I like. I'm a Tolkien reader, for me this music is different but I like it.
I loved this piece, and here is my reasons why:
1. I liked the way you used the drums to intensify the original feeling, with the trumpets.
Although I feel you may have over used the trumpets just a bit, I like the part.
2. The acoustic/lute part with the upcoming tangerines was amazing.
I felt first, I was in a massive desert with strong winds. Then the winds ease down and the heat grows stronger. Then lastly you get off your camel and pant.
3. I loved the instruments you used, to callaborate ( Sorry if I spelt it wrong) this wonderful masterpiece. They fit together so well. Instead of having a piano going into a rock guitar, it fitted.
Wow. I'm absolutely blown away by this. The dynamic structure, the storytelling element; it was all there. I feel like this is what ambient music should be: you set the mood, and developed it throughout the song. You should commission a flash artist to make a video -- I could totally see this as a wonderful movie.
What I loved the most about your production and mixing was how crystal clear I could make out every instrument. I heard the dainty strings and loved them. The woodwinds, too. The lower end was incredible -- it neither got in the way nor was it hidden underneath the rest of the audio. Definitely worth the listen.
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.