The musical compositions of Richard Burdick for:


Electronics or Tape

Opus 30Let Me Out,” an electronic tape sound collage 1982
This is my 5th CD

Opus 44a birds for solo tape

Opus 62 Astral Waves I for horn and tape  August - October 1991

Opus 64 Astral Waves II  for Violin, Horn and Tape Jan. - March 1992

Opus 77 Baroque Shapes and Space music for solo viola and tape 13 min.

Opus 77b Mercury for horn and tape; a Space music thing 8/1993

Opus 79 Cat Music for clarinet and piano November 1993
Premiered as a clarinet and tape piece in Berkeley 2002 with Rob Bailis, clarinet 

Opus 86 Wailing for horn, piano and computer realized tape (Nov. - Dec. 1994)

Opus 88 Infinite for solo horn with tape loop  work in progress forever

Opus 95.1Universal Rhythm for solo tape (winter 1996)

Opus 127 Chamber Symphony # 6 for clarinet, horn, piano, bass and tape

Opus 129 “Preponderance of the great” for horn, ‘cello, piano and tape

Opus 133 Chamber Symphony # 7 for clarinet, horn, piano, bass and tape

Opus 134 Flowering love falling for two horns and Wind chimes, tubular bells or tape in five movements

Opus 141C Car Radio written instructions for these are available for free (follow the links above)

Opus 196 Exploring the Gamut


A reference to what sound have been used:

Opus 196 No.1:
     Kontakt Synth:
     Edged and Caustic
     Mini Poly 2
     Arcaned Noise
     December Lights
     Bell Drops
     Android Square Lead
     Android Rotatore Lead
    Android Cabinet Lead



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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.