Death of a productive British composer

Death of a productive British composer


norman lebrecht

October 14, 2015

We regret to report the death yesterday of Duncan Druce, at the age of 76.

A key member of Harrison Birtwistle’s Pierrot Players, he explored both the outer reaches of modernism and of early music, working as a violinist and viola player with Christopher Hogwood and various period ensembles.

Among other arrangements, he created a completion of Mozart’s Requiem for Roger Norrington.

duncan druce


  • John Borstlap says:

    Bach & Bruce mixes quite well. What a beautiful sound this ensemble creates!

  • Garry says:

    Very sad news. Duncan was one of the nicest men as well as a wonderful scholar and musician.