Recorded in 2001
Richard Burdick Performs
his own Compositions for
Horn & Piano
Recorded in 2001
A short work Ideal as a prelude for any recital, this is part of a four movement sonata. Currently this movement is the only one that has been released. It is in a key of Bb (2:36)
Sonata for Horn & piano Opus 23
A work from the mid 1980’s. I was writing sonatas for all the brass instruments. The surviving part of this sonata is what was the 3rd and 4th movements. I now consider it complete in just two parts, but still keep the Sonata name. The first part is a nice flowing work in three followed by a labored work with contrasting twos on threes but with nice use of open to stopped slides and fun trills.
Wailing for Horn piano & tape, opus 86
Wailing was written for two reasons, I wanted to write something loud featuring the horn, and I need to explore some sadness that I felt going through a divorce. This work was written with the natural (hand) horn in mind although it has not received a première on the original instrument, I have performed it on modern horn with computer, no piano.
Movement 1 is a study into the contrast between the scale C, Db, D#, E, F, Gb, Ab and scale B,C,D,E,F,G,Ab. The second scale I is used in four modulations with roots on B, G#, F, and D. The polyrhythms 3:4 and 8:9 are featured prominently. I am sure this work houses thoughts on contrasting open and closed sounds on the horn.
Movement two explores a more minimal concept. Using the chart on the next page of the possible orders of five tones, I went through and constructed the piece by presenting the first tone of each row, then the first two , three four and the five, then I believe I want back decreasingly. This is obvious with the increasingly fast rhythms & the type of polyrhythm.
In the third movement. I am moving away from my sadness and have written a minuet, trio form using the contrast of the open and closed tones on the horn to construct the melody, within certain scale limitations.
The fourth movement is a parody on the horn “carillon” theme from L’Arlesienne of George Bizet in two different keys. Once again there are sections of the open tones and sections of the closed tones all put into a fabric of accelerating and decelerating modes.
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: