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The Angst of Selecting a Virtual String Orchestra: DVZ vs. VSL?

From my first attempt to compose music in the early 90's using my 486, Finale, and my computer's internal sound card (mistake!), it has been my dream to have at my disposal a realistic virtual orchestra.


When the Garritan Personal Orchestra came out, I thought my dreams had come true. And for a while, it seemed that Gary Garritan had solved the world's most pressing problems and ushered in a new era of world peace, sending beauty pageant contestants on a desperate scramble to…


Added by August Champlin on May 30, 2011 at 2:15am — 6 Comments

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The Rose of Sharon

Each day I worked on this piece, I sat at the keyboard, prayed that my thoughts would be in synchronicity with the movings of the Spirit, and worshipped while composing. I often felt distinctly impressed, while working on it, to proceed in a certain direction, when my natural inclination was to go in another direction. The resulting work is probably my strongest, but I'm not sure I can take full credit for it. Perhaps it is better to say that it was… Continue

Added by August Champlin on June 19, 2009 at 4:00am — No Comments

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