I Ching Music
I Ching as structural foundation to music composition
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. 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
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.
I am please to announce that the Demo of my work “Wizard of OZ (1910) for chamber orchestra with film” is now online. The premiere will be in April.
I seem to get one composition (new or old) completed with published score and demo video a week. This week (Feb 6, 2016): Chamber Symphony No. 11, Op. 220
My Microtonal work: I Ching Base Tones, Op. 176a is up on youtube. There is an interview style introduction and the long video.
Thanks to the Regina Symphony Chamber Players for the Premiere of my Octet Variations, Op. 234 January 16 & 17, 2016.
CD38 released Dec. 6th, 2015: Matthew Locke's Broken and Flatte Consorts performed on three horns with Finke Triple horn
Opus 16, Polaris Overture revision and demo are done.
CD36 Classical Natural Horn Music By Duvernoy & Schneider
is released September 20, 2015 on CdBaby
I have added five new demo's of my compositions to my youtube channel so far this year: