String quartet 4

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dedicated to the Parrenin Quartet

Opus 56

History

  • Legley was commissioned to write a work for the Festival van Vlaanderen [Festival of Flanders] and he completed it on 15 March 1963 in Le Rouret.
  • The Parrenin Quartet performed the quartet for the first time on 4 September 1963 at the Gravensteen in Ghent during a concert at the Festival van Vlaanderen.[1]

Music

  • instrumentation: string quartet[2]
  • duration: ca 18'

Parts

  • I. Allegretto grazioso
    • time signature: 4/4
  • II. Adagio
    • time signature: 3/4
  • III.
    • Allegro scherzando
      • time signature: 3/4+3/8
    • Presto
      • time signature: 2/4
    • Tempo primo
      • time signature: 3/4+3/8
  • IV. Allegro con fuoco
    • time signature: 12/8

Sources

  • autograph: Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), shelf number BV-03-4028
  • first edition (score and parts): CeBeDeM, Brussels, 1965

Notes

  1. De Roeck, p.387.
  2. 2 violins, viola and cello.