David Hicken ~ Classical Crossover Pianist

Albums

Carols of Christmas

Released 2013
Enchanting Music
Released 2013
Enchanting Music
This album contains 11 arrangements of well-known carols, including "The Bell Carol" - an arrangement of "Carol of the Bells". I also included one original piece - "Christmas in Tettenhall" is named after the village in which I grew up.
NOTES
Although I had already released a Christmas organ album, I wanted to follow it up with an album of carols for solo piano. I completed the album rather quickly, and each piece took just one or two days to complete. I enjoyed writing all of these arrangements and one of my favorites is "Silent Night", especially because it contains one of my absolute favorite carols "Still, still still". I almost didn't write an arrangement of "Carol of the Bells" because I wanted to focus on Christmas music that I used to sing in England. "Carol of the Bells" was not a particularly popular piece in England at that time, and has always been more famous in the United States. I realized that many of my fans would enjoy a version of this popular carol, and it happened to be the last arrangement that I worked on for the album. I had no idea just how popular it would become, and since writing it, the sheet music alone has sold tens of thousands of copies throughout the world.