Biography

The music I am sharing at this site is really a reflection of the joy of creation, and I am grateful to icompositons for the opportunity to make it available to anyone who might like to give the music a listen. The GarageBand and Logic Express programs have really opened up a new creative world for me. I have always found that spontaneous improvisation was more satisfying to me than composing (putting notes on paper), tho’ I have done some of that over the years, too. Most of my music here has been improvised and it has been a mystery to me where it is coming from. I think everyone has this inner well of creativity that we can tune into. I find my tuning in to it a compelling journey with each passing day, and I now have completed 73 years. Thanks for listening to my music and it would make me happy to know that some of it may resonate with you.

Tom (byHeart), 6/21/11

Music rss

Title Genre Released Plays
Variants on a Thomas Tallis Hymn Classical Jun 21, 2011 575
January Set Classical Jan 27, 2011 560
Huron Carol (Corrected) Classical Dec 29, 2010 516
The Huron Carol Classical Dec 15, 2010 573
Up from Darkness Inspirational Dec 5, 2010 420
Suite from "Appu and the Spark Collector" Classical Sep 28, 2010 2750
The Frog Leaps from Land to Water Inspirational Sep 13, 2010 399
Having found the warmth of His love . . . Inspirational Sep 5, 2010 554
Simplicity Classical Aug 29, 2010 623
" . . . the voice of my supplications" Inspirational Aug 8, 2010 574
Heart Message Inspirational Jul 25, 2010 606
Everything Has Its Time Classical Jul 5, 2010 556
Foster Montage Classical Jun 8, 2010 528
Evening Hymn with Reflection Classical May 26, 2010 720
Piano Improv on "Whate'er Our God Ordains Is Right" Inspirational May 19, 2010 869
Three Evocations on a Theme for Small Ensemble Classical May 1, 2010 508
A Gathering of Friends Classical Apr 24, 2010 500
Idyll Classical Apr 11, 2010 547
Three Decorative Panels from the East World Apr 3, 2010 620
On the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond Classical Mar 16, 2010 896
Hymn for Barcelona Inspirational Mar 9, 2010 628
Soul's Light Play Classical Mar 1, 2010 723
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands Inspirational Feb 16, 2010 1141
Fatehgarh World Feb 9, 2010 688
Pathway Inspirational Feb 1, 2010 501
Jacob's Ladder Classical Jan 18, 2010 673
Study with Two Chords Classical Jan 11, 2010 599
Polish Carol Classical Dec 3, 2009 987
Romance for Brass Classical Nov 22, 2009 682
Hymn for the Close Inspirational Nov 16, 2009 765
Hymns & Dances: No. 3 Inspirational Nov 9, 2009 555
Hymns & Dances: No. 2 Classical Oct 27, 2009 632
Hymns & Dances: No. 1 Inspirational Oct 20, 2009 691
Habanera Classical Sep 28, 2009 746
Night Fall Classical Sep 20, 2009 772
The Demise of Aunt Rhody's Old Gray Goose Classical Sep 10, 2009 3230
My Dancing Day Classical Sep 3, 2009 720
Music for a Ballet Scene Classical Aug 17, 2009 586
Quiet Musings Classical Aug 16, 2009 670
Dawn Ritual Inspirational Aug 9, 2009 737
Traveler's Song Classical Aug 2, 2009 891
As in a Seed Inspirational Jul 24, 2009 541
"Almost Like Being in Love" Classical Jul 13, 2009 671
Prelude to a New Day Classical Jul 8, 2009 826
"Thanks" in 3 Verses Classical Jul 2, 2009 685
March Classical Jun 25, 2009 562
Two Abstract Miniatures Classical Jun 23, 2009 528
Vocalise Classical Jun 2, 2009 606
Dear Ones Classical May 27, 2009 1059
Knots Untied World May 22, 2009 540
Bucolic Rhapsody Classical May 12, 2009 770
Toccata with Interlude Classical Apr 29, 2009 772
Surrender Inspirational Apr 21, 2009 800
Seikilos Epitaph Revisited Classical Apr 14, 2009 23997
Mysterious Dance Other Apr 5, 2009 785
Prelude to the Ballad of Barbry Allen Classical Mar 24, 2009 1331
" . . . only when the fairies sing" Classical Mar 14, 2009 4188
Ancient Dreams Other Mar 8, 2009 758
Unisonics Classical Feb 15, 2009 604
Chant for Strings Classical Feb 9, 2009 876
“Morning Star” Variants for English Horn, Piano, & Strings Classical Jan 21, 2009 1229
Improv on Chorale (for Brass) Classical Jan 10, 2009 706
Sussex Carol Classical Dec 16, 2008 798
Yatra: Journey Home Inspirational Oct 25, 2008 1038
Angel Jig Classical Oct 24, 2008 730
Resonant Grace Inspirational Oct 20, 2008 901
Ragweed Rag (“Ah-choo! . . . Ah-choo!”) Classical Oct 9, 2008 939
Intro and Lyric Classical Oct 4, 2008 653
Blossom in the Night Classical Sep 26, 2008 835
"Amazing Grace" Inspirational Sep 20, 2008 860
Incantations Other Sep 18, 2008 684
Mixed Messages Other Sep 4, 2008 639
"The Morning Trumpet" Classical Aug 28, 2008 1566
Beijing, Summer 2008: Everywhere, Sparkling Lights Classical Aug 16, 2008 800
Rumi: "All day and night, music . . ." Inspirational Aug 7, 2008 4349
Rumi: "The Morning Wind . . ." Other Aug 5, 2008 4449
Dream Cleaning Other Aug 2, 2008 854
My Lord, What a Morning Inspirational Aug 1, 2008 4211
Sea Chantey for Brass Ensemble Classical Jul 22, 2008 926
Waltz for Diverse Plucked Strings Classical Jul 16, 2008 1265
At the Dawn I Seek Thee Inspirational Jul 10, 2008 1598
John Cage said . . . Inspirational Jul 8, 2008 686
Charles Ives said . . . Other Jul 4, 2008 779
Reiterated Call Inspirational Jun 26, 2008 667
Lone Star Reverie Classical Jun 23, 2008 1241
"Deep in the Heart of Texas" Childrens Jun 23, 2008 2368
Lullaby Classical Jun 20, 2008 770
Market Cries World Jun 17, 2008 740
Earth Tones Electronica Jun 13, 2008 723
Ritual Dance for Slender Flute World Jun 13, 2008 1859
Fanfare for Organ, Brass, & Percussion Classical Jun 10, 2008 704
"Vexilla" Variants Classical Jun 8, 2008 681
"The Edge of Sadness" Classical Jun 4, 2008 1433
Thai Toccata World Jun 3, 2008 1085
Reminiscence for Harp Classical Jun 2, 2008 963
"Chop Sticks" (sort of) Classical May 28, 2008 1280
Roll on, Columbia Folk May 23, 2008 765
Musings on an Ancient Hymn Classical May 22, 2008 797
From outer darkness . . . Inspirational May 14, 2008 758
Flute Loops Childrens May 13, 2008 746
Round Dance of the Sisters Inspirational May 4, 2008 757
Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing Inspirational Apr 21, 2008 836
Ghost Estampita World Apr 17, 2008 683
Bach Invention Re-Worked Classical Apr 7, 2008 891
Wondrous Love Inspirational Apr 1, 2008 786
Angel Flight Inspirational Mar 30, 2008 3985
50-second Round Classical Mar 26, 2008 659
Alone Classical Mar 23, 2008 1167
Re-Invention Classical Mar 21, 2008 647
Simple Joys, Simple Thanks Inspirational Mar 15, 2008 691
Invention Classical Mar 9, 2008 864
O Waly, Waly Classical Mar 8, 2008 6328
A Musical Picnic World Feb 2, 2008 850
March of the Automatons Classical Jan 21, 2008 765
Werde munter Classical Jan 21, 2008 678
Inner Dialogue for Piano and Strings Classical Jan 16, 2008 875
Northern Lights Classical Jan 11, 2008 688
Fearless Electronica Jan 7, 2008 611
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child Inspirational Jan 6, 2008 768
Idle Thoughts Classical Jan 5, 2008 644
Pretty Saro Classical Dec 17, 2007 820
Coventry Carol Classical Dec 13, 2007 710
Meditation on a German Christmas Song Classical Dec 9, 2007 737
In dulci jubilo (Variants 4 + 5) Classical Dec 3, 2007 890
In dulci jubilo (Tune + Variants) Classical Dec 3, 2007 880
One Family - 2 piano version Classical Dec 1, 2007 664
Homage Classical Nov 24, 2007 792
Create in Me Classical Nov 21, 2007 967
Little Procession through the Night Classical Nov 14, 2007 633
Terra Beata Classical Nov 11, 2007 1342
Messages Reflected from the Grass Classical Nov 3, 2007 751
Searching Classical Aug 11, 2007 847
The Wise Man & the Snake Childrens Jul 31, 2007 1023
When You Wake Childrens Jul 31, 2007 724
One Family Childrens Jul 31, 2007 858
My Dog Childrens Jul 30, 2007 789
Lily Band Childrens Jul 30, 2007 816
A Seed for My Garden (vocal) Childrens Jul 29, 2007 770
A Quiet in My Heart (vocal) Childrens Jul 29, 2007 986
Namaste (vocal) Childrens Jul 29, 2007 866
Coming Resolution Classical Jul 8, 2007 706
Assam Song Classical Jul 2, 2007 2896
What the Bells Tolled/Told Classical Jun 29, 2007 691
Essay for Piano, June 2006 Classical Jun 26, 2007 748
More light! More light! Inspirational Jun 26, 2007 780
Uninvited Guests Electronica Jun 24, 2007 636
Sweet Resonance Classical Jun 24, 2007 808
Opposites 2 Electronica Jun 22, 2007 656
Brief Trio for Bansuri Flute, Sitar & Celli Classical Jun 22, 2007 1493
At the Foot of Yonder's Mountain Classical Jun 22, 2007 977
Ray of Hope Classical Jun 22, 2007 1548
A Seed for My Garden Classical Jun 21, 2007 778
. . . and with That, only a tiny part of self remained . . . Classical Jun 21, 2007 698
Song and Dance Electronica Jun 19, 2007 650
O Lord, I Cry Electronica Jun 19, 2007 652
Namaste Classical Jun 19, 2007 733
In the Midst Classical Jun 19, 2007 650
Nostalgic Moment Classical Jun 18, 2007 712
Solemn Dance (Re-orch.) Classical Jun 18, 2007 1284
Simple Lyric 2 Classical Jun 18, 2007 693
It's a heavy load, O my Soul Inspirational Jun 17, 2007 714
Blue Iris Classical Jun 16, 2007 728
Morning Star for Guitar Classical Jun 16, 2007 616
Simple Lyric 1 Classical Jun 16, 2007 640
Faint Remembrance Classical Jun 15, 2007 697
Erhu Mix 2 World Jun 15, 2007 967
Erhu Mix 1 (Soul Dance) World Jun 15, 2007 1381
Sketch - 4/6/07 Classical Jun 15, 2007 705
Hymn for Brass Choir with Fanfare Classical Jun 14, 2007 735
. . . and we traveled East Classical Jun 14, 2007 741
Prelude and Slow Dance Classical Jun 13, 2007 679
The Ashgrove Classical Jun 13, 2007 626
"Come my Beloved, let us go forth into the fields . . ." Classical Jun 12, 2007 718
A Quiet in My Heart Classical Jun 12, 2007 744
Mysterious Current Classical Jun 11, 2007 744
Cry of the Heart Classical Jun 10, 2007 719
Unfolding Classical Jun 10, 2007 729
Dream Piper Classical Jun 10, 2007 753
Reflective Moment Classical Jun 8, 2007 711
From Somewhere Jazz Jun 8, 2007 744
Toccata plus Waltz Classical Jun 7, 2007 776
Toward the Light Classical Jun 7, 2007 714
Somewhere in My Past Classical Jun 6, 2007 1976
Lasting Impression Classical Jun 5, 2007 957
Fleeting Moments Electronica Jun 5, 2007 656
Q. H. Waltz Classical Jun 5, 2007 784
Divinum mysterium Classical Jun 4, 2007 1017
Solemn Dance Classical Jun 4, 2007 710
Waiting Classical Jun 4, 2007 690
Innocent Recall Classical Jun 3, 2007 722
Souls Dancin' on the Dewy Lawn Classical May 29, 2007 816
Heart to Heart Classical May 29, 2007 897
Birthday Card Classical May 29, 2007 961
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