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Sokol was given a number of Biebl’s works, premiering them after returning home. This page was last edited on 23 Marchat Biebl’s best-known work is his Ave Mariawhich sets portions of the Angelus as well as the Ave Maria.

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

One of these choirs was introduced to his Ave Maria and brought it back to the US, where it became increasingly popular. When Chanticleer recorded it, it became a hit, not only sve the US but in Germany too, which now considered the piece franz biebl ave maria be special as it was such a hit in America!

Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved 22 March The piece gained practically no attention in Germany for many years.

Wilbur Franz biebl ave maria — was a pastor, accompanist, composer, franz biebl ave maria music publisher who knew Biebl and published some of his works through Skeels’ Cantus Quercus Press. 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 farnz and with other German choirs.


The text is unique in its conjoining of two sources.

Franz Biebl – Wikipedia

In —10, an arrangement of the Ave Maria for wind ensemble was the subject of litigation that reached the United States Supreme Court. Biebl did franz biebl ave maria for franz biebl ave maria voicings, and the seven-part mixed choir arrangement is now probably the most popular.

This fireman asked Biebl to please compose something for his fireman’s choir for such an occasion. 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. 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 the piece sung at a Navy funeral.

Most of his compositions were for choral ensembles. The ensemble met Biebl while on tour in Germany, during a recording session at a radio network where Biebl was music director.

Both drum and bugle corps continue to perform Franz Biebl’s Ave Maria as part of their franz biebl ave maria repertoire. Biebl was born in Pursrucknow part of Freudenberg, Bavariain It is cued by the ringing of the “Angelus” bell, sometimes mari to as the “Peace Bell.


Retrieved from ” https: Biebl was drafted into the military beginning in during World War II. The result was frwnz Ave Franz biebl ave maria double male choir version. In they played the piece as the opener to their show, “The Days of Future Past”.

It was common for companies, factories, police and fire departments, etc.

He studied composition at the Musikhochschule in Munich. The piece was composed sometime before 1 May By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Franz Biebl

In place of the ‘Ave Maria, Sancta Maria’ from the Marka text, Biebl has substituted the first part of the even more familiar text of the standard ‘Ave Maria’ prayer [Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum, etc. The first source is the thrice-daily franz biebl ave maria exercise called the Angelus in the Catholic Church. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.