Phillip Lovgren replied to Timothy Smith's discussion Sweet Hour Of Prayer
"The Shimmer effect sounded like a cathedral on steroids but I enjoyed the mood it set. At night with lots of candles. An interesting and enjoyable arrangement of musical ideas based on that hymn. 

Jan 6, 2021
Phillip Lovgren replied to Szymon Skoneczny's discussion Piano composition - Midnight Waltz
"I was really  enjoying this piano waltz until about 2:45. It seemed like, although it was similar to what you were doing just before, it sort of became another piano piece. Maybe at that point return to the original theme or a variation of it and…"
Jan 6, 2021
Phillip Lovgren replied to Jos Wylin's discussion Balletto dell'Asino
"Hi Jos,
I’ve listened to your The Donkey Ballet before and it was well worth listening to again. I hope the funds are there for it’s performance. It sounds like it would be fun to dance to and a memorial experience for the folks of your village. …"
Feb 10, 2020
Phillip Lovgren replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Symphony in C-Major
"Hello Gerd,
Like Jos, I’m also quite familiar with your music. Great work on this symphony! I listened again to the first two minutes and I think you were true to the intent one can gather from Mendelssohn’s beginning. I also thought maybe it was…"
Feb 10, 2020
Phillip Lovgren replied to Michael Bates's discussion Emotude III for Piano & Orchestra
"I enjoyed you Emotude lll for Piano and Orchestra. It was pleasant and uplifting music with a good theme. I thought the orchestral work was well developed and fit well with the piano. "
Feb 8, 2020
Phillip Lovgren left a comment for Jos Wylin
"Hi Jos,
It’s fastlane(Phil) from the defunct Garritan forum. I’m glad to see you on here. I became a member years ago but I haven’t been active for some time.  The prodigal son returns I guess. :)"
Feb 8, 2020
Phillip Lovgren replied to Kjell Prytz's discussion Duet for piano and flute
"Hello Kjell!
It’s fastlane(Phil) from the Garritan forum.bye bye :(
i enjoyed your Duet for Piano and Flute. The constantly changing emotions forces the listener to listen closely to catch what you are communicating. You do still have that northern…"
Feb 6, 2020
Phillip Lovgren replied to Steve Chandler's discussion Help, computer died where to go now?
"If you get a Mac you might think about getting a 2010 3.33GHz or 3.46GHz 12-core used Mac Pro. They are roughly around $1500 on and a bit more from online sellers like OWC and It sounds like you haven't been needing the latest and…"
Jul 21, 2017
Phillip Lovgren replied to Niklas Krig's discussion One of my more "epic" compositions. I would love to hear what you think!
"Well, it's obvious that you're into creating soundtrack music which is good. It sounds fine although a little generic but you probably are aware of that.

There is a forum on the web that is pretty soundtrack centric where you can find those sorts…"
Feb 1, 2016
Phillip Lovgren replied to Daniel Perrea's discussion My First Orchestral Piece
"Hi Daniel,
It sounds like you are creating this music more as a soundtrack. So you're creating the feeling of this force of nature but what are you saying about this beyond that. Are you visualizing this and the your music is intended as part of the…"
Jan 24, 2016
Phillip Lovgren replied to GT Little, Jr.'s discussion EW Symphonic Choirs Software
"If you need to have the choir sing your words then it's the only product available. It's an older library with a very high learning curve but does do what it says it will do if you want to invest the time to develop the skill necessary for good…"
Jan 13, 2016
Phillip Lovgren replied to cj van brakel's discussion short piece of epic trailer music
"I listened to your soundtrack music and it's fine but a little generic. I think your on the right track and it's fine to emulate other's music but you'll need to start taking chances, looking inward and believing in yourself while at the same time…"
Dec 25, 2015
Phillip Lovgren replied to Stephen Lines's discussion Midi + Audio sequencing
Ok, So you've gotten your piano roll midi tracks playing back to your satisfaction. Now you'll render or bounce those tracks to audio. What basically is happening is that the midi instruments are playing back the performance as your DAW…"
Nov 21, 2015
Phillip Lovgren replied to Stephen Lines's discussion Midi + Audio sequencing
Another option is to export your music from Sibelius as a midi file(type 1 for mutitracks) and import that file into a DAW. Then you will need to assign instruments to each track that corresponds with with your arrangement in Sebelius.…"
Nov 10, 2015
Phillip Lovgren replied to Olmnilnlolm's discussion Galina Ustvolkskaya (Гали́на Ива́новна Уство́льская)
"I listened to what little of here music was available online years ago. I read that Galina Ustvolkskaya composed without measures. I also read that she composed music that was a rebellion against soviet brutality and spiritual oppression. Her…"
Nov 7, 2015
Phillip Lovgren replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion I Just Ordered New Toys, Um I meant "Tools"
"Rodney Carlyle Money said:
Help me out a little, when it comes to technology, I am a slow learner. This sounds very fascinating and maybe you can explain some more. Right now I can use any 64 bit library in Finale but since it is 32 bit it will "tap…"
Aug 25, 2015

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  • Hi Phil,

    As you may have noticed, I signed in and invited all the NS-members whose mail addresses I had. Most of them have signed in as well. (Gerd Prengel, Ted Vanya, Raymond Robijns...). Kjell Prytz was already a member and actually he invited me in.

    I still have to find my way in all the possible topics and forum possibilities, but I have already posted my latest work (the Balletto).

    As an ironic coincidence, the NS-forum has reopened the very moment I became e member here...

    Hope to hear from you soon,


  • Thanks Phill.

    I'm glad I found at least 2 members of our beloved NS-forum (you and Kjell). I have some email addresses of other members in my contacts. I'll inform them as well about this Composers' forum. That way , we can meet again and share our artistic efforts.

    All the best,


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