David Hicken International Piano Competition - Bangkok, Thailand - October 21 - 22, 2023
The piece "Agincourt" gives an excellent impression of the 1415 battle of the same name between England and France.
With a galloping rhythm, the music drives one into the midst of the battle tumult, where the fanfares of the bugles and the clanking of weapons can be heard. The catchy main melody sweeps the listener along with its heroic character.
Together with the pieces "Fantasia in C Minor" and "Captain Sharpe's Mission", David Hicken impressively demonstrates how the percussive potential of a piano can be exploited for epic-sounding works.
A real listening pleasure!
This piece is so emotional .Beecause it happened 400 years ago , it is more layered than you would have thought at first.
The music is there for us to imagine what it was for the English nation overriding the French.Outstanding registration for the organ version David .A wonderful piano piece for a concert in a gig with a big hall and echoes.Perfect for retired pianists and teachers.