Symphony No. 7 (Sessions)

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The Symphony No. 7 of Roger Sessions was written in 1967.

It is in three movements:

  1. Allegro con fuoco
  2. Lento e dolce
  3. Allegro misurato

It was written for the 150th anniversary of the University of Michigan (Prausnitz, p. 285).

It was premiered on October 1, 1967, by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jean Martinon.[1]

It is scored for three flutes, three oboes, four clarinets, three bassoons, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, one tuba, timpani, percussion, piano, harp, and strings.[2]


  1. ^ "Chicago Symphony Premieres 1966-1990" (PDF). Retrieved 10 September 2009. 
  2. ^ "Presser Roger Sessions Page". Retrieved 10 September 2009. 


  • Prausnitz, Frederik. Roger Sessions: How a "Difficult" Composer Got That Way. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. ISBN 0-19-510892-2


  1. Peter Leonard/Louisville Orchestra (Louisville First Edition Records LS 776, 1981. With Sessions' Divertimento for Orchestra.)
  2. Dennis Russell Davies/American Composers Orchestra (Argo 444 519-2, 1995. Symphonies 6, 7, 9.)