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Franz Biebl

When Chanticleer recorded it, it became a hit, not only franz biebl ave maria the US but in Germany too, which now considered the piece must be special as qve was such a hit in America! The result was the Ave Maria double male choir version.

The ensemble met Biebl while on tour in Germany, during a recording session at a radio network where Biebl was music director. He studied composition at the Musikhochschule in Munich.

Biebl did arrangements for other voicings, and the seven-part mixed choir arrangement franz biebl ave maria now probably the most popular. Retrieved from ” https: One of these choirs was introduced to his Ave Maria and brought it back to the US, where it became increasingly popular.

The text is unique in its conjoining of two sources. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. At issue was whether a school district was justified in prohibiting an instrumental performance of franz biebl ave maria piece without lyrics at a high franz biebl ave maria graduation ceremony marua to its underlying religious nature.

The piece gained practically no attention in Germany for many years. A recent arrangement of the Biebl “Ave Maria” was bisbl 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. Biebl’s best-known work is his Ave Mariawhich sets portions of the Angelus franz biebl ave maria well as the 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.

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

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Biebl was born in Pursrucknow part of Freudenberg, Bavariain Retrieved 22 March Both drum and bugle corps continue to perform Franz Biebl’s Ave Maria as part of their yearly repertoire.

franz biebl ave maria

In they played the piece as the opener to their show, “The Days of Future Past”. Views Read Edit View history. Sokol was given a number of Biebl’s works, premiering them after returning home. In place of the ‘Ave Maria, Sancta Maria’ biebo the Angelus text, Biebl has substituted the first part of the even more familiar text of the standard ‘Ave Maria’ prayer [Ave Maria, gratia franz biebl ave maria, Dominus tecum, etc.


The first source is the thrice-daily devotional exercise called the Angelus in the Catholic Church. WhiteheadF. It is cued by the ringing of the “Angelus” bell, sometimes referred to as the “Peace Bell. Biebl ffanz drafted into the military beginning franz biebl ave maria during World War II. This fireman asked Biebl to please compose something for his fireman’s choir for such an occasion.

Franz Biebl – Wikipedia

This page was last edited on 23 Marchat It franz biebl ave maria common for companies, factories, police and fire departments, etc. Frnz piece was composed sometime before 1 May Wilbur Skeels — who published some of Biebl’s other works — prepared the following information about the piece for use in choral program notes. Wilbur Skeels — was a pastor, accompanist, composer, and music publisher who knew Franz biebl ave maria and published some of his works through Skeels’ Cantus Quercus Press.