I have to be honest. I didn't really like the beginning that much.. I don't know, it's too subtle I guess ;P Maybe if you had used some other instruments to contrast the strings :3
The part where I get really mushy is at 1:51, when everything quiets down a bit, and leads to this orgasmic explosion of strings at 2:12. Very nice!" :D
I would have been happy to hear a distant timpani in this :) A very quiet, and very soft timpani here and there would have contributed to the feeling of an impending doom. :D The only percussion I can hear in this was the one starting at 0:29.
Sure. Using too much percussion can bring the track in a completely new direction, but I would have liked a tad more ;)
But who am I to say what you should add and/or remove ;)
Given that you have made this for a specific scene, it becomes so much better! You can imagine how all of mankind falls in chock, and how everybody starts gathering with their families.. Just in case the worst happens..
You did a very nice job here Peter, I hope this review was helpful :)