Some fine epical writing in this;and a thoughtful
and insightful treatment of the complex strands of
deeply intriguing philosophical considerations. The
consistently dark coloration and tone leads one to
ponder the possiblity of not merely death toward
some latter transfiguration, but outright destruction
of the spirit...
Outstanding drive in the ending segment... I assume
the brief tail notes will lead us on to a further
movement on rebirth.
Not being a scholar of fine music means I can't comment on the structure of your writing so my observations are solely on the recording of this piece. I found it difficult in places to determine which instrument or section was playing which note in the chord. I use this sometimes as a technique when arranging others recordings to hide the fact I'm not sure what the notes should be but that can't be your reason as you decided the score. I'd like to hear a little more clarity in the mixing and recording stage of your production.
Welcome back - and what a way to return! This is a very strong piece, full of drive and life (even though it's about dying...) Motivically very strong as the recurrent idea nearly saturates many passages - definitely lends support to the inexorable direction this piece exhibits. Looking forward to part 2.