I'd been meaning to post since the last Thread Sighting.
I got 5 from the library (I'd listened about 10 years ago) after Van or someone said it was their fav.
I guess I'm just not liking Holmboe's syms.
To me, 5 just came off as yer everyday war symphony. I don't know,...Holmboe, Rubbra, the mid-century Swedes ('Facets', 'Blackbird'), Simpson,... out of the whole pack, Holmboe's syms just seem to be talked up beyond belief, but every time I go to listen to one, I'm like, ok, that's that? It is what it is, I suppose.
'kentel' had sent me a file for SQs 13-15, which i couldn't get to play (maybe I'll try again with this new computer system), and I've been considering that again (I went through 3 other vols).
The one Holmboe cd that still piques my interest is the Cello Concerto/Brass Quintet cd on BIS.
It's maddening: Holmboe was the one composer I was just supposed to fall all over myself over. Go figure.