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Biebl adapted the Angelus, a liturgy said three times daily in the Catholic Karia. Oftentimes music may be seen as an escape, as a way to “check out” from day-to-day life and responsibility. Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners. Franz Biebl Biebl wrote small, solidly constructed, highly inventive works primarily for church and community choruses. It was common for companies, factories, police and fire departments, etc.

A member there had asked Biebel whether he would compose a piece for a bisbel of his coworkers.

Sancta Maria, mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus. WhiteheadF. One of these choirs was introduced to his Ave Maria and brought it back aev the US, where it became increasingly popular.

The Americans helped me to arrange concerts with choir, soloists and chamber music. 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. Et verbum caro factum est et habitavit in nobis. The ensemble met Marja 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.

And the msria was made flesh and lived among us. The Angelus includes three versicles, each followed an Ave Maria. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He studied composition at the Musikhochschule in Munich. The Providence Singers Inc.

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.

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

Biebl, who was a prisoner of war in Michigan during World War II, knew something about heartache, about feeling disquieted about amria life. I was allowed to arrange a choir and songs for it.

I cannot find it. Many of us listen to music while exercising, driving home from work, or while preparing supper.

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

The result was the Ave Maria double male choir version. Let it be done to me according to your word. The first source is the bbiebel devotional exercise called the Angelus in the Catholic Church.

I do not know if the piece was successful — or what that even means in the context of our national discussion.

We closed our eyes and breathed in and out while Chanticleer sang with clarity and emotion. Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum. Wilbur Skeels — was a pastor, accompanist, composer, and music publisher who knew Biebl and published some of his works through Skeels’ Cantus Quercus Press.


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. Tenor solo Mary said: Chorus Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum.

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. His formal music studies began in at the Musikhochschule in Munich, where he studied composition and conducting. You are blessed among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.

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A few students dabbed their eyes. Tenor solo Maria dixit: 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.

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