The musical compositions of Richard Burdick

Opus 156

Twenty-two trios for horns

No. 1: "Start of the Renaissance" CD35 cover
No. 2: “Inaugural Flow”
No. 3: “Expansion”
No. 4: “Glimmer”
No. 5: “Forrest Light”
No. 6: “Hunters Echo”
No. 7: “Swamp”
No. 8: “Caldron”
No. 9: “Waltz"
No. 10: “In the Arcade”
No. 11: “Scriabin”
No. 12: “Legend”
No. 13: “Fugue”
No. 14: “Intermezzo”
No. 15: “Awakening”
No. 16: “Merry Go Round”
No. 17: “Hungarian Dance”
No. 18: “Naturally Sprightly”
No. 19: “Milhaud”
No. 20: “Gargoyle”
No. 21: “Flows”
No. 22: “More to Come”

Abstract is not the word to describe this set of trios. It fits into the style of music that I call expressionistic. It’s generally highly caffeinated and seldom settles in the way one would expect. It bounces around in captivating ways, with unusual twists and turns. The dissonances are more like rocks in the river, where they are a part of the whole picture, without the rocks the river wouldn’t be as beautiful. I like the style of random dissonance and consonants; it seems very natural. I find these sound shapes intriguing, and I always come away singing a tune.

These works represent a transitional period in my compositional output. I love American music of the mid-twentieth century; in it’s neo-classicism and expressionism. I am moving more towards a holistic “tuning into vibration” style of music. What for me is “new age” music. So these trios written from 2009 to about 2011 are more a part of the 20th Century than of the 21st for me.

When writing these trios, I set out to write the trio set of 64 based on my I Ching scales. As I progressed, I started working with pairs of scales in each piece and I then just abandoned making this an “I Ching” set altogether. On my web site I have some information about what scales were used, but the point here overall is that this music is freer than the limitation of scale.

Richard O. Burdick
August 2013

 

 
 

These works are based on my I Ching scales

Trio #1 = IC 1 Projective
Trio #2 = IC 2 Receptive
Trio #3 = IC 3 Needing Assistance
Trio #4 = IC 58 Attractive & 53 Divine Purpose
Trio #5 = IC 27 & 21
Trio #6 = IC 44 sick & 28 cloud burst
Trio #7 = IC 3 & 60
Trio #8 = IC 50 & 54
Trio #9 = IC 4 worship & 47 great effect
Trio #10 = IC 19 & 61
Trio #11 = IC 11 & 24
Trio #12 = IC 12
Trio #13 = IC 22 & 56
Trio #14 = IC 5
Trio #15 = IC 33 Dropping, 36 Fitting in & 38 Fitting in
Trio #16= IC 16
Trio #17 = IC 17
Trio #18 = IC 6
Trio #19 = IC 7
Trio #20 = IC 5 & 6
Trio #21 = IC 8 Membership
Trio #22 = IC 9 Stiffled
Trio #23 = IC 10 Slow Going
Trio #24 = IC 5 & 14
Trio #25 = IC 15 tired
Trio #26 = IC 4
Trio #27 =
Trio #28 = IC 16, 15, 38
Trio #29 = IC
Trio #30 = IC

1 - trio 1 2 - trio 2 3 - t. 3 & 7 4 - trio 9, 26, 27 5 - t's 14, 20, 24 6 - trios 18, 20 7 - trio 19 8 - trio 21
9 - trio 22 10 - trio 23 11 - t 11 12 - trio 12 13 14 - trio 24 15 - trio 28 16 - trio 16
17 - trio 17 18 19 - trio 10 20 21 22 - trio 13 23 - trio 5 24 - t 11
25 - trio 25 26 27 - trio 5 28 - trio 6, 28 29 30 31 32
33 - trio 15 34 35 36 - trio 15 37 38 - trio 15, 28 39 40
41 42 43 44 - trio 6 45 46 47 - trio 9 48
49 50 - trio 8 51 52 53 - trio 4 54- trio 8 55 56 - trio 13
57 58 - trio 4 59 60 - trio 7 61 - trio 10 62 63 64

No. 1: "Start of the Renaissance"

Richard Burdick's Horn Trio's opus 156 No. 1

No. 2: “Inaugural Flow”

Richard Burdick's Horn Trio's opus 156 No. 2

No. 3: “Expansion”

Richard Burdick's Horn Trio's opus 156 No. 3

No. 4: “Glimmer”

Richard Burdick's Horn Trio's opus 156 No. 4

No. 5: “Forrest Light”

Richard Burdick's Horn Trio's opus 156 No. 5

No. 6: “Hunters Echo”

Richard Burdick's Horn Trio's opus 156 No. 6

No. 7: “Swamp”

Richard Burdick's Horn Trio's opus 156 No. 6

No. 8: “Caldron”

Richard Burdick's Horn Trio's opus 156 No. 8

No. 9: “Waltz"

Richard Burdick's Horn Trio's opus 156 No. 9

No. 10: “In the Arcade” Written at Wonderland; the pinball arcade on ALbert Street in Regina, SK Canada

Richard Burdick's Horn Trio's opus 156 No. 10


No. 11: “Scriabin”
- one of the first trio to be written in the set.

Richard Burdick's Horn Trio's opus 156 No. 11

No. 12: “Legend”

 

NOT 12

Richard Burdick's Horn Trio's opus 156 No. 12

No. 13: “Fugue”

Richard Burdick's Horn Trio's opus 156 No. 13

No. 14: “Intermezzo”

Richard Burdick's Horn Trio's opus 156 No. 14
No. 15: “Awakening”

Richard Burdick's Horn Trio's opus 156 No. 15
No. 16: “Merry Go Round”
No. 17: “Hungarian Dance”
No. 18: “Naturally Sprightly”
No. 19: “Milhaud”

No. 20: “Gargoyle”

Richard Burdick's Horn Trio's opus 156 No. 20

No. 21: “Flows”

Richard Burdick's Horn Trio's opus 156 No. 21

No. 22: “More to Come”

 

?No. 23

Richard Burdick's Horn Trio's opus 156 No. 23

 

No. 26 is now 14

Richard Burdick's Horn Trio's opus 156 No. 26

 

ASCAP Work ID 885824577


 

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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

CD32

“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.