The chamber symphonies of Richard Burdick:


Chamber Symphonies
and other smaller works for chamber ensemble

full video play-list (not updated since 2016)

Opus 6 Chamber Symphony  No. 1  ”Jupiter” (1982) (trumpet, horn, organ and strings)      watch this video

Opus 15 Chamber Symphony No. 2 “Pan” for Woodwind quintet, brass quintet & strings      watch this video

Opus 22 Chamber Symphony No. 3 “Luxor” for twelve winds (0333 3000) Trinity Chamber Concerts series 1986      watch this video

Opus 33 Chamber Symphony No. 4 "Romantic" for viola, ‘cello, bass, piano & woodwind quintet.      watch this video

Opus 124 Chamber Symphony No. 5 "The Unimaginable" for 12 players      watch this video

Opus 127 Chamber Symphony No. 6 "Fragments of Time and Space" for wind quintet, piano, and strings      watch this video

Opus 130b "The Test of Time" for Nexen Regina Symphony Chamber Players 3111 1111 1100      watch this video

Opus 133 Chamber Symphony No. 7 for clarinet, horn, piano, bass and tape      watch this video

Opus 138 Chamber Symphony No. 8 "Raga & Tao: Views of spiral Galaxies" written for the Regina Symphony Chamber Players of 12 -3111 1111 1100      watch this video

Opus 140 Chamber Symphony No. 9 version 1: for wind quintet and piano with optional trumpet version 2: for wind quintet and strings with optional trumpet      watch this video

Opus 146   Skitso for chamber orchestra 

Opus 152 "Happy Music" for the RSO chamber players (strings with 1111 1100)      watch this video

Opus 189  Unanswered Schubert for the RSO chamber players (strings with 1111 1100)

Opus 218   Chamber Symphony No. 10 "Orlando" (2014)

Opus 220
  Chamber Symphony No. 11

Opus 224   Wizard of OZ (1910) for chamber orchestra with film

Opus 225   Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pride for chamber orchestra with film

Opus 226   Trabaci Suite for chamber orchestra

Opus 227   Sphinx Variations for chamber orchestra

June 2015:

After more than seven months work I have completed all 10 demo videos of my Chamber Symphonies. 

 This process that was quite a lot of work; getting the music into "Sibelius", some transferring from the program "Encore", and some entering from the handwritten score.

 I wrote quite a few new movements and revised even more. Improved orchestration and re-orchestrated.

 After the score is done, I record them in Digital Performer adjusting the sound files and recording the horn parts. From there, the video is extracted form Sibelius, the cover art is created and the film is put together in Final Cut Pro with the aiff (sound) files.

 At the same time, while I am working on the video, I get the parts edited and uploaded to for download.

 This process of finalizing the scores to all ten symphonies (40 movements) for chamber ensemble or chamber orchestra has been one of coming to terms with who I have been and one of really finding what it is that I like in my music. I still like quite a diversity of musical styles, but a few of the items that prevail through all of them have been stabilized for future works.

 To see ones output of works that spans 33 years is quite significant.




Search I Ching Music:

CD42 I sound My Horn

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