"It is a rare few who have managed to build upon—rather than merely mimic—the short piano pieces of Keith Jarrett. In that group belongs Tom Splitt, with his at once restless and restful improvisations." - Neil Tesser, Chicago Reader/USA Today

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“A Sicilian Tale”

Posted: September 5th, 2016 at 4:49 PM

This sung-through ‘operatic’ musical drama, set in 19th c. Sicily, is the story of a love triangle between a French poetess, a priest and a mafioso set against the backdrop of an old family curse. It was suggested by folklore and actual events. This as yet unproduced piece was workshopped and presented in readings at ASCAP New York. Please contact for more information.


Featuring Christiane Noll & Doug LaBrecque


Music Used for Short Film

Posted: June 14th, 2016 at 4:15 PM

The Dream of the Cosmos was recently used as underscore in a short environmental film about the Wester Ross Marine Protected Area for the National Trust for Scotland.


Poem to be Published

Posted: February 28th, 2016 at 4:27 PM

O, My Love is to be published in the Spring 2017 issue of Psychological Perspectives, “a beautiful journal whose mission is to promote greater consciousness by honoring and amplifying the psychology of C. G. Jung”.


Latin Mass

Posted: August 12th, 2014 at 3:12 PM

From a work in progress for Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Tenor & Baritone soloists, Choir and Piano.

Kyrie Eleison

Christe Eleison

Gloria (partial)

Cynthia Carmichael and Maureen Sorenson, with Tom Splitt, piano.


“The Dream of the Cosmos”

Posted: March 9th, 2013 at 12:16 PM

This piece, for which Tom wrote the poetry and music, was commissioned by Anne Baring and the CD included in her book published in the U.K. in April 2013. CD and download are available here.

Its concert premiere was given by the University of Denver Lamont Chorale, Catherine Sailer, conductor, on 8 November 2012, in the Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Denver, CO, and later recorded there.

Audio excerpt

Audio excerpt

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tomsplitt.com digital downloads

Posted: October 17th, 2011 at 3:45 PM

All recordings are now downloadable. Go to http://tomsplitt.com/shop/


“The Tree”

Posted: June 23rd, 2011 at 1:10 PM

Digital download or CD. Go to http://tomsplitt.com/shop/category/the-tree/.

“The Tree” poem is included in a new textbook offered by Belgian publisher VAN IN. The song is included on a companion CD along with tracks by Bruce Springsteen, Michelle Shocked and others.

The poem was chosen by students of New Albany [OH] Middle & High School and engraved on a plaque set at the base of a tree planted in front of the school to commemorate the fallen heroes of 9/11.

The poem is being used by the North Carolina Dept. of Education in its 2012 reading assessments.