Symphony 2

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Opus 29

History

  • Legley completed his second symphony on 21 December 1947 in Brussels.
  • First performance on 22 January 1953 at Kursaal in Oostende, the conductor was Emile De Vlieger.[1][2]

Music

  • instrumentation: symphony orchestra[3]
  • duration: ca 20'

Parts

  • I.
    • Allegro impetuoso
      • time signature: 3/4
    • Molto allegro e appassionato
      • time signature: 3/4
    • Tempo primo
      • time signature: 3/4
    • Molto deciso
      • time signature: 4/4
    • Più ritenuto e poco pesante
      • time signature: 4/4
    • Tempo primo
      • time signature: 3/4
    • Molto tranquillo
      • time signature: 3/4
  • II.
    • Molto andante
      • time signature: 3/4
    • Allegretto scherzando (ma non troppo vivace)
      • time signature: 3/8
    • Subito tempo primo (molto andante)
      • time signature: 3/4
  • III. Molto allegro[4]
    • time signature: 2/4

Sources

  • photocopy of the autographf[5]: Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), Legley archives.[6]
  • autograph orchestral parts: Music Library of the former NIR, shelf number SYMF 254.[7]

Notest

  1. De Roeck, p.299.
  2. An article in the Journal de Bruges on 21 Januari 1953 (Un grand concert et une réception) announces the performance of a work by Legley during a concert on the 22nd, without naming the composition.
  3. Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, double bassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, percussion, harp, strings (16-14-12-10-8).
  4. In 1980, Legley rewrote this movement as the finale of Volharden.
  5. The autograph itself could not be found.
  6. The last movement of this photocopy contains many note by Legley, made when preparing Volharden in 1980.
  7. This shelf number contains a photocopy of the autograph score and handwritten orchestral parts (and photocopies of them), of which some are clearly written by Legley himself.