Serenade for 2 violins and piano

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dedicated to Gaby Altmann, Jean-Louis Lardinois and Jean Louël

Opus 44 no.1


  • Legley composed this sonata from September to November 1954[1] in Wégimont and Woluwe.
  • The earliest known performance took place on 14 January 1957 in the concert hall of the Ghent conservatory and was played by the Trio Altmann-Lardinois-Louël.[2]


  • instrumentation: 2 violins and piano
  • duration: ca 14'


  • I. Allegro ma non troppo
    • time signature: 5/4
    • duration: ca 3'10"
  • II. Molto vivo, leggiero e scherzando
    • time signature: 6/8
  • III. Andante
    • time signature: 4/4
  • IV. Allegro molto deciso
    • time signature:


  • photocopy of the autograph: Music Library of the former NIR[3], shelf number KAMER 925
  • first edition (score and parts): CeBeDeM, Brussels, 1961


  1. De Roeck (p.342) erroneously gives 1954-1956.
  2. De Roeck, p.343.
  3. This music library is currently kept in the Royal Conservatory of Brussels.