L. Galen Larson has been painting his entire life and now 'paints with sound' with his debut album, 'The Unexpected Gift'. These refreshing original compositions featuring piano with lavish orchestration paint rich and beautiful 'soundscapes' that inspire the heart. This music is for everyone and touches you in a real way no matter where you are at in your journey. It appeals to all ages and diverse cultures, and people say that they never tire of listening to it. Larson has little formal training, but has had a passion to play and compose all his life. He plays all the instrument sounds on this CD. Like his paintings, this instrumental music is a celebration of life and creation that lifts the human spirit. In a world torn by 'wars and rumors of war', even in the family, it is a sign of hope in finding true peace from the Prince of Peace. It is a testimony that this music is a Gift to everyone who hears it, and like every good gift, comes from a Creator who loves us.