For over thirty years I have been using the I Ching as a foundation for my compositions. The I Ching is a system from the ancient Chinese used for divination also known as the book of changes. It's a binary system with a range of 64 possibilities (8 x 8 = 64). The rising and falling energy flows in the hexagrams suggest music form, melody line, emphasis points and much more. The Pattern of the lines suggest scale patterns. The 64 different hexagrams give us 64 different scales,and the correlation of the 64 scales to the harmonic series in the seventh octave gives each scale an individual vibration rate with the harmonics 64 through 128. It's a grand pattern full of musical color.
Richard O. Burdick
All 11 of my Symphonies for chamber orchestra can be heard here:
CD41 American Horn Music vol. 2
CD40 Retrospective II
Horn Quartets No's 1 - 5
CD39 Bach by Popular Demand
CD39 A sequel to
Easter Oratorio CD and his Favorites CD Bach Cantatas, 26, 84 & 99
CD38 Matthew Locke:
Broken & Flatte Consorts
CD38 Richard Burdick performs trios from the late renaissance: all 6 Broken Consort Suites and both Flatte Consort suites - 36 track of Christmas like music.
CD37 Microtonal music of Richard Burdick
Music By Duvernoy & Schneider
of the 40's & 50's
There are many lesser-known 20th century composers, who have great worth!
Let’s not forget the music of:
I Ching NEWS
Opus 231 "The Woodpecker for oboe, clarinet and videotape" was completed April 16, 2016
Mr. Burdick performed Strauss's Horn Concerto No. 2 with the Regina Symphony Orchestra on April 8, 2017
The Quartetto for clarinet, eb horn (natural horn), viola and cello by Carl Stamitz is now published
CD41 "American Horn Music vol. 2" released Oct. 27 2016
CD40 "Retrospective II Horn Quartets No's 1 - 5 released Sept. 9, 2016
I Received a really nice note about my performance in the show "Cinderella" this August. "Thank you Richard your majestic playing has coloured this production with grandeur!"
CD40 (9-9-2016) is now one CdBaby.