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Opus 93

Sextet No. 1 for Two Horns and Strings

Written early in 1996 is an important transitional work of mine. The main step forward is that I started to serialize the scale tones in relationship to the natural overtone series. I believe the tonic of the scale was assigned a whole note, the fifth having a strong power of three was given half note triplets, and similar assignments for the other scale tones.

This work led me directly to my opus 95 Universal rhythm. Where tones age given precisely the rhythm based on the overtone number (i.e. C:1, G:3, E:5 & D:9 etc. A:27) or the inverse, (C:27, A:1). The other item of interest is that movements 2,4, & 6 house thought on C60 - molecules that connect together in a pattern like a soccer ball, in a very strong symmetrical pattern. All three movements are very short. The entire work is written with string quartet without vibrato, and two natural horns. I do not know of a performance with natural horns yet. (now 2104, I think this work is better done with valve horns and string orchestra, not a sextet).

There are seven movements in this work:

I. The New Wave
II. Cellular Structure C60 No. 1
III. Focusing the Microscope
IV. Cellular Structure C60 No. 2
V. Allegretto
VI. Cellular Structure C60 No. 3
VII. Allegro



 This work is registered with ASCAP
  the ASCAP work ID is: 490835531

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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.