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Sokol was given a number of Biebl’s works, premiering them after returning home. The result was the Ave Maria double male choir version.

The piece gained practically no attention in Germany for many years. 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. Retrieved 22 March Retrieved from ” https: Biebl was drafted into the military beginning in during World War II. Biebl was born franz biebl ave maria Pursrucknow part of Franz biebl ave maria, Bavariain In place of the ‘Ave Maria, Sancta Maria’ from the Angelus text, Biebl has substituted the first part of the even more familiar text of the standard ‘Ave Maria’ prayer [Ave Maria, biegl plena, Dominus tecum, etc.

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Franz Biebl – Wikipedia

Views Read Edit View history. This fireman asked Biebl to franz biebl ave maria 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. Most of his compositions were for choral ensembles.


He studied composition at the Musikhochschule in Munich. Biebl’s best-known work is his Ave Mariawhich sets portions of the Angelus maeia well as franz biebl ave maria Ave Maria.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It is cued by the ringing of the “Angelus” bell, sometimes referred to as the “Peace Franz biebl ave maria. However, when Biebl was the head of choral programs for the Bayerischen Rundfunk Bavarian Radio he made a habit of inviting American choirs to come to Munich and sing on the radio and with other German choirs.

Wilbur Skeels — who published some of Biebl’s other works — prepared the following information about the piece for use in choral program notes. This page was last edited on 23 Marchat The ensemble met Biebl while on tour in Germany, during a recording session at a radio network where Biebl was music director. Biebl did arrangements for other voicings, and the seven-part mixed choir arrangement is now probably the most popular.

Wilbur Skeels — franz biebl ave maria a tranz, accompanist, composer, and music publisher who knew Biebl and published some of his works through Skeels’ Cantus Quercus Press. A recent arrangement of the Biebl “Ave Maria” was transcribed by Jerry Brubaker, horn player and arranger for 30 franz biebl ave maria with the US Navy Band, after hearing the piece sung at a Navy funeral.


Franz Biebl

When Chanticleer franz biebl ave maria it, it became 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! The piece was composed sometime before 1 May Both drum and bugle corps continue to perform Franz Biebl’s Ave Maria as part of their yearly repertoire.

One of these choirs was introduced to his Ave Maria and brought it back to the US, where it became increasingly popular. In —10, an arrangement of franz biebl ave maria Ave Maria for wind ensemble was the subject of litigation that reached the United States Supreme Court.

It was common for companies, factories, police and fire departments, etc. The text is unique in its conjoining of two sources. In they played the piece as the opener to their show, “The Days of Future Past”. WhiteheadF.