Well, I can't split harmony from horizontal development, that's why I always have in mind the chords, except in atonality of course.
The parts with #11 are, in fact, D lydian.
You're right, it is more an adagietto perhaps. I'll change it.
Very nice. I'm curious, do you write out chords first, or write then analyze later? It seems to be an important part of the writing process for you.
The ending felt a little rushed to me... I get it's supposed to swell and all, but to me it ironically lost a lot of the energy built up.
Also, it's kinda fast for an Adagio don't you think? Is it intended to be like that?
Anyway, really beautiful, with a bit of polytonal flare (I love sharp 11's when they're used right!).
This suite sounds very "french", at leas how the movies showed us many times. It's delightful. Perhaps the second is a bit different but it fits well.
It'g nice the counterpoint at the end of the first one.