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dedicated to Daniel Sternefeld and to the NIR symphony orchestra
- Legley composed this symphony from January 1951 till October 1955 in Woluwe.
- For this work, Legley was awarded the prize of the province of Brabant.
- The symphony was first performed on 16 October 1956 in the big NIR concert hall in Brussels by the NIR symphony orchestra conducted by Daniel Sternefeld.
- instrumentation: symphony orchestra
- duration: ca 22'
- I. Allegro appassionato ma non troppo vivo
- time signature: 6/4
- duration: ca 5'15"
- II. Andante
- time signature: 4/4
- III. Allegro vivace
- time signature: 2/4
- IV. Finale
- tempo: Allegro
- time signature: ₵
- autograph: Royal Conservatory Antwerp (B-Ac), shelf number MM-MS-LEGLE-symf3-1
title page: Symphonie N° 3 | Vic. Legley | à Daniel Sternefeld | et | au Magnifique Orchestre | Symphon. de l'I.N.R. | 16.10.56 | Vic Legley
- first edition (study score): CeBeDeM, Brussels, 1958
- Tessely (p.20) mistakenly gives 1953 as year of composition, she didn't have the autograph at her disposition. The first edition gives 1953 as year of composition as well.
- Tessely, p.161.
- De Roeck (p.334) and Tessely (p.20).
- Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, double bassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, percussion, harp and strings.