David’s music is just amazing as his life’s story! Thank you, David for sharing who you are in such a wonderful way.
I like that there was varying degrees of difficulty Something to learn fast and some to take time and challenge myself.
It's long been challenging to find intermediate piano Christmas Pieces that are both enjoyable for playing and to listening. I quit looking years ago, as I was so disappointed. David's music was a wonderful find and available instantly online. I strongly recommend this collection to the intermediate piano player/student.
This book, along with Carols of Christmas, contain some of the best arrangements of Christmas music that I’ve encountered. As a professional pianist with not a lot of time to arrange music myself, I’ve used David Hicken’s music to great success. What I love about his arrangements is how beautiful and varied the accompaniments are, and how much variety in texture there is just in one piece. The difficulty ranges from late intermediate to advanced, so there is a good selection of music that does not require practice and a few that do. Looking forward to seeing what new arrangements come out each season!
As a long time piano teacher of a large private studio, I am always looking for fun, fresh, interesting, and different piano arrangements, especially when it comes to Christmas music. David Hicken’s arrangements fit the bill in all of these categories. They are unique, and vary enough in skill level requirements, that I am able to use then for a range of students: I am grateful for the work David Hicken does, and the benefit it is to myself and my students. I have not been disappointed with any of his music I have purchased; arrangements or original compositions.