Symphony No. 5 (Sessions)

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The Symphony No. 5 of Roger Sessions was commissioned in 1960 and completed in 1964.[1][2][3] It was commissioned by Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the first movement only was premiered by them in February 1964,[3] the rest not being completed until that December.

It is in three connected movements, with a pause after the first.[2]

It is scored for three flutes, three oboes, four clarinets, three bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, three trombones, one tuba, timpani, percussion, piano, harp and strings.[4]


  1. ^ "Sessions Society Worklist". Retrieved 7 June 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Dialogues and Extensions". American Symphony Orchestra. 1992-3. Retrieved 7 June 2009.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ a b "Eugene Ormandy Information Site". Retrieved 7 June 2009. 
  4. ^ "Presser Information for Sessions". Retrieved 7 June 2009.