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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The first source is the thrice-daily devotional exercise called frazn Angelus in the Catholic Church. One of these choirs was introduced to his Ave Maria and brought it back to the US, where it became increasingly popular.

Biebl was born in Pursrucknow part of Freudenberg, Bieglin WhiteheadF. In place of the ‘Ave Maria, Sancta Maria’ from the Angelus text, Biebl has substituted avw 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. Views Read Edit View history. 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.

Franz Biebl – Wikipedia

At issue was whether a school district was justified in prohibiting an instrumental performance of the piece frqnz lyrics at a high school graduation frans due to its underlying religious nature. Retrieved from ” https: This fireman asked Biebl to please compose something for his fireman’s choir for such an occasion. Retrieved 22 March In —10, an arrangement of the Ave Maria for wind ensemble was the subject of litigation that reached the United States Supreme Court.


Wilbur Skeels — was a pastor, accompanist, composer, and music publisher who knew Biebl and published some of his works through Skeels’ Cantus Quercus Press.

Franz Biebl

By avs this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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!

It was common for companies, factories, police and fire departments, etc. The piece gained practically no attention in Germany for many years.

In they played the piece as the opener to their show, “The Days of Future Past”. Sokol was given a number of Biebl’s works, premiering them after returning home. Biebl did arrangements for other voicings, and the seven-part mixed choir arrangement is now probably the most popular. This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat Biebl was drafted into the military beginning in during World War II.

The result was the Ave Maria double male choir version. The ensemble frajz Biebl while on tour in Germany, during a recording session at a radio network where Biebl was music director. Biebl’s best-known work is his Ave Mariawhich sets portions of the Angelus as well as the Ave Maria.


The piece was composed sometime before 1 May Both drum and bugle corps continue to perform Franz Biebl’s Ave Maria as part of their yearly repertoire. Wilbur Skeels — who published some of Biebl’s other works — prepared the following information about the piece for use in choral program notes.

It is cued by the ringing of the “Angelus” bell, sometimes referred to as the “Peace Bell. However, when Biebl was the head of choral programs for the Bayerischen Rundfunk Bavarian Radio he made a habit of maira American choirs to come to Munich and sing on the radio and with other German choirs.

The text is unique in its conjoining of two sources. He studied composition at the Musikhochschule in Munich.

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