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 621
January Set Classical Jan 27, 2011 592
Huron Carol (Corrected) Classical Dec 29, 2010 529
The Huron Carol Classical Dec 15, 2010 599
Up from Darkness Inspirational Dec 5, 2010 442
Suite from "Appu and the Spark Collector" Classical Sep 28, 2010 2833
The Frog Leaps from Land to Water Inspirational Sep 13, 2010 421
Having found the warmth of His love . . . Inspirational Sep 5, 2010 586
Simplicity Classical Aug 29, 2010 671
" . . . the voice of my supplications" Inspirational Aug 8, 2010 592
Heart Message Inspirational Jul 25, 2010 623
Everything Has Its Time Classical Jul 5, 2010 598
Foster Montage Classical Jun 8, 2010 580
Evening Hymn with Reflection Classical May 26, 2010 761
Piano Improv on "Whate'er Our God Ordains Is Right" Inspirational May 19, 2010 897
Three Evocations on a Theme for Small Ensemble Classical May 1, 2010 532
A Gathering of Friends Classical Apr 24, 2010 520
Idyll Classical Apr 11, 2010 561
Three Decorative Panels from the East World Apr 3, 2010 637
On the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond Classical Mar 16, 2010 930
Hymn for Barcelona Inspirational Mar 9, 2010 648
Soul's Light Play Classical Mar 1, 2010 757
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands Inspirational Feb 16, 2010 1158
Fatehgarh World Feb 9, 2010 707
Pathway Inspirational Feb 1, 2010 525
Jacob's Ladder Classical Jan 18, 2010 713
Study with Two Chords Classical Jan 11, 2010 626
Polish Carol Classical Dec 3, 2009 1013
Romance for Brass Classical Nov 22, 2009 694
Hymn for the Close Inspirational Nov 16, 2009 797
Hymns & Dances: No. 3 Inspirational Nov 9, 2009 581
Hymns & Dances: No. 2 Classical Oct 27, 2009 663
Hymns & Dances: No. 1 Inspirational Oct 20, 2009 714
Habanera Classical Sep 28, 2009 770
Night Fall Classical Sep 20, 2009 808
The Demise of Aunt Rhody's Old Gray Goose Classical Sep 10, 2009 3263
My Dancing Day Classical Sep 3, 2009 742
Music for a Ballet Scene Classical Aug 17, 2009 607
Quiet Musings Classical Aug 16, 2009 694
Dawn Ritual Inspirational Aug 9, 2009 792
Traveler's Song Classical Aug 2, 2009 928
As in a Seed Inspirational Jul 24, 2009 555
"Almost Like Being in Love" Classical Jul 13, 2009 697
Prelude to a New Day Classical Jul 8, 2009 852
"Thanks" in 3 Verses Classical Jul 2, 2009 714
March Classical Jun 25, 2009 580
Two Abstract Miniatures Classical Jun 23, 2009 554
Vocalise Classical Jun 2, 2009 626
Dear Ones Classical May 27, 2009 1116
Knots Untied World May 22, 2009 557
Bucolic Rhapsody Classical May 12, 2009 796
Toccata with Interlude Classical Apr 29, 2009 832
Surrender Inspirational Apr 21, 2009 835
Seikilos Epitaph Revisited Classical Apr 14, 2009 24114
Mysterious Dance Other Apr 5, 2009 813
Prelude to the Ballad of Barbry Allen Classical Mar 24, 2009 1379
" . . . only when the fairies sing" Classical Mar 14, 2009 4309
Ancient Dreams Other Mar 8, 2009 776
Unisonics Classical Feb 15, 2009 628
Chant for Strings Classical Feb 9, 2009 896
“Morning Star” Variants for English Horn, Piano, & Strings Classical Jan 21, 2009 1268
Improv on Chorale (for Brass) Classical Jan 10, 2009 740
Sussex Carol Classical Dec 16, 2008 823
Yatra: Journey Home Inspirational Oct 25, 2008 1063
Angel Jig Classical Oct 24, 2008 756
Resonant Grace Inspirational Oct 20, 2008 934
Ragweed Rag (“Ah-choo! . . . Ah-choo!”) Classical Oct 9, 2008 958
Intro and Lyric Classical Oct 4, 2008 689
Blossom in the Night Classical Sep 26, 2008 858
"Amazing Grace" Inspirational Sep 20, 2008 890
Incantations Other Sep 18, 2008 706
Mixed Messages Other Sep 4, 2008 657
"The Morning Trumpet" Classical Aug 28, 2008 1618
Beijing, Summer 2008: Everywhere, Sparkling Lights Classical Aug 16, 2008 827
Rumi: "All day and night, music . . ." Inspirational Aug 7, 2008 4455
Rumi: "The Morning Wind . . ." Other Aug 5, 2008 4517
Dream Cleaning Other Aug 2, 2008 889
My Lord, What a Morning Inspirational Aug 1, 2008 4264
Sea Chantey for Brass Ensemble Classical Jul 22, 2008 969
Waltz for Diverse Plucked Strings Classical Jul 16, 2008 1312
At the Dawn I Seek Thee Inspirational Jul 10, 2008 1676
John Cage said . . . Inspirational Jul 8, 2008 719
Charles Ives said . . . Other Jul 4, 2008 813
Reiterated Call Inspirational Jun 26, 2008 712
Lone Star Reverie Classical Jun 23, 2008 1287
"Deep in the Heart of Texas" Childrens Jun 23, 2008 2522
Lullaby Classical Jun 20, 2008 808
Market Cries World Jun 17, 2008 755
Earth Tones Electronica Jun 13, 2008 756
Ritual Dance for Slender Flute World Jun 13, 2008 1912
Fanfare for Organ, Brass, & Percussion Classical Jun 10, 2008 724
"Vexilla" Variants Classical Jun 8, 2008 736
"The Edge of Sadness" Classical Jun 4, 2008 1489
Thai Toccata World Jun 3, 2008 1105
Reminiscence for Harp Classical Jun 2, 2008 986
"Chop Sticks" (sort of) Classical May 28, 2008 1338
Roll on, Columbia Folk May 23, 2008 792
Musings on an Ancient Hymn Classical May 22, 2008 823
From outer darkness . . . Inspirational May 14, 2008 787
Flute Loops Childrens May 13, 2008 774
Round Dance of the Sisters Inspirational May 4, 2008 782
Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing Inspirational Apr 21, 2008 855
Ghost Estampita World Apr 17, 2008 712
Bach Invention Re-Worked Classical Apr 7, 2008 912
Wondrous Love Inspirational Apr 1, 2008 804
Angel Flight Inspirational Mar 30, 2008 4090
50-second Round Classical Mar 26, 2008 683
Alone Classical Mar 23, 2008 1198
Re-Invention Classical Mar 21, 2008 664
Simple Joys, Simple Thanks Inspirational Mar 15, 2008 706
Invention Classical Mar 9, 2008 887
O Waly, Waly Classical Mar 8, 2008 6511
A Musical Picnic World Feb 2, 2008 882
March of the Automatons Classical Jan 21, 2008 799
Werde munter Classical Jan 21, 2008 698
Inner Dialogue for Piano and Strings Classical Jan 16, 2008 900
Northern Lights Classical Jan 11, 2008 711
Fearless Electronica Jan 7, 2008 646
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child Inspirational Jan 6, 2008 793
Idle Thoughts Classical Jan 5, 2008 671
Pretty Saro Classical Dec 17, 2007 845
Coventry Carol Classical Dec 13, 2007 733
Meditation on a German Christmas Song Classical Dec 9, 2007 756
In dulci jubilo (Variants 4 + 5) Classical Dec 3, 2007 925
In dulci jubilo (Tune + Variants) Classical Dec 3, 2007 902
One Family - 2 piano version Classical Dec 1, 2007 690
Homage Classical Nov 24, 2007 819
Create in Me Classical Nov 21, 2007 1009
Little Procession through the Night Classical Nov 14, 2007 655
Terra Beata Classical Nov 11, 2007 1390
Messages Reflected from the Grass Classical Nov 3, 2007 771
Searching Classical Aug 11, 2007 870
The Wise Man & the Snake Childrens Jul 31, 2007 1070
When You Wake Childrens Jul 31, 2007 755
One Family Childrens Jul 31, 2007 900
My Dog Childrens Jul 30, 2007 823
Lily Band Childrens Jul 30, 2007 867
A Seed for My Garden (vocal) Childrens Jul 29, 2007 805
A Quiet in My Heart (vocal) Childrens Jul 29, 2007 1075
Namaste (vocal) Childrens Jul 29, 2007 889
Coming Resolution Classical Jul 8, 2007 722
Assam Song Classical Jul 2, 2007 3118
What the Bells Tolled/Told Classical Jun 29, 2007 711
Essay for Piano, June 2006 Classical Jun 26, 2007 773
More light! More light! Inspirational Jun 26, 2007 794
Uninvited Guests Electronica Jun 24, 2007 652
Sweet Resonance Classical Jun 24, 2007 833
Opposites 2 Electronica Jun 22, 2007 675
Brief Trio for Bansuri Flute, Sitar & Celli Classical Jun 22, 2007 1536
At the Foot of Yonder's Mountain Classical Jun 22, 2007 1001
Ray of Hope Classical Jun 22, 2007 1562
A Seed for My Garden Classical Jun 21, 2007 802
. . . and with That, only a tiny part of self remained . . . Classical Jun 21, 2007 717
Song and Dance Electronica Jun 19, 2007 680
O Lord, I Cry Electronica Jun 19, 2007 667
Namaste Classical Jun 19, 2007 755
In the Midst Classical Jun 19, 2007 671
Nostalgic Moment Classical Jun 18, 2007 743
Solemn Dance (Re-orch.) Classical Jun 18, 2007 1312
Simple Lyric 2 Classical Jun 18, 2007 716
It's a heavy load, O my Soul Inspirational Jun 17, 2007 739
Blue Iris Classical Jun 16, 2007 760
Morning Star for Guitar Classical Jun 16, 2007 635
Simple Lyric 1 Classical Jun 16, 2007 659
Faint Remembrance Classical Jun 15, 2007 718
Erhu Mix 2 World Jun 15, 2007 997
Erhu Mix 1 (Soul Dance) World Jun 15, 2007 1425
Sketch - 4/6/07 Classical Jun 15, 2007 733
Hymn for Brass Choir with Fanfare Classical Jun 14, 2007 751
. . . and we traveled East Classical Jun 14, 2007 757
Prelude and Slow Dance Classical Jun 13, 2007 695
The Ashgrove Classical Jun 13, 2007 644
"Come my Beloved, let us go forth into the fields . . ." Classical Jun 12, 2007 738
A Quiet in My Heart Classical Jun 12, 2007 784
Mysterious Current Classical Jun 11, 2007 765
Cry of the Heart Classical Jun 10, 2007 739
Unfolding Classical Jun 10, 2007 748
Dream Piper Classical Jun 10, 2007 787
Reflective Moment Classical Jun 8, 2007 735
From Somewhere Jazz Jun 8, 2007 763
Toccata plus Waltz Classical Jun 7, 2007 795
Toward the Light Classical Jun 7, 2007 733
Somewhere in My Past Classical Jun 6, 2007 2029
Lasting Impression Classical Jun 5, 2007 990
Fleeting Moments Electronica Jun 5, 2007 671
Q. H. Waltz Classical Jun 5, 2007 806
Divinum mysterium Classical Jun 4, 2007 1036
Solemn Dance Classical Jun 4, 2007 735
Waiting Classical Jun 4, 2007 705
Innocent Recall Classical Jun 3, 2007 748
Souls Dancin' on the Dewy Lawn Classical May 29, 2007 837
Heart to Heart Classical May 29, 2007 918
Birthday Card Classical May 29, 2007 983
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