Tom Howard (musician)

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Tom Howard
Also known as Dorian
Born (1950-02-23)February 23, 1950
Died January 29, 2010(2010-01-29) (aged 59)
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Genres Jesus music, contemporary Christian, Christian meditation music
Instruments Piano, Vocals
Years active 1977–2010
Labels Solid Rock, NewPax, A&S, Maranatha!, Myrrh, Word, Media Arts Group, Unison, Vineyard Music
Associated acts Daniel Amos, Randy Stonehill, Larry Norman, Mark Heard

Tom Howard (February 23, 1950 – January 29, 2010)[1][2] was an American pianist, musical arranger and orchestral conductor.

In 1983, Howard helped the rock band Daniel Amos form the Alarma! Records label.

On January 29, 2010, Howard suffered a fatal heart attack while hiking at Edwin Warner Park in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, Dori.[3]



  • View from the Bridge, 1977, Solid Rock Records
  • Danger in Loving You, 1981, NewPax Records
  • One by One, Tom Howard & Billy Batstone, 1985, A&S Records/Maranatha! Music
  • The Harvest, (Colours Series), 1985 Maranatha! Music (reissued in 2001 on Maranatha!'s Sanctuary series under the title Reflection)
  • The Hidden Passage, Tom Howard Ensemble, 1986, Maranatha! Music (reissued on Maranatha!'s Sanctuary series under the title Shelter)
  • Solo Piano, 1987, Horizon/Maranatha! Music (reissued in 2000 on Maranatha!'s Sanctuary series under the title Serenity and on Ambient Records' Emerging Artist Series as Flight to Boston renaming some of the titles.)
  • Bamboo in Winter, 1991, Myrrh Records
  • Beyond the Barriers, 1992, Word Records/Epic Records
  • Hymns of Jesus, 1996, Straightway
  • Hymns of Comfort, 2002 Campus Productions/Lifescapes
  • RE:fresh You Satisfy, 2006 Shelter Cove Music (two CDs)
  • RE:fresh In The Quiet Place, 2006 Shelter Cove Music
  • Breathe, 2006, Vineyard Music
  • Our Love Is Here to Stay, 2007 Shelter Cove Music
  • RE:fresh Near to the Heart of God, 2007 Shelter Cove Music
  • Scenes from the Life of Christ, 2009 Ligonier Ministries
  • Tom Howard - Piano Christmas: Fifteen Classic Piano Carols, 2009, Kingsway Music

For Thomas Kinkade[edit]

  • Reflections of Light, 1998, Media Arts Group
  • This Quiet Place, 1999, Media Arts Group
  • Mountain Vistas, 1999, Media Arts Group
  • Christmas Traditions, 1999, Media Arts Group

Repackaged under Thomas Kinkade set entitled Seasons: Peace & Love[edit]

In this set the following renames apply.

  • Tranquil Autumn is Reflections of Light
  • Celebration of Winter is Christmas Traditions
  • Sounds of Spring is This Quiet Place
  • Reflections of Summer is Mountain Vistas

Under pseudonyms[edit]

as Dorian

  • Passage to Adventure, 1999, Unison Music
  • Passage to Tranquillity, 1999, Unison Music
  • Passage to Mystery, 1999, Unison Music
  • Passage to Peace, 1999, Unison Music
  • Passage to Joy, 1999, Unison Music
  • Passage to Romance, 1999, Unison Music

Selected contributions[edit]

  • Strangers in a Strange Land, Salvation Air Force, 1977, Piano.
  • Freedom Flight, James Sundquist, 1977, Piano, Synthesizer, Harpsichord, Strings, Horn Arrangement.
  • Lead Me Home, Dave Mattson, 1978, Keyboards.
  • Come Back Soon, Various (featured on two tracks by Stratton/Howard Band), 1978, .
  • Sunday Drivers, The Eli Band, 1979, Keyboards.
  • Greenbelt Live! Original Soundtrack Recording , Various (featured on two tracks by Randy Stonehill and Larry Norman), 1979, Keyboards.


  1. ^ "Online obituary for Thomas Howard". The Tennessean. 
  2. ^ Fowler, Ray. "Tom Howard Passes Away (1950-2010)". 
  3. ^ Wonderland, Interrupted, Howard family friend Evie Coates received the news directly and announced it on her blog