I like it, except one part: the introduction... The sudden change to piano in bar 7 is too strong. The feeling of pedal (F) with those changes major/minor doesn't fit (for me ) with the piece itself. But it is my opinion, nothing more.
Some parts in arpeggios remind me Wagner's Das Reheingold's Prelude.
I don't know the software you use. I think Finale (ethe one I know) allows to play properly the indication "second time, all play forte".
Beautiful piece, classical, but nice.
Oh.... You're lucky to have singers that sing your music. Of course it is so because it's good.
Live performances as this are wonderful. Particularly in vocal music.
I think this piece is well balanced and it keeps interest: voices playing with one another...
Very nice. I think you've been clever using the double stops here.
Your ideas for the soliloquies are wonderful. They are as little gems. I wonder if you have thoug about expand and develop some of them (with some orher instrument? Anywat, they are good.
I agree. It's a simple matter of contrast. "First time" lowers your expectations, and then once you hear the pieces you are simply amazed that a "first time" composer could compose that. It is a matter of manipulation of expectations. It's also a way to generate interest of which I don't approve. By the way, the phrase "first time composer" sounds to me like "first time human being". I do not think someone suddenly becomes a composer. It is a process and not a black and white dichotomy. So in a sense you can say that a composer is never not a composer, and never completely a composer.
Coming back to the music (having listened only to the first few), I think it is good. It is a good example of the genre of music it represents. It evokes a certain mood and mystery. In some places reminds me of the influences that you mentioned above, perhaps Vangelis in particular.