 of Christ's Love (Burgon)
The Corpus Christi Carol  No 2 of Christ's Love (Burgon)
The faucon hath born my mak away  First line to The Corpus Christi Carol, No 2 of Christ's Love (Burgon)
The first blossom was the best blossom  First line to Apple Blossom, No 2 of The First World (Burgon)
The First World (Burgon)
The song of the creatures (Burgon)
This world from (Burgon)
Two Hymns to Mary (Burgon)
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