Burdick, Richard: The Star
for Violin, Oboe, Natural Horn and Harpsichord, Opus 98 (1996)
(estimated 22 minutes long).

I. Thesis - Concisely exactly 0.21 m. base ten
II. Moderato x. 2.3 m. bt
III. Andante x. 9.58 m. bt
IV. Minuet tempo (but really fast) x. 2.04 m. bt
V. Molto allegro x. 6.34 m. bt

opus98 m.1The 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 tetra chords 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.

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