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

The first source is the biebeel devotional exercise called the Angelus in the Catholic Church. Views Read Edit View history.

Martin Luther King, Jr. In they played the piece as the opener to their show, “The Days of Future Past”. Retrieved from ” https: 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 a busy and confusing world.

A few students dabbed their eyes.

Franz Biebl – Wikipedia

I was allowed to arrange a choir and songs for it. Tenor solo Mary said: None of us dared tread out into the world of deep conversation.


We got enough to eat. The Marja includes three versicles, each followed an Ave Maria. 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 mqria.

The ensemble met Biebl while on tour in Germany, during a recording session at a radio network where Biebl was music director. WhiteheadF.

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The room was graveyard silent. Sokol was given a number of Biebl’s works, premiering them after returning home. He returned to Austria after the war, then moved to Germany, where he continued his work as organist, choirmaster, and teacher.

The text of Biebl’s Ave Maria is drawn from two sources: He was involved in music there as well: One of these choirs was introduced to his Ave Maria and brought it back to the US, where it became increasingly popular.

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Biebl was drafted into the military beginning in during World War II. 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.

When Chanticleer recorded it, it became a hit, not only in the US but in Germany too, which now considered maaria piece must be special as it was such a hit in America! Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum.


The text, though sacred, transports the listener to an ethereal realm: The text is unique in its conjoining of two sources. Recently, in a first-year composition course I teach, our discussion veered into the timely topic of Ferguson, Missouri. Most of his compositions were for choral ensembles. Racial tensions are center stage, and many of us cannot turn away. Biebl’s best-known work is his Ave Buebelwhich sets portions of the Angelus as well as the Ave Maria.

This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat Perhaps it was because, as a teacher, I didn’t have the answer, didn’t know mariia to say. 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. Biebl did arrangements for other voicings, and the seven-part mixed ,aria arrangement is now probably the most popular.

World War II intervened. I cannot find it.

News is cascading — online, through the door, over the airwaves, and on television — about the tension in America.