Lovely scherzo-like piece. However, I get the impression you will continue to work on this piece to become a proper composition or a part of a large symphony. I don't find this composition to be complete. It ends too suddenly and it does not have a major climax anywhere. So I will be looking forward to the development of this music, it is very promising. Good luck! :)
Yes, I like it. A lot.
The parts are well balanced, with its repetitions, etc. The modulation in the middle part is very beautiful, and not easy to be effective, the tonalities are far away. I also like the way you work with the motive regarding its rhythm.
PS: this is the first time I see the scores of "peple like us" in IMSLP. Good idea.
This is very pretty. Like Luis said, there is a feeling of baroque, although I also thought it was rather like a hymn. I particularly like the contrasting dynamics in measures 80-85. I'd like to hear this sung by your friend, if you ever get the chance to record her.
I was trying to review some orchestral scores to get an idea of breathing and pauses, and looking at Tchaikovsky's 1812 overture, from the measure 332 (which is like minute 12:25 in the video) the woodwinds have very few pauses, and I actually counted sections of more than a minute without a silence. In some parts they play almost like the strings.
Here is the score if you prefer it:
Perhaps the director or the woodwinds section organise to take turns to play without loosing breath?
I am looking for such a extreme example in brass. I counted up to 20 seconds in the brass section without a silence (perhaps I did not not a longer section?). Suggest me some other composition.
What do you think about this case? Does this demonstrate that woodwinds indeed can play for minutes without a silence?