The first time I heard Delia I was in love with it! In a way, it reminds me of Tennesse from Pearl Harbor, which is one of my favorite songs. And it has its own unique beauty and feelings- I just love it! Thank you David Hicken, it is truly so pretty!
I have submerged myself into this song. It brings Bach back to life for me. I was worried a song this fast would be difficult to read but its done very well and I am not struggling with it and I am no expert. There are so many techniques in it that Ive wanted to learn to do well my whole life and now Im learning them! Bach music got me to try to play the piano way back when I was 20 yrs.old. and motivated me to work hard to learn his wonderful works even though the music is quite advanced for me technically. I am self- taught except I learned on an organ starting at age 7, which I still love to play. I am now 61 yrs. This is the most challenging piece I've ever absorbed and Im loving every minute of it. Awesome is the best word to describe it. Truly a Masterpiece! I listen to it several times throughout each day, i have for years. Its captivating! It so exciting, it gives me tingles and makes me smile wide every time I hear it and I cant wait for the day that I play it very well...thanks for your music David. I love some others that you do too.. I plan to learn Incantations. I already have the sheet.. youre teuly gifted much like Bach. I bet he is proud of you!
I very recently discovered David Hicken and must say how powerful & inspiring his music is.
There is so much to enjoy & learn from David's compositions:
› The chord progressions he's using to structure & support his music,
› The numerous ways he chooses to express and develop a single melodic idea to a full arrangement,
› His way of thinking as a conductor to add dynamics and expression to this orchestral piano piece,
› His harmonic developments are rich and elegant.
The whole piece conveys a sense of passion and majesty all together.
I highly recommend this piece and his music in general for what it generously offers for the ears and the soul.
It is definitely not an easy piece for me, but it gives me the necessary inspiration and determination to tackle it with confidence.
Thank you David for your valuable work!
Great composition for a wedding recessional!!! Uplifting and joyful to play and to listen to!!! Next time you need a motivator or some uplifting -- Listen to it a couple of times and get renewed!!!
Time Stops a very lovely piece. It sounds really tender and sweet and is reasonably simple to play! 100% recommend, and love it!!
Top notch pianist. Another set of amazing tunes, beautifully constructed and played. Even a touch of an orchestra in there, which really works.
This is a really fun song to play! It’s hard to find piano music nowadays that I thoroughly enjoy playing and this piece is definitely a favorite!
This is an awesome arrangement. The way the two songs are combined in the last part of this song is brilliant. I highly recommend this piece.
David never ceases to amaze with his compositions, whether for piano, organ or harpsichord. Vivat Rex is another of David’s gems.
I love „Incantation“. Whenever I listen to it, it makes me happy, full of energy, puts a smile on my face. Thank you!
A fantastic piece which I’m practicing, having played the piano version. Worth listening to David play it to inspire!
I bought the book Reinvention by David (not the first) because I was interested in some compositions. Among these are illusions. I thought that the instrumental accompaniment part was inside the download folder but it wasn't like that. I'll do a better search on David's site. I really recommend the purchase!
This is amazing masterpiece. I dont remember any other piece which you raise on very top in the first listening. There is no other organ piece which has beautiful melody from.beginning to end. Just beautiful.
This piece is very accessible and immediately delightful. Lifts the mood and comes easily to the fingers. I love this piece!
Excellent arrangement - full of energy and spirit. Can’t stop playing it - a joy to the soul.