This CD was created as a unique and life-long gift for Glenn's newborn niece, Abigail Lily Christensen. Although the initial idea was to record an album to promote restful slumber, we soon realised that this project had much greater scope - and that Abigail's appreciation of music, even at five weeks old, was more sophisticated than we had thought. Her father Mitchell played her a simple tune on the Clavinova, and was surprised at the immediate effect it had. Abigail directed her head towards the sound, her eyes wide, seemingly transfixed by the music. It's widely believed that early exposure to classical music has positive effects on children's mental development, and we certainly still remember the classical masterpieces our parents played to us when we were young. In organising the sequence of pieces, the Haydn stood out as a piece that would immediately engage with it's pure, sunrise-like opening melody. Debussy's quartet, so different in character, is more complex listening, providing young ears with so many intriguing contrasts and diversions. We pictured the Tchaikovsky lulling the tired baby to sleep, and the gentleness of Meale's Cantilena Pacifica creating a perfect canvas for peaceful dreams. What music has given us is an appreciation of art, culture, and above all, the desire and ability to create. We feel privileged to be able to pass on this gift to Abigail, and hope it provides her with hours of enjoyment now, and a lasting love of music.