“I was so impressed by your husband’s music and by your remarkable skill at performing it! It is clearly challenging to play, yet emotionally so rewarding to hear! I truly enjoyed your concert ”
Julie Vecchitto, Kent School, CT- April,2007
“La Tomba di Scarlatti’ is a beautifully balanced work made up of three pieces, each of a strongly different character– written by the American composer Nicholas Van Slyck. Here is a work beautifully written for the instrument and of a beautiful construction in itself.
A.F. Brussels: La Dernier Heure
Van Slyck knows how to write for the harpsichord. It is real music, and it is magnificent.
Assistant and colleague of Wanda Landowska
Suite for Harpsichord- (No.1)—is a revelation in regard to musical expression on the harpsichord; the music was warm and meaningful.
Finger Paints for Piano, Vol. 1 Grades2-3
Van Slyck uses such 20th century techniques as irregular rhythms, mirror writing, tone clusters, and moderately dissonant harmonies. An excellent supplementary volume for the adult beginner, it also features several pieces well suited for children, notably “Seascape”, “Mobile”, and “Boating”.
B. K. Clavier Magazine
With Twenty Fingers,-Piano four hands
Volumes 1 and 2—-A fine album composed in an ungimmicky, clean style—excellent compositions. A real contribution to four hand literature.
Music Librarians Journal
Splendid for adventurous players. Clavier Magazine
Volume 3–Music which is refreshingly different—a challenge to better one’s ensemble performance.
Laments and Processional Music, for piano, left hand alone
“It is a highly compelling work with a depth of expression and power of musical thought that is not found in many one-handed scores. This is a fine concert piece.”
One-Handed by Donald L. Patterson