In a few short years Richard Burchard has become one of the most sought-after and commissioned composers for choral music. His choral writing is romantic and rich harmonically, with dense contrapuntal lines. Now he has brought that excellence into an extended multi-movement work on the “Seven Last Words of Christ” accompanied by divisi strings. This 45 minute work is a breath-taking piece of music. An alternate accompaniment for organ and string quartet is also available. This is a sacred piece that will also perform well in concert venues. Church, community and college choirs will find this a worthy piece to program. Medium in difficulty.