Music for a Greek tragedy

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Opus 24

History

  • This work was in all likelihood composed in 1946.[1]
  • On 20 April 1947, the work was first performed by the NIR orchestra.[2][3]

Music

  • instrumentation: symphony orchestra[4]
  • duration: ca 18'

Parts

  • I.
    • Adagio
      • time signature: 3/4
    • Allegro con fuoco
      • time signature: 4/4
    • Allegretto grazioso (quasi andante)
      • time signature: 8/8
    • Allegro (un peu plus lent que l'allegro con fuoco)
      • time signature: 3/4+3/8
  • II.
    • Adagio
      • time signature: 3/4
    • Allegro
      • time signature: 4/4
    • Allegro vivo
      • time signature: 7/4
    • Vivace
      • time signature: 3/4

Sources

  • autograph 1: Royal Conservatory Antwerp (B-Ac), shelf number MM-OO-LEGLE-muziek-1[5]
  • autograph 2: according to De Roeck (p.285), this score would have been present in the archives kept by Legley's son. In 2011 however, these archives were donated to the library of the Royal Conservatory Brussels, where the work isn't present. Perhaps the family Legley still owns the manuscript.

Notes

  1. The autograph doesn't give a date, but opp. 23 and 25 also date from that year, furthermore, this is confirmed by Tessely (p.42), who collaborated with Legley when compiling her catalogue.
  2. Anonymous: Concert par le grand orchestre symphonique in Micro, March 1947. This article doesn't mention a conductor, possibly it was Nino Sanzogno (see note 3).
  3. CeBeDeM - lijst werken: Oeuvres de Victor Legley (p.1) gives 1948 as year of the first performance with conductor Nino Sanzogno.
  4. Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, double bassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, percussion, 2 harps, strings (16-14-12-10-8).
  5. Title page: muziek voor een grieksch treurspel | musique pour une tragédie grecque | vic. legley op 24.