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 582
January Set Classical Jan 27, 2011 565
Huron Carol (Corrected) Classical Dec 29, 2010 520
The Huron Carol Classical Dec 15, 2010 581
Up from Darkness Inspirational Dec 5, 2010 427
Suite from "Appu and the Spark Collector" Classical Sep 28, 2010 2785
The Frog Leaps from Land to Water Inspirational Sep 13, 2010 403
Having found the warmth of His love . . . Inspirational Sep 5, 2010 563
Simplicity Classical Aug 29, 2010 645
" . . . the voice of my supplications" Inspirational Aug 8, 2010 579
Heart Message Inspirational Jul 25, 2010 609
Everything Has Its Time Classical Jul 5, 2010 568
Foster Montage Classical Jun 8, 2010 555
Evening Hymn with Reflection Classical May 26, 2010 727
Piano Improv on "Whate'er Our God Ordains Is Right" Inspirational May 19, 2010 880
Three Evocations on a Theme for Small Ensemble Classical May 1, 2010 515
A Gathering of Friends Classical Apr 24, 2010 502
Idyll Classical Apr 11, 2010 550
Three Decorative Panels from the East World Apr 3, 2010 626
On the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond Classical Mar 16, 2010 908
Hymn for Barcelona Inspirational Mar 9, 2010 634
Soul's Light Play Classical Mar 1, 2010 733
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands Inspirational Feb 16, 2010 1146
Fatehgarh World Feb 9, 2010 696
Pathway Inspirational Feb 1, 2010 507
Jacob's Ladder Classical Jan 18, 2010 685
Study with Two Chords Classical Jan 11, 2010 605
Polish Carol Classical Dec 3, 2009 992
Romance for Brass Classical Nov 22, 2009 686
Hymn for the Close Inspirational Nov 16, 2009 770
Hymns & Dances: No. 3 Inspirational Nov 9, 2009 564
Hymns & Dances: No. 2 Classical Oct 27, 2009 647
Hymns & Dances: No. 1 Inspirational Oct 20, 2009 697
Habanera Classical Sep 28, 2009 750
Night Fall Classical Sep 20, 2009 776
The Demise of Aunt Rhody's Old Gray Goose Classical Sep 10, 2009 3239
My Dancing Day Classical Sep 3, 2009 730
Music for a Ballet Scene Classical Aug 17, 2009 590
Quiet Musings Classical Aug 16, 2009 676
Dawn Ritual Inspirational Aug 9, 2009 755
Traveler's Song Classical Aug 2, 2009 896
As in a Seed Inspirational Jul 24, 2009 544
"Almost Like Being in Love" Classical Jul 13, 2009 679
Prelude to a New Day Classical Jul 8, 2009 835
"Thanks" in 3 Verses Classical Jul 2, 2009 695
March Classical Jun 25, 2009 565
Two Abstract Miniatures Classical Jun 23, 2009 538
Vocalise Classical Jun 2, 2009 609
Dear Ones Classical May 27, 2009 1073
Knots Untied World May 22, 2009 544
Bucolic Rhapsody Classical May 12, 2009 774
Toccata with Interlude Classical Apr 29, 2009 790
Surrender Inspirational Apr 21, 2009 806
Seikilos Epitaph Revisited Classical Apr 14, 2009 24022
Mysterious Dance Other Apr 5, 2009 788
Prelude to the Ballad of Barbry Allen Classical Mar 24, 2009 1344
" . . . only when the fairies sing" Classical Mar 14, 2009 4226
Ancient Dreams Other Mar 8, 2009 765
Unisonics Classical Feb 15, 2009 613
Chant for Strings Classical Feb 9, 2009 879
“Morning Star” Variants for English Horn, Piano, & Strings Classical Jan 21, 2009 1238
Improv on Chorale (for Brass) Classical Jan 10, 2009 716
Sussex Carol Classical Dec 16, 2008 804
Yatra: Journey Home Inspirational Oct 25, 2008 1041
Angel Jig Classical Oct 24, 2008 740
Resonant Grace Inspirational Oct 20, 2008 913
Ragweed Rag (“Ah-choo! . . . Ah-choo!”) Classical Oct 9, 2008 946
Intro and Lyric Classical Oct 4, 2008 661
Blossom in the Night Classical Sep 26, 2008 840
"Amazing Grace" Inspirational Sep 20, 2008 869
Incantations Other Sep 18, 2008 691
Mixed Messages Other Sep 4, 2008 645
"The Morning Trumpet" Classical Aug 28, 2008 1581
Beijing, Summer 2008: Everywhere, Sparkling Lights Classical Aug 16, 2008 803
Rumi: "All day and night, music . . ." Inspirational Aug 7, 2008 4376
Rumi: "The Morning Wind . . ." Other Aug 5, 2008 4469
Dream Cleaning Other Aug 2, 2008 860
My Lord, What a Morning Inspirational Aug 1, 2008 4230
Sea Chantey for Brass Ensemble Classical Jul 22, 2008 937
Waltz for Diverse Plucked Strings Classical Jul 16, 2008 1272
At the Dawn I Seek Thee Inspirational Jul 10, 2008 1615
John Cage said . . . Inspirational Jul 8, 2008 696
Charles Ives said . . . Other Jul 4, 2008 789
Reiterated Call Inspirational Jun 26, 2008 678
Lone Star Reverie Classical Jun 23, 2008 1253
"Deep in the Heart of Texas" Childrens Jun 23, 2008 2410
Lullaby Classical Jun 20, 2008 779
Market Cries World Jun 17, 2008 744
Earth Tones Electronica Jun 13, 2008 737
Ritual Dance for Slender Flute World Jun 13, 2008 1871
Fanfare for Organ, Brass, & Percussion Classical Jun 10, 2008 710
"Vexilla" Variants Classical Jun 8, 2008 700
"The Edge of Sadness" Classical Jun 4, 2008 1444
Thai Toccata World Jun 3, 2008 1090
Reminiscence for Harp Classical Jun 2, 2008 973
"Chop Sticks" (sort of) Classical May 28, 2008 1302
Roll on, Columbia Folk May 23, 2008 774
Musings on an Ancient Hymn Classical May 22, 2008 804
From outer darkness . . . Inspirational May 14, 2008 764
Flute Loops Childrens May 13, 2008 752
Round Dance of the Sisters Inspirational May 4, 2008 762
Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing Inspirational Apr 21, 2008 842
Ghost Estampita World Apr 17, 2008 698
Bach Invention Re-Worked Classical Apr 7, 2008 897
Wondrous Love Inspirational Apr 1, 2008 788
Angel Flight Inspirational Mar 30, 2008 4021
50-second Round Classical Mar 26, 2008 665
Alone Classical Mar 23, 2008 1177
Re-Invention Classical Mar 21, 2008 655
Simple Joys, Simple Thanks Inspirational Mar 15, 2008 694
Invention Classical Mar 9, 2008 868
O Waly, Waly Classical Mar 8, 2008 6384
A Musical Picnic World Feb 2, 2008 867
March of the Automatons Classical Jan 21, 2008 773
Werde munter Classical Jan 21, 2008 683
Inner Dialogue for Piano and Strings Classical Jan 16, 2008 882
Northern Lights Classical Jan 11, 2008 700
Fearless Electronica Jan 7, 2008 626
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child Inspirational Jan 6, 2008 776
Idle Thoughts Classical Jan 5, 2008 654
Pretty Saro Classical Dec 17, 2007 825
Coventry Carol Classical Dec 13, 2007 720
Meditation on a German Christmas Song Classical Dec 9, 2007 744
In dulci jubilo (Variants 4 + 5) Classical Dec 3, 2007 899
In dulci jubilo (Tune + Variants) Classical Dec 3, 2007 884
One Family - 2 piano version Classical Dec 1, 2007 670
Homage Classical Nov 24, 2007 800
Create in Me Classical Nov 21, 2007 982
Little Procession through the Night Classical Nov 14, 2007 644
Terra Beata Classical Nov 11, 2007 1353
Messages Reflected from the Grass Classical Nov 3, 2007 757
Searching Classical Aug 11, 2007 851
The Wise Man & the Snake Childrens Jul 31, 2007 1039
When You Wake Childrens Jul 31, 2007 736
One Family Childrens Jul 31, 2007 872
My Dog Childrens Jul 30, 2007 804
Lily Band Childrens Jul 30, 2007 831
A Seed for My Garden (vocal) Childrens Jul 29, 2007 785
A Quiet in My Heart (vocal) Childrens Jul 29, 2007 1014
Namaste (vocal) Childrens Jul 29, 2007 873
Coming Resolution Classical Jul 8, 2007 710
Assam Song Classical Jul 2, 2007 2968
What the Bells Tolled/Told Classical Jun 29, 2007 698
Essay for Piano, June 2006 Classical Jun 26, 2007 754
More light! More light! Inspirational Jun 26, 2007 783
Uninvited Guests Electronica Jun 24, 2007 638
Sweet Resonance Classical Jun 24, 2007 820
Opposites 2 Electronica Jun 22, 2007 659
Brief Trio for Bansuri Flute, Sitar & Celli Classical Jun 22, 2007 1507
At the Foot of Yonder's Mountain Classical Jun 22, 2007 982
Ray of Hope Classical Jun 22, 2007 1549
A Seed for My Garden Classical Jun 21, 2007 784
. . . and with That, only a tiny part of self remained . . . Classical Jun 21, 2007 706
Song and Dance Electronica Jun 19, 2007 661
O Lord, I Cry Electronica Jun 19, 2007 654
Namaste Classical Jun 19, 2007 738
In the Midst Classical Jun 19, 2007 653
Nostalgic Moment Classical Jun 18, 2007 723
Solemn Dance (Re-orch.) Classical Jun 18, 2007 1294
Simple Lyric 2 Classical Jun 18, 2007 699
It's a heavy load, O my Soul Inspirational Jun 17, 2007 719
Blue Iris Classical Jun 16, 2007 737
Morning Star for Guitar Classical Jun 16, 2007 622
Simple Lyric 1 Classical Jun 16, 2007 647
Faint Remembrance Classical Jun 15, 2007 703
Erhu Mix 2 World Jun 15, 2007 978
Erhu Mix 1 (Soul Dance) World Jun 15, 2007 1385
Sketch - 4/6/07 Classical Jun 15, 2007 714
Hymn for Brass Choir with Fanfare Classical Jun 14, 2007 742
. . . and we traveled East Classical Jun 14, 2007 743
Prelude and Slow Dance Classical Jun 13, 2007 682
The Ashgrove Classical Jun 13, 2007 628
"Come my Beloved, let us go forth into the fields . . ." Classical Jun 12, 2007 723
A Quiet in My Heart Classical Jun 12, 2007 757
Mysterious Current Classical Jun 11, 2007 749
Cry of the Heart Classical Jun 10, 2007 726
Unfolding Classical Jun 10, 2007 734
Dream Piper Classical Jun 10, 2007 767
Reflective Moment Classical Jun 8, 2007 720
From Somewhere Jazz Jun 8, 2007 748
Toccata plus Waltz Classical Jun 7, 2007 784
Toward the Light Classical Jun 7, 2007 718
Somewhere in My Past Classical Jun 6, 2007 1988
Lasting Impression Classical Jun 5, 2007 966
Fleeting Moments Electronica Jun 5, 2007 662
Q. H. Waltz Classical Jun 5, 2007 788
Divinum mysterium Classical Jun 4, 2007 1021
Solemn Dance Classical Jun 4, 2007 715
Waiting Classical Jun 4, 2007 694
Innocent Recall Classical Jun 3, 2007 727
Souls Dancin' on the Dewy Lawn Classical May 29, 2007 822
Heart to Heart Classical May 29, 2007 905
Birthday Card Classical May 29, 2007 970
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