Subscribe to Dacapo's newsletter

Works for A Cappella Choir

Vagn Holmboe

Works for A Cappella Choir

Sokkelund Sangkor, Morten Schuldt-Jensen

This recording contains insightful interpretations of Holmboe's powerful, robust choral music, which is characterized by very simple but strong musical structures. Holmboe was inspired by European folk music, which can be heard in the piece A Lyke-Wake Dirge, a folkloric wake ballade. The album also contains the often sung collection Sange mod Vårdybet (Songs to the spring abyss), written to poems by the Faroese author William Heinesen. In the songs one can hear a wide range of different expressions, inspired by the unpredictable nature: frosty landscapes, the soft green grass and a windy night at sea where nature flexes its muscles.

Buy album Stream

CD

  • CD
    Jewel Case
    79,5031,80 kr.
    €4.27 / $4.78 / £3.86
    Add to cart
Download
  • mp3 (320kbps)
    69,0027,60 kr.
    mp3
    €3.7 / $4.15 / £3.35
    Add to cart
  • FLAC 16bit 44.1kHz
    79,0031,60 kr.
    CD Quality
    €4.24 / $4.75 / £3.84
    Add to cart
"Superb"
, Tempo
"An essential window into Holmboe's creative world. Accessible, smoothly produced and poetic music."
, Classical Music on the Web
Total runtime: 
62 min.
Release date: 
July 1993
Cat. No.: 
DCCD 9204
FormatID: 
CD
CoverFormat: 
Jewel Case
Barcode: 
4891030092044
Track count: 
23

Credits

0