Ave Maria is a motet by Franz Biebl , composed before for double choir, a large four-part choir and a three-part choir which can be performed by soloists. The composition was originally written for men's chorus , but the composer wrote arrangements for mixed choir and women's choir. The work and the arrangements were published by Wildt's Musikverlag, first in The piece became famous first when a U. It was published in the U.
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Franz Biebl. German composer and arranger Franz Biebl studied music at the Humanistic Gymnasium in Amberg, and received Master of Music degrees in composition and choral conducting at the State Music Academy in Munich. As a composer, Biebl strove to expand the German folk-song repertoire, composing hundreds of arrangements for all types of choral ensembles. The familiar Ave Maria text is sung by a four-voice choir and answered by a trio of soloists.
The version we sing in these concerts, as well as two other editions for mixed chorus, has been published by Hinshaw Music of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, under the Chanticleer Choral Series label. Angelus Domini nuntiavit Mariae concepit de Spiritu sancto. Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum; benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui Jesus.
Maria dixit: Ecce ancilla Domini; fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum. Et verbum caro factum est et habitavit in nobis. Sancta Maria, mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus.
Sancta Maria, ora pro nobis nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. The angel of the Lord made his annunciation to Mary et and she conceived by the Holy Spirit. Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners. Holy Mary, pray for us now and at the hour or our death.
German composer, conductor, and recording engineer. He taught at the Mozarteum before being drafted into military service in and spent two years as an American prisoner of war at Fort Custer —6 where he developed an appreciation for American folk songs and spirituals. After the war, Biebl directed a church choir and worked as a recording engineer for Bavarian Broadcasting where he helped facilitate choral programming. He was an advocate of amateur choral singing and composed over arrangements and original songs, many of which remain popular among German singing societies. Biebl is best known for his Ave Maria Angelus Domini. You do not currently have access to this article. Please login to access the full content.
Most of his compositions were for choral ensembles. Biebl was born in Pursruck , now part of Freudenberg, Bavaria , in He studied composition at the Musikhochschule in Munich. Biebl was drafted into the military beginning in during World War II. Biebl's best-known work is his Ave Maria , which sets portions of the Angelus as well as the Ave Maria. The piece was composed sometime before 1 May
Ave Maria (Biebl)