Geoffrey Burgon


Goldberg’s Dream

Geoffrey wrote Goldberg’s Dreams for Bob Cohan’s London Contemporary Dance Theatre in 1975. Geoffrey woke up from a dream where he heard Bach’s Goldberg Variations being played in the other room. He had been studying Jung and experimenting with his art combining dreams with reality. It was after this dream that he began this work.It […]

The Assumption

One of my favourite modern English composers, Geoffrey Burgon. Burgon composed The Assumption in 2001 it’s a deceptively simple piece of music in which each of the eminently singable four voice lines combine to produce a piece of music that greatly exceeds the sum of its parts. As well as being a lovely piece of […]

Geoffrey Burgon’s 75th Birthday today July 15th

Geoffrey Burgon would have been 75 today.  A new album is being produced of his works that will be part of many new releases in the future by this prolific and dynamic composer.  Keep in touch to hear the news and music you have never heard before.

Song Book, Radio 3 Interview with Iain Burnside, about Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson

During the archiving of Geoffrey’s recordings and manuscripts, we have found hundreds of books that he studied for his music, especially books of poetry.  Emily Dickinson was one of his favourite poets and he used her poems in many of his pieces.  He often remarked how her work was mystical. We found this book of […]

Geoffrey shooting Bristols with Martyn Goddard

Geoffrey and Martyn Goddard would go on escapades with the Bristol of the moment.  They both had a fantastic time together on these photo journalistic  journeys.  Martyn photographed Geoffrey for most of his career and most of the photographs we upload on this site are by Martyn.

Dogs of War – Film Score Release

We are delighted to announce the release by La La Land Records of the  Film Music,  Dogs of War.  This is one brilliant film directed by John Irvin, who became good friends with Geoffrey.  Their collaborations had a magic that captured audiences around the world.  Their work together, remains timeless and has a powerful, riveting sophistication,  that is […]

Bobby Kok

The Burgon family sends their deepest condolences to Bobby Kok’s family. Bobby played on Brideshead Revisited as well as many of Geoffrey’s television compositions. You can also find him on some of the Beatles’, Stones’ and many famous film recordings.Bobby was one of the founding members of the legendary Philharmonia Orchestra and the Principal Cellist […]

Geoffrey Burgon Composer and Musician with Bristol 405 Convertible and lancia Flaminia GT 1990's

Geoffrey with his Bristol

Geoffrey had a passion for cars, especially Bristols.  He saw his first Bristol when he was a boy and he made his mind up there and then, this was his car.  Geoffrey would drive for hours to think alone about his music.  His love of the English Countryside, the Bristol engine hum and those solitary […]