Compositions by
Richard O. Burdick
Listed in alphabical order

see also the chronological catalogue

(not including early works except "Mind without Mater")

"346" Three Moments for Six Horns, Op. 39b  
4'33" to the Moon for tape, Op. 222
"Moments When We See. . . "
for horn and tape, Op. 44  (12/1987)
 “Let Me Out” an electronic tape sound collage, Op. 30 (1982)
(1/3/6)B concerto for any instrument, Op. 141a
A Crossing of Time, Op. 174a
A Little Jiggle & Waltz for wind quintet, Op. 216
A Puff of Smoke for flute, horn and drum set
A Solo, Op. 198b
A Symmetry & Asymmetry , Op.7 for wind quintet (1982)
ABRACADABRA for flute, English horn, ‘cello, and piano, Op. 24
Accuracy Studies for the French Hornist(CD & Sheet music), Op. 158
Almost square and other short pieces for solo piano, Op. 142a   
“Victoria” for horn and organ, Op. 41
Angelic Vision for solo piano, Op. 34   
Arpegionne for mandolin & piano, Op. 101  (9/1996)
Artifice for symphony brass (4231), Op. 92 
Ash Grove Variations   for horn and piano, Op. 212
Astral Waves I for horn and tape, Op. 62
Astral Waves II for violin, horn and tape, Op. 64  
Astral Waves III violin, horn, percussion & tape, Op. 67
Autumn from the Season Suite arranged for woodwind quintet, Op. 5a
Bacchus for solo oboe, Op. 3 (1980) 
Baroque Shapes and Space Music for solo viola and tape 13 min., Op. 77
Bear Valley Fanfare I for trumpet and horn, Op. 116
Birds for solo tape, Op. 44a
Blue Stone Fantasy for flute, horn, ‘cello and harp, Op. 11
Blue Straw in Sky for C melody instrument (flute, oboe or recorder), harpsichord and strings, Op. 73 (2/1993)
Brass Trio in Two Movements, Op. 115   
C major Universal Rhythm, Op. 95.2.3
Calypso for symphony brass ensemble, Op. 90 (summer 1997)
Cantaria for student horn quartet, Op. 162  
Cantatafor string orchestra, Op. 52
Car Radio, Opus 141c
Cat Music for clarinet and piano, Op. 79 (11/1993) 
Chamber Concerto No. 1 for horn and Brass Quintet, Opus 118
Chamber Symphony No. 1  ”Jupiter”, Op. 6  (1982)  
Chamber Symphony No. 2 “Pan” for woodwind quintet, brass quintet & strings, Op. 15  
Burdick with really big sheet music Chamber Symphony No. 3 “Luxor” for Twelve Winds, Op. 22  (0333 3000) 
Chamber Symphony No. 4 for viola, ‘cello, bass, piano & woodwind quintet, Op. 33   
Chamber Symphony No. 5 for 12 players, Op. 124   
Chamber Symphony No. 6 for clarinet, horn, piano, bass and tape, Op. 127   
Chamber Symphony No. 7 for clarinet, horn, piano, bass and tape, Op. 133   
Chamber Symphony No. 8 "Raga & Tao: Views of spiral Galaxies", Op. 138
Chamber symphony No. 9 for wind quintet and piano with optional trumpet, , Op. 140 v.1
Chamber symphony No. 9 for wind quintet and strings with optional trumpet,  Op. 140 v.2
Chamber symphony No. 10 for wind quintet and strings with optional trumpet,  Op. 140 v.2
Choices No. 1 for solo horn, Opus 122a 
Choices No. 2 for two horns, Op. 195   
Chromatic Universal Rhythm solo & piano version, Op. 95.2.1 
Chromatic Universal Rhythm trumpet & organ version, Op. 95.2.2 
Church Suite I for horn and organ, Op.  190  
Church Suite II for brass trio, Op.  193  
Collected Early Works for two horns, Op. 1a  (1978-83) 
Color Contrasts for solo horn, Op. 122  
Concerto for Two Horns, Op. 60 (March - July 1991)
The Conservatory of Roses for flute, harp, viola & cello, Op. 210
Cosmic Order No. 2 for solo horn, Op. 19a  
Crystalline Sketches for horn, ‘cello and bass, Op. 182  
Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pride for chamber orchestra with film, Op. 225
Double Concerto for horn & violin and orchestra, Op. 96 
Draft Piece in IC 36/37 for horn & organ, Op. 120b  
Duet No. 1 for clarinet and horn, Op. 35 (1/1987) 
Duet No. 2 for two horns, Op. 50
Duet No. 3 for horn & flute "Rupavati", Op. 108  
Duet No. 4 for horn & oboe, Op. 142b
Duo: "Finding the Mandala"for two horns, Op. 119 
Duo "The Holy Fountain" for horn and double bass, Op. 54 
Dust Off (healing the wounds) for woodwind quintet, Op. 61 (1991)
Earth & Moon for four players, Op. 202  
Echo Space for Brass and Organ, Op. Pre-Ec  
Electrum Fanfares (No.’s 1-4) for Horn, Trombone & Tuba, Op. 165
Electrum Quartet No. 1: Aria & Fugue for the Electrum Brass Trio                             and Organ, Op. 164    
Electrum Quartet No. 2 (with I Ching scales 14 & 25 (v.2)), Op. 177
Essay for Horn and Bassoon, Op pre-Es
Eternal Melody, Op. 207  
Etude, Op. 83a  
Evolution for solo piano, Op. 130c (work in progress)  
Fanfare for four winds; woodwinds or brass, Op. 29b
Fill-up-Glass for brass trio, Op.  191   
Fission horn with three string quartets or horn with tape. Op. 107a
Five Anonymous Pieces No. 1 for brass quintet, Op. 145
Five Anonymous Pieces No. 2 for brass trio, Op. 154a 
Five Bagatelles for brass trio, Op. 1  (1110) (1978)   
Five Crystalline Miniatures for horn, ‘cello and bass, Op. 184
Five Songs for soprano, horn & ‘cello, Op. 137  
Flowering Love Fallings, Op. 134 for two horns and wind chimes,                             tubular bells or tape in five movements  
Flowers Like Dinosaurs for symphonic brass, handbells,marimba,                             and timpani, Op. 196
Flowing Lines of Silence for violin, horn and bass clarinet,
                             Op. 65 (12/1991)
Four Accompanied Etudes for horn and piano, Op. 157
Four Scherzi for brass quintet, Op. 115  
Free Quartet No. 1 "Glacier", Op.  200   
Free Trio No. 1, Op. 160 
Free Trio No. 2 for three unspecified melody instruments, Op. 167  
Free Trio No. 3 for alto & bass instrument and organ, Op. 175   
Free Trio No. 4, Op. 180 for three unspecified melody instruments                             and six bells or chimes
Full Circle for horn and timpani, Op. 70  (11/1992)
Gamut & Hay for flute, violin, horn & harpsichord, Op. 97
Gateway Through Stillness, Op. 151  for violin solo with flute, oboe, clarinet, 2 bassoons, trumpet & Horn  
Going Underground for horn & organ, Op. 120a 
Grace & Harmony for natural horn, ‘cello and piano, Op. 131   
Grand Duo for violin and horn, Op. 95.4  
Great & Small for natural horn, bassoon and harpsichord, Op. 104
Happy Music An Exhausting Spree at the Carnival, Op. 152
HLP FLOWS (High/Low Polytonal),  Op.  206
Homage & Meditation for our Mother for string orchestra, Op. 230
Horn Concerto No. 1 for horn and band, Op. 56b   
Horn Concerto No. 1 for horn and strings with timpani and marimba, Op. 56a  (July-October/1990)   
Horn Concerto No. 2 for horn (with clarinet, harp, 4 percussion and strings), Op. 74 (1/1993)
Horn Concerto No. 3 for horn with brass quintet, Op. 118 
Horn Quartet No. 1, Op. 39 (1987)
Horn Quartet No. 2 (in Bb), Op. 51
Horn Quartet No. 3
“Quaratet”, Op. 136
Horn Quartet No. 4"Amram Visits Copland's Tomb", Op. 149
Horn Quartet No. 5,
Op. 154b
Horn Quintet No. 1 for horn with strings, Op 107b
Horn Quintet No. 2 for horn with strings, Op. 107c
Horn Rondo for horn with chamber orchestra, Op. 199 
Horn Sonata No. 1 for horn and piano, Op. 23
Horn Sonata No. 2 for horn and piano, Op. 29
Horn Sonata No. 3 “Mocking Bird” for horn and piano, Op. 68 
Horn Sonata No. 4 for horn & piano, Op. 117 
Horn Sonata No. 5 “Jazz” for horn and piano, Op. 153   
House Music, Op.  186  
Huber Suite No. 1 for Horn and violoncello, PRE-Hu (1978)
Huber Suite No. 2 for Wind Quintet, PRE-Hu2(1979)
I (66 for solo horn, Op. 39a
I Ching Arpeggios, Op 99b
I Ching Base Tones (v.4) for any solo instrument, Op. 176
I Ching Base Tones (v.5) for any solo instrument, Op. 201
I Ching Elements, Op.  194   
I Ching Harmonic Signatures, for 8 micro-tunable instr'sOp. 232
I Ching Flows in Space,  Op. 215
I Ching Interval Studies in 16 volumes, Op.  99c – 99r
I Ching Meditation & Dance No. 13 (icmd13), Op. 171
I Ching Meditation & Dance No. 27 (icmd27),  Op. 170
I Ching Meditation & Dance No. 41 (icmd41), Op. 172
I Ching Rhythm No. 4, Op. 169a  
I Ching Rhythms -64 short solo pieces, Op 169 
I Ching Scales version 3, Op 99a
I Ching Scales version 4a, Op.  184a  
I Ching Scales version 5, Op.  200    
Infinite for solo horn with tape loop, Op. 88  (WIP forever)
Icy Lots for Clarinet, Horn, Piano, Marimba and Vibraphone, Op. 208
Infinite for solo horn, Op. 88d  
Infinity of Man, Op.  188
Intonation Study on I Ching No. 10 in D major, Op. 95.3.1 (winter 1996)
Intonation Study on I Ching No. 26 in Gb, Op. 95.3.2  
Intonation Study on I Ching No. 41, Op. 95.3.3 
Khrushchev Portrait for narrator, solo bass clarinet, solo english horn and two chamber orchestras, Op. 84
King of Birds for narrator, flute, violin and harpsichord, Op. 59  
Liberation for brass quintet and organ, Op. 25a
Little G minor Fanfare for brass choir, Op. 63
Luxor Sketches for two horns, Op. 21
Little Symphony for Big Orchestra (Symph. No.4), Op. 223
Mandala No. 3 for horn and violin, Op. 58
Mandala No. 4 for horn and violin, Op. 163   
Mars for horn quartet, Op. 10b (1983)    
Medieval Blues Trio for brass trio, Op. 123  
Meditation for brass trio with organ, Op. 229  
Meditations on the I Ching- horn and piano, Op. 240
Mind without Mater for 7 instruments, PRE-MwM
Minuet, Trio and Finale for violin, horn and piano, Op. 83
More than 64 Quartets for horns based on the I Ching, Op. 178 
More Than 64 Solos for horn, Op. 139
Morning Music, Op. 173
Ms. Owl for English horn, horn, timpani and strings, Op. 91a  (1995) 
Music for Horn and Organ (work in progress), Op. 155a  
Music for Organ (five pieces), Op. 57
Music From a Coffee House No. 1 for orchestra and 17 actors, Op. 78b  (spring 1993) subtitle: "Shadows Do Breath" alternate title: "Halloween Music"    
Music from a Coffee House No. 2 for off-stage chamber orchestra, pipe organ and 10 percussionists, Op 78a (Fall 1980) 
Music of Rocks for Guitar and Viola, Op. 87  (1993)     
Natural /Artificial for horn and computer generated tape, Op. 93a
Nice Notes . . . , Op. 141b
Night Hawk for trumpet and Organ, Op. 91  (summer 1995)
November for Two oboes, Op. 50b
Octet for unspecified instruments, Op. 130a 
Octet Variations, Op. 221
One-hundred-twenty-eight Amens for two or more unspecified instruments that are micro-tunable, Op. 148
Passing Through Piute Grounding for Orchestra, Op. 238
Pastoral for wind quintet, Op. 46
Pentagonal Palastrina for trombone quintet, Op. 69
Phoenix for violin, ‘cello and woodwind quintet, Op. 26   
PHOSPHOR for solo horn, an Echo space, Op. 34a  
Pierot de Dance septet - fl., cl., pf, Hpd., vn., va. & vc. Op. 144  
Piute Flute, for six horns, Op. 217
Planetary Ripples for 16 similar instruments, Op. 102
Pluto for flute, horn, ‘cello and harp, Op. 8 (Summer 1983)    
Polar Flux (I Ching (v.5) Base tone with inverse), Op.  204   
Polaris Overture No. 1 for chamber orchestra, Op. 16
Preponderance of the Great horn, ‘cello, piano & tape, Op. 129  
QuadRhumba for flute, xylophone, 2 horns and timpani, Op. 76
Quartet Sonata for clarinet, horn, viola and 'cello, Op. 228
Quintet for horn and strings, Op. 128 
Ramaprya for woodwind quintet, Op. 106  
Resonance I (in 2 parts) for three instruments & chimes, Op 181
Rising To Reich Time for seven wind instruments, Op. 7a
Returning to the Source for solo hand horn in e, Op. 77d  
Romance No. 2 for horn (or bassoon) and piano, Op. 55 
Romance No. 1 for violin, horn and piano, Op. 32 (1986 rev. 1994) 
Sculpture I-III for solo (multiphonic) horn, Op. 43  1980-12/1987 
Sculpture III for violin and piano, Op. 49c
Sculpture III XX1985 for solo horn, Op. 49b
Sculpture IV for solo horn and two slide projectors, Op. 48.
Sculpture V “Dream in light blue" for solo horn, Op. 49 
Seagha & Ground violin, oboe, horn and piano, Op. 211
Season Suite for woodwind octet, Op. 5  (1982)  
Seraphic Meditation soprano or english horn, horn&organ, Op.18   
Serenade No. 1 for brass trio, Op. 12 (1983)    
Serenade No. 2 for oboe, clarinet, 2 horns, ‘cello and bass, Op. 13   
September Summer, 2013 for flute, clarinet and horn
Seven Haiku for horn quartet, Op. 75 (2/1993)
Sextet No. 1 for two natural horns and string quartet, Op. 93
Sextet No. 2 "Lake" for horn, and strings, Op. 128
Sextet No. 3 for oboe, horn and string quartet , Op. 219
Short Horn Solo, Op. 39a 
Simple Horn Duet, Opus 234b
Simple Horn Trios, Opus 234a & Op. 234c
Sinfonia No. 1Op. 109a for chamber orchestra
Sinfonia No. 2 for clarinet, violoncello & piano, Op. 111b  
Sinfonia No. 2 for violin, horn & piano, Op. 111a   
Sinfonia No. 2 version for clarinet, violoncello & piano, Op. 111b   
Sinfonia No. 2 version for horn quartet, Op. 111c 
Sinfonia No. 2 version for string quartet, Op. 111d 
Sinfonia No. 3 for flute & piano, Op. 112  
Sinfonia No. 4 for horn & piano, Op. 113 
Sinfonia No. 5 & TX1 for Horn Quartet, Op. 161  
SiSoDu (Simple Sonata Duet) for trumpet & horn, Op.  203  
Six Medieval Fragments for Orchestra, Op. 14 (1983)
Six Months after the night, Op. 214
Sixty-four Duets for two horn, Op. 132   
Skitso for chamber orchestra, Op. 146   
Sonata for Horn and Organ, Op. 42  (9/1988)
Sonata for Woodwind Quintet and Piano, Op. 37 (1987)
Sonatina for two horns in F, Op. 71 (currently incomplete) 
Spectrum for Organ and Strings, Op. 2  (1978-9) 
Spectrum I an improvisation for horn & bassoon, 2a
Spectrum II for wind quintet, op. 2b
Sphinx Variations for full orchestra, Op. 227a
Sphinx Variations for chamber orchestra, Op. 227
Spicer Portrait for orchestra, Op. 100 (8/1996) 
St. Patrick’s Breast Platebass voice, horn, piano & organ, Op. 121  
Suite in D for violin and hand horn, Op. 72 (6/1992)  
Suite No. 1 in Six Movements for woodwind quintet, Op. 38 (1987)
Suite No. 2 for Woodwind Quintet, Op. 47 (1988)   
Sundog Goblet, for video, opus 223b
Symphony for Band, Op. 94
Symphony No.1 in five movements, which includes the three movement stand-alone work Sinfonia No. 1, Op. 109
Symphony No.2, Op. 143  "From Spectrum to Hipster and Beyond"  
Symphony Number Free (Three) for small orchestra, Op. 168  
Symphony No.4 (Little Symphony for Big Orchestra), Op. 223
The Eleven Major Pairs for solo piano, Op. 142c  
The Hermit for horn and organ, Op. 53   
The Hunt for woodwind octet, Op. 66  
The Inner Ring for bell choir, Op. 9
The Inner Ring for woodwind quintet, Op. 9a (1982)  
The Long and the Short for solo instrument, Op. 29a (1987)    
The Middle Ring for brass quintet, Op. 10 
The Mind Set for 3 clarinets, 3 horns and 3 celli., Op. 236
The Ocean for tenor, horn, percussion and organ, Op. 25   
The Outer Ring for brass trio, Op. 45 (1983 Rev. 2/1988)
The Peacock for flute, horn, vibraphone and bass, Op. 82  (4-1994)
The Piece Without a Name for waterphone & trio, Op. 183
The Pivot Point oboe, english horn, 2 horns, & 2 bassoons, Op. 20 
The Planets for solo horn, Op. 19   
The Star for violin, oboe, natural horn and harpsichord, Op. 98 
The Conservatory of Roses
for flute, harp, viola & cello, op. 210
The Test of Time for chamber orchestra, Op. 130b   
The Waltz for orchestra, Op. 85 (Sept.- Oct. 1994)    
The Woodpecker for Oboe, Clarinet with videotape, Op. 231
Three Trios and a Quartet in G for horns , Op. 125 
Timpani Concerto for oboe/english horn, horn, bass clarinet, percussion, and strings or tape with the solo, Op. 89 
To Genius and Beyond for 13 micro-tunable instruments, Op. 232
Trabaci Suite for chamber orchestra, Op. 226
Treegram Forrest, Op.  205  
Trinitization for flute, oboe, horn, piano and strings, Op. 4 (Spring 1981)    
Trio No. 1 for violin, horn and piano, Op. 31 (1986 rev. 1994)  
Trio No. 2 for horn cello and piano, Op. 88a   
Trio No. 3 for clarinet, horn & bassoon, Op. 103 (4/1997) 
Trio No. 4 for clarinet, horn & bassoon, Op. 105 (4/1997)
Trio No. 5  for horn ‘cello & piano, Op. 120       
Trio Sonata for horn, cello and piano, Op. 126  (work in progress)  
Trios for Horns, Op. 36 (1/1987)
Trombone Sonata, Op. 27
Trumpet Sonata, Op. 110 (Spring 1998)
Tuba Sonata, Op. 28  (11/1985 Rev. 1994)
Twelve Duets for two horns, Op. 40  
Twenty-Two Trios for Horns, Op. 156  
Two Fanfares, Op.  192 
Two Fragments for solo horn, Op. 133a  
Unanswered Schubert for chamber orchestra, Op. 189    
Underground with Rays of Light for horn quartet, Op. 198a
Universal Rhythm for solo tape, Op. 95.1 (Winter 1996).
Variation on a Theme for horn quartet (original Star Trek theme), Op. 81 (1/1994)  
Variations on a Fragment by Beethoven for flute, 3 natural horns & bassoon, Op. 147  (2007)   
Variations on "Ich Schell Mein Horn" for 7 horns, Op. 234   
Vista No. 1 "Frozen" for horn with video tape, Op. 166 
VISTA No. 2 for horn and videotape (can be natural horn), Op 174
VISTA No. 3 for horn with videotape , Op.  185
VISTA No. 4 for horn with videotape, Op. 187
VISTA No. 5 "Gates" for clarinet, horn and vidoetape, Op. 135
Vortex Breathing, Op. 179
Water, Bells echo, Op. 213
Wailing for horn, piano and computer realized tape, Op. 86 (Nov. - Dec. 1994)
Waves and Particles for 6 & 8 unspecified microtunable instruments, Op. 159
We Give Thanks for six unspecified instruments, Op. 150
We Need More Love (Gospel) for orchestra, Op. 80 (1/1994)
Weed Trio (theme and variations) for flute and two horns, Op. 69a
Wizard of OZ (1910) for chamber orchestra with film , Op. 224
Yellowstone Suite No. 1- video & chamber orchestra., Op. 235
Yellowstone Suite No. 2
- video & chamber orchestra., Op. 237

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CD42 I sound My Horn

CD42 cover-88CD42
Music of
B. Heiden and Burdick


CD41 American Horn Music vol. 2

Burdick's CD41Music by:
R. Burdick
J. Graas, R. Johnson
J. Ott, A. M. Ingalis
A. D. Schmutz, T. Strong

CD40 Retrospective II
Horn Quartets No's 1 - 5

Burdick's CD40Retrospective II
Horn Quartets:
No. 1, Op. 39,
No. 2, Op. 51,
 No. 3, Op. 136,
  No. 4, Op. 149,
                       No. 5, Op. 154

CD39 Bach by Popular Demand

CD39 A sequel toCD39 cover-88
R. Burdick's
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: CD 38 Locke-Brokenall 6 Broken Consort Suites and both Flatte Consort suites - 36 track of Christmas like music.

CD37 Microtonal music of Richard Burdick

CD37 Richard Burdick's compositions:
Earth & Moon, Op. 202
Polar Flux, Op. 204 Microtonal music of Richard Burdick

A multi-track recording of Mr. Burdick:
A microtonal duet (Op. 204) & quartet (Op. 202)

64 tones per octave.

CD36 Classical Natural Horn
Music By Duvernoy & Schneider

CD36 Classical Natural Horn
Music By Duvernoy & Schneider

CD36 Natural horn Burdick Beautiful authentic practice classical era natural horn music, for horn trio and duo.

A very popular style of music in Beethoven's lifetime.

CD35 Twenty-Two Trios
for Horns

CD35 Twenty-two Trios
fCD35or Horn, Op. 156

Nothing else like it for horn ensemble! These trios are full of memorable tunes interwoven in fascinating ways, with wonderful twists and turns.

CD34 Natural Horn Music FOUND

Thanks to IMSLP a number of works have come to my attention from moderately obscure CD34composers, which I'm happy to present here performed on the Natural horn. Nineteenth Century composers Du Puy, Comte de Champigny, Alexandre Javault, Johann Peter Heuschekel. Released February 2013.

CD32 American Horn Music
American Horn Music
of the 40's & 50's


“This CD proves that what may have sounded weird sixty years ago now sounds normal and often beautiful.”

There are many lesser-known 20th century composers, who have great worth!

Let’s not forget the music of:
Wendell Otey
Alan Hovhaness
Henry Cowell
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Gunther Schuller.