Duncan Druce, Composer and musicologist, Died at 76

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Duncan Druce, born in 1939, and passed away October 13, 2015, Duncan was a British composer, string player and musicologist.

He was particularly noted for the breadth of musical disciplines in which he specialised and the uniformly high standards of his work in all of these areas.

Druce was born in Cheshire, England and in 1957, entered King’s College, Cambridge which later awarded him a double first in music.

Subsequently, he completed a Master at the University of Leeds and, in 1984 embarked upon a second Masters degree, at the University of York, choosing this time the music of southern India as the topic of his thesis.

In 1991, Druce chose to stand down from his long-standing post as Senior Lecturer at Leeds University’s Bretton Hall Campus, in order to continue to meet the ever-growing demands for his work as both a performer and composer.

Druce lectured in composition part-time at the University of Huddersfield until his death.

Duncan died at age 76 in October 2015.