I've been asked to compose around 3.5 minutes of music for an upcoming ballet called Forét Enchantée that will premier late April through early May. My deadline is this Saturday, and I need your ears. The ballet is about an enchanted evening in the forest in which the characters are represented by precious jewels and emerge from the forest at sunrise into the modern world losing their innocence but never forgetting where they came from. The first 2 minutes is about the death of the Wise Old Elder of Trees, and I'm not sure what the last part is about to be honest with you, lol. I just wrote it thinking of my daughter.
So I need your ears to let me know if you think it is finished or it needs something else. I provided a link so people with iPad's can listen to it also. Since this short composition is so important to me, and I need your input, I will make you a deal. If you listen and comment on this piece, I will comment on your work posted also since I see a lot of new works posted recently. I haven't posted comments since I have been so busy with this commission. Thanks guys and gals! :)
https://app.box.com/s/vu1lswc4alsrucaevabhgzm3v9hl11cf (Edit April 28)
Video of the 2nd half showing reduced score: https://youtu.be/5cUlgNl26zA (April 17th version)
(edit April 28: remixed balanced the mix especially brass, and added ethereal voices and celesta.)