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The Bell Carol
GIOVANNI BASSETTO

The Bell Carol

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Kuan Yin
Monica Carvalho
Dreams' Sweet Boat

Listening to and playing 'Kuan Yin' makes us imagine we are sailing towards infinity. Amazing sensation!

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The Bell Carol
Elizabeth Zadorozhnyy
Carol of the bells

Love the arrangement!

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I Love You
Karen Doose
Under the half moon

I’m really enjoying learning to play this piece. It’s so pretty and now it’s stuck in my brain. 😂

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Sounds of Christmas Book
Matthew Burrows
Professional Arrangements

This book is amazing and it's immediately obvious that time and effort has been put into the arrangements. This is the 2nd book I've bought and they do not disappoint

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Angels Book
Manuel Gonzalez (Seville, Spain)

Angels Book

Sounds of Christmas Book

A lovely version of two Christmas Carols

David’s version of these two Christmas Carols woven together is just beautiful. Very nostalgic and easy to listen to. Thank you for another lovely rendition of some of our favorite holiday songs. My goal is to play this for a Christmas party in a few weeks,

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Absolution (for Piano)
Michael Gaspar
Absolution for piano

I have purchased several of David Hicken's pieces. Absolution for the organ is probably my favorite David Hicken composition. I opted to purchase the piano version and I am quite pleased. I am lucky that I play on a Yamaha Clavinova and I can split voices for treble and base lines so I can make the piece sound similar to the organ version. Even playing on the piano the piece is great and fun to play. I highly recommend this piece.

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Kaiaka Bay
Alexandro Sampalmieri
Kaiaka Bay

Kaiaka Bay is an overwhelming piece of much vast musical depth.... It's impossible not to be touched in the soul while listening to it. Thank you so much David for this transcendental experience. I'm very looking forward to playing it.
Alexandro Sampalmieri

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Incantation
Madeline
Great challenge!

I am so excited to master this piece! The bass clef really tests the endurance of your left hand, which is a nice workout, ha. And it's overall just a really beautiful piece. Love it!

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O Christmas Tree
Anja Umlauf
O Christmas Tree

David wrote a wonderful arrangement of the traditional Christmas carol that in my opinion is a wonderful "concert version" with very beautiful interludes and surprising harmonies.

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Lakshmi
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Anna K.

Lovely, peaceful and bright.

What Child Is This/We Three Kings

I was asked to play this piece as the feature music to open our Christmas Eve Services. It’s beautiful and fresh yet different. Not the usual traditional arrangements of these songs. It holds the audiences attention just to hear what’s coming next. I love the transitions too. As a classical pianist, it’s very Bach-ish in a contemporary way. . I love it.

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My Sojourn
Sue Sage
Happy song

This song just makes me so happy every time I hear it. And I’ve listened to it a million times! Just purchased the music and have started to learn it. Thank you for your joyful music, David! Listening to this while XC skiing this winter will help keep me energized and moving forward.

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O Holy Night!
Konstantina Papa
Excellent, divine arrangement!!

Among other piano arrangements of Holy Night, i chose to play this one at my conservatory's Christmas concert. Mr Hicken gives in his arrangement that touch of divine mysticism and calm intensity that this piece requires, making it hauntingly beautiful in every aspect.

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Absolution (for Organ)
Monica Carvalho
A true masterpiece for organ!

I never get tired of listening to and playing it. This piece is such like it had take us to the clouds. It's an excellent representative of the contemporary classical music.

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Aurora
M.C.
Beautiful Aurora!

Lovely song! Surprising! It's a delight to listen to at night before going to bed too.

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Aurora
Monica Carvalho
Beautiful Aurora!

Lovely song! Surprising! It's a delight to listen to at night before going to bed too.

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A Day With You
Anja Umlauf
A Day With You

A wonderful dreamy composition, music for heart and soul.

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Excelsis
Anja Umlauf
Excelsis

A truly heavenly sound which can be played very well during Christmas time even if it is not a Christmas carol.

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Secrets To Better Piano Playing
Manuel Gonzalez (Seville, Spain)
Very beneficial for pianists with or without academic training

David's book 'Secrets To Better Piano Playing' is an incredible support for those of us who are alone in learning the piano. I already have and use his Scales and Technique book, 'The Ultimate Piano Workout', so it was a very valuable addition to moving forward in a productive way.
Despite being a Conservatory musician (guitar), and having spent many years studying and practicing music, David has opened my eyes to many wrong decisions when facing study sessions. For example, the priority of reading over memorization. It may seem like minor advice, but it has completely and definitively changed the way I approach piano practice every day.
The book has a lot of practical advice, which I set as tasks to do, but it also transmits motivation and inspiration, just like you receive in so many of David's videos.
Art takes hard work (discipline and patience, YES !), and the book is helping me enjoy it, instead of suffer from it.

Many thanks to David for opening so many doors to new challenges for me.

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The Bell Carol
Sue Sage
Phenomenal!

Phenomenal! David’s rendition of this well-known Christmas Carol is superb. Never having a dull moment, this song is on fire. His music is exciting, energetic, passionate and lovely. His transition to different keys is brilliant as is the introduction of two other Christmas tunes partway through this piece. And the addition of major chords here and there in this otherwise minor scale song are delightful surprises.
I enjoy listening to David playing this song and have started working on it myself. I know it’ll take me hours of practice to master this version (and probably never at the speed with which he plays it), but it will be worth the effort. I am thrilled to have stumbled across this man’s wonderful music. My latest obsession. Everything I’ve heard from David Hicken is outstanding and such a joy to hear.

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The Bell Carol
Tonette Bachoco
The Bell Carol

The piece was used by my son and quickly he followed the notes. I am thrilled that he can play it in two days. The song is fun to listen and so heart warming. Thank you so much.

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Absolution (for Piano)
Monica Carvalho
Great Piece!

'Absolution' is really exciting! I felt like I had gone back in time, interacting with the European classical music great composers.