A beautiful piece of music... besides the clarity quality of the audio, the one thing that stands out to me is the emotional and human content of your rendition - that transcends the technical details.
Thanks for all the kind words and feedback, woah. Here's the latest version, with a somewhat more wet mix and a few changes.
The original had a ton of control curves on practically everything, this doesn't really change them too much. In some places, particularly the double reeds, I felt (and still feel) a bit constrained by the 'switching' that takes place in intensity... there's sometimes a narrower window of useful expression than I'd like, beyond which it gets out of character for the phrase. I'll try another library on them someday.
In some places I've shortened the breath/rearticulation or bow-change time on repeated notes, which has a big effect on this piece's main melody. I've also rethought some dynamics and expression in the violins, and made like a million other tiny tweaks...
Sounds great and I especially like the changes for the woodwinds, which seem to sit much better with the rest of the orchestra now.
Can you list the libraries used for it all?
I made a mockup of Leia's Theme from Star Wars... not trying to recreate the original London recording or anything. I love that recording but it's very unique, I was going for more of a straightforward "orchestra in a nice hall" sound. I'd be particularly interested in feedback on how the final mix sounds, mastering feedback, anything that jumps out, etc. Thanks!