The musical compositions of Richard Burdick
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
VI. Cellular Structure C60 No. 3
This work is registered with ASCAP
the ASCAP work ID is: 490835531
CD41 American Horn Music vol. 2
CD40 Retrospective II
Horn Quartets No's 1 - 5
CD39 Bach by Popular Demand
CD39 A sequel to
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: all 6 Broken Consort Suites and both Flatte Consort suites - 36 track of Christmas like music.
CD37 Microtonal music of Richard Burdick
Music By Duvernoy & Schneider
of the 40's & 50's
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