The musical compositions of Richard Burdick
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Opus 62

Astral Waves I
for horn and tape

Written: August - October 1991

Premiered: 1/11/92 Trinity Chamber

Known Concerts Performances: 1/12/92 Davis Arts Center

The music is available for purchase, but even the final files in .zip form are quite large, and requires a file transfer service.

If you buy the music from here I will send a link to a file transfer service download. Price is $40 and you will get:
1) horn part
2) study score
3) a practice tape in .wav form
4) a tape for performance in .wav (stereo) horn part

Astral Waves I, opus 62 for horn and tape has been performed a number of times, it seems to build and build and the silences which happen late in the work are quite effective.

I believe there are four parts to this work, it’s a cycle that happen four time with different views. I think this sort of work is  important, because a student can spend hours of practice with the tape, alone in preparation for such things a student recitals.

Version one was typed and recorded before I had my own computer late in 1991 so the computer generated tape was created by my copyist then. The original tape part is on a cassette tape and that is probably why the pitch is at A= 436.

In 2017 I completed a new edition with very similar sounds on the tape and an improved horn part, plus a practice version with click track, that should be used in performance into the horn player's headphones while simultaneously playing the real tape part to the audience.





Original notes showing the working of the prominent polyrhythms that were used in this work. I was about this time that the composer was studying the teachings of Joseph Schillenger



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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

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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.