Symphony No. 5 (Glass)

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Symphony No. 5 is a symphony composed by Philip Glass. It is scored for chorus and orchestra. The symphony is divided into twelve parts:

  1. Before the Creation
  2. The Creation of the Cosmos
  3. The Creation of Sentient Beings
  4. The Creation of Human Beings
  5. Joy and Love
  6. Evil and Ignorance
  7. Suffering
  8. Compassion
  9. Death
  10. Judgement and Apocalypse
  11. Paradise
  12. Dedication

It was commissioned by the Salzburg Festival, Austria and premiered August 28, 1999 and was conducted by Dennis Russell Davies.[1]