Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Band/Artist Name: David Hicken


Band/Artist Name: David Hicken
Album Name: Carols of Christmas
Website Address: http://www.davidhicken.com
Music Style: Classical
Influences: George Winston 

[David Hicken's new CD Carols of Christmas features 12 beautifully recorded tracks of some of the world's best-loved Christmas Carols. This solo piano CD was recorded at Enchanting Music Studios in Hawaii and sets a perfect tone for the upcoming Holiday Season.
The Bell Carol is based on the traditional Ukranian Carol of the Bells, but also features God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.
Away in a manger features both the British and American versions of the tune, and What Child Is This is skillfully combined with We Three Kings.
All of the tracks feature David's signature sound of gorgeous melodies and undulating accompaniments that can be heard on his previous three releases - Goddess, Angels & Faeries.]
[English composer David Hicken began his musical training at the age of three. He studied piano, clarinet and organ as well as music theory, and was awarded music scholarships to a number of prestigious boarding schools in England.
He was performing organ concertos with the Oxford Symphony Orchestra when he was only sixteen, and solo organ recitals at many Cathedrals throughout the country, including Westminster and St. Paul's.
A year later he moved to the United States to continue his studies at Peabody Conservatory of Music, and he then began composing. After three offers from records companies, he signed with President Records, and his first CD “The Final Toccata” was released when he was nineteen. His second CD “The Shadow of Youth” was released by Prestige Records, London, and after a sold-out performance as soloist with the Westchester Symphony Orchestra, he was asked to record two CDs of organ music for Laserlight Records entitled “Symphony Gothique”, and “A Christmas Pastorale”.]


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