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Greg passed away on 25 July 2020.

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Thurston Dart's manuscript of 'Trois morceaux inedits & inconnus' by Alcetur Thurston Dart's manuscript of 'Trois morceaux inedits & inconnus' by Alcetur

One of "Trois morceaux inédits & inconnus" by Alcetur [c.1550]

Items in Greg's Thurston Dart collection which have been donated to the Thurston Dart Archive at Cambridge University Library include:

  • A few transcriptions for organ or piano.
  • A couple of dozen juvenile compositions, mostly for keyboard or chamber group.
  • Manuscripts and manuscript books.
  • Personal and professional correspondence.
  • Memoranda and secretarial records of committees.
  • Diplome Académie Charles Gros Grand Prix du Disque.
  • 2 medallions and a citation.
  • BBC contracts; agreements with publishers and HMV.
  • Inventories of Dart’s books and scores at Kings College London.
  • Insurance valuations of pictures and auction sales documents.
  • Birth Certificate & Will.
  • Obituaries.
  • Articles.
  • Photographs of Thurston Dart and others.


Cartoons of Thurston Dart
Robert Thurston Dart - 'Not too little, not too much! Robert Thurston Dart playing a stringed instrument
"F/Lt Bob Dart" by W. (Bill) Turner Lord "Bob Dart making music" by T.H. Spencer
- Both loose within Thurston Dart's copy of On With The Motley, a book of Lord's cartoons of members of Headquarters No. 2 Group from RTD's RAF days in WWII

The launch of the Thurston Dart Archive

On 5 February 2014 at the University Library, Cambridge, the Friends of the University Library and the Cambridge University Library Music Department hosted the official launch of the Thurston Dart Archive.

Greg and Chris Hogwood

Christopher Hogwood and Greg were the keynote speakers and Francis Knights performed one of Alcetur's "Trois morceaux inédits & inconnus" from the archive.

donorsperformers and speakersGreg and Fergus


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