A few months ago I asked my friend and colleague Justin Emerich if he would be willing to record my short fanfare Spiral for eight trumpets. Not only did he say yes, but he asked a few of his friends to help… It turned out…REALLY well. 😁
Kairos describes the intersection of the Liturgy with the Infinite—with God.
Unquiet Hours received the 2019 Sousa/Ostwald Prize from the American Bandmasters Association.
David to write a new work to pair with Beethoven’s 3rd Symphony.
“…a profound meditation on life’s mysteries…This was deeply personal music…The concerto itself is a fabulous mystery that deserves to be heard again”
David will serve as a mentor composer along with Bright Sheng, Derek Bermel, and Margaret Brouwer for the American Composers Orchestra EarShot Readings with the Grand Rapids Symphony, September 25-30.
David is the recipient of the 38th annual ASCAP Foundation Rudolf Nissim Prize. Selected from 140 entries judged anonymously by a panel of conductors, the Prize was awarded for Cyclotron, a 10-minute work for winds and percussion. The Prize is presented annually to an ASCAP concert composer for a work requiring a conductor that has not been performed […]
The Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble’s performance of Red Vesper was given a glowing review in the Pittsburgh Post–Gazette: The first piece, Mr. Biedenbender’s “Red Vesper,” stole the show. Spacious and ceremonious, the work is inspired by national parks in the American West, where the Wisconsin-born composer would often go for reflection and meditation. His experimentation with sound was like a true […]