serenity |səˈrenitē|
noun ( pl. -ties)
the state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled
ORIGIN late Middle English : from Old French serenite, from Latin serenitas, from serenus ‘clear, fair’

I wrote this piece in the end this year.
2009 is running to its end and it is time to look back and forward.
When looking back, we often think about the people who died this year. I have friends who lost their mother, nieces and nephews who lost their father...
Some of the deceased were well know to everyone, like Natasha Richardson, Maurice Jarre, Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, David Carradine, Ted Kennedy, Patrick Swayze, Ramses Shaffy, Roy Disney and many others. I was very touched by the suicide of belgian singer Yasmine (Hilde Rens) in june, who’s music I liked very much.
This song is dedicated to all these people, and I hope they found serenity...
This song is also dedicated to all of you...
In our mad rush world, may the new year bring some moments of serenity...

MY CHRISTMAS PRESENT TO YOU ALL: DOWNLOAD THIS SONG FOR FREE FROM THE FREE DOWNLOADS PAGE

You can listen to it here or on my main myspace page.

For your interest, the instruments/samples used are:
- VSL Appassionata Strings
- VSL Solo Cello, Oboe and Celesta (from special edition)
- East West Bechstein Piano and Duduk (from Ra)
- Heavyocity Evolve (guitar and harmonics)
- Bela D Media Native Voices
- Tonehammer Forgotten Voices: Terrie

best wishes,

Jef