First I was following the simmering orchestration. It did not feel happy or sad, but certainly grand and epic, like a mountain or a majestic city. Then the choir cued in a rising transition, leading into a stroll down a musical pathway. The stroll became a jog, a run, a struggle... then gentle harp strings that left me in peace. Then, the most important part: a beautiful ending that left me in pieces. Now I just need to re-attach my jaw. That was amazing.
I only have one complaint. The swell at the very end feels to much of a structured, resolved, classical-y move. In my mind it takes the whole minorish "epic orchestra" feel of the tune and overwrites it. (Which may partially be the purpose...) I would have naturally preferred a minor chord ending. I am not opposed to a major chord ending, but that specific style just doesn't fit... to me, and, in my mind, is the harshest change of the entire track. My feelings may not be universally experienced or accepted. :)
Once again, great job. This is a super amazing piece. The first piece on Newgrounds that I've actually wanted to rate above 5.0/5.0.