The musical compositions of Richard Burdick
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Opus 39

Horn Quartet No. 1
in four movements

This was performed a couple of times with the Pacific Horn Quartet (Richard Burdick, Janis Leiberman, Terry Richards, & Tim Smith) The most notable performance was in San Jose, California, on the same program that Lowell Greer and friends performed the Dauprat Quartet's.

Premiered by the Pacific Horn Quartet with performances in Oakland and San Jose Performance 6/3/92 at Farmers Market Fair, Davis, CA. 12/3/87 Pacific Horn Quartet TCC

Known Performances:
Premiered by the Pacific Horn Quartet with performances in Oakland and San Jose
12/3/87 Pacific Horn Quartet TCC  
Performance 6/3/92 at Farmers Market Fair, Davis, CA.
December 2012 with RSO horn section

I consider this one of my more accessible compositions.

This work can be heard on CD25 "Nice Notes" and CD40

The sheet music can be found at MusicaNeo, where an mp3 file of the complete quartet performance from CD40 can be heard

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Richard Burdick's Quartet, opus 39#1 Richard Burdick's Quartet, opus 39#2
movement one
movement two
Richard Burdick's Quartet, opus 39#3 Richard Burdick's Quartet, opus 39#4
movement three
movement four




 This work is registered with ASCAP
  the ASCAP work ID is: 470088190


Quartet for Horns movement 1, Op. 39 No. 1

This quartet is a fine example of my first period I Ching scales. You can see the rhythm eighth, eighth, quarter in the first two measure, which suggests - - + - - + (I ching #24) Then, since I generally used two hexagrams in contrast, Quarter, followed by five short notes which suggest + - - - - - ( I ching #24)

The scale outlined tonally seems to be more: - - + - + + I guess I look back at my notes . . . and seem what I did!

Program of Premiere

Movement four can be purchased from:







Search I Ching Music:

Op. 38Opus TourOpus 39a

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.