The musical compositions of Richard Burdick

Opus Pre-Hu

Huber Suite No. 1
for horn and violoncello (1978)

This suite has a number of little movements that depict my neighborhood park near where I grew up in El Cerrito, California.

Premiered at El Cerrito High School with Kyra Wolf, 'cello

There was a chamber music night at El Cerrito High school when I was a student there. I wrote this work and premiered it for that evening.

I had the pleasure of working with cellist Kyra Wolf, who was a student at Berkeley High school. At the time I met Kyra, not through youth orchestras, but through my relationship with Rachel and Ken Durling.

I was in youth orchestras with Rachel and performed a number of horn and organ recitals with Ken Durling in the late 1980's, as well as soloing with Ken's Oakland Chamber Orchestra in a Mozart horn concerto.

This sheet music can be found on

My friend Sonja Kaufman wrote saying "I was in that concert too!! I remember it well. I played the Handel duet for two celli. I believe the concert was the culmination of the chamber music class that was offered at that time...I remember taking orchestra, chamber music and ECHS even had an AP music theory class!!"

Thanks Sonja





Opus 239Opus TourHuber Suite No. 2

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.