Nordic Journey Vol. 8 - Islands
Format: COMPACT DISC
Hicks, James D.
Dr. James D. Hicks lives and works out of Califon, New Jersey, USA, and holds degrees in music from the Peabody Institute of Music, Yale University and the University of Cincinnati. Other studies include instruction at the Royal School of Church Music in England. He is an Associate of the American Guild of Organists. Hicks held liturgical positions throughout the eastern United States, and in 2011 retired after 26 years of service at The Presbyterian Church in Morristown, New Jersey. James has recorded eight collections of organ music on the Pro Organo label. This is the third release in his Nordic Journey project, which seeks to create new repertoire from Nordic lands (thirty commissioned works thus far), rediscover unpublished and/or forgotten works from the twentieth century, and, finally, include a few of the standard masterworks. Many of the selections that appear in his Nordic Journeys series do so in premiere recordings.