Symphony 3

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dedicated to Daniel Sternefeld and to the NIR symphony orchestra

Opus 42

History

  • Legley composed this symphony from January 1951 till October 1955 in Woluwe.[1]
  • For this work, Legley was awarded the prize of the province of Brabant.[2]
  • 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.[3]

Music

  • instrumentation: symphony orchestra[4]
  • duration: ca 22'

Parts

  • 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:

Sources

  • 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

Notes

  1. 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.
  2. Tessely, p.161.
  3. De Roeck (p.334) and Tessely (p.20).
  4. 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.