Terry Tucker & session musicians
Terry Tucker

Story

Written In London many years ago, inspired by the Renaissance period of classical music.  This "Overture to the Sun" is on our Sunforest album The Sound of Sunforest (see Sunforest page) and in one of Stanley Kubrick's films, A Clockwork Orange.  I wrote different arrangements for each; this track is from the Sunforest album.  I am playing harpsichord on the second part of this - our manager, Vic Coppersmith managed to bring one into Olympic Sound Studios for this recording.    

Lantern in a Poet's Garden

by Terry Tucker & Danske Dandridge

Released 2010
Released 2010
Poems from two 19th century poets brought to life by music. The poems inspired the music which now, almost two centuries later, gives the poems their due. Hover over the word 'story' to read details about each song.
NOTES
All poems but the first and last are by Caroline (Danske) Bedinger Dandridge, 1854-1914. She was born in Copenhagen, Denmark when her father, Henry Bedinger III was the first U.S. ambassador to that country. Her cousin, Daniel Lucas Bedinger, 1836-1909, wrote the first and last poems on this CD. Terry Tucker composed the music, bringing the lantern into the poet's' garden and illuminating the poems.
Terry Tucker, Dianne Holliman, Laura Sterner, Kari Edge, Georgiann Toole & SPC Choir
Terry Tucker, music & lyrics

Story

Written in tribute to a friend, organist Barbara King, who passed away suddenly.  Thank You!  Amen!  You are free, You are flying, We are missing you, We are crying.  This music was recorded in the Shepherdstown, WV Presbyterian Church where Barbara was organist.  I played piano, Dianne Holliman organ, Kari Edge French horn, Laura Sterner, trumpet and the SPC choir was directed by Georgiann Toole.  

Terry Tucker's Orange Clockwork

by Terry Tucker & session musicians

Warner Brothers
Warner Brothers
Here is a pop version of my "Overture to the Sun", which is in the film, A Clockwork Orange, also in the album, The Sound of Sunforest. "Terry Tucker's Orange Clockwork" was released by Warner Brothers as a single in the 70's.
NOTES
This arrangement is over-the-top 70's; you may very well love it. It was distributed to juke boxes in England and one pub in Halifax, West Yorkshire had a chap who came in every day, sometimes twice, to play this song. I played piano, but most of the inspiration for the arrangement came from Vic Coppersmith, Sunforest's manager, dear friend and creative soul.

Ancient Ayres & Carols for Christmas

by Terry Tucker & Ardyth Gilbertson

Released 2006
Released 2006
No restraining choir directors touch here, but lively, lusty, earthy carols that have stood the test of time long before muzak and shopping malls peddled the carols that we mostly hear today. Details of each carol are there when you hover over 'story'.
NOTES
These carols from the folk traditions of Britain, Germany, Spain, France and the Appalachian mountains of the U.S. are ancient, some from pre-Christian traditions. The melodies are suported by drum, tambourine and other percussion, piano, alto recorder and autoharp, Terry has been collecting carols for many years and she and Ardyth have been singing and arranging them long enough to want to share them with you.

Comin' Home

by Terry Tucker & Treehouse

Released 2004
Released 2004
All songs written by Terry Tucker (from "Comin' Home" to "Far From Home"), are recorded by Treehouse and other Shepherdstown, WV musicians. Hover over 'story' for each song.
NOTES
Terry Tucker, vocals, piano, keyboards,