Symphonic variations on an old Flemish song

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dedicated to Franz André

Opus 6

History

  • This composition was finished in May 1941.
  • The first performance took place in 1941 in the concert hall of the conservatory in Brussels and was conducted by Franz André.[1]

Music

  • instrumentation: symphony orchestra[2]
  • duration: ca 14'
  • key: g minor

Parts

  • I. Introduction
    • tempo: Moderato
    • time signature: 2/4
  • II. Theme ("Naar Oostland willen wij rijden")
    • tempo: Andante cantabile
    • time signature: 6/8
    • key: g minor
  • III. Variation 1
    • tempo: Tempo di tema
    • time signature: 6/8
    • key: g minor
  • IV. Variation 2
    • tempo: Allegro ma non troppo e ritmico
    • time signature: 2/4
    • key: g minor
  • V. Variation 3
    • tempo: Poco più vivo
    • time signature: 2/4
    • key: g minor
  • VI. Variation 4
    • tempo: Même mouvement
    • time signature: 2/4
    • key: g minor
  • VII. Variation 5
    • tempo: Andante sostenuto
    • time signature: 4/4
    • key: g major
  • VIII. Variation 6
    • tempo: Adagio
    • time signature: 3/4
    • key: g minor
  • IX. Variation 7
    • tempo: Tempo di tema (ma meno mosso)
    • time signature: 6/8
    • key: g major
  • X. Variation 8
    • tempo: Allegro scherzando
    • time signature: 6/8
    • key: g major
  • XI. Variation 9
    • tempo: Allegro con fuoco
    • time signature: 2/4
    • key: g major
  • XII. Finale
    • tempo: Allegro moderato
    • time signature: 3/8
    • key: g minor

Sources

  • autograph: Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), shelf number BV-03-4001

Notes

  1. CeBeDeM - lijst werken: Oeuvres de Victor Legley, p.1. More details are not known.
  2. 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, 1 tuba, percussion, harp and strings.