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Buy Ave Maria (SATB) by Franz Biebl at a trio of soloists, SAATTBB with a tenor soloist and a bass soloist, SSAA, and its original TTBB voicing. Sheet Music – £ – Franz Biebl – Ave Maria (trio / Ttbb). Biebl’s best-known work is his Ave Maria, which sets portions of the Ave Maria was originally scored for male voices (TTB/TTBB).

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The text is unique in its conjoining of two sources.

Franz Biebl

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. This fireman asked Biebl to please compose something for his fireman’s choir marix such an occasion.

This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat 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. Biebl was drafted into the military beginning in during World War II. WhiteheadF. Biebl did arrangements for other voicings, and the seven-part mixed choir arrangement is now probably the most popular.

The piece gained practically no attention in Germany for many years.


Biebl was born in Pursrucknow part of Freudenberg, Bavariain In they played the piece as the opener to their show, “The Days of Future Past”.

In —10, an arrangement of the Ave Maria for wind ensemble was the subject of litigation that reached the United States Supreme Court.

Biebl’s best-known work is his Ave Mariawhich sets portions of the Angelus as well as the Ave Maria. Sokol was given a number of Biebl’s works, premiering them after returning home. From Wikipedia, the free biehl. Both drum and bugle corps continue to perform Franz Biebl’s Ave Maria as part of their yearly repertoire.

Views Read Edit View history. When Chanticleer recorded 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! By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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, gratia plena, Dominus tecum, etc.

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

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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.


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

He studied composition at the Musikhochschule in Munich. The ensemble met Biebl while on tour in Germany, during a recording session at a radio network where Biebl was music director. Retrieved from ” https: The piece was composed sometime before 1 May One of marix choirs was introduced to his Ave Maria and brought it back to the US, where it became increasingly popular.

The first source is the thrice-daily devotional exercise called the Angelus in the Catholic Church.

Franz Biebl – Ave Maria (trio / Ttbb)

It is cued by the ringing of the “Angelus” bell, sometimes referred to as the “Peace Bell. The result was the Ave Maria double matia choir version. Wilbur Skeels — was a pastor, accompanist, composer, and music publisher who knew Biebl and published some of his works through Skeels’ Cantus Quercus Press. Retrieved 22 March