Suite no 3

‘Marc Chagall Suite’

for piano

Peter Thompson


The Chagall Suite is brilliantly colourful and has all the delights of a Poulenc or Casella…
Colin Scott-Sutherland, MusicWeb International
…imaginative and colourful
BBC Music Magazine

The Marc Chagall Suite (Suite no 3) was written in 1985 after a visit to the Chagall exhibition at the Royal Academy. The pieces are musical depictions of five paintings.

In addition to listening to the individual tracks in the contents table below, you can also listen to the entire work on YouTube, where the accompanying videos depict the paintings that inspired the pieces, as shown below. The same recording has been used for the YouTube videos and the audio-only tracks on this page: Oliver Williams, piano, from the CD Piano Pictures.

Sample pages

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  Composer Title Forces Total duration
Peter ThompsonSuite no 3
‘Marc Chagall Suite’
for piano
Piano7 mins
# Composer Movement Forces Duration
1Peter Thompson   I: The Blue CircusPiano 1 minute
2  II: At the Barber’s1¾ mins
3 III: Loneliness2 mins
4  IV: Above the Town 1 minute
5   V: Spring1½ mins
Recorded performance

Oliver Williams, Piano


I: The Blue Circus:

II: At the Barber’s:

III: Loneliness:

IV: Above the Town:

V: Spring:

Above are the five separate movements of the Marc Chagall Suite for ease of playing individually.

Catalogue code: FM016Published: 2006
Entry last updated: 24th May 2011