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So this is the first draft of an orchestral piece I'm working on for a submission. The name is just a working title. 

Some trouble spots:

1. I'm not a brass player at all -thus, I don't feel comfortable writing for brass (save the solo instrument, which I'm fine on).

2. Orchestration was not my strong suit in University -at least not in terms of full orchestra. 

Tips on how to handle the brass choir and woodwinds would be especially helpful. 

I'll be updating the wind parts here in a day or two once I figure out which contrapuntal lines I want them focus on leading up to the final climax. I'm also looking at expanding the material at the very end for the full orchestra -and playing with the interval in the 1st violin (as that is the main motif of the entire work).

Hope you enjoy this draft -it's probably going to be changed.

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Nice piece. The first part is quite "almost-homophonic" but it opens to a dense part with more lines and counterpoint. In fact, it is very dense all the time. Perhaps alternating sections in some parts would "alleviate" this issue. The central section is gorgeous, that way of adding instruments to build the climax is good.

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The texture at 0:31 is interesting. I like 1:22 onward for that section. I really like how you play with dissonance, I gotta get the balls to make something that I don't think is "perfect". 2:47 really grabs me + the conclusion. Nice work!

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