I'm Greg (they would say Grzegorz in Poland, but I like the English version more :)), I'm 19, I play violin, piano, guitar and anything else that's unlucky enough to be around when I'm struck by a surge of creativity. However, what really intrigues me is the possibility to create my own music rather than just reproduce what others have thought of. I have decided to study composition in Cracow Academy of Music next year (or maybe somewhere else, but this seems like the most reasonable choice), and I believe I still need a lot of improvement to actually pass the exams... Well, stumbling upon this forum was exactly what I had wanted - a place where other composers might share some fresh ideas as well as give constructive feedback on my work.
Anyway, since this is Music Dissection, I guess it's time to be judged, hah.
The attachment I'm providing is my second attempt at a work for full symphonic orchestra. It's called "demo" cause it's not the whole piece - I've already scored it pretty much till the end, but I consider it very far from being polished, so I didn't even bother recording; plus I'm eager to hear a word or two on what I already have. You may consider it the A part of ABA' form. Both A's (minus the intro) are based on the vigorous theme first played by the flute, while B is built with different material, only to let the main theme through here and there. But all this - later, when I finish the work and record it; honestly, I don't feel like doing any more mixing anytime soon.
Ah yes, mixing. That's another aspect I'd like your opinion on, apart from the piece as it is. This is mainly because I've got interested in virtual instruments and such just recently, and the march I'm attaching is my very first attempt at using these combined with a sequencer. Samples are EWQLSO Gold, no additional processing done.
So... here we go. I will gladly hear any kind of feedback, so don't hesitate; if your advice is to quit composing immediately - go ahead, tell me. Well, I hope the piece is at least bearable to listen to :D