The sad news of the death of composer and local resident Robert Farnon has been announced in Guernsey this morning. Robert Farnon was born in Toronto, Canada in 1917 and went on to play Lead trumpet in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Orchestra. He came to Britain during WWII as the conductor of a Canadian Miliary Band and worked alongside musicians such as Glen Miller. In addition to conducting, Mr Farnon also arranged and composed numerous works for various radio shows and became well known in the sphere of British Light Music. He composed music for a variety of different ensembles and many brass players will be familiar with compositions of his such as the test piece Un Vie de Matelot, commissioned for the 1975 finals. Mr Farnon had moved to Guernsey with his family approximately 50 years ago and he will be sadly missed by many of the local music groups let alone the numerous fans of his music around the world.