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He studied composition at the Musikhochschule in Munich.

Biebl was drafted into the military beginning in during World War II. Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners. The Americans helped me to arrange concerts with choir, soloists and chamber music.

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

Ae of these choirs was introduced to his Ave Maria and brought it back to the US, where it became increasingly popular. None of us dared tread out into the world of deep conversation. In they played the piece as the opener to their show, “The Days of Future Past”. I do not know if the piece was successful — or what that even means in the context of our national discussion. Sancta Maria, ora pro nobis nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Chorus Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum.

We listened to the silence. The text is unique in its conjoining of two sources. Wilbur Skeels — was a pastor, accompanist, composer, and music publisher who knew Biebl and published some of his works through Skeels’ Afe Quercus Press. Let it be done to me according to your word. Many of my students are not religious — and biebdl there is something soaring, comforting, something that nests inside the listener during Biebl’s piece.


Most of his compositions were for choral ensembles. I listen to Biebl at home, sinking mariq his harmonies, into the text that is solace and support for those in pain, those in need, wondering where the quick and easy answer is.

In —10, an arrangement of the Ave Maria for wind ensemble was the subject of litigation that reached the United States Supreme Court. The true part is that his work consists mainly of songs and smaller compositions.

The piece was composed sometime before 1 May By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. A few students dabbed their eyes.

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

He received his M. Many of us listen to music while exercising, driving home from work, or while preparing supper. 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. Retrieved from ” https: He returned to Austria after the war, then moved to Germany, where he continued his work as organist, choirmaster, and teacher.

Chorus Hail Mary, full of mwria, the Lord is with you. Racial tensions are center stage, and many of us cannot turn away. Paul, Minnesota on Jan. Member Supported Join Now. When the piece ended, when the male choir birbel and flowed, singing “Ave Maria,” I rose and turned off the music. Biebl was born in Pursrucknow part of Freudenberg, Bavariain The piece gained practically no attention in Germany for many years.


Franz Biebl

Et verbum caro factum est et habitavit in nobis. The room was graveyard silent. 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.

The result was the Ave Maria double male choir version. Benedicta tu in mulieribus et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Jesus. 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.

Recently, in a first-year composition course I teach, our discussion veered into the timely topic of Ferguson, Missouri. The text of Biebl’s Ave Maria is drawn from two sources: We closed our eyes and breathed in and out while Chanticleer sang with clarity and emotion.

However, when Biebl wve 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. World War II intervened. I lived in my own silence, in my own wrestling with the issue. Sokol was given a number of Biebl’s works, premiering them after returning home.