O SALUTARIS HOSTIA
Reflections on plainchant
Tantum Ergo has been generously supported by Michael Straus in honour of Marc Straus, and O Salutaris hostia in honour of Philippa Straus II.
an upcoming album release. Stay tuned for further details!
No composer has made such an impression on contemporary Swedish musical life as Sven-David Sandström. His catalogue of works, which includes some 300 compositions, gives proof not only of an impressive productivity, but also contains an amazingly wide range: everything from magnificent operas and oratorios to intimate choral and chamber music.
With his unlikely combination of creativity and diligence in the craft of composition, restless curiosity and firmly-rooted mastery of form, Sandström alternates, to all appearances unconcerned, between a sophisticated orchestral texture and musical melodies, film music and music for the church. In the 2000s he has focused especially on sacred choral music.