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Derek Bourgeois

Post by Claude Lapalme » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:04 pm

I just saw that forum member and noted composer Derek Bourgeois just passed away. Only 75, how very sad. Condolences to friends and family.
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Re: Derek Bourgeois

Post by L3B » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:08 pm

Oh, my, that is very sad indeed. I'll pass it on to some of his friends in the Sibelius community.
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Re: Derek Bourgeois

Post by Claude Lapalme » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:33 pm

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Re: Derek Bourgeois

Post by TheMaestro » Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:12 am

I am shocked and saddened to learn of the loss of Derek Bourgeois.

I told him my admiration for the number of his symphonies. I remember he said that the playback capabilities of DAWs were of great help in achieving that.

Condolences to his family and friends.
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Re: Derek Bourgeois

Post by david-p » Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:47 am

Very sad news. I remember Derek with great affection from online encounters over Sibelius. I enjoyed conducting his Serenade in 11/4 with my brass band in Indiana many times: it never failed to please. Despite lacking technical expertise, in retirement from a distinguished teaching career he was tireless in fighting the vast array of technology he had to master to synthesize his music. His was a life lived to the full and touching many others who will not forget him. RIP.
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Re: Derek Bourgeois

Post by Yarblek » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:17 pm

Just noticed his obituary in The Times. Sad news :(
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