REMEMBER - version originale

My name is Christophe Lavieill. I am a musician and self-employed music teacher working in Coutances. Some fifteen years ago, the president and founder of Les Fleurs de la Mémoire Claude Lavieille, my father, asked me to compose a music which would represent Les Fleurs de la Mémoire. Music being a universal language, he wanted a melody against oblivion and for Peace. I then wrote this piece «Remember» which is registered at the SACEM but for which I withdrew from any rights.

From then on, «Remember» became the association's anthem. My parents, my relatives and the Towers family told me they really appreciate this simple, dignified melody. I am humbly grateful to them.

For a long time I looked for an arrangement for a woodwind orchestra. I eventually retained the essential : a lone melody which merely rises in its starkness so as to remember and honor the sacrifices made by the ones who fought for our Freedom.

REMEMBER - version folk

(thème pour les Fleurs de la Mémoire)
Une mélodie pour la Paix et contre l'oubli

REMEMBER - version d'Airelle Besson

We are lucky enough to have this piece played by a great artist, Airelle Besson.
Born in 1978 in Paris, Airelle is a trumpet player, composer and conductor. She was awarded the first prize for Jazz from the conservatoire de Paris in 2002, the « reveleation of the year » prize at the «Jazz Awards» and the Django Reinhart Prize. She regularly makes appearances in a show on France Musique (a radio show). She plays in the philarmonic society of Paris, Airelle was a part of the Sister in Jazz tour in Europe and in the USA. She produced 4 solo albums, one of them in England. She appears in about thirty albums.

She is young, she is a cosmopolitan and talented lady. Airelle complimentary recorded this melody in a parisian recording studio. On behalf of Les Fleurs de la Mémoire, I thank her for this generous present