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La course aux cachets

Variations pas très sérieuses sur un thème pas très original

Opus 22

History

  • This work was completed on 10 September 1946 in Brussels. It received its first performance in the course of the year 1947.[1]

Music

  • instrumentation:
    • tenor solo
    • mixed choir (optional)
    • symphony orchestra[2]

Parts

  • Theme
    • tempo: Adagio
    • time signature: 3/4
  • Variation 1
    • tempo: Tempo di rumba
    • time signature: 2/2
  • Variation 2
    • tempo: Allegro molto marcato
    • time signature: 7/8
  • Variation 3[3]
    • text incipit: O heerlijk beeld van eng'lenschoonheid (tenor solo)
    • tempo: Andante
    • time signature: 3/4
  • Variation 4
    • tempo: Fox tempo
    • time signature: 2/2
  • Variation 5 (optional)
    • text incipit: Ave Maria (choir)
    • tempo: Andante
    • time signature: 4/4
  • Variation 6
    • tempo: Allegro energico
    • time signature: 3/4

Sources

  • autograph: Royal Conservators Brussels (B-Bc), shelf number BV-03-4009

Notes

  1. NIR: Programmabrochure 1946-1947, Brussels, 1946, p.38. In this brochure, the works is called a comi-dramatical sketch.
  2. 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, 2 bassoon, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, percussion, harp, piano, guitar and strings.
  3. Remark by Legley in the autograph: N.B. toute la variation suivante doit être jouée avec la sentimentalité exagerée qui rend la musique d'opéra en général si ridicule.[N.B. the whole next variation has to be played with the exaggerated sentimentality that in general makes opera music so ridiculous.