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Richard Burchard

Richard Burchard is Associate Professor of Music and Executive Composer-in-Residence at Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY where he also served as department chair for twelve years. He teaches Composition, Theory and World Music courses.. His portfolio includes over 100 commissioned works. His choral music has been performed extensively throughout the Unites States with several premieres at state, regional and national events including ACDA and NCCO.  International premieres include Australia, Austria, China, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Portugal, and Spain. 

 

His large scale works include The Seven Last Words of Christ for Choir and String Orchestra, Stabat Mater, also for Choir and String Orchestra, commissioned by the Paris Choral Society, and Falling Stars for Choir, Soloists, Strings, Piano, Harp and Clarinet.

 

Burchard was named the Kentucky Music Teachers Association 2008 Commissioned Composer and has served as composer-in-residence for The Louisville Vocal Project, Voces Novae, St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, The Cathedral of the Assumption, as well asThe University of Kentucky Choral Department, and The American Cathedral in

Paris, France.

 

For more information and to hear other of Burchard’s works, visit www.richardburchard.com and https://soundcloud.com/richardburchard-1 

 

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Love Song
 

 Love Song 
Composer: Richard Burchard  Author/Lyricist: Rainer Maria Rilke 

Voicing: TTBB  Released: January 2018  Difficulty: Medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   This choral for male voices has all the right elements. Using a beautiful poem by Rainer Maria Rilke, Richard Burchard has weaved his signature musical lines into a deeply touching song. Commissioned by conductor and Pavane series editor John Byun for the 2018 Tennessee MEA high school all-state completes the circle of creativity. Excellent for high school or college concerts for any season. Medium to difficult in difficulty.
 

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  P1620 - TTBB  [buy now]
$2.15

 
O Vos Omnes
 

 O Vos Omnes 
Composer: Richard Burchard 

Voicing: SATB  Released: January 2012  Difficulty: Medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   Premiered at the NCCO conference in 2012, this beautiful meditative piece was commissioned by John Byun and is part of his new choral series. Rich in tone color with thick harmonic writing the text calls for understanding and empathy at a time of pain from fellow humans. It is an excellent selection for High School and College concerts and festivals.
 

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  P1432 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.10

 
Sitivit Anima Mea
 

 Sitivit Anima Mea 
Composer: Richard Burchard  Author/Lyricist: Psalms 41:3, 55:7 

Voicing: SATB, divisi  Released: January 2014  Difficulty: Medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   In only a few short years Richard Burchard has become recognized as one of the new, great choral composers in America. His sonorities are often dense but always rich and satisfying. His melodies are more harmonic and vertical than typically horizontal and yet the music flows effortlessly. This Latin text from the Psalms is one of the most assuring. For excellent high school, college and community choirs
 

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  P1475 - SATB, divisi  [buy now]
$2.45

 
The Lamentations Of Jeremiah
 

 The Lamentations Of Jeremiah  
Composer: Richard Burchard 

Voicing: SSATB 
Season: General  Released: January 2015  Difficulty: Medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   Richard Burchard's writing has captivated the interest of a cappella choirs the world over. Is it any wonder, with flowing contrapuntal lines reminiscent of Palestrina and colored with luxurious harmonies from the 21st century? The 6 short sections from the book of Jeremiah are set in Latin. Excellent for college and community choirs. Medium to Difficult.
 

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  P1503 - SSATB  [buy now]
$2.35

 
Ubi Caritas
 

 Ubi Caritas 
Composer: Richard Burchard 

Voicing: SSAATTBB 
Season: General  Released: January 2012  Difficulty: Difficult
Sample Sound File Listen
   Jonathan Talberg's choral series has produced a library of excellence for the advanced a cappella choir, and this latest entry is a beauty. Richard Burchard tends to write in a density that is thick and rich, yet this composition has an openness that feels new and equally satisfying. To be premiered at the ACDA Western Convention 2012, many college choir will want to sing this gorgeous setting.
 

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  P1427 - SSAATTBB  [buy now]
$2.35

 
Whom Will You Cry To, Heart?
 

 Whom Will You Cry To, Heart? 
Composer: Richard Burchard  Author/Lyricist: Rainer Maria Rilke 

Voicing: SSATB 
Season: General  Released: January 2015  Difficulty: Medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   Written in memory of a lost love, Richard Burchard uses the beautiful words of Rainer Maria Rilke. Author and composer are perfectly wed. Burchard's music offers tender cries that swell into rivers of glorious sound. Selected for the Jonathan Talberg series, this will be a favorite for advanced high school, college and community choirs. Medium difficulty.
 

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  P1527 - SSATB  [buy now]
$2.35

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