Your hard work shows, Chris, and it has rewarded you with a composition of which you can be unreservedly proud.
This is gorgeous... such modest chordal, rhythmic, and instrumentational resources used, really, yet the Coplandesque orchestration and astute harmonic voicing leads to a deeply moving richness. And the control and restraint of the materials -- that makes the piece; where lesser skills would likely have succumbed to the temptation to head off in a romp of excess.
Love the E-horn solo! This is a very lovely piece! Thanks for ending it in the low register. I love that it begins at a point where it almost feels devoid of hope, and gathers strength. No man is an island!!! If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less!!! Very enjoyable.
Beautiful. What more can one say? I love the melodies, and the orchestration is great. Wonderful job!
My only critique is that at around 3:50, the bass really comes in. It may just be my speakers, but to me it sounded a bit too bassy; it would be nice it were countered and balanced with more higher frequencies. I of course heard those higher frequencies, but they just didn't seem loud enough to fully counter the power of the bass. Again, it could just be my speakers.
Regardless, this is a great work! You are indeed very talented, I hope I can look forward to more of your work. Keep it up!