Concerto for cello and orchestra

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dedicated to Roel Dieltiens

Opus 102


  • Legley worked on this concerto between 6 March 1983[1] and April 1984[2][3] in Koksijde.
  • The concerto was first performed on 22 June 1985 in the BRT concert studio in Brussels by Roel Dieltiens and the BRT Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Avi Ostrowsky.[4]


  • instrumentation: solo cello and symphony orchestra[5]
  • duration: ca 23'


  • I. Allegro commodo
    • time signature: 4/4
  • II. Zeng[6]
    • tempo: Quasi adagio
    • time signature: 4/4 and 6/8
  • III. Finale (3x3x3x3)[7]
    • tempo: Allegro molto vivace
    • time signature: 9/8



  1. This date is to be read on page 3 of the autograph.
  2. This date is written down on the last page of Legley's piano reduction, the work was deposited at authors' organization SABAM on 7 May 1984 (see stamp on the last page of the autograph).
  3. De Roeck (p.524) gives 22 October 1984, probably an error.
  4. De Roeck, p.524.
  5. 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, trombone, timpani and strings.
  6. This movement makes use of the seventh song of the cycle Zeng.
  7. It is not entirely clear what this indication means.