I had a lot of fun watching the video and the music. I very much admire the way you have managed to synchronize both: it must have been hard work. I liked the rythm and the theme you chose. Thx for sharing.
The first 2 pieces were rather simple, yet powerful and I could very well imagine how they could pay tribute to someone's departure.
The 3rd piece had some interesting bits (e.g. some "debussy-like" harmonic alterations), but was somehow a bit too repetitive, especially at the end.
Was it a recording ? (The execution was so perfect that I needed to ask the question)
Many thx for sharing,
If you have more than one player on a part they will self-organize to stagger their breaths. And no-one is going to die to make it without breathing. You don't have to necessarily provide a rest or a breath mark. Part of being a good musician is figuring out the best pieces to breathe to make individual phrases out of a piece of music. It's part of what makes music sound musical. Part of being a good director is over-ruling those decisions and suggesting other solutions if something is standing out of the overall mix, since they are sitting where they can hear the interplay of all parts more equally. I wouldn't stress over it too much.