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The Service

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13 comments on “Barry Tuckwell”

  1. Dearest Jenny

    Did you hear the clapping from the coffin? It was Barry after you had spoken. He couldn’t resist it.

    Thank you for sharing this wonderfully moving funeral with those of us who couldn’t be there. It was such an uplifting experience, musically and emotionally.

    I realised what enormous fun Barry must have had playing the French horn for most of his life: all the the vivacity he brought to it and the life he gained from it, the nuances, the energy, the joy, the perfection, the heartfelt-ed-ness.

    What a lucky man he was to have you and the music.

    All my love

    Mem Fox xxx

  2. What a wonderful celebration of Barry’s life.
    So wonderful to hear of his peace towards the end. Condolences to his near and dear. ❤️
    Thankyou so much for sharing this memorial with us online.
    He was an amazing inspiration to me, especially during the 1980’s as a teenager learning the horn in Perth, Australia. He was my musical hero! It was a delight to meet him in Melbourne and to discover the man (and the sense of humour!) behind it all.
    The world was blessed to have him.

    1. Thanks Kathy. We were all blessed. You are right about that. And yes, always a twinkle in his eyes. Much missed.

  3. A beautiful, moving celebration of everything that made Barry Barry. Thank you for giving the opportunity to share not just your sadness, but also your gratitude for having known such an exceptional man. I treasure the memory of working with him with City of London Sinfonia in the early 1990s.

  4. My first idol and hero…and still one of them. A beautiful remembrance and memorial for the Maestro. Can someone please tell me where he is interred? If I ever make it to Melbourne, I would like to visit his grave.

    1. Geoffrey, Barry is buried in the Taradale Cemetary, about 100 kilometres outside Melbourne. He lived there for ten years on top of a hill with a beautiful view and the Cemetary is on top of another hill in Taradale. He loved it in Taradale. Loved the peace.

  5. I first had the honor of meeting and playing for Barry in 1969 at the First Horn Symposium held at Florida State University. It was a humbling experience to have finally at age 20 to have met my hero and inspiration.
    What a gift to the world he was….the likes of which we will never see or hear again. The beauty he brought to the world through his “voice,” the horn, will stay with us forever. Thank you sir and may you rest in eternal peaceful sleep.

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