In september 1977, musicologist Carine Tessely obtained her licence degree with the thesis "Victor Legley (°1915) – Inleiding tot zijn œuvre" [Introduction to his works] at the Catholic University of Louvain. For her catalogue, she collaborated with Legley, which makes her work an important source for Legley scholarship.
Later, Legley and Tessely kept in touch: in 1987, Legley composed his small triptych on texts by Tessely's husband, Hendrik Stubbe; in 1991, he dedicated his Isar I to the couple's son; in 1993, he dedicated his eighth symphony to them.
Below follows a table with an overview of the works Tessely discusses in her thesis:
- Obviously, works composed by Legley after the thesis was finished were not included in it.
- We use the pagination proposed by De Roeck when he refers to Tessely's unnumbered thesis.