After have spent the recent months only with orchestrations from piano works of the old masters now I wrote an own composition - a kind of symphonic Kyrie with the main theme based on the famous 4-note pattern "B-A-C-H". The first part is a painful lamentation in g-minor which is followed by a solemn prayer-like Choral in Eb-Major.
Gerd, yes, I enjoyed this very much.
I think it is great that you let us hear your own.
If I may, I just suggest only that you should visit your composition at every time the strings are overwhelmed by the (your beloved) woods, and make the entry of them less abrupt, cut back on the volume at the point of entry and increase it a little later as you wish. It will sound more natural this way.
Congratulation, it is really lovely.
The second part was especially lovely. It reminded me of Sibelius' Sixth Symphony somehow. He was not a very contrapuntal composer, but in this one work he was. I agree with Ted that there was some harshness in the winds, but that can easily be fixed. The overall beauty of the design shows through in any case.