Anice Terhune

Anice Potter Terhune (October 27, 1873 – November 9, 1964) was an American author, composer, music educator, and church organist, who composed over 100 children's songs. She was known as "Annie," and sometimes published under the pseudonym Morris Stockton.

Terhune was born in Hampden, Massachusetts, to Elizabeth Morris Olmstead and John Potter. She married Albert Payson Terhune in 1901.

Terhune studied piano, organ, and music theory at the Cleveland Conservatory and in New York and Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She was fluent in French and Italian. Her teachers included Franklin Bassett, Edward Morris Bowman, and Louis Coenen.

Terhune wrote articles for women's magazines as well as books. Her book Home Musical Education for Children was syndicated throughout the United States. She belonged to the MacDowell Club and the Pen Women's League.

Terhune's works were published by Arthur P. Schmidt, Clayton F. Summy, G. Schirmer Inc., John Church Co., and Oliver Ditson. Her publications included:

Birth and Death Data: Born October 27, 1873, Died November 9, 1964

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1913 - 1931

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-14115 10-in. 11/25/1913 The secret Elizabeth Wheeler Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-15240 10-in. 10/1/1914 Around the Christmas tree Elsie Baker Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-36174 10-in. 9/10/1926 The secret Erva Giles Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-64852 10-in. 1/15/1931 Good morning Myrtle C. Eaver ; Anna Howard Female vocal solo, with piano composer  


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