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 636
January Set Classical Jan 27, 2011 602
Huron Carol (Corrected) Classical Dec 29, 2010 530
The Huron Carol Classical Dec 15, 2010 601
Up from Darkness Inspirational Dec 5, 2010 443
Suite from "Appu and the Spark Collector" Classical Sep 28, 2010 2862
The Frog Leaps from Land to Water Inspirational Sep 13, 2010 423
Having found the warmth of His love . . . Inspirational Sep 5, 2010 589
Simplicity Classical Aug 29, 2010 674
" . . . the voice of my supplications" Inspirational Aug 8, 2010 599
Heart Message Inspirational Jul 25, 2010 624
Everything Has Its Time Classical Jul 5, 2010 605
Foster Montage Classical Jun 8, 2010 581
Evening Hymn with Reflection Classical May 26, 2010 770
Piano Improv on "Whate'er Our God Ordains Is Right" Inspirational May 19, 2010 901
Three Evocations on a Theme for Small Ensemble Classical May 1, 2010 533
A Gathering of Friends Classical Apr 24, 2010 522
Idyll Classical Apr 11, 2010 562
Three Decorative Panels from the East World Apr 3, 2010 639
On the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond Classical Mar 16, 2010 934
Hymn for Barcelona Inspirational Mar 9, 2010 649
Soul's Light Play Classical Mar 1, 2010 761
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands Inspirational Feb 16, 2010 1161
Fatehgarh World Feb 9, 2010 708
Pathway Inspirational Feb 1, 2010 526
Jacob's Ladder Classical Jan 18, 2010 716
Study with Two Chords Classical Jan 11, 2010 629
Polish Carol Classical Dec 3, 2009 1016
Romance for Brass Classical Nov 22, 2009 696
Hymn for the Close Inspirational Nov 16, 2009 799
Hymns & Dances: No. 3 Inspirational Nov 9, 2009 584
Hymns & Dances: No. 2 Classical Oct 27, 2009 664
Hymns & Dances: No. 1 Inspirational Oct 20, 2009 717
Habanera Classical Sep 28, 2009 772
Night Fall Classical Sep 20, 2009 814
The Demise of Aunt Rhody's Old Gray Goose Classical Sep 10, 2009 3268
My Dancing Day Classical Sep 3, 2009 746
Music for a Ballet Scene Classical Aug 17, 2009 609
Quiet Musings Classical Aug 16, 2009 699
Dawn Ritual Inspirational Aug 9, 2009 795
Traveler's Song Classical Aug 2, 2009 939
As in a Seed Inspirational Jul 24, 2009 556
"Almost Like Being in Love" Classical Jul 13, 2009 703
Prelude to a New Day Classical Jul 8, 2009 857
"Thanks" in 3 Verses Classical Jul 2, 2009 725
March Classical Jun 25, 2009 581
Two Abstract Miniatures Classical Jun 23, 2009 556
Vocalise Classical Jun 2, 2009 630
Dear Ones Classical May 27, 2009 1129
Knots Untied World May 22, 2009 559
Bucolic Rhapsody Classical May 12, 2009 810
Toccata with Interlude Classical Apr 29, 2009 835
Surrender Inspirational Apr 21, 2009 837
Seikilos Epitaph Revisited Classical Apr 14, 2009 24167
Mysterious Dance Other Apr 5, 2009 820
Prelude to the Ballad of Barbry Allen Classical Mar 24, 2009 1385
" . . . only when the fairies sing" Classical Mar 14, 2009 4335
Ancient Dreams Other Mar 8, 2009 780
Unisonics Classical Feb 15, 2009 630
Chant for Strings Classical Feb 9, 2009 901
“Morning Star” Variants for English Horn, Piano, & Strings Classical Jan 21, 2009 1279
Improv on Chorale (for Brass) Classical Jan 10, 2009 743
Sussex Carol Classical Dec 16, 2008 825
Yatra: Journey Home Inspirational Oct 25, 2008 1066
Angel Jig Classical Oct 24, 2008 760
Resonant Grace Inspirational Oct 20, 2008 939
Ragweed Rag (“Ah-choo! . . . Ah-choo!”) Classical Oct 9, 2008 960
Intro and Lyric Classical Oct 4, 2008 693
Blossom in the Night Classical Sep 26, 2008 865
"Amazing Grace" Inspirational Sep 20, 2008 894
Incantations Other Sep 18, 2008 708
Mixed Messages Other Sep 4, 2008 659
"The Morning Trumpet" Classical Aug 28, 2008 1628
Beijing, Summer 2008: Everywhere, Sparkling Lights Classical Aug 16, 2008 828
Rumi: "All day and night, music . . ." Inspirational Aug 7, 2008 4498
Rumi: "The Morning Wind . . ." Other Aug 5, 2008 4554
Dream Cleaning Other Aug 2, 2008 893
My Lord, What a Morning Inspirational Aug 1, 2008 4276
Sea Chantey for Brass Ensemble Classical Jul 22, 2008 974
Waltz for Diverse Plucked Strings Classical Jul 16, 2008 1318
At the Dawn I Seek Thee Inspirational Jul 10, 2008 1690
John Cage said . . . Inspirational Jul 8, 2008 722
Charles Ives said . . . Other Jul 4, 2008 815
Reiterated Call Inspirational Jun 26, 2008 713
Lone Star Reverie Classical Jun 23, 2008 1307
"Deep in the Heart of Texas" Childrens Jun 23, 2008 2550
Lullaby Classical Jun 20, 2008 811
Market Cries World Jun 17, 2008 757
Earth Tones Electronica Jun 13, 2008 760
Ritual Dance for Slender Flute World Jun 13, 2008 1925
Fanfare for Organ, Brass, & Percussion Classical Jun 10, 2008 726
"Vexilla" Variants Classical Jun 8, 2008 738
"The Edge of Sadness" Classical Jun 4, 2008 1509
Thai Toccata World Jun 3, 2008 1107
Reminiscence for Harp Classical Jun 2, 2008 993
"Chop Sticks" (sort of) Classical May 28, 2008 1352
Roll on, Columbia Folk May 23, 2008 799
Musings on an Ancient Hymn Classical May 22, 2008 824
From outer darkness . . . Inspirational May 14, 2008 804
Flute Loops Childrens May 13, 2008 775
Round Dance of the Sisters Inspirational May 4, 2008 788
Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing Inspirational Apr 21, 2008 857
Ghost Estampita World Apr 17, 2008 713
Bach Invention Re-Worked Classical Apr 7, 2008 916
Wondrous Love Inspirational Apr 1, 2008 805
Angel Flight Inspirational Mar 30, 2008 4107
50-second Round Classical Mar 26, 2008 684
Alone Classical Mar 23, 2008 1203
Re-Invention Classical Mar 21, 2008 667
Simple Joys, Simple Thanks Inspirational Mar 15, 2008 708
Invention Classical Mar 9, 2008 891
O Waly, Waly Classical Mar 8, 2008 6527
A Musical Picnic World Feb 2, 2008 888
March of the Automatons Classical Jan 21, 2008 802
Werde munter Classical Jan 21, 2008 700
Inner Dialogue for Piano and Strings Classical Jan 16, 2008 903
Northern Lights Classical Jan 11, 2008 717
Fearless Electronica Jan 7, 2008 652
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child Inspirational Jan 6, 2008 796
Idle Thoughts Classical Jan 5, 2008 672
Pretty Saro Classical Dec 17, 2007 849
Coventry Carol Classical Dec 13, 2007 736
Meditation on a German Christmas Song Classical Dec 9, 2007 757
In dulci jubilo (Variants 4 + 5) Classical Dec 3, 2007 931
In dulci jubilo (Tune + Variants) Classical Dec 3, 2007 908
One Family - 2 piano version Classical Dec 1, 2007 692
Homage Classical Nov 24, 2007 821
Create in Me Classical Nov 21, 2007 1013
Little Procession through the Night Classical Nov 14, 2007 657
Terra Beata Classical Nov 11, 2007 1399
Messages Reflected from the Grass Classical Nov 3, 2007 775
Searching Classical Aug 11, 2007 879
The Wise Man & the Snake Childrens Jul 31, 2007 1075
When You Wake Childrens Jul 31, 2007 759
One Family Childrens Jul 31, 2007 905
My Dog Childrens Jul 30, 2007 828
Lily Band Childrens Jul 30, 2007 875
A Seed for My Garden (vocal) Childrens Jul 29, 2007 808
A Quiet in My Heart (vocal) Childrens Jul 29, 2007 1086
Namaste (vocal) Childrens Jul 29, 2007 894
Coming Resolution Classical Jul 8, 2007 724
Assam Song Classical Jul 2, 2007 3144
What the Bells Tolled/Told Classical Jun 29, 2007 713
Essay for Piano, June 2006 Classical Jun 26, 2007 778
More light! More light! Inspirational Jun 26, 2007 796
Uninvited Guests Electronica Jun 24, 2007 655
Sweet Resonance Classical Jun 24, 2007 836
Opposites 2 Electronica Jun 22, 2007 677
Brief Trio for Bansuri Flute, Sitar & Celli Classical Jun 22, 2007 1542
At the Foot of Yonder's Mountain Classical Jun 22, 2007 1003
Ray of Hope Classical Jun 22, 2007 1563
A Seed for My Garden Classical Jun 21, 2007 806
. . . and with That, only a tiny part of self remained . . . Classical Jun 21, 2007 723
Song and Dance Electronica Jun 19, 2007 682
O Lord, I Cry Electronica Jun 19, 2007 670
Namaste Classical Jun 19, 2007 758
In the Midst Classical Jun 19, 2007 674
Nostalgic Moment Classical Jun 18, 2007 746
Solemn Dance (Re-orch.) Classical Jun 18, 2007 1314
Simple Lyric 2 Classical Jun 18, 2007 717
It's a heavy load, O my Soul Inspirational Jun 17, 2007 744
Blue Iris Classical Jun 16, 2007 763
Morning Star for Guitar Classical Jun 16, 2007 636
Simple Lyric 1 Classical Jun 16, 2007 661
Faint Remembrance Classical Jun 15, 2007 724
Erhu Mix 2 World Jun 15, 2007 1000
Erhu Mix 1 (Soul Dance) World Jun 15, 2007 1432
Sketch - 4/6/07 Classical Jun 15, 2007 735
Hymn for Brass Choir with Fanfare Classical Jun 14, 2007 753
. . . and we traveled East Classical Jun 14, 2007 758
Prelude and Slow Dance Classical Jun 13, 2007 696
The Ashgrove Classical Jun 13, 2007 646
"Come my Beloved, let us go forth into the fields . . ." Classical Jun 12, 2007 740
A Quiet in My Heart Classical Jun 12, 2007 785
Mysterious Current Classical Jun 11, 2007 766
Cry of the Heart Classical Jun 10, 2007 740
Unfolding Classical Jun 10, 2007 749
Dream Piper Classical Jun 10, 2007 789
Reflective Moment Classical Jun 8, 2007 738
From Somewhere Jazz Jun 8, 2007 765
Toccata plus Waltz Classical Jun 7, 2007 796
Toward the Light Classical Jun 7, 2007 735
Somewhere in My Past Classical Jun 6, 2007 2033
Lasting Impression Classical Jun 5, 2007 994
Fleeting Moments Electronica Jun 5, 2007 672
Q. H. Waltz Classical Jun 5, 2007 807
Divinum mysterium Classical Jun 4, 2007 1039
Solemn Dance Classical Jun 4, 2007 737
Waiting Classical Jun 4, 2007 706
Innocent Recall Classical Jun 3, 2007 752
Souls Dancin' on the Dewy Lawn Classical May 29, 2007 839
Heart to Heart Classical May 29, 2007 919
Birthday Card Classical May 29, 2007 985
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