Suite for large orchestra

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dedicated to Corneel Mertens

Opus 18

History

  • Legley finished this suite on 22 November 1944 in Brussels.
  • With this work, in 1945 Legley won Irène Fuerison prize, the device of the work was La seule chose qu'il faut craindre, c'est la peur [The only thing to fear is fear].[1]
  • The first performance was conducted by Léonce Gras at Flagey (Brussels) in 1946.[2]

Music

  • instrumentation: symphony orchestra[3]
  • duration: ca 24'

Parts

  • I. Prelude
    • tempo: Allegro con fuoco
    • time signature: 2/4
  • II. Sarabande
    • tempo: Pochissimo meno vivo
    • time signature: 3/4
  • III. Menuet
    • time signature: 3/4
  • IV. Pavane
    • time signature: 4/4
  • V. Gigue
    • time signature: 6/8

Sources

Notes

  1. The jury report of the competition can be found in the Académie royale de Belgique under the same shelf number as autograph 2. It consists of 3 letters by the jury members to the academy:
    1. François Rasse (18 January 1945),
    2. Joseph Jongen (January or February 1945) and
    3. Joseph Ryelandt (March 1945).
  2. CeBeDeM - lijst werken: Oeuvres de Victor Legley, p.1. More details are not known.
  3. Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, clarinet in E b, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, alt saxophone, 2 bassoons, double bassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, percussion, celesta, piano, 2 harps and strings (16-14-12-10-8).
  4. This autograph was completed on 18 October 1945.