Symphony 1

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dedicated to the NIR symphony orchestra[1]

Opus 10

History

  • Legley started composing this symphony 1941 and finished it on 26 June 1942 in Brussels.
  • In 1943[2] the symphony was rewarded the Agniez prize by the Royal Academy in Brussels.[3] The work's device was Après la pluie vient le beau temps [After rain comes sunshine].
  • The work was first performed in 1943 in Flagey (Brussels), the conductor was André Souris.[4]

Music

  • instrumentation: symphony orchestra [5]
  • duration: 20' - 23'[6]

Parts

  • I.
    • Andante
      • time signature: C
    • Allegro moderato
      • time signature: 2/2
  • II. Andante cantabile
    • time signature: mainly 4/4
  • III. Allegro vivace, ma molto tranquillo - Meno mosso - Tempo primo - Meno mosso - Tempo primo
    • time signatures: 3/4 - 5/8 - 3/4 - 5/8 - 3/4
  • IV. Allegro vivace
    • time signature: 2/4

Sources

  • autograph 1: Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), shelf number BV-03-4002 onderdeel-1
  • autograph 2: Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), shelf number BV-03-4003
  • autograph piano reduction[7]: Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), shelf number BV-03-4002 onderdeel-2
  • autograph parts: Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), CeBeDeM collection: B30/167

Notes

  1. A mes amis de l'orchestre symphonique de l'I.N.R.
  2. Or 1942? See CeBeDeM biography.
  3. Tessely, p.16.
  4. CeBeDeM - lijst werken: Oeuvres de Victor Legley, p.1. More details are not known.
  5. 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba, percussion, harp, strings (16-14-12-10-8). In the autograph parts (see sources), Legley gives the double basses the old-fashioned Flemish name basviool.
  6. 20' according to CeBeDeM, 23' according to the autograph percussion part (see sources).
  7. De Roeck (p.259) mentions a reduction for 2 pianos. This is likely a mistake, he probably refers to this reduction, for 1 piano.