Sextet for winds and piano

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dedicated to the Société des instruments à vent de Bruxelles[1]

Opus 19


  • Legley completed this work on 6 August 1945.[2]
  • On 25 March 1946, the Société des instruments à vent de Bruxelles performed this work for the first time at Flagey in Brussels,[3] the concert was broadcast live on Radio Brussel.[4]


  • instrumentation: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn and piano
  • duration: ca 16'


  • I. Burlesque
    • Andante
      • time signature: C
    • Allegro moderato
      • time signature: 2/4
        Legley 19-1.jpg
  • II. Song
    • Adagio
      • time signature: 6/8
    • Andante, quasi moderato
      • time signature: 2/4
    • Tempo primo
      • time signature: 6/8
        Legley 19-2.jpg
  • III. Finale
    • Cadenza
      • instrumentation: clarinet and bassoon
    • Allegro molto ritmico
      • time signature: 2/4
    • Pochettino meno mosso
      • time signature: 7/8
    • Tempo primo
      • time signature: 2/4
        Legley 19-3-1.jpg
        Legley 19-3-2.jpg


  • first edition (score and parts): CeBeDeM, Brussels, 1954


  1. The members of this society were Herlin Van Boterdael, René Antoine, Maurice Van Guchte, Corneil Pirnay, Gaston Renard and Philippe de Clerck (quoted from Tessely, p.101).
  2. This date is to be found in the first edition (see sources).
  3. Tessely, p.101. This is said to be written on the title page of the autograph, which is currently missing.
  4. Anonymous: La Radio in La Libre Belgique of 25 March 1946, p.4.