Lantern in a Poet's Garden

by Terry Tucker & Danske Dandridge

Released 2010
Released 2010
Poems by 19th century poets, Danske Bedinger Dandridge and her cousin, Daniel Bedinger Lucas brought to life with music by Terry Tucker. The poems inspired the music which now, almost two centuries later, gives the poems their due.
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. Hover over the word 'story' to read details about each song.
Download the poems here: Poems_from_Lantern_in_a_Poets_Garden.pdf

Playing with Terry on piano are Ralph Gordon, cello and bass, Ardyth Gilbertson, harmony vocals and lead on "Dreams", Betty Jo Rockwell, flute on "The Fairy Camp" and "Dreams", Sharon Hall, violin on "Dreams", Kelly Cornelius, djembe on "The Fairy Camp", Greg Small, trumpet, Brian Ellsworth, French horn and Cam Millar, trombone on "Wings".