Music

Grade: 4-5
Duration: ca. 8'30"

Score (PDF)
Instrumentation

Suite Dreams (2007)

Premiere: April 22nd, 2007, by Jasper High School Wind Ensemble, James Goodhue, conductor

Commissioned by the Jasper High School Wind Ensemble.

Winner of the 2008 National Band Association William D. Revelli Contest

This work is on the Texas UIL Prescribed Music List as a grade 5.

Suite Dreams is the fourth and final(?) of my Parody Suite pieces. Unlike the others (Chester Leaps In, ImPercynations, and MetaMarch), it's not intentionally funny and tongue-in-cheek in character. Rather, it's a dream-like fantasia based on Holst's First Suite in Eb. The motivic material is almost exclusively from the inverted Chaconne melody in Mvt. I and from Mvt. III.

NOTE: There are optional extra parts NOT included with the standard set distributed by Hal Leonard. You can download those parts here. Although they are "optional," I strongly recommend you use them if you have these particular instruments available. If you need a score that shows these staves, please contact me.

Download the all the parts in a ZIP file here:
Suite Dreams additional parts (ZIP)

or the individual parts here (PDF, letter-size):

Orchestra

Professional / Uni

Educational/Youth


Band

Professional / Uni

Medium / Difficult

Educational/Youth


Mixed