Paradise regained (1967-1986)/en

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inspired by a poem by Marsman

[1]

Opus 70

History

Version 1 (rejected)

  • The original version of this work was written by Legley in 1967[2] or 1968[3] at the occasion of his first grandchild David's birth, and was a composition for symphony orchestra.
  • The first performance took place in Liège on 21 November 1969, Paul Strauss leading the symphony orchestra of Liège.[4]

Version 2

  • Legley started working on the final version of Paradise regained on 13 February 1986 in Koksijde[5] and completed it in Augustus 1986 in Koksijde. It is not merely a transcription for concert band, but a reworked version of the previous work.[6]
  • On 4 November 1986, the Groot Harmonieorkest der Gidsen conducted by Norbert Nozy played this work for the first time in the big BRT concert studio [7] in Brussels.[8]

Music

Version 1

  • instrumentation: symphony orchestra[5][9]
  • duration: ca 7'

Parts

  • Allegro[5]
    • time signature: 4/4
  • Più vivo
    • time signature: 9/8
  • Poco meno mosso
    • time signature: 4/4
  • A tempo
    • time signature: 9/8
  • Adagio
    • time signature: 3/4
  • Allegro vivace
    • time signature: 5/8
  • Lento
    • time signature: 4/4
  • Het schip van de wind ligt gereed voor de reis
    • tempo: Maestoso (l'istesso tempo )
    • time signature: 4/4

Version 2

  • instrumentation: concert band
  • duration: ca 10'

Parts

  • Allegro
    • time signature: 4/4
  • Più vivo
    • time signature: 9/8
  • Subito molto più lento
    • time signature: 3/4
  • Allegro energico
    • time signature: 5/8
  • Het schip van de wind ligt gereed voor de reis
    • tempo: Lento
    • time signature: 4/4

Sources

  • autograph - version 2: Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), shelf number BV-03-4088
  • photocopy of the autograph - version 1: Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), no shelf number yet (Legley archives). Contains Legley's annotations preparing version 2

Notes

  1. The original version of this work was dedicated to Legley's grandson David: voor de 0de verjaardag van David [for David's zero birthday].
  2. Tessely, p.33.
  3. De Roeck, p.433.
  4. De Roeck, p.434.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 See photocopy of the autograph - version 1.
  6. Legley writes in his autograph: N.B Dit is geen transcriptie van het vorige werk voor symphonieorkest. Het is een nieuwe compositie die het oude materiaal gebruikt. Dit werk vernietigt en vervangt het vorige.[N.B This is not a transcription of the previous work for symphony orchestra. It is a new composition reusing the old material. This work destroys and replaces the previous one.] Prior to the first page of the autograph, a page containing the following text has been glued: Paradise Regained, op. 70 was oorspronkelijk een symfonische schets naar het gedicht van H. Marsman. Dit nieuwe stuk voor harmonie-orkest is geen "bewerking" van het vorige; het is een totaal nieuwe compositie die hetzelfde muzikale materiaal gebruikt en tevens de eerste compositie vervangt. Het dateert van 1986. [Paradise Regained, op. 70 was originally a symphonic sketch inspired by the poem by H. Marsman. This new piece for concert band is not an "arrangement" of the previous one; it is a totally new composition reusing the same musical material and replacing the first composition as well. It dates from van 1986.]
  7. Presumably Studio 4 in concert hall Flagey.
  8. De Roeck, p.437.
  9. Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 3 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, double bassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, percussion, harp and strings.