hehe im somewhat of a connesiour when it comes to dark themes, and well, while it does utilize a pretty formulaic chord progression , it does sound quite nice nontheless.
the only obvoius resemblence i can think of, is perhaps to "gollums theme ( ithink it was called) " or something in lotr, but it is a quite a standard recepy for "dark music" so it might realy be apllied to any ol spooky theme.
sounds good though.
but dont realy like the choirs, they sound a bit..artificialy pithced in the beginning there...is it Vota? or my ears lol.
Pehaps the contrast is a bit to stark when the strings fade out and leave the solo woodwind, it sound a bit bare amd redundant to me to reapeat the same melody again, i think it would make a stronger statment to have the last solo part play something else and perhaps more monotounous?
You've got a really good sound to your strings there. Nice mood, too. I can hear a little of the gollum thing, but also, I can hear a little of Sibelius "Swan of Tuonella" in the 'celli rise near the beginning. Great sound though, and since Sibelius could be quite dark (heh heh), you're in good company!