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Add Image The Biebl “Ave Maria”, a setting of the Ave Maria and Angelus chants by Austrian composer Franz Biebl, is a men’s choral work that has. Franz Biebl () Biebl wrote small, solidly constructed, highly inventive works primarily for church and community choruses. Franz Biebl | Ave Maria. Check out Ave Maria (Franz Biebl) by Chanticleer on Amazon Music. Stream ad- free or purchase CD’s and MP3s now on

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The Americans helped me to arrange concerts with choir, soloists and chamber music.

Biebl did arrangements for other voicings, and the seven-part mixed choir arrangement is now probably the most popular. In Tenor II, bar 6, both notes should be A flats. First performed by the Glee Club in the s, the work is a centerpiece of the group’s Christmas concerts, and is often performed at Finals concerts as well.

Franz Biebl

He began his career as a church musician in at a large Catholic parish, and in was appointed as assistant professor of choral music at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. A member there had asked Biebel whether he would compose a piece for a chorus of his coworkers. 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! 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.


Biebl’s best-known work is his Ave Mariawhich sets portions of the Angelus as well as the Ave Maria. I was allowed to arrange a choir and songs for it. 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.

Pourrais-tu valider ces corrections. As director, he met and recorded many choirs from around the world, including the Cornell Glee Club, which brought the Ave Maria and some of his other pieces back to the United States for performance. Behold the handmaiden of the Lord. The piece was composed sometime before 1 May Most of his compositions were for avee ensembles.

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I just modified this partition according to your recommendations. Chorus Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum. Sokol was given a number of Biebl’s works, premiering biebp after returning home. Sign In Don’t have an account?

Your download has started. The result was the Ave Maria double male choir version. The true part is that his work consists mainly of songs and smaller compositions.

The text is unique in its conjoining of two sources. It was common for companies, factories, police and fire departments, etc. Could you validate these corrections?

biebll Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us not and in the hour of our death. To print parts, please upgrade to a Pro account first. The work is written for seven voice parts, a four part men’s chorus and a trio of male voices singing antiphonally. Tenor solo Mary said: All the best, Mick.


It is cued by the ringing of the “Angelus” bell, sometimes referred to as the “Peace Bell. Accordingly, the work carries great emotional weight for the members of the group.

Franz BIEBL – Ave Maria (Angelus Domini)

Try again More of this, please? 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.

He returned to Austria after the war, then moved to Germany, where he continued his work as organist, choirmaster, and teacher. Wilbur Skeels — was a pastor, accompanist, composer, and music publisher who knew Biebl and published some of his works through Skeels’ Cantus Quercus Press.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Biebl “Ave Maria” is among the most performed and recorded works in the Glee Club’s repertoire; it appears on all the Glee Club’s modern recordings except Songs of Virginia. Biebl was drafted into the military beginning in during World War II. Views Read Edit View history. In they played the piece as the opener to their show, “The Days of Future Past”.