The Seven Last Words, according to the Gospels, were all spoken by Jesus as he hung on the cross. Macmillan has set all of them, together with other Biblical texts amd some Latin prayers, in a deeply moving and inspiring work. I am in a choir which is learning to sing it for a concert; it's hard work, as you have to learn the timing and the intervals and watch the conductor at the same time. I couldn't do it without the CD, and have played it through many times. I think I can say even at this stage that the concert will be magnificent. Even if you are only going to listen to it, you need the CD to get into it.