Sonata for clarinet and piano

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Opus 40 no.3


  • This sonata was completed on 13 June 1952 in Brussels.
  • In 1952, Legley was awarded the Prize for composition of Brabant for this work.[1]
  • On 8 November 1952, the sonata was first performed by Pierre De Leye and Frieda Pey at the palais provincial of Brabant.[2]


  • instrumentation: clarinet and piano
  • duration: ca 16'


  • I. Allegretto grazioso
    • time signature: 6/8
  • II.
    • Andante
    • Andante, quasi moderato
    • time signature: 2/4
  • III. Allegro deciso, ma non troppo vivace
    • time signature: 3/4
  • IV. Allegro giocoso e leggiero
    • time signature: 2/4


  • autograph clarinet part: Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), shelf number 75388
  • photocopy of the autograph (score and clarinet part): Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), shelf number CBD-B-0029-(00163)
  • first edition (score and clarinet part): CeBeDeM, Brussels, 1959


  1. See:
    • Anonymous: Musique in Le Soir of 7 November 1952, p.10
    • Tessely, p.69.
  2. Anonymous: L'exposition d'art de la province du Brabant in Le Soir of 10 November 1952, p.2
    The so-called palais provincial was probably located in Brussels, the province of Brabant was however split into Flemish Brabant and Walloon Brabant in 1995 (Brussels is since then no longer part of a province, but became an independent region).