Symphony No.5, Op.57 (Glass, Louis)

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Copenhagen: Wilhelm Hansen, 1921. Plate 17613.
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Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.
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General Information

Work Title Symphony No.5
Alternative. Title Sinfonia Svastika
Composer Glass, Louis
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.57
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ILG 12
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
  1. Dagvirke (Daily Toil) (Allegro energico, ma non troppo vivace)
  2. Hvile (Rest) (Andante tranquillo)
  3. Skygger (Shades) (Presto)
  4. Morgengry (Dawn) (Adagio, ma non troppo)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1919-20
First Publication. 1921
Average DurationAvg. Duration 40 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra
3 flutes (3rd also piccolo), 2 oboes, English Horn, 2 clarinets (B),
bass clarinet (B), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
4 horns (F), 3 trumpets (F), 4 trombones, tuba
timpani, snare drum, cymbals, gong, celesta or harp, strings

Misc. Comments

Note on the title: This work very most likely celebrates the svastika, as a fortunate or Sun symbol (as described in the early parts of the Wikipedia article about it); the Nazi movement was not known to Glass (at least, not in 1919-20, if ever.)