De eeuw der harmonie/en
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radio play with orchestra and choir
- Radio play based on The Era of Harmony by Roger Richard. Gaston Derycke adapted the text.
- On 14 January 1949, the work was entered in the catalogue of the NIR under the shelf number SPELEN 149.
- The play was broadcast in the evening of 25 January 1949 by the N.I.R./the B.R.N.O. Frans Roggen was responsible for the direction.
- The story was announced in the press thus:
- [...] A new disease has broken out, which soon plagues the whole of mankind. In a very short time, almost every person will fall victim to a speechlessness against which medical science is powerless.
- In all countries, the spoken language must finally be replaced by a musical language that is infinitely more varied and full of expression; at least that is what people think. But after three centuries of musical language, a young man in love suddenly finds speech again. [...]
- The score of the work has been lost, but a recording of two parts exists (see sources), on the basis of which two parts could be reconstructed.
- instrumentation: symphony orchestra
- [4 rhythmic variations on a theme]
- duration: ca 1'30"
- XI. [fugal fragment for orchestra]
- duration: ca 4'15"
- recording of 2 parts of the work: Archive of the VRT
- An article in De Nieuwe Gids of 7 February 1948 (Anonymous: Eigen muziek. Victor Legley, p.8) calls this work Legley's wordend opus 30 [becoming opus 30]. Opus 30, however, is The golden river. Possibly this work is the missing opus 31.
- www.sabam.be Anonymous: Radiorubriek in Het Nieuwsblad of 25 January 1949, p.2. Anonymous: Radio-programma in Het Laatste Nieuws of 25 January 1949, p.5. Both newspaper articles mention Georgette de Rijcke as translator. In De Nieuwe Gids of 7 February 1948 (Anonymous: Eigen muziek. Victor Legley, p.8), Marcel Coole is erroneously mentioned as the author of the text. The journalist probably mixed up a few things in his article about Legley's activities in February 1948, as the composer was then also working on Het gevecht met het hart on lyrics by Coole.
- M.: Een origineel luisterspel in het N.I.R. in Vooruit of 22 January 1949, p.2. Anonymous: De eeuw der harmonie in De Gentenaar of 22 January 1949, p.3. Anonymous: Radiorubriek in Het Nieuwsblad of 25 January 1949, p.2. Anonymous: Radio-programma in Het Laatste Nieuws of 25 January 1949, p.5.
- Anonymous: De eeuw der harmonie in Het Nieuwsblad and De Standaard of 23 January 1949, each p.2.
- 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, trombone, percussion, piano, celesta, guitar and strings (4-3-2-2-1). This according to the catalogue of the NIR.
- The instrument played may also be a theremin.
- At the beginning of the recording one can hear a voice say: nummer 11 [number 11].