The Seven Last Words of Christ
Richard Burchard has rapidly risen to the top of the list of choral composers who are frequently commissioned. His choral compositions are romantic, harmonically rich, and include intricate contrapuntal lines. Burchard’s extended multi-movement work on The Seven Last Words of Christ, which is accompanied by divisi strings, incorporates that brilliance.
This 45-minute piece of music is simply breathtaking and offers alternate accompaniment for the string quartet and organ. The Seven Last Words of Christ is a sacred piece of medium difficulty that will perform well in concert venues. Church, community and college choirs will also find this a worthy addition to their spiritual musical programs.
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Suitable for advanced choirs and college choruses.
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Medium in difficulty.