"Inner Version (Us Prisoners)"
The only problem to me with the climactic points is that they are somewhat at the same level and the final one at 3:36 does not quite reach the heights that the build up to it seem to indicate.
Yeah the climaxes were deliberately set to around the same level in the performance to reflect the "prisoner" aspect of the piece name.
"Reflections #1 (Tomorrow)"
The biggest problem is the location of the climactic points and their resolutions. In this piece, you have an incomplete climax at c 1:17, then at 1:51 - 2:09 another marginally stronger climax, and finally a fairly complete climax at 3:03. It comes down from there and by 3:22 you have a complete resolution of the tensions. This is very close to the plan that you use in "Inner Vision (Us Prisoners)", which is only a little longer than the 3:22 that we mention here. Consequently, in this piece there is really no where left to go after 3:22. To hold a piece of music together for 9 minutes, the proportions of the climactic points need to be spread out over that time.
This is a fair comment, although the point after 3:22 is effectively a "part 2" / 2nd movement of the piece and intentionally stays a lot calmer throughout, gently building to a climax at the very end.
For my "Egyptian Concerto" (Parts 1 & 2) on the first album, it is the other way around: Part 1 is very calm throughout, whereas Part 2 is the most fiery piece I've done so far, with a huge contrast in dynamics. I decided to split it into two separate pieces as I felt there was a big enough distinction between the two sections to merit a divide. Also, the two parts can be performed independently, whereas if I split Reflection #1 at the 3:22 point I'm not sure it would work as two pieces.