Blue Boar Blue (from Sweet Suite) for String quintet (2 violins, 1 viola, 2 cellos)



The complete four movements of the string quintet (Sweet Suite) is available at

However, I thought it might be useful to provide scores and parts for the separate movements since they can actually be played as separate pieces
(obviously, in such a case, the “segue” at the end of the first movement and the page numbering in the scores can be ignored..).

The movements are:
1 – Marie for shame, a sprightly number encouraging Marie to get out of bed and enjoy the day. It is inspired by the poem “Marie vous estes paresseuse” by Ronsard.
2 – Nocturne is Marie going back to sleep! Possibly my most indulgent piece.
3 – Camp David is based on a Yiddish folk song – ikh bin a meidel in de joren.
4 – Blue Boar Blue is based on a poem by a friend who lived in Blue Boar quad (Christ CHurch Oxford) and laments the fact he has to stay in and study
while he is actually looking forward to taking his girlfriend out punting on the river

I have also made videos for each movement:

Marie for shame


Camp David

Blue Boar Blue