Petite Suite de Concert was composed in 1911 and is one of the composer’s lighter works. Cast into four contrasting movements, the suite is very appealing and showcases Coleridge-Taylor’s memorable melody writing. It is said to be in a style somewhere between Edward Elgar and Arthur Sullivan, a delightful example of British Light Music. Perhaps the most well-known movement of the four, Demande et réponse opens with a graceful upper woodwind theme. The quiet dynamic and thin textures make the ensemble entry later on all the more influential. The warm sounds from the brass radiate between the luscious woodwinds.