Cello quartet

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Opus 16[1]


  • Legley finished this quartet on 12 June[2] 1944 in Brussels.
  • In 1946, the work was first performed at Flagey in Brussels.[3]
  • In 1974, violist Alfons Volleman, an former colleague of Legley's in the NIR orchestra, made a transcription for 4 violas.[4]


  • instrumentation: 4 cellos
  • duration: ca 17'[4]


  • I. Allegro energico
    • time signature: 4/4
  • II. Adagio
    • time signature: 9/8
  • III. Finale
    • tempo: Allegro giocoso
    • time signature: 3/8



  1. Originally, this work was dedicated to a cello quartet, whose name on the title page of the autograph has been made illegible however.
  2. De Roeck (p.273) mistakenly gives July.
  3. CeBeDeM - lijst werken: Oeuvres de Victor Legley, p.1. More details are not known.
  4. 4.0 4.1 De Roeck, p.273. See also www.sabam.be.