The Cd's of Richard O. Burdick

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Matthew Locke:
Broken and Flatte Consorts performed by a trio of French Horns. CD38 on CbBaby

Release date: December 5, 2015

This CD is really the Broken consort unbroken and the Flatte consort still flat.

Broken is an early Baroque terminology that refers to ensembles featuring instruments from more than one family, for example a group featuring both string and wind instruments. 

CD36 Natural HornThese have been transposed from their original notation to better fit the range of the horn. Each Suite has been names a fifth lower than the original.

With each one of these short works, my recording process involved choosing an initial tempo, sight-reading while recording to get a start on each part .While doing this, I was looking for interpretive inspiration. I tried to make each one of these tracks a little different - not just mordents, trill and the common turn, but actually improvise and then imitate. Dynamics and slurs, which were not notated back in 1661, became part of the ornaments.

My favourite for this is the slow part in the first Flatte Consort trio, where I created a big “noodle” part first in the second horn, and then on the repeat in the first horn, I am very happy with this piece in particular, and the CD overall. I rushed this one recording it in about three weeks, so I had some major playing time on my new horn.

I was in no way trying to be authentic in my interpretation of this music, instead, just self-expressive. I made this an exercise in diversity.

Rich B.

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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

CD32

“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.