Legend of Taktam is another magnificent composition that is pure delight to listen. So happy and dreamy. I give it only five stars because there are no more starts in the rating! Needless to say that the 12 stars goes for all of David’s work!
I have a huge collection of uniquely arranged Christmas Carols. I love this arrangement of In The Bleak Midwinter, it is one of my top favs!
I just can't get enough of David's music and this is no exception. The changes of melody coupled with key changes can be challenging in places. But when it all comes together and you're playing it live a completely different feeling sweeps over you and for a few minutes, while your hands are in auto mode, your mind is somewhere else. Hands down, David is the most incredible composer and performer for all ages. Thanks David!
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!
Downloaded the WAV audio file, I listen to it on a pair of AKG 701 headphones with a headphone amp. Depth of sound SUPERB. This piece of music is sublime.
A very pleasant,calm and romantic piece, which is - in my opinion - a bit easier to learn as many others of Davids pieces.
Undoubtedly David is the greatest composer, organist and pianist of all times. With TALAVERA once again David plunges us into a historic period that amazes. I am so looking forward to David’s organ album but until then, this single is a must to have in my collection.
J’ai voulu obtenir des renseignements auprès de David et il m’a apporté une réponse immédiate.
Le site est très clair et intuitif et du coup très attractif.
Propositions de paiement divers et sécurisé.
J’ai reçu ma commande ( partition ) aussitôt avec des échanges par mail, très propre, très efficace, à l’image de David
Merci à lui et merci de nous faire partager son talent
This is a beautiful arrangement, and it's not super hard to play. I love it!
I performed it today for our congregation and this beautiful piece made quite an impression. I tend to love all music but each piece has its own individual expression. What I can say about this piece is, I appreciated the nuanced phrasing inherent in it and the play of light & the symmetry of the phrases together with the hope of its continued modulation upwards. It tended to go better in performance than in practice. No one would have enjoyed my learning of it. I practiced it slow & it was kind of tedious & I felt not secure wondering how I would ever pull all the branches together to form a tree. But I felt totally different communicating the music in it than I did just attempting to learn it. With the right tempo this piece has a magic and really does speak to people….so I guess we can say it’s a really effective piece & I recommend it highly! a big THANK YOU to the composer!
As an intermediate pianist its fun to play and very melody, some of the works are Technical difficulty
I have bought several of David Hicken’s books, they are beautiful compositions and very clearly written. They are for advanced pianists for sure, bit very satsfying to learn. My favorite composer, hands down!
These pieces are challenging but beautiful, it is really worth to practice and play them because they sound amazing.
I really love this album, all pieces are beautiful and peaceful, i enjoy playing these songs
I really liked the piece the first time I heard it on YouTube. I’m so happy that I purchased and gave it to my student today.
He really seemed to like it too from the first hearing and already show enthusiastic at learning it.
Thank you for composing it and sharing it. I hope I get to know more about your songs in the future.
As a Cathedral organist I have heard and played a lot of organ pieces over the years. What a delight to hear something new and exciting. Thank you David for this wonderful addition to the catalogue. Please … more!
I really enjoyed the book. I wanted to read it because I wanted to make there were no holes in my knowledge, and there weren't. It confirmed for me that I am doing all the things listed, and it was a rewarding feeling. I think this book will be very helpful to the serious student.