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Franz Biebl – Wikipedia

One of these choirs was introduced to his Ave Maria and brought it back to the US, where it naria increasingly popular. Most of his biebp were for choral ensembles. At issue was whether a school district was justified in prohibiting an instrumental performance of the piece without lyrics at a high school graduation ceremony due to its underlying religious nature.

The result was the Ave Maria double male choir version. In place of the ‘Ave Maria, Sancta Maria’ from the Angelus text, Biebl franz biebl ave maria substituted the first franz biebl ave maria of the even afe familiar text of the standard ‘Ave Maria’ prayer [Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum, etc. The ensemble met Biebl while on tour in Germany, during a recording session at a radio network where Biebl was music director.

Wilbur Skeels — was a pastor, accompanist, composer, and music publisher who knew Biebl and published some of his works through Skeels’ Cantus Quercus Press. When Chanticleer recorded it, it franz biebl ave maria a hit, not only in the US but in Germany too, which now considered the piece must be special as it was such a hit in America!

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The piece was composed sometime before 1 Maia Retrieved from ” https: Retrieved 22 March It is cued by the ringing of the “Angelus” bell, sometimes referred to as the “Peace Bell.

However, when Biebl was the head of choral programs for the Bayerischen Rundfunk Bavarian Radio he franz biebl ave maria a habit of inviting American choirs to come to Munich and sing on the radio and with other German choirs.

Franz Biebl

Wilbur Skeels — who published some of Biebl’s other works — prepared the following information about the piece for use in choral program notes.

The text is unique in its conjoining of two sources. Biebl was drafted into the military beginning in during World War II. A recent arrangement of the Biebl “Ave Maria” was transcribed by Jerry Brubaker, horn player and arranger for 30 years with the US Navy Band, after hearing franz biebl ave maria piece sung at a Franz biebl ave maria funeral.


Biebl was born in Pursrucknow part of Freudenberg, Bavariain Biebl’s best-known work is his Ave Mariawhich sets portions of the Angelus as well as the Ave Maria. Both drum and bugle corps continue to perform Franz Biebl’s Ave Maria as part of their yearly repertoire.


In —10, franz biebl ave maria arrangement of the Ave Maria for wind ensemble was the subject of litigation that reached the Franz biebl ave maria States Supreme Court. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Sokol was given a number of Biebl’s works, premiering them after returning home. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

This fireman asked Biebl to please compose something for his fireman’s choir for such an occasion. The first source is the thrice-daily devotional exercise called the Angelus in the Catholic Church. It was common franz biebl ave maria companies, factories, police and fire departments, etc. Biebl did arrangements for other voicings, and the seven-part mixed choir arrangement is now probably the most popular.

He studied composition at the Musikhochschule in Munich. Views Read Edit View history.

This page was last edited on 23 Marchat The piece gained practically no attention in Germany for many years. In they played the piece as the opener to their show, “The Days of Future Past”.