Welcome to the Robert Farnon / Journal into Melody / Legends of Light Music pages

Due to a problem on the server, we lost our database. We were only able to use a database that was saved automatically in June 2022. As as result all articles and reviews since then are lost. Maybe over time we can upload these files again, depending what we saved in our email.

This website is dedicated to the wonderful music of Robert Farnon 1917-2005.

The Robert Farnon Society issued its last printed edition of "Journal Into Melody" in December 2013. Its activities are now solely centred around this revamped website. Were you a contributor to Journey Into Melody?  If so we would welcome news, articles and features from you -- they will be published here. We also welcome potential new contributors who have something to say about the world of light music. Read our new articles here.
Contact us through Facebook if you have news or an article to contribute. Regrettably, no other correspondence can be entered into.
Please use our Facebook page for questions or requests.

Music Licensing

Click on the titles on the left to hear original recordings from the Chappell Recorded Music Library.
(You can scroll down.) The recordings have been provided for your enjoyment by kind permission of Universal Production Music.

This is a major source of production music for everyone involved in the media - especially films, television, documentaries and radio. Whatever kind of music that is required, there will be a wide variety to choose from Universal.

For professionals wishing to hire Robert Farnon's scores, please contact Boosey & Hawkes who administer them on behalf of Warner Chappell. The direct email address is:



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About Geoff 123
Geoff Leonard was born in Bristol. He spent much of his working career in banking but became an independent record producer in the early nineties, specialising in the works of John Barry and British TV theme compilations.
He also wrote liner notes for many soundtrack albums, including those by John Barry, Roy Budd, Ron Grainer, Maurice Jarre and Johnny Harris. He co-wrote two biographies of John Barry in 1998 and 2008, and is currently working on a biography of singer, actor, producer Adam Faith.
He joined the Internet Movie Data-base (www.imdb.com) as a data-manager in 2001 and looked after biographies, composers and the music-department, amongst other tasks. He retired after nine years loyal service in order to continue writing.