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The Sermon (string quartet and orchestra)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lennart Östman Dec 3, 2019. 5 Replies

This is the closing movement of my suite Music for tired Preachers. It opens with string quartet and horn and then it toss the themes around between the string quartet, the orchestra and in one place…Continue

First Light - for string quartet and English horn

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lennart Östman Nov 11, 2019. 6 Replies

This is the opening track from my latest album, Music for tired Preachers. It’s a suite that has the string quartet and the English horn as a thematic thread. Sometimes together and sometimes with an…Continue

Too much EQ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Smith Oct 8, 2018. 3 Replies

I have finished my third symphony and it can be heard on soundcloud. I will submit it to Spotify and other places soon.  I’d like to hear your thoughts though on the sound, befor submitting the…Continue

How do you get performed?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Oct 5, 2018. 5 Replies

Hi guys. It's been quite a while since I was in here. I have a problem I'd like to discuss with you. It's the problem of how on earth do you get your music performed? I've had my symphonic suite Joy…Continue


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    Själva Livet
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    Further away and closer still

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Lennart Östman replied to Gav Brown's discussion Proposed Contest - “Dancing”
"I’m in"
Jan 10
Lennart Östman replied to Lennart Östman's discussion The Sermon (string quartet and orchestra)
"Thank you very much Michael! I’m very happy you liked the piece. Yes, contrast is important and it’s there, like everything else, to support the melody. I was a bit hesitant if I could balance a string quartet and a full orchestra but I…"
Dec 3, 2019
michael diemer replied to Lennart Östman's discussion The Sermon (string quartet and orchestra)
"Unusual subject matter, which makes it interesting. Also unusual instrumentation, another thing to draw in the curious. Musically, very good counterpoint writing, not an easy thing to pull off. I also liked the effective use of contrasts between the…"
Dec 3, 2019
Lennart Östman replied to Lennart Östman's discussion The Sermon (string quartet and orchestra)
"Thanks Kjell! There might be more big tuttis on the horizon. What I want to write now is a bigger suite for orchestra. If that is what will come is another thing."
Nov 14, 2019
Kjell Prytz replied to Lennart Östman's discussion The Sermon (string quartet and orchestra)
"Hello Lennart, I like the piece a lot. It is easy to follow its development and it has an appealing orchestration. For me, the first half is more appealing due to its many contrasting and surprising events. The second part ends with a truly…"
Nov 14, 2019
Lennart Östman replied to Kjell Prytz's discussion Lively counterpoint
"Very beautiful and you managed to keep the interest of the listener throughout the piece. It never felt boring or repetitious. I like how you several times let the first violins fill in the last leg of the previous theme as a launching pad for its…"
Nov 13, 2019
Lennart Östman replied to Lennart Östman's discussion The Sermon (string quartet and orchestra)
"Here is a link to Spotify, with better sound quality:"
Nov 11, 2019
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The Sermon (string quartet and orchestra)

This is the closing movement of my suite Music for tired Preachers. It opens with string quartet and horn and then it toss the themes around between the string quartet, the orchestra and in one place a wind quintet. More
Nov 11, 2019

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At 2:42pm on January 26, 2012, Mohammed Asghar said…

Hi Lennart thanx for your comment, I'm Listening to The Deep right now it the chord progression is simply beautiful it reminds me very much of some songs of Vangalis 

At 8:50pm on August 24, 2011, Paulo cesar Maia de Aguiar (Br) said…
Amazing works
At 1:11pm on August 8, 2011, Ann Rodela said…
Hi Lennart.  Your latest song rocks! Your photos are really very beautiful. :)
At 8:20pm on July 6, 2011, Rowan Galagher said…

Hi Lennart,

thank you for listening to my music and for your kind words. I'm glad you like what I do. I've been told I remind people of David Sylvian before but I've never heard him. I should check him out. I'm really enjoying your music at the moment. Really unique and captivating. Keep up the great work! :)

Take care,


At 9:55am on July 4, 2011, Mike Leghorn said…
Hi Lennart, thanks for your kind feedback. I like your music too!
At 3:26am on April 9, 2011, Ryan Chapman said…

Hey Lennart,


I appreciate your comments.  Walking Nights and Christ He Loves You are some of my favorite of yours.  I think you would find much inspiration from Michael Talbot.  Celestial Ballet was written to describe the majestic nature of the world we live on and the insignificance of us compared to the One who created.  Many blessings and continued growth in your writing.



At 9:01am on March 21, 2011, Jurgen Beck said…
Thanks for your comments, Lennart! Looking forward to reading your status updates!
At 1:29am on February 26, 2011, Don Kim said…

Hi Lennart,

Thank you for the nice comment!  Regarding how I learned arranging, I wish I had a good answer.  I don't even know if I "know" arranging, but I'm glad somebody out there thinks so.  :)  But honestly, I really don't know how to answer that question.  I did study a bit of theory, but for the most part I guess I compose by "feel", for better or for worse.  Like everyone here, I'm sure, I've listened to a lot of music, so that has certainly helped internalize a lot of common musical concepts.  I do wish I could study more about music theory, arranging, and orchestration, but there never seems to be enough time.  But I try to learn where I can.

I've listened to your music and it sounds quite good.  So for what it's worth, I think your hard work is paying off.

Welcome to the forum!


At 5:45pm on February 23, 2011, Michael T said…

Thank you Lennart. Yes the EP Think Again and the single Petwhac is available on iTunes, here's the link-

We are in the process of recording new tracks which may be added at a later date.

Good luck to you.




At 5:20pm on February 21, 2011, Anthony Berlin said…
Thanks man! :) I loved "Pigs of the farm" and "Walking Nights"! The latter was very soothing indeed. The former was awesome! :D It sounded like one of the happier Blackmores Night songs! :) Kudos!

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A logical step

Posted on January 2, 2012 at 11:00am 0 Comments

I have moved from Grageband to Logic Pro 9 and I expect it to make a huge impact on my music. Now I have really professional equipment and NO EXCUSES! Right now I'm in the process of programming my own sounds on all the great synths. I will then remaster some old stuff and start working on new songs. I'm having fun! I'll be back as soon as I have something to show : )

Two new songs

Posted on November 10, 2011 at 5:41pm 0 Comments

I've added two new songs in my player. A piece for harpsichord and trumpet, called "Fly by Faith" and a piece for a bouncy of synths and a oboe, called "The Warmth of Your Smile". Go check them out!

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Web, Multimedia, Small Ensemble, Songs, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Baroque and classical. Mainly Mozart and Jean Phillipe Ramaeu
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
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About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
I started out writing electronic songs, in the eighties, and have later moved into orchestral stuff. Today I work with Sibelius and Logic Pro X. I also use a variety of iPad apps. Melody is central in my compositions. For me breaking with the old school is not about writing avant-garde stuff, but about using a modern tone language with old school techniques. And with modern tone language I mean mixing in rock, pop and folk music influences.

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