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In they played the piece as the opener to their show, “The Days of Future Past”.

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! 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.

The ensemble met Biebl while on tour in Germany, during a recording session at a radio network where Biebl was music director. Biebl was drafted into the military beginning in during World War II.

Franz Biebl

WhiteheadF. The result was the Ave Maria double male choir version.

Most of his compositions were for choral ensembles. Views Read Edit View history. This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat 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. One of these choirs was introduced to his Ave Maria and brought it back to the US, where it became increasingly popular. 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 – Wikipedia

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. It was common for companies, factories, police maris fire departments, etc. Biebl was born in Pursrucknow part of Freudenberg, Bavariain 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 marria Maria’ prayer [Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum, etc.

Sokol was given a number of Biebl’s works, premiering them after returning home.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Biebl did arrangements for other voicings, and the seven-part mixed choir arrangement is now probably the frsnz popular. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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.


Biebl’s best-known work is his Ave Mariawhich sets portions of the Angelus as well as the Ave Maria. He studied composition at bieb, Musikhochschule in Munich. Both drum and bugle corps continue to perform Franz Biebl’s Ave Maria as part of their yearly repertoire.

The text is unique in its conjoining of two sources. The piece was composed sometime before 1 May This fireman asked Biebl to please compose something for his fireman’s choir for such an occasion.

The first source is the thrice-daily devotional exercise called the Angelus in the Catholic Mariq.

Retrieved 22 March Wilbur Skeels — who published some of Biebl’s other works — prepared the following information about the piece for use in choral program notes. The piece gained practically no attention in Germany for many years.