From Wind Repertory Project
David Biedenbender

David Biedenbender (arr. Tyler Austin)

Subtitle: (for Machaut and Pärt)

General Info

Year: 2015 / 2019
Duration: c. 5:05
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Wind quintet
Publisher: Bent Space Music, through Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00   |   Score Only (print) - $25.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II (II doubling Bass Clarinet II)
B-flat Bass Clarinet I
E-flat Alto Saxophone
Horn in F I-II-III-IV


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Refraction was commissioned by the Akropolis Reed Quintet. Refraction is split into three distinct movements, each inspired by different musical sources that have been bent and distorted by time, space, and my imagination, much like light is bent as it enters a medium of different density.

The second movement (arranged by Tyler Austin) is called Kyrie and is dedicated to Guillaume de Machaut, a Medieval poet and composer in the ars nova style, and Arvo Pärt, a living Estonian composer who is most associated with minimalism (and particularly indeveloping the styles of “tintinnabuli” and “mystic minimalism”).

- Program Note from South Dakota State University Wind Symphony concert program, 22 March 2021


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Ball State University (Muncie, Ind.) Wind Ensemble (Thomas Caneva, conductor) - 24 March 2023
  • University of Washington (Seattle) Wind Ensemble (Timothy Salzman, conductor) - 30 October 2022
  • East Carolina University (Greenville, N.C.) Chamber Ensemble (William Staub, conductor) - 23 October 2021
  • Kennesaw (Ga.) State University Wind Ensemble (David Kehler, conductor) - 29 September 2021
  • Oregon State University (Corvallis) Wind Ensemble (Erik Leung, conductor) - 26 May 2021
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing) Wind Symphony (Kevin Sedatole, conductor) - 21 April 2021
  • University of Colorado Boulder Symphonic Band (Matthew Dockendorf, conductor) - 15 April 2021
  • South Dakota State University (Brookings) Wind Symphony (Jacob Wallace, conductor) - 22 March 2021

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