You did this with the one of the SE collections?
I don't know if my ears have become hypersensitive to this over the years but what a difference there is between whole tone and half tone sampling. It's kind of like the difference you'd see between a photo shot by a 12 megapixel camera and one shot by a 6 megapixel camera.
It's like this Stan, your piece here would sound stuningly realistic if it were 1996 instead of 2016. I'm not trying to be a smart a$$ or anything it just sounds like something done with 16 bit ROM samples conceived by a synthesizer workstation instead of a virtual orchestra. Some of the woodwind passages are somewhat plausable but the strings and brass just have an overall thinness to them. I think some sweetening might hide the lack of detail but it would take somebody very skilled to pull it off.
On the bright side, I very much enjoyed your compositions👍 The Amorisque III didn't seem like an eleven and a half minute piece at all and I listened to it twice. I don't know what it is but some composers write these lengthy epics and it's as if they go out of their way to find the most uninteresting theme then ramble on and on with it only to be followed by yet another uninspiring "theme." Eleven minutes may as well be eleven hours. But not your piece. I enjoyed every minute of it
You can listen to the entire work here.
And so I did... Again, what a refreshing change of pace. Thank you for posting.
So I think the problem here Stan is that your available sample arsenal is just inadequate for your compositional ambitions. So my advice is to start small with maybe those woodwinds and if money is an issue, just build your libraries bit by bit. Try to stay within one family until completion then move on to the next one. In other words, try to buy the most comprehensive woodwinds or strings or brass or whatever library you can afford when you have all that you need (full libraries) then move on to the next and so on.