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dedicated to Norbert Grimberghs

Opus 33

History

  • Legley completed this nonet on 15 November 1948 in Brussels.
  • The first performance was given in the concert series Concerts de midi - Middagconcerten at the Museum of Ancient Art[1] in Brussels by the chamber orchestra of the B.V.V.K.[2] conducted by Norbert Grimberghs on 24 March 1949.[3]

Music

  • instrumentation: flute, clarinet, bassoon, horn, 2 violins, viola, cello and double bass
  • duration: ca 26'

Parts

  • I. Moderato e molto deciso
    • time signature: 2/2
  • II. Andante
    • time signature: 3/4
  • III.
    • Allegretto (non vivo e molto semplice)
      • time signature: 5/8
    • Moderato
      • time signature: 4/4
    • Tempo du début
      • time signature: 2/4
  • IV.
    • Allegro commodo
      • time signature: 3/4
    • Scherzando
      • time signature: 3/8
  • V. Molto andante
    • time signature: 4/4
  • VI. Allegro molto e giocoso
    • time signature: 2/4

Sources

  • autograph: Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), shelf number BV-03-4015
  • first edition (study score): CeBeDeM, Brussels, 1958

Notes

  1. Nowadays [https://www.fine-arts-museum.be/nl/de-musea/musee-oldmasters-museum Musée Oldmasters Museum
  2. In French: S.B.M.C. The exact meaning of the abbreviation could not be determined.
  3. See:
    • Anonymous: Middagconcerten in Het Laatste Nieuws of 21, 22, 23 and 24 March 1949, p.4, 6, 8 and 7 respectively
    • Anonymous: Aujourd'hui à Bruxelles in Le Drapeau Rouge of 24 March 1949, p.2
    • S.v.E.: "Au Musée d'Art Ancien" in La Libre Belgique of 26 March 1949, p.6
    • P.M.: Les Concerts in La Dernière Heure of 30 March 1949, p.5
    • CeBeDeM - lijst werken: Œuvres de Victor Legley, p.1.
    On 24 March 1949 Legley dedicated the work to Grimberghs, see the autograph.