Sonata for violin solo

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dedicated to Jenny Spanoghe and Björn Van Hauwermeiren[1]

Opus 123


  • Legley composed this sonata in the years 1993 and 1994 (see below for details), a commission by Jenny Spanoghe.[2]
  • Jenny Spanoghe performed this work for the first time on 5 June 1994 in the cycle Dichter bij het woud - een oase van klanken.[2]


  • instrumentation: violin
  • duration: ca 17'30"[3]


  • I. Prelude
    • completed in December 1993 in Ostend
    • tempo: Assez large
    • time signature: 3/4
      Legley 123-1.jpg
  • II. Scherzando
    • tempo: Prestissimo - Quasi doppiù lento, poco pesante - Da Capo
    • time signature: 3/4
      Legley 123-2.jpg
  • III. Melopee - Voor mijn jonge vriend Björn [For my young friend Björn]
    • composed in Ostend (Serruys) and Woluwe[4]
    • tempo: Andante, quasi adagio
    • time signature: 4/4
      Legley 123-3.jpg
  • IV. Aber jetzt...
    • composed in February 1994 in Ostend (Serruys) and Awenne
    • tempo: Allegro molto energico
    • time signature: 2/4
      Legley 123-4.jpg


  • autograph: Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), shelf number BV-03-4082
  • first edition: CeBeDeM, Brussels, 1994


  1. Only the third movement is dedicated to Van Hauwermeiren.
  2. 2.0 2.1 De Roeck, p.572.
  3. CeBeDeM and the first edition give 10', however, the recording by Jenny Spanoghe (Gailly, 1996) lasts 17'32".
  4. Legley notes: Ya tozhe, Russian for Me too.