Miniature symphony

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Opus 25

History

  • Legley completed this symphony on 21 October 1946 in Brussels.
  • This work was heard for the first time in Flagey on 4 June 1947 during the Internationaal Festival voor jonge Muziek (Festival international de jeune musique) [International Festival for New Music], organised within the framework of the Wereldfestival voor Film en Schone Kunsten (Festival mondial du Film et des Beaux-Arts) [International Festival for Film and Fine Arts] in Brussels. The performers were Franz André and the NIR symphony orchestra.[1]

Music

  • instrumentation: symphony orchestra[2]
  • duration: 10'

Parts

  • I. Allegro energico
    • time signature: 2/2
  • II. Andante
    • time signature: 3/4
  • III. Scherzo
    • tempo: Allegretto grazioso
    • time signature: 5/8
  • IV. Finale
    • tempo: Presto
    • time signature: 2/4

Sources

  • autograph: Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), shelf number BV-03-4010

Notes

  1. See:
    • R.P.: Festival mondial du Film et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique du 1 au 30 juin 1947 - Programme de la première semaine in La Dernière Heure of 1 June 1947, p.2
    • Anonymous: Glansmomenten in De Volksgazet of 3 June 3 1947, p.4
    • Anonymous: La journée de mercredi in Le Drapeau Rouge of 4 June 1947, p.1
    • Anonymous: Radiorubriek in De Nieuwe gids of 4 June 1947, p.6
    • Anonymous: Schouwburgen en Concerten in Het Laatste Nieuws of 6 June 1947, p.6
    • J.S.: Spectacles et Critiques in La Lanterne of 6 June 1947, p.2
    • P.M.: Les Concerts à l'INR - Session de la Jeune Musique in La Dernière Heure of 6 June 1947, p.2
    • Tinel, Paul: Le Festival international de jeune musique in Le Soir of 6 June 1946, p.5
    • M.P.: Le premier Concert de la session internationale de Jeune Musique in La Nation Belge of 7 June 1947, p.3
    • E.V.: Kunst- en Geestesleven in De Standaard of 8 June 1947, p.2
    • Orpheus: Opening van het Internationaal Festival voor jonge muziek in Het Volk of 9 June 1947, p.4
    • De Roeck, pp.287-288.
  2. 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, alto saxophone, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba, timpani and strings.