The musical compositions of Richard Burdick
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Opus 99

I Ching Scales (V2)

Opus 99 is the book of I Ching Scales (version 2)

really a catch-all opus number for scale studies, interval studies, the arpeggios and more. There are 16 volumes of music "Interval Studies" . . . .an excellent set of books to practise sit-reading and harder intervals

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Also as part of opus 200 are the books:

opus 99b: I Ching Arpeggios
        This work is registered with ASCAP as # 2806467

        I have hear rumors that a number of these piece have been                 performed please let me know of performances.

        The sheet music is available upon request.

        The original wind chime set can be rented

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opus 99c-q : I Ching Interval studies ( in 16 books)

opus 99r: Hunting etudes

opus 99s: I Ching Energy Patterns

The CD Portal is a version of the Interval studies (IC #48) so it should be classifiled as opus 99m.1

Richard Burdick’s interval studies are based on his I ching scale system. The full set of sixty-four intervals can be obtained from his There are sixteen books of  28 pages each.

Theses are quite methodical studies

Sixty-four pieces using  his I-Ching  scales system organized into an arpeggio pattern based on the relationship between the artificial scale and the natural overtone series. Presented from fastest to slowest, with the tempo determined by the vibration of the key.

For over 30 years, composer Richard Burdick has been using  I Ching inspired scales as a foundation for his compositions. The I Ching is sort of a fortune telling system of the ancient Chinese. Being a binary system, it suggests scale intervals of  either half steps or whole steps. It is ideal for scales structures.

Like the scales of Northern India, the scales are divided into two tetrachord-like-sets of three intervals. Mr. Burdick mostly uses the perfect fifth to separate the two sets of three intervals. He also has a complete system of fixed tones for each scale that  are an attempt to organize  the whole system of 64 scales.



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CD42 I sound My Horn

CD42 cover-88CD42
Music of
B. Heiden and Burdick
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.