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

Franz Biebl was immersed in music all his life — church musician, organist, music professor, conductor of community choirs, highly skilled composer and arranger, director of music for German radio — yet he and his music are not well known, with the exception of his Ave Maria. Retrieved from ” https: The Americans helped me to arrange concerts with choir, soloists and chamber music.

The work was made internationally famous by a Chanticleer recording several decades later, and is now available in many editions for a variety of vocal ensembles. Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners. Behold the handmaiden of the Lord. I was allowed to arrange a bbiebel and songs for it.

He returned to Austria after the war, then moved to Germany, where he continued his work as organist, choirmaster, avr teacher. Sokol was given a number of Biebl’s works, premiering them after returning home. Perhaps it was because, as a teacher, I didn’t have the answer, didn’t know what to say.

Biebl adapted the Angelus, a liturgy said three times daily in the Catholic ,aria. As director, he met ace 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. Biebl was drafted into the military beginning in during World War II.


Retrieved 22 March Many of my students are not religious — and yet there is something soaring, comforting, something that nests inside the listener during Biebl’s piece.

Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum. Benedicta tu in mulieribus et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Jesus.

We listened to the silence. Many of us listen to music while exercising, driving home from work, or while preparing supper. It is cued by the ringing of the “Angelus” bell, sometimes referred biebe as the “Peace Bell.

A member there had asked Biebel whether he would compose a piece for a chorus of his coworkers. Racial tensions are center stage, and many of us cannot turn away. 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.

The piece was composed sometime before 1 May Martin Luther King, Jr. It was common for companies, factories, police and fire departments, etc.

At issue was whether a school district was justified in prohibiting an instrumental performance of the piece mria lyrics at a high school graduation ceremony due to its underlying religious nature.

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

Biebl, who was a prisoner of war in Michigan during World War II, knew something about heartache, about feeling disquieted about modern life. I do not know if the piece was successful — or what that even means in the context of our national discussion. Most of his compositions were for choral ensembles. Franz Biebl Biebl wrote small, solidly constructed, highly inventive works primarily for church and community choruses. In choosing to listen to Biebl maybe it was my attempt, as a teacher, to be vulnerable, to let my students know that as we prepared for a winter break from school there is deep pain and deep suffering in the world — perhaps it was my desire to listen with my students to something of beauty in avw busy and confusing world.


The true part is that his work consists mainly of songs and smaller compositions. Tenor solo Mary said: The text, though sacred, transports the listener to an ethereal realm: The piece gained practically no attention in Germany for wve years. Chorus Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum. Views Read Edit View history. Paul, Minnesota on Jan. News is cascading aev online, through the door, over the airwaves, and on television — about the tension in America.

The result was the Ave Maria double male choir version. Let it be done to me according to your word. Sancta Maria, mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus. I cannot find it. The text of Biebl’s Ave Maria is drawn from two sources: