The musical compositions of Richard Burdick
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Opus 98

The Star
for violin, oboe, horn and piano

I. Thesis
II. Moderato
III. Andante
IV. Fast
V. Molto Allegro

This is a short demo from movement three

This is the demo of the whole work

The Star, opus 98, was written for a concert December 1996 on the Trinity Chamber Concerts series in Berkeley and a Circle Concerts program in Davis.

Premiered December 28 1996 in Berkeley with a repeat performance in Davis Dec. 29th 1996

The work is a transitional work using both old a(1st) nd new scale tonalities for the I ching hexagram # 21 & 22. Which is an inverse pair.

The process of writing my book "The Major Scales', which evaluates many assumptions in music, I have reevaluated my tonality assignments for the I ching hexagrams and the way the scales are spelled. The pattern is quite similar to the tonalities originally assigned in the early 1980's but it has been improved to make opposites and inversion scales more logical. The theory of tetrachords is now being used in assigning scale tones to the hexagram.

A primary part of the melody construction is the relationship between the scale tones and the natural overtones series, which can be seen directly in the Minuet trio movement.

SEE the sheet music here at MusicaNeo.







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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.