Symphony 6

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dedicated to the National Orchestra of Belgium

Ypriana

Opus 88

History

  • Legley composed this symphony for the fortieth anniversary of the National Orchestra of Belgium (1936-1976). In the autograph, Legley did not write down dates, but he must have completed his symphony in 1976 at the latest.
  • On 26 November 1976, this symphony was first performed in the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels by the National Orchestra of Belgium conducted by Georges Octors.[1]

Music

  • instrumentation: symphony orchestra[2]
  • duration: ca 28'

Parts

  • I. Allegro grazioso
    • time signature: 4/4
  • II.
    • Allegretto grazioso
      • time signature: 8/8 (3+2+3)
    • Allegro vivo
    • time signature: 9/8
    • Allegretto grazioso
      • time signature: 8/8 (3+2+3)
    • Allegro vivo
    • time signature: 3/4
    • Allegretto grazioso
      • time signature: 8/8 (3+2+3)
  • III. Quasi adagio
    • time signature: 4/4
  • IV. Allegro
    • time signature: 4/4

Sources

  • photocopy of the autograph: Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), no shelf number yet (Legley archives). This copy contains many corrections in Legley's hand of the orchestration.
  • photocopy of the autograph (second version of the finale): Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), no shelf number yet (Legley archives)

Notes

  1. Tessely, p.26.
  2. Piccolo, 3 flutes, 3 oboes, English horn, 3 clarinets, bass clarinet, 3 bassoons, double bassoon, 4 saxophones, 6 horns, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, tuba, percussion, 2 harps and strings.