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Ik zoek geen doel doch een uitweg[1] (H.C.Pernath)

Opus 90


  • Song cycle on poems by Hugues C. Pernath (songs 1 to 6) and Rutebeuf (song 7).
  • Composed from June 1975 to 24 December 1976 in Koksijde.


  • instrumentation: high voice[2] and piano[3]
  • duration: ca 15'


  • I. Voltooid werd wat voltooid verdroogde [Completed was what dried up complete]
    • tempo: Allegro impetuoso - Assai più lento
    • time signature: 2/4
      Legley 90-1.jpg
  • II. De mens, opeens en starend sterven [Man, dying suddenly and staring]
    • tempo: Poco andante e sempre molto tranquillo
    • time signature: 2/4
      Legley 90-2.jpg
  • III. Geworden was het huis [The house had become]
    • tempo: Allegro agitato
    • time signature: 5/8
      Legley 90-3.jpg
  • IV. Wij, samen en giftig getekend [We, together and poisonously drawn]
    • tempo: Andante mesto
    • time signature: 4/4
    • key: D ♭ major
      Legley 90-4.jpg
  • V. In de twijfelgrenzen van mijn hand [In the doubt limits of my hand]
    • tempo: Andante moderato (come una marcia lontana)
    • time signature: 3/4
      Legley 90-5.jpg
  • VI. En uit dit gillend licht [And from this screaming light]
    • tempo: Quasi adagio
    • time signature: 3/4
      Legley 90-6.jpg
  • VII. Le mal ne saurait seul venir
    • tempo: Moderato e sempre assai libero (come improvvisando)
    • time signature: 2/4
    • without piano accompaniment
      Legley 90-7.jpg


  • autograph: Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), shelf number BV-03-4053


  1. I seek no goal but a way out.
  2. Tessely (p.144) and De Roeck (p.491) both give tenor, the autograph does not confirm this, however.
  3. Legley probably intended to make an orchestration of this work, on p.20 of the autograph he wrote down: à l'orchestre cette melodie comporte une partie de harpe introduisible au piano.