The Florida Suite is one of the little known treasures of the orchestral repertoire. It is my favorite piece by Delius. It was published posthumously by Sir Thomas Beecham, whose Seraphim LP of the work was my first acquaintance with it. That was a glorious performance. I have CDs of the work by William Boughton, Sir Charles Mackerras, and the present one by David Lloyd-Jones. Lloyd-Jones is an excellent Delius conductor--there is another Naxos CD of him conducting popular works by the composer--and this performance is almost as good as Beecham's. It is lovingly played, and the excellent, full bodied digital sound adds immeasurably to one's Delian experience, especially as the piece is so lush and colorful. The shorter works on this CD, like the Florida Suite, come from early in Delius's career and are all interesting and well performed. It is a tragedy that, to the best of my knowledge, no American conductor has taken up the Florida Suite as a native inspiration. After all, Dvorak's New World Symphony is another work of American inspiration by a foreign composer, and audiences love to hear it. Maybe there is a place for the Florida Suite.