World Day of Remembrance

(Artwork for RoadPeace's World Day of Remembrance)

The Long Adieu – a musical Memorial to road crash victims by Charles Timberlake.

This piano piece was composed as a special contribution to the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims – a day, internationally recognised as the third Sunday in November, and observed for over a decade by road victim organisations under the umbrella of the European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR) and now adopted by the United Nations and listed on the UN calendar. In 2012 it falls on Sunday 18th November.

"Charles Timberlake became aware of this day as a member of RoadPeace, UK’s road victim charity, and wanted to do something to comfort all those affected by death and injury on the road. As a pianist and composer of soothing and healing tunes, composing a special piece with the many thousands of traumatised people in mind, seemed a perfect response. The Long Adieu has been welcomed by the World Day Committee as an important part of the World Day of Remembrance – a very special memorial and tribute."

Brigitte Chaudhry MBE, Founder and President of RoadPeace, President FEVR

This piece was re-recorded by Charles Timberlake and John Daniels and included as track 11 on their latest CD recording, A Time for all Things. Please visit the Online Shop page for further details of this and all other recordings.

Links to World Day of Remembrance

World Day of Remembrance website

The United Nations Road Safety Collaboration - Download Resolutions

The Remembrance Day Handbook