The musical compositions of Richard Burdick
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Opus 1

Five Bagatelles
for brass trio (1110) 1978

Premiered at the
First Unitarian Church of Berkeley Christmas eve service 1978

Op. 1, v.1: for Trumpet, Horn & Trombone
                                                                                           see the score on MusicaNeo
Op. 1, v.2: for Trumpet and two Horns
                                                                                           see the score on MusicaNeo

This work is five short contrasting movements. It is influenced by the music of Paul Hindemith. This work written when I was in High School and revised in 1996, it is more of suitable for college level performances. The score is eleven pages long, each part is four pages of music.

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Five Bagatelles for brass trio (trumpet, horn & trombone)

total time 9.05 minutes


Movement one:
1. Eighth = 56 m. m.
4.5 minutes long

Movement two:
2. Allegretto
1 minute long

Movement three:
3.Quarter = 208 m. m.
This, the third, is a little waltz or scherzo.
45 seconds long

Movement four:
4.Eighth = 56 m. m.
This movement; the fourth, is a nice middle eastern sounding work, a precursor to my lifetime of scale studies.
1.4 minute long

Movement five:
5.Dotted Quarter = 76
Must be played on a Bb or lower trummpet, since there are low E's
1.4 minute long


This work can be found at the Canadian Music Center Libraries,
and is registered with ASCAP as # 882885985

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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.