Richard Burchard’s

The Seven Last Words
of Christ

Sincere Beauty

Richard Burchard’s incredible work, The Seven Last Words of Christ, uses hauntingly beautiful melodies to depict the suffering and love of Christ during the crucifixion.

The Seven Last Words
of Christ

Written for SATB voicing

Optional String &
Organ Accompaniment

Written for SATB voicing with optional string and organ accompaniment, this piece would be ideal for passion week services. The sincere beauty of the music makes it more than acceptable for both liturgical services and concert performances.

From the Richard Burchard Choral Series

& Gentry Publications

Full Score

The Seven Last Words Of Christ – Full Score

Richard Burchard’s 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”





Vocal & CD

THE SEVEN LAST WORDS OF CHRIST – Vocal Score and CD Preview Pack


Strings & Organ



“Never before have I seen such beauty in the crucifixion.”

“This magnificent composition moved me deeply, and I was able to find meaning in the music in ways that I never expected.”

– Ezekiel Stevens –

The Seven Last Words
of Christ

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

Richard Burchard


Richard Burchard

Renowned worldwide for his fresh and timeless compositions, Richard Burchard continues to impress audiences and listeners with each musical selection, which display his unique use of harmonic sonorities and equal writing for all voice parts. The Seven Last Words of Christ, along with a number of his octavos can be found at the Richard Burchard Choral Series with Gentry Publications.

& Conductor

Commended Unto God

It can be very difficult for us to let go of our will and trust God with our lives and futures. We each have our own visions and dreams about the way we want our lives to turn out. So when God starts pulling us in one direction, it may be natural for us to resist him...

Entering Into Paradise

The example that Christ set throughout his life is one that we should strive to follow. But most especially, the example that he set as he was going to the cross deserves to be studied, analyzed, and followed. Christ knew that he would be faced with inconceivable...

Finding Beauty in Suffering

No one likes to suffer. There is most often something that rises up within ourselves when we are faced with pain that causes us to dig in our heels and resist. We resist because we do not like change - we do not understand it, and we have no desire to do so....


The Seven Last Words
of Christ

Rentals of The Seven Last Words of Christ is available from Hinshaw Music

Full Choir &
Expanded Chamber &
Chamber Groups

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Or complete and submit an online rental inquiry form on our Fred Bock Publishing Group website.