here is the update guys, I decided I'll post it in here because it's better for this forum to have more activity to revive it a bit cus it's pretty dead.
So here's the update, I've been working a tiny bit each day on this thing though some days I don't have time because I concentrate mostly on piano (because I suck) and I added another half a minute or so to this thing.
So anyhow for those that have been keeping track, I'm finally almost at the piano exposition. All the themes have been presented in both tonic and dominant keys, and the music has reverted back to the tonic key of A major and at the very end you can hear the transition material shooting up again in the home key. This material will be followed by a few more seconds of fanfare and a big cadence which then introduces the piano which plays the opening theme and goes through all of the themes of the exposition with the orchestra now.
However keep in mind that the work is highly unfinished all throughout and especially towards the end there's bare parts that either don't have woodwinds written in yet or don't have some strings written in etc, so whenever it sounds like something is missing then most likely it is, in most cases though it's the woodwinds and horn.
This is how Mozart composed too, I have a copy of his requiem entirely in his hand (I'm obsessed with the work) and the way he usually composed is basically he might write out the entire movement in strings only or sometimes just the most important voices. For example many of the requiem movements, he wrote out only the most important things i.e. the bass and the top melody line and the chorus, and all the rest like woodwinds is crap that he mostly left for his pupil's to finish. So I compose mostly in the same way, I usually do a skeleton of just the most important lines which are generally the bass and some of the melodic lines of the strings or sometimes if the melody is being carried somewhere else like woodwinds. And I keep that up for a while until the entire idea I have in my mind for that part is realized (so that I don't forget it.) THEN, now that it's down on the paper in a bare-bones format and now I won't forget it, now I can go back and fill in the orchestration like woodwinds and change other things around as I see fit.
So like I said most of the latter half of it is missing things here or there and even the beginning is still missing some woodwinds at times.
I do need your guys suggestions this time though, I want you to honestly tell me what you think of the last 30 seconds or so because I was planning on doing a minor theme episode with a full blown theme but the exposition was already getting too long, Mozart usually introduces the piano at around 2:00-2:20 mark of his concerto or before and I'm already at 2 and a half minutes so I just basically introduced some minor-ish diminished chords to signify a minor excursion that will later be fleshed out more thematically by the piano, this is a technique also used at times by the composers.
So my question is what do you think of that last 30 seconds (though keep in mind like I said it's still missing a few instrumentations) but in general what do you think? because I was thinking of scrapping it and redoing it- I didn't like it at first but now I'm kind of getting used to it after listening to it a few times.
As always thanks for your comments in advance: http://www.savefile.com/files/4155534
here's the updated file.
And for those that missed it in the pianist corner thread here's also that piano quintet that I have ono hold right now too if you wanna hear something different: http://savefile.com/files/4921985
this is mostly unfinished in the middle parts as well whenever you hear just a instrument or two by itself, but you get the general idea.
p.s. I apologize for the length of the post as usual but I can't help it I type too damn fast