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un tout petit peu avant l'hiver[1]

dedicated to Jacques Leduc[2]

Opus 113


  • This work was completed by Legley on 14 June 1989.[3] It was composed at the request of Jacques Leduc for the fiftieth anniversary of the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel.[4]
  • The first performance took place on 1 December 1989, the symphony orchestra of the RTBF played under the direction of Robert Casteels.[4]


  • instrumentation: symphony orchestra[5]
  • duration: ca 5'


  • Maestoso, largo, pesante
    • time signature: 4/4
  • Allegro semplice
    • time signature: 2/2
  • Largo e pesante
    • time signature: 3/4
  • Moderato
    • time signature: 3/4
  • Maestoso, largo, pesante
    • time signature: 4/4
  • Moderato molto
    • time signature: 4/4


  • autograph: Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), shelf number BV-03-4071


  1. Another motto for the work Legley notes on the last page of the autograph: le bruit fait peu de bien; le bien fait peu de bruit (Francis de Sales).
  2. On the title page of the autograph: au vrai responsable: Jacques Leduc, recteur.
  3. The autograph does not mention a year, but since opus 112 was created in late 1988 and Automne in late 1989, the year 1989 seems plausible. Moreover, a photocopy of the autograph bears a stamp of SABAM: "SABAM" | 405365 30.-6-89.
  4. 4.0 4.1 De Roeck, p.550.
  5. Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, double bassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, euphonium, harp, percussion and strings.