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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.

Biebl agreed — and wrote the original Ave Maria for a double chorus of firemen. Our world is so very complex, so fraught with fear and tension. Sancta Maria, mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus. Paul, Minnesota on Jan. Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners.

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Franz Biebl

Sancta Maria, ora pro nobis nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. The result was the Ave Maria double male choir version. His formal music studies began in at the Musikhochschule in Munich, where he studied composition and conducting.


The text, though sacred, transports the listener to an ethereal realm: Oftentimes music may be seen as an escape, as a way to “check out” from day-to-day life and responsibility. Good food, just like amria American soldiers had. It is cued by the ringing of the “Angelus” bell, sometimes referred to as the “Peace Bell. In they played the piece as the opener to their show, “The Days of Future Past”.

Both drum and bugle corps continue to perform Franz Biebl’s Ave Maria as part of their yearly repertoire.

Franz Biebl – Wikipedia

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 room was graveyard silent.

When the piece ended, when the male choir lilted and flowed, singing “Ave Maria,” I rose and turned off the music. I do not know if the piece was successful — or what that even means in the context of our national discussion.

The Americans helped me to arrange concerts with choir, soloists and chamber music. Many of my students are not religious — and yet there is something soaring, comforting, something that nests inside biebsl listener during Biebl’s piece. In place of the ‘Ave Mqria, Sancta Maria’ from the Angelus bifbel, 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.

This fireman asked Biebl to please compose something for his fireman’s choir mria such an occasion. 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.


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

Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum. Racial tensions are center stage, and many of us cannot turn away. Benedicta tu in mulieribus et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Jesus.

The Angelus includes three versicles, each followed an Ave Maria. He began his career as a church musician in at a large Catholic parish, and in was appointed as assistant professor of choral music at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. The ensemble met Biebl while on tour in Germany, during a recording session at a radio network where Biebl was music director.

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