Divertimento for orchestra

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dedicated to André Rieu

Opus 41

History

  • Legley composed this work from August till 31 December 1952 in Bormes and Woluwe.[1]
  • The first performance was played on 19 May 1954 in the Museum for Antique Arts in Brussels by the NIR Chamber orchestra directed by Georges Béthume.[2][3]

Music

  • instrumentation: symphony orchestra[4]
  • duration: ca 19'[5]

Parts

  • I. Prelude
    • Andante
      • time signature: 4/4
    • Allegro moderato
      • time signature: 3/4
    • duration: ca 6'
  • II. Lied [Song]
    • tempo: Andante espressivo
    • time signature: 4/4
    • duration: ca 4'40"
  • III. Menuet[1]
    • time signature: 3/4
    • duration: ca 3'10"
  • IV. Finale
    • tempo: Allegro, molto energico e giocoso
    • time signature: 2/4
    • duration: ca 5'30"

Sources

  • autograph 1: Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), shelf number BV-03-4019
  • autograph 2: Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), shelf number BV-03-4020
  • first edition: CeBeDeM, Brussels, 1955

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 The menuet seems to be an arrangement of an earlier work: in both autographs, Legley wrote down at the end of this movement: (1942.).
  2. De Roeck, p.330.
  3. Tessely (p.45) writes (probably mistakenly) Maastricht, o.l.v. André Rieu, the performance with Rieu took place on 18 July 1954. See also De Roeck, p.329.
  4. 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, timpani and strings.
  5. CeBeDeM gives 16'. Legley however, wrote down the lengths of each movement in his autograph, the addition of all these lengths gives 19'20".