The ’Low’ Symphony, composed in the spring of 1992, is based on the record ‘Low’ by David Bowie and Brian Eno first released in 1977. The record consisted of a number of songs and instrumentals and used techniques which were similar to procedures used by composers working in new and experimental music. As such, this record was widely appreciated by musicians working both in the field of ‘pop’ music and in experimental music and was a landmark work of that period.
Having taken themes from three of the instrumentals on the record and, combining them with material of his own, Glass has used them as the basis of three movements of this Symphony.
This is the Full Score of Glass’ orchestral work.