Music for 2 pianos

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dedicated to Pierre Legley[1]

Opus 68


  • Legley wrote this work after the death of his father, Pierre Legley,[2] in 1966.
  • He received the Visser-Neerlandia prize for his composition in 1970.[3]
  • The first performance of the composition was played by pianists Lode Backx and Monika Druyts in concert hall Osterrieth in Antwerp on 31 January 1969.[4][5]


  • instrumentation: 2 pianos
  • duration: ca 10'


  • I. Quasi adagio
    • time signature: 4/4
      Legley 68-1.jpg
  • II.
    • Allegro
      • time signature: 4/4
    • Andante
      • time signature: 4/4
    • Allegro molto energico ma non troppo vivace
      • time signature: 3/4
        Legley 68-2.jpg


  • photocopy of the autograph: Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), shelf number CBD-B-0665-(05250). Manuscript A (see below) was presumably transcribed from the autograph.
  • photocopy of manuscript A: Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), no shelf number yet (Legley archive). This manuscript does not seem to have been written by Legley himself. It is not the definitive version of the work neither, it does, however, contain several corrections that found their way to the the first edition. Starting from bar 180, the bar numbering is wrong.
  • first edition: Metropolis, Antwerp, 1971


  1. In the autograph and manuscript A: In heilige herinnering aan mijn Vader [In sacred memory of my Father], in the first edition: In herinnering aan mijn Vader [In memory of my Father].
  2. De Roeck, p.430.
  3. See:
  4. CeBeDeM - lijst werken: LIJST VAN DE WERKEN VAN VIC LEGLEY 22.6.1976, p.1.
  5. Tessely (p.75) mentions a gala concert for Unicef with pianists Heidi Hendrickx and Levente Kende as the occasion of the first performance, this, however, cannot be correct. De Roeck (p.430) quotes an article on the performance on 31 January 1969 in which the author explicitly calls it the first performance.