I love a fair few I’d David’s works, but only a couple stop me in my tracks in whatever I’m doing and carry mind off to other places. Alicen’s nocturne is one such piece and there’s something quite hypnotic in its rhythm for me, the delicate tune which sings lyrically over the pulsing bass…. Just magical!!! I hope to make this a repertoire piece one day, but as a self taught pianist it’s quite challenging. But there’s no time limit, so if it becomes a life-long project or will be time well spent.
David Hicken's passion for his music will touch your heart. For me, hearing his compositions creates images of stories that could have been written in Jane Austin's novels. To borrow a quote, “It isn't what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.” Thank you for your music David!
Alicen's Nocturne is a smooth and gentle piece for the soul. I love playing it!
I recently purchased Alicen’s Nocturne after I’ve been wanting to do so for quite a long time. It has a peaceful melody that is soothing to listen to. Even though I would say it’s relatively an easy piece it’s quite some work for the left hand, in my opinion.
I haven’t gone through it meticulously, only played it through roughly once. I realized that although I consider the piece ”easy” it will help me with both left hand independance and my note reading skills cause it’s not extremely hard.
Would definitely recommend the piece if you want a piece with great melody, work on your hand independance and improve your note reading skills without getting too much of a headache ;)