||"Symphonic Suite for Band" was written in 2004 by Carl Seale. There are 3 movements in this extensive work which was dedicated to the McAllen Symphonic Band, McAllen, Texas.
Symphonic Suite for Band - A challenging three movement concert suite in the tradition of the two great concert suites for band by Gustav Holst.
Movement 1, Bacchanalia – A fast moving workout for the high woodwinds with a lot of rhythmic drive from start to finish. 4:45
Movement 2, Waltz of the Chameleons – A lightly scored scherzo in five-four meter with a clownish character. Inspired by the antics of the green/brown miniature dinosaurs in my garden. 4:35
Movement 3, Exhortation – Powerful opening fanfare followed by a driving contrapuntal development of a rising three-note motive first heard in the fanfare. The middle section is recitative and response of two contrasting unison melodies. The final section is a recap of the earlier counterpoint concluding with a dramatic, climatic coda. 9:15