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==Preface==
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==Foreword==
In 2011, Walter Legley donated a large part of his archives to the library of the Royal Conservatory in Brussels (Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel). This donation contained some 100 autographs, many books, scores and concert programmes that once all had belonged to his father, Victor Legley (1915-1994).
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In 2011 Walter Legley donated an extensive part of his archive to the library of the Royal Conservatory of Brussels (Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel). This donation included a hundred manuscripts, numerous books, scores and concert programmes, all of which had once belonged to his father, Victor Legley (1915-1994).
  
This exceptional acquisition gave the impulse for the compilation of a new catalogue of Legley's works, on which Koenraad Sterckx worked in the years 2013-2016.
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This exceptional acquisition for the conservatory library was the impulse for a new catalogue of Legley's oeuvre, to which Koenraad Sterckx devoted himself in the years 2013-2021.
  
In order compile a new thematic catalogue, two previous important catalogues have been built upon:
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For the compilation of this catalogue, two older important catalogues were built on:
*Carine Tessely: [[Tessely/en|Victor Legley (°1915) Inleiding tot zijn oeuvre]] [Introduction to his works], a licence thesis from 1977, and
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*Carine Tessely: [[Tessely/en|Victor Legley (°1915) - Inleiding tot zijn œuvre]] [Introduction to his oeuvre], a Master's thesis from 1977, and
 
*Ronald de Roeck: [[De Roeck/en|La producció de Victor Legley]] [The works of Victor Legley], a doctoral thesis from 2009.
 
*Ronald de Roeck: [[De Roeck/en|La producció de Victor Legley]] [The works of Victor Legley], a doctoral thesis from 2009.
  
Newly discovered sources allowed us to complete these catalogues and to gain a (hopefully) complete overview of Legley's works.
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New source research allowed to complete these catalogues and to gain a (hopefully) complete overview of Legley's oeuvre.
  
 
==Victor Legley==
 
==Victor Legley==
 
For the composer's biography, we refer to the following websites:
 
For the composer's biography, we refer to the following websites:
*Matrix - Centre for new music: [http://www.matrix-new-music.be/en/composer/legley-victor-1915-1994 Legley Victor (1915-1994)]
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*Matrix - Centre for New Music: [https://matrix-new-music.be/en/publications/flemish-composers-database/legley-victor/ Legley Victor (1915-1994)]
*Wikipedia: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vic_Legley Victor Legley]
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*Muziekcentrum Vlaanderen: [http://www.muziekcentrum.be/identity.php?ID=134641 Victor Legley] (dutch)
 
*Muziekcentrum Vlaanderen: [http://www.muziekcentrum.be/identity.php?ID=134641 Victor Legley] (dutch)
*Oostende - City Archives: [http://www.oostende.be/product.aspx?id=6288 Legley Victor (1915-1994)] (dutch)
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*Study Centre for Flemish Music: [https://www.svm.be/content/legley-vic Legley, Vic] (dutch)
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*Wikipedia: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vic_Legley Vic Legley]
  
==Remarks on the catalogue==
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== Notes on the catalogue==
 
Some principles that apply to all pages describing Legley's compositions:
 
Some principles that apply to all pages describing Legley's compositions:
*when no explicit reference is made to a source, the source is the autograph score (sometimes a photocopy of it);
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*when no explicit reference is made to a source, that source is the autograph (sometimes a photocopy of it);
*when Legley didn't specify the duration of a composition in his autograph, we copy the duration given by [http://www.cebedem.be/en/composers/l/94-legley-vic CeBeDeM], without explicitly referring to it; in some cases other sources had to be consulted, to which we do refer explicitly;
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*when Legley didn't specify the duration of a composition in his autograph, we take over the duration given by the former [https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/CeBeDeM CeBeDeM], without explicitly referring to it; in a few cases other sources had to be consulted, these are explicitly referred to;
*when referring to [[Tessely/en|Tessely]], we use the pagination proposed by [[De Roeck/en|De Roeck]] when he refers to [[Tessely/en|Tessely]];
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*when referring to [[Tessely/en|Tessely]], we adopt the pagination used by [[De Roeck]] when referring to [[Tessely/en|Tessely]];
*tempo indications are corrected without comment: e.g. ''grazioso'' instead of Legley's usual ''gracioso''.
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*tempo indications are tacitly corrected: e.g. ''grazioso'' instead of Legley's usual incorrect ''gracioso''.
  
 
==Thanks==
 
==Thanks==
I'd like to thank all persons who have helped me compile this catalogue:
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I would like to thank the following persons who helped me to realize this catalogue:
*first of all, all my colleagues in the library of the Royal Conservatory in Brussels, especially Joachim, Johan, Olivia and Richard for their assistance
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*first of all my colleagues in the library of the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, especially Joachim, Johan, Olivia and Richard for their assistance
*Emmanuel Sproelants and Pieterjan Hermans from the music library of the Vlaams Radiokoor and Brussels Philharmonic
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*Emmanuel Sproelants and Pieterjan Hermans of the music library of the Flemish Radio Choir (Vlaams Radiokoor) and Brussels Philharmonic
*Hugo Sledsens from the VRT archives
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*Hugo Sledsens of the VRT archives
 
*[[De Roeck/en|Ronald de Roeck]]
 
*[[De Roeck/en|Ronald de Roeck]]
 
*[[Tessely/en|Carine Tessely]]
 
*[[Tessely/en|Carine Tessely]]
  
  
Koenraad Sterckx, 2013-2016
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Koenraad Sterckx, 2013-2021
  
 
[[Category:VLEN]]
 
[[Category:VLEN]]
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'''Attention: this is not yet the definitive version of the catalogue of Legley's works!'''
 
 
''[[the music of Vic Legley|Introduction]]''
 
 
''[[All works]]''
 
 
''[[Genres (en)|Genres]]''
 
 
''[[Early works]]''
 
 
==Works with opus numbers==
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
|-
 
! Opus
 
! Name
 
! Year of composition
 
|-
 
| '''1'''
 
| [[Opus 1(en)|unknown]]
 
|
 
|-
 
| '''2'''
 
| [[3 Songs|Songs]]
 
| 1933-1943
 
|-
 
| '''3'''
 
| [[Little suite for piano]]
 
| 1935-1944
 
|-
 
| '''4'''
 
| [[Opus 4(en)|unknown]]
 
|
 
|-
 
| '''5'''
 
| [[String quartet 1]]
 
| 1941
 
|-
 
| '''6'''
 
| [[Symphonic variations on an old Flemish song]]
 
| 1941
 
|-
 
| '''7'''
 
| [[Elegiac song]]
 
| 1944
 
|-
 
| '''7'''
 
| [[Small piano music]]
 
| 1933-1936
 
|-
 
| '''8'''
 
| [[Petite suite pour piano (en)|Petite suite pour piano]]
 
|
 
|-
 
| '''9'''
 
| [[Opus 9|unknown]]
 
|
 
|-
 
| '''10'''
 
| [[Symphony 1]]
 
| 1942
 
|-
 
| '''11'''
 
| [[Trio for oboe, clarinet and bassoon]]
 
| 1942
 
|-
 
| '''12'''
 
| [[Sonata for violin and piano]]
 
| 1942
 
|-
 
| '''13'''
 
| [[Sonata for viola en piano]]
 
| 1943
 
|-
 
| '''14'''
 
| [[Flute quartet]]
 
| 1944
 
|-
 
| '''15'''
 
| [[5 French songs]]
 
| 1944
 
|-
 
| '''16'''
 
| [[Cello quartet]]
 
| 1944
 
|-
 
| '''17'''
 
| [[Concerto for 13 instruments]]
 
| 1944
 
|-
 
| '''18'''
 
| [[Suite for large orchestra]]
 
| 1944
 
|-
 
| '''19'''
 
| [[Sextet for wind instruments and piano]]
 
| 1945
 
|-
 
| '''20'''
 
| [[Sonata for cello and piano]]
 
| 1945
 
|-
 
| '''21'''
 
| [[The Veil (en)|The Veil]]
 
| 1945
 
|-
 
| '''22'''
 
| [[Struggle for life]]
 
| 1946
 
|-
 
| '''23'''
 
| [[Sonata for piano 1]]
 
| 1946
 
|-
 
| '''24'''
 
| [[Music for an Greek tragedy]]
 
| 1946
 
|-
 
| '''25'''
 
| [[Miniature symphony]]
 
| 1946
 
|-
 
| '''26'''
 
| [[Paradise regained (1946)(en)|Paradise regained]]
 
| 1946
 
|-
 
| '''27'''
 
| [[Concerto for violin and orchestra 1]]
 
| 1947
 
|-
 
| '''28'''
 
| [[String quartet 2]]
 
| 1947
 
|-
 
| '''29'''
 
| [[Symphony 2]]
 
| 1947
 
|-
 
| '''30'''
 
| [[The golden river]]
 
| 1947-1948
 
|-
 
| '''31'''
 
| [[Opus 31 (en)|unknown]]
 
|
 
|-
 
| '''32'''
 
| [[Het gevecht met het hart (en)|Het gevecht met het hart]]
 
| 1947-1948
 
|-
 
| '''33'''
 
| [[Midday music]]
 
| 1948
 
|-
 
| '''34'''
 
| [[De boer die sterft (en)|De boer die sterft]]
 
| 1949
 
|-
 
| '''34b'''
 
| [[Lullaby for the dying farmer???]]
 
| 1949
 
|-
 
| '''35'''
 
| [[Sonata for organ]]
 
| 1949
 
|-
 
| '''36'''
 
| [[Cantique spirituel (en)|Cantique spirituel]]
 
| 1950
 
|-
 
| '''37'''
 
| [[De gevallen vriend (en)|De gevallen vriend]]
 
| 1951
 
|-
 
| '''38'''
 
| [[7 Haikai]]
 
| 1951-1975
 
|-
 
| '''39'''
 
| [[Concerto for piano and orchestra]]
 
| 1952-1959
 
|-
 
| '''40'''
 
| [[Chamber music opus 40|Chamber music]]
 
| 1952-1953
 
|-
 
| '''40.3'''
 
| [[Sonata for clarinet and piano]]
 
| 1952
 
|-
 
| '''40.6'''
 
| [[Sonata for trumpet and piano]]
 
| 1953
 
|-
 
| '''41'''
 
| [[Divertimento for orchestra]]
 
| 1952
 
|-
 
| '''42'''
 
| [[Symphony 3]]
 
| 1951-1953
 
|-
 
| '''43'''
 
| [[Le Bal des Halles (en)|Le Bal des Halles]]
 
| 1955-1959
 
|-
 
| '''44.1'''
 
| [[Serenade for 2 violins and piano]]
 
| 1954
 
|-
 
| '''44.2'''
 
| [[Serenade for strings]]
 
| 1957
 
|-
 
| '''44.3'''
 
| [[Serenade for flute, violin and cello]]
 
| 1957
 
|-
 
| '''45'''
 
| [[Migration des âmes (en)|Migration des âmes]]
 
| 1954
 
|-
 
| '''46'''
 
| [[5 Portraits for piano]]
 
| 1954-1955
 
|-
 
| '''47'''
 
| [[Brieven uit Portugal (en)|Brieven uit Portugal]]
 
| 1955
 
|-
 
| '''48'''
 
| [[Burlesque (en)|Burlesque]]
 
| 1956
 
|-
 
| '''49'''
 
| [[Concertino for timpani and orchestra]]
 
| 1956
 
|-
 
| '''50'''
 
| [[String quartet 3]]
 
| 1955-1956
 
|-
 
| '''51.1'''
 
| [[Poème d'été (en)|Poème d'été]]
 
| 1957
 
|-
 
| '''51.2'''
 
| [[Poème du printemps (en)|Poème du printemps]]
 
| 1958
 
|-
 
| '''52'''
 
| [[La cathédrale d'acier (en)|La cathédrale d'acier]]
 
| 1958
 
|-
 
| '''53'''
 
| [[Overture for a comedy by Goldoni]]
 
| 1958
 
|-
 
| '''54'''
 
| [[5 Miniatures (en)|5 Miniatures]]
 
| 1958
 
|-
 
| '''55'''
 
| [[Trio for flute, violin and guitar]]
 
| 1959
 
|-
 
| '''56'''
 
| [[String quartet 4]]
 
| 1963
 
|-
 
| '''57'''
 
| [[3 Pieces for chamber orchestra]]
 
| 1960
 
|-
 
| '''58'''
 
| [[Woodwind quintet]]
 
| 1961
 
|-
 
| '''59'''
 
| [[La farce des deux nues (en)|La farce des deux nues]]
 
| 1959-1963
 
|-
 
| '''60'''
 
| [[Diptych]]
 
| 1964
 
|-
 
| '''61'''
 
| [[Symphony 4]]
 
| 1963-1964
 
|-
 
| '''62'''
 
| [[5 Pieces for guitar]]
 
| 1964
 
|-
 
| '''63'''
 
| [[Zeng (en)|Zeng]]
 
| 1965
 
|-
 
| '''64'''
 
| [[Symphony 5]]
 
| 1966
 
|-
 
| '''65'''
 
| [[9 Aphorisms]]
 
| 1966
 
|-
 
| '''66'''
 
| [[Concerto for harp and orchestra]]
 
| 1966
 
|-
 
| '''67'''
 
| [[Concerto for violin and orchestra 2]]
 
| 1966
 
|-
 
| '''68'''
 
| [[Music for 2 pianos]]
 
| 1966
 
|-
 
| '''69'''
 
| [[Rhapsody for trumpet and piano]]
 
| 1967
 
|-
 
| '''70'''
 
| [[Paradise regained (1967-1986)(en)|Paradise regained]]
 
| 1967-1986
 
|-
 
| '''71'''
 
| [[Azul sin casa (en)|Azul sin casa]]
 
| 1967
 
|-
 
| '''72.1'''
 
| [[Suite for harp 1]]
 
| 1968
 
|-
 
| '''72.2'''
 
| [[Suite for harp 2]]
 
| 1969-1972
 
|-
 
| '''73'''
 
| [[Poèmes engagés et dégagés (en)|Poèmes engagés et dégagés]]
 
| 1968
 
|-
 
| '''74'''
 
| [[3 Marches (en)|3 Marches]]
 
| 1968
 
|-
 
| '''75'''
 
| [[Prelude for a ballet]]
 
| 1969
 
|-
 
| '''76'''
 
| [[3 Mouvement for brass en percussion]]
 
| 1968-1969
 
|-
 
| '''77'''
 
| [[Espaces (en)|Espaces]]
 
| 1970
 
|-
 
| '''78'''
 
| [[Concerto for viola and orchestra]]
 
| 1971
 
|-
 
| '''79'''
 
| [[3 South-African songs]]
 
| 1972
 
|-
 
| '''80.1'''
 
| [[Esquisses (en)|Esquisses]]
 
| 1970-1971
 
|-
 
| '''80.2'''
 
| [[Brindilles (en)|Brindilles]]
 
| 1974
 
|-
 
| '''81.1'''
 
| [[Piano quartet]]
 
| 1973
 
|-
 
| '''81.2'''
 
| [[Piano trio]]
 
| 1973
 
|-
 
| '''81.3'''
 
| [[String trio]]
 
| 1973
 
|-
 
| '''82'''
 
| [[Mythologies (en)|Mythologies]]
 
| 1972-1973
 
|-
 
| '''83'''
 
| [[La terra e la morte (en)|La terra e la morte]]
 
| 1974
 
|-
 
| '''84.1'''
 
| [[Sonata for piano 2]]
 
| 1974
 
|-
 
| '''84.2'''
 
| [[Sonata for piano 3]]
 
| 1970-1977
 
|-
 
| '''85'''
 
| [[Concert d'automne (en)|Concert d'automne]]
 
| 1971-1974
 
|-
 
| '''86'''
 
| [[4 ballads]]
 
| 1975
 
|-
 
| '''87'''
 
| [[Concerto grosso (en)|Concerto grosso]]
 
| 1975-1976
 
|-
 
| '''88'''
 
| [[Symphonie 6]]
 
| 1976
 
|-
 
| '''89'''
 
| [[4 Esquisses (en)|4 Esquisses]]
 
| 1976
 
|-
 
| '''90'''
 
| [[Mijn gegeven woord (en)|Mijn gegeven woord]]
 
| 1975-1976
 
|-
 
| '''91'''
 
| [[Het genoeglijke strijkkwartet (en)|Het genoeglijke strijkkwartet]]
 
| 1977
 
|-
 
| '''92'''
 
| [[Before endeavours fade (en)|Before endeavours fade]]
 
| 1977
 
|-
 
| '''93.1'''
 
| [[Parade I (en)|Parade I]]
 
| 1977
 
|-
 
| '''93.2'''
 
| [[Parade II (en)|Parade II]]
 
| 1978
 
|-
 
| '''93.3'''
 
| [[Parade III (en)|Parade III]]
 
| 1981
 
|-
 
| '''94'''
 
| [[Festival overture]]
 
| 1979
 
|-
 
| '''95'''
 
| [[3 Esquisses (en)|3 Esquisses]]
 
| 1978
 
|-
 
| '''96.1'''
 
| [[Intermezzo for piano]]
 
| 1979
 
|-
 
| '''96.2'''
 
| [[Intermezzo for guitar]]
 
| 1980
 
|-
 
| '''97'''
 
| [[Homage to Jean Absil]]
 
| 1979
 
|-
 
| '''98'''
 
| [[Volharden (en)|Volharden]]
 
| 1979
 
|-
 
| '''99'''
 
| [[Triptych]]
 
| 1979-1980
 
|-
 
| '''100'''
 
| [[Concertino for hobo]]
 
| 1982
 
|-
 
| '''101'''
 
| [[Duo for violin and cello]]
 
| 1983
 
|-
 
| '''101B'''
 
| [[Duo for 2 cellos]]
 
| 1986
 
|-
 
| '''102'''
 
| [[Concerto for cello and orchestra]]
 
| 1983-1984
 
|-
 
| '''103'''
 
| [[2 Alice Nahon songs]]
 
| 1984
 
|-
 
| '''104'''
 
| [[Divertimento for woodwind ensemble]]
 
| 1984
 
|-
 
| '''105'''
 
| [[7 Masonic songs]]
 
| 1983-1985
 
|-
 
| '''106'''
 
| [[Caractères (en)|Caractères]]
 
| 1985
 
|-
 
| '''107'''
 
| [[Sonata for piano 4]]
 
| 1985
 
|-
 
| '''108'''
 
| [[Suite in D]]
 
| 1986
 
|-
 
| '''109'''
 
| [[2 Pieces for accordion]]
 
| 1986
 
|-
 
| '''110'''
 
| [[Small triptych]]
 
| 1987
 
|-
 
| '''111'''
 
| [[Musique pour les temps qui passent (en)|Musique pour les temps qui passent]]
 
| 1988
 
|-
 
| '''112'''
 
| [[Symphony 7]]
 
| 1985-1988
 
|-
 
| '''113'''
 
| [[Automne (en)|Automne]]
 
| 1989
 
|-
 
| '''114'''
 
| [[4 Miniatures for cello and harp]]
 
| 1989
 
|-
 
| '''115'''
 
| [[Concerto for violin and orchestra 3]]
 
| 1989-1990
 
|-
 
| '''116'''
 
| [[String quartet 5]]
 
| 1990
 
|-
 
| '''117'''
 
| [[Melody for trombone and piano]]
 
| 1990
 
|-
 
| '''118.1'''
 
| [[4 Miniatures for viola]]
 
| 1991
 
|-
 
| '''119.1'''
 
| [[Isar I (en)|Isar I]]
 
| 1991
 
|-
 
| '''120'''
 
| [[Romance for violin an piano]]
 
| 1991
 
|-
 
| '''121'''
 
| [[Symphony 8]]
 
| 1988-1993
 
|-
 
| '''122'''
 
| [[Drie-meisjes-sonate (en)|Drie-meisjes-sonate]]
 
| 1993
 
|-
 
| '''123'''
 
| [[Sonata for violin solo]]
 
| 1993-1994
 
|-
 
| '''124'''
 
| [[Björn (en)|Björn]]
 
| 1994
 
|}
 
 
==Works without opus numbers==
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
|-
 
! Name
 
! Year of composition
 
|-
 
| [[Beatrice (en)|Beatrice]]
 
| 1935 approximately
 
|-
 
| [[Ulixes' voorbijvaart (en)|Ulixes' voorbijvaart]]
 
| 1943
 
|-
 
| [[La Lettre (en)|La Lettre]]
 
| 1945
 
|-
 
| [[Ballad]]
 
| 1948 of vroeger
 
|-
 
| [[Nachtvaart (en)|Nachtvaart]]
 
| 1948
 
|-
 
| [[Little carnival overture]]
 
| 1954
 
|-
 
| [[Le temps est compté (en)|Le temps est compté]]
 
| 1954
 
|-
 
| [[Honorary fanfare Béla Bartók]]
 
| 1955
 
|-
 
| [[Een lied der blijdschap (en)|Een lied der blijdschap]]
 
| 1956
 
|-
 
| [[Hier gaat dan, God, een nieuwe reis (en)|Hier gaat dan, God, een nieuwe reis]]
 
| 1959
 
|-
 
| [[Signature song (third programme)]]
 
| 1961 of vroeger
 
|-
 
| [[3 Ariettes (en)|3 Ariettes]]
 
| 1974
 
|-
 
| [[2 Poèmes (en)|2 Poèmes]]
 
| 1986-1987
 
|-
 
| [[Metaphors]]
 
| 1987-1988
 
|-
 
| [[Short introduction for a royal feast]]
 
| 1990
 
|-
 
| [[Mouvement (en)|Mouvement]]
 
| 1994
 
|-
 
| [[Avondliedeken (en)|Avondliedeken]]
 
|
 
|-
 
| [[Fugue (en)]]
 
|
 
|-
 
| [[Onzeker (en)|Onzeker]]
 
|
 
|}
 
 
==Arrangements==
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
|-
 
! Name
 
! Year of composition
 
|-
 
| [[3 Old Dutch songs]]
 
| 1955 (presumably)
 
|-
 
| [[2 Spanish folk songs arranged for 2 guitars]]
 
| 1970 or earlier
 
|}
 
==Unfinished works==
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
|-
 
! Name
 
! Year of composition
 
|-
 
| [[Cantata ''De stad'']]
 
| 1967
 
|}
 
 
==Lost works==
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
|-
 
! Name
 
! Year of composition
 
|-
 
| [[Appassionato (en)|Appassionato]]
 
| 1935 or earlier
 
|-
 
| [[Salomé (en)|Salomé]]
 
| 1936 or later
 
|-
 
| [[Mijn ouderhuis (en)|Mijn ouderhuis]]
 
| 1939 or earlier
 
|-
 
| [[Avondklacht (en)|Avondklacht]]
 
| 1943 or earlier
 
|-
 
| [[Radio play ''De arbeid'']]
 
| 1943 or earlier
 
|-
 
| [[Radio play ''De eeuw der harmonie'']]
 
| 1949 or earlier
 
|-
 
| [[Composition for the 25th birthday of lodge Balder]]
 
| 1956 or earlier
 
|-
 
| [[Fanfare (Expo '58)(en)|Fanfare (Expo '58)]]
 
| 1958 or earlier
 
|-
 
| [[Ballad for piano|Ballad]]
 
| 1964 or earlier
 
|-
 
| [[Mon c&oelig;ur balance (en)|Mon c&oelig;ur balance]]
 
| 1976 or earlier
 
|-
 
| [[Fanfare J.M. (en)|Fanfare J.M.]]
 
|
 
|-
 
| [[Marche (en)|Marche]]
 
|
 
|-
 
| [[Music for the ceremony of the 18th grade]]
 
|
 
|-
 
| [[Music for the ceremony of the 30th grade]]
 
|
 
|-
 
| [[&OElig;uvre pour harmonie (en)|&OElig;uvre pour harmonie]]
 
|
 
|-
 
| [[Vogels Guadalquivirdelta (en)|Vogels Guadalquivirdelta]]
 
|
 
|}
 
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Revision as of 10:31, 27 July 2021

to the catalogue

Foreword

In 2011 Walter Legley donated an extensive part of his archive to the library of the Royal Conservatory of Brussels (Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel). This donation included a hundred manuscripts, numerous books, scores and concert programmes, all of which had once belonged to his father, Victor Legley (1915-1994).

This exceptional acquisition for the conservatory library was the impulse for a new catalogue of Legley's oeuvre, to which Koenraad Sterckx devoted himself in the years 2013-2021.

For the compilation of this catalogue, two older important catalogues were built on:

New source research allowed to complete these catalogues and to gain a (hopefully) complete overview of Legley's oeuvre.

Victor Legley

For the composer's biography, we refer to the following websites:

Notes on the catalogue

Some principles that apply to all pages describing Legley's compositions:

  • when no explicit reference is made to a source, that source is the autograph (sometimes a photocopy of it);
  • when Legley didn't specify the duration of a composition in his autograph, we take over the duration given by the former CeBeDeM, without explicitly referring to it; in a few cases other sources had to be consulted, these are explicitly referred to;
  • when referring to Tessely, we adopt the pagination used by De Roeck when referring to Tessely;
  • tempo indications are tacitly corrected: e.g. grazioso instead of Legley's usual incorrect gracioso.

Thanks

I would like to thank the following persons who helped me to realize this catalogue:

  • first of all my colleagues in the library of the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, especially Joachim, Johan, Olivia and Richard for their assistance
  • Emmanuel Sproelants and Pieterjan Hermans of the music library of the Flemish Radio Choir (Vlaams Radiokoor) and Brussels Philharmonic
  • Hugo Sledsens of the VRT archives
  • Ronald de Roeck
  • Carine Tessely


Koenraad Sterckx, 2013-2021