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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 Ave maria franz biebl prayer [Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum, etc. In —10, an arrangement of the Ave Maria for wind ensemble was the subject of litigation that reached the United States Supreme Court.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Ave maria franz biebl Policy. Retrieved from ” https: 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.

Franz Biebl

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.

When Chanticleer recorded it, it became a hit, not frajz in the US but in Germany too, which now considered the piece must ave maria franz biebl special as it was such a hit in America! The result was the Ave Maria double male choir version. The piece was composed sometime before 1 May This page was last edited on 23 Marchat The piece gained practically no attention in Germany for many years.


Biebl did arrangements for other voicings, and the seven-part mixed choir arrangement is now probably the most popular. It is cued by the ringing of the “Angelus” bell, sometimes referred to as the “Peace Bell. Ave maria franz biebl studied composition at the Musikhochschule in Munich.

Views Read Edit View history. It was common for ave maria franz biebl, factories, police and fire departments, etc. In they played the piece bieebl the opener to their show, “The Days of Future Past”.

Franz Biebl – Wikipedia

Biebl’s best-known work is his Ave Mariawhich sets ave maria franz biebl of the Angelus as well as the Ave Maria. Biebl was born in Pursrucknow part of Freudenberg, Bavariain 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. The first source is the thrice-daily devotional exercise called the Angelus in the ,aria Church.

Biebl was drafted into the military beginning in during World Ave maria franz biebl II. This fireman asked Biebl to please compose something for his fireman’s choir for such an occasion.


The ensemble met Biebl while on tour in Germany, during a recording session at a radio network where Biebl was music director. Retrieved 22 March From Ave maria franz biebl, the free encyclopedia. One of these choirs was introduced to his Ave Maria and brought it back to the US, where it became increasingly popular.

WhiteheadF. Sokol was given a number of Biebl’s works, premiering them after returning home. Wilbur Skeels — was a pastor, accompanist, composer, and music publisher who knew Biebl and published some of his works through Skeels’ Cantus Quercus Press. The text is unique in its conjoining of two sources. Wilbur Skeels — who published some of Rfanz other works — prepared the following information about the ave maria franz biebl for use in choral program notes.

Both ftanz and bugle corps continue to perform Franz Biebl’s Ave Maria as part of their yearly repertoire. Most of his compositions were for choral ensembles.