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

Biebl’s ‘Ave Maria’: Music for contemplation in troubled times | Classical MPR

Sokol was given a number of Biebl’s works, premiering them after returning home. Benedicta tu in mulieribus et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Jesus.

biebrl When the piece ended, when the male choir lilted and flowed, singing “Ave Maria,” I rose and turned off the music. Drafted into the German army in mariz, Biebl and his unit were captured by American forces in Italy in Biebl chose to withhold the second part of the Ave Maria — the plea for Mary to pray for us now and in the hour of our death — until the end of the work.

Let it be done to me according to your word. You are blessed among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Franz Biebl Wiki All about Biebl.

None of us dared tread out into the world of deep conversation. 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.


Behold the handmaiden of the Lord. Sancta Maria, mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus. In —10, an arrangement of the Ave Maria for wind ensemble was the subject of litigation that reached the United States Supreme Court. It is cued by the ringing of the “Angelus” bell, sometimes referred to as the “Peace Bell.

When Chanticleer recorded it, it became a hit, not only in the US but in Germany too, which niebel considered the piece must be special as it was such a hit in America! News is cascading — online, through the door, over the airwaves, and on television — about the tension in America. The Americans helped bienel to arrange concerts with choir, soloists and chamber music.

He studied composition at the Musikhochschule in Munich.

This fireman asked Biebl to please compose something for his fireman’s choir for such an occasion. Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners. Biebl agreed — and wrote the original Ave Maria for a double chorus of firemen.

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Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us not and in the hour of our death. I lived in my own silence, in my own wrestling with the issue. Many of my students are not religious — and yet there is something soaring, comforting, something that nests inside the listener during Biebl’s piece. A recent arrangement of the Biebl “Ave Maria” was transcribed by Jerry Brubaker, horn player naria arranger for 30 years with the US Navy Band, after hearing the piece sung at a Navy funeral.

I cannot find it. Biebl was drafted into the military beginning in during World War II.


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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Biebl adapted the Angelus, a liturgy said three times daily in the Catholic Church. Both drum and bugle corps continue to perform Franz Biebl’s Ave Maria as part of their yearly repertoire. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Recently, in a first-year composition course I teach, our discussion veered into the timely topic of Ferguson, Missouri.

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. The text, though sacred, transports the listener to an ethereal realm: Chorus Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Member Supported Join Now. 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. Maybe there is an element of grace.

Biebl’s ‘Ave Maria’: Music for contemplation in troubled times

For myself, as a teacher, I feel the need to confront issues, to examine them from multiple angles, to press an issue — whatever it may be — deeply. I learned to know the Americans and a little bit of American life and democracy.

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