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Five anonymous pieces, opus 154 #1

version for three horns

Richard Burdick
Year of composition
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
2 minutes
Modern classical music
Trio (Horn in F)
Instrumental parts

This work is complete in five movements. Movement 1, 3, & 5 are based on the style of music from around 1400. Movement #2 subtitled “Tritonus” is based on my I Ching Scales #5 in G and #34 in C#. I think this is a terrific work; perhaps one of my finest I Ching Scale works.

Movement #4 is an okay work that is based on I Ching Scale #64 in D#. This movement provides a short solo for each of the three instruments. Many performers when hearing dissonances stop trying to make a musical phrase, this mistake must not be done here! The original is for Trumpet, Horn and Trombone. This is the version recorded by the composer or the French horns

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