Born in 1909 and educated at the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music in Copenhagen, one of Vagn Holmboe's first post-graduate interests, and studies was, oddly enough, the folk music of Romania, whereby he made a study tour of that country, in the early Thirties.
His favourite influences were, firstly, Austrian Joseph Haydn - whose brilliant construction of movement had a strong influence on the Dane -, followed by the romantic and symphonic works of fellow Scandinavian, Jean Sibelius. Those two, plus European folk traditions in general, roughly formed the basis of Holmboe's compositional style.
"Af Liber Canticorum" was composed for a capella choir / unaccompanied chorus, in the early fifties. Volumes II and IV, are presented on this album (further information and lyrics on inner sleeve)
Side One :-
1) Af Liber Canticorum vol.II Op.59a, by Holmboe :-
i) Benedic Domino, Anima Mea ii) Hominis Dies iii) Benedicte Domino
2) Af Liber Canticorum vol.II Op.59c :-
i) Lauda, Anima Mea ii) Laudabo Dominum iii) Psallam Deo
Side Two :-
1) Fabula II Op.115 (organ work composed in 1973)
2) Af Liber Canticorum vol.IV Op.61a :-
i) Miserere ii) Evigila iii) Laudabo
Records graded visually to RRPG grades
(record / sleeve / inner sleeve) EX+/EX/EX-.