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Opus 238

Passing Through Piute Grounding
for chamber orchestra

The chamber orchestra version is scored for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, timpani, and two percussionist or 2 to 4 indigenous drummers and strings. (1111 1100, timp, 2 perc., Strings)

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Passing Through Piute Grounding
for full orchestra

The full orchestra version is score for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, trumpet, trombone, timpani, and two percussionist or 2 to 4 indigenous drummers and strings.
(2222 2110, timp, 2 perc,. strings)

Buy the sheet music (complete score & parts) from MusicaNeo ($120)
             Buy the printable Sheet music via paypal from this site ($100)

There is a time when music paints a picture, it may not be profound, but it's nice, it tells a little story, and it's a "Grounding".

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To me a Grounding is a work design to help us connect to our Mother Earth in this work I intend only honor to the all and the one.

This work is designed to include native drums as part of the orchestra, not imitating them as much as my own self-expression, and inclusion of the drums in my North-American style. It is an offering of exchange; my work is giving the first nations drummers a way to be part of a work written by a modern North-American composer who is extending the open arms of sharing.

This Work “Passing Through Piute Grounding” is written for the Regina Symphony core orchestra plus timpani, and two to four drummers. It is base on two of my very early work “Essay for Horn and Bassoon” and the duet “Piute Flutes”, which can be found on youtube. They are works that to me depict mountains landscapes.

With felling’s of the importance of giving thanks and honour to all things.

P. S. I am 1/8 Chippewa, but my first nations connections have been wiped from my family history; my Grandmother was quite disgraced to be part native, and refused to discuss it. 

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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.