3 Old Dutch songs

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  • It is not known when Legley arranged these songs. Possibly Legley wrote the arrangements for En waar de sterre bleef stille staan, performed by the theatre group Crescendo on 3, 4 and 5 December 1955 in Ypres.[1] In any case, the score was lent in the library of the NIR before March 1960.[2]


  • instrumentation: voice, flute, violin, viola and cello


  • I. Het daghet in den oosten [Day dawns in the east]
    • tempo: [Andante][3]
    • time signature: 2/2
    • key: g dorian
  • II. Schoon lief [Beautiful love]
    • tempo: [Andante][3]
    • time signature: 4/4
    • key: g major
  • III. Lintje en Trientje [Lintje and Trientje]
    • tempo: [Allegro][3]
    • time signature: 6/8
    • key: g major


  • autograph: Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), shelf number BBb-Z-07515-1_S
  • handwritten parts (flute, violin, viola and cello; not Legley's handwriting): Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), shelf number BBb-Z-07515-1_S


  1. Westhoek verbeeldt: Ieper: toneelgroep Crescendo - "En waar de sterre bleef stille staan...".
  2. In the folder in that library containing the scores of the work, there is also a sheet which reads:
    Monsieur Mertens possède la partition. Il a promis de la rendre bientôt.
    Manque aussi la partie chant et paroles
    Mars 1960.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Tempo indications in some of the surviving parts (cf. sources).