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Ave Maria (Biebl-Cameron)

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Franz Biebl

Franz Biebl (trans. Cameron)

General Info

Year: 1964/ 1993 / 2004
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - £35.50   |   Score Only (print) - £4.50


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Chimes


  • Clarinet II, m. 55, beat 4 should be C natural

Program Notes

Ave Maria was first published in 1964 in Dortmund, Germany, for seven-part men’s voices. The version utilized in this transcription, however, is the version for mixed choir selected because it better matches the registration of the wind ensemble or symphonic band. This adaptation is a transcription rather than an arrangement in that every attempt has been made to preserve every possible detail of the original. The only editing which has been made are the addition of limited octave doublings and the addition of bar lines in order to facilitate performance of the freestyle chant sections.

- Program Note by publisher

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class CC
  • Georgia: III
  • Kansas: IV
  • Louisiana: IV
  • Mississippi: V-A
  • North Carolina: V
  • South Carolina: III
  • Texas: IV. Complete


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Baylor University (Waco, Texas) Wind Ensemble (Nathan Taylor, conductor) – 2 March 2020
  • University of Colorado Boulder High School Honor Band (Shanti Simon, conductor) – 29 February 2020
  • San Luis Obispo County (Calif.) Senior Honor Band (Shannon Kitelinger, conductor) – 19 February 2020
  • Syracuse University (Syracuse, N.Y.) Wind Ensemble (Shanti Simon, conductor) – 30 April 2019
  • University of California Berkeley Wind Ensemble II (Matthew Sadowski, conductor) – 17 March 2019
  • Seneca Valley High School (Harmony, Penn.) Wind Ensemble (Bob Matchett, conductor) – 22 February 2019
  • Carthage College (Kenosha, Wisc.) Concert Band (James Ripley, conductor) – 2 December 2018
  • Austin (Texas) Symphonic Band (Richard Floyd, conductor; Tim O'Brien, vocal) - 11 February 2018
  • California State University, Long Beach, Wind Symphony (Jermie Arnold, conductor) – 30 November 2017
  • Indiana University (Bloomington) Symphonic Band (Sean C. Phelan, conductor) – 18 October 2017
  • State University of New York, Potsdam, Symphonic Band (Stephen Meyer, conductor) – 5 October 2017
  • Lopez High School (Brownsville, Tx.) Symphonic Band (George Trevino, conductor) - 10 February 2017 (2017 TMEA Conference, San Antonio)
  • Keene (N.H.) State College Concert Band (James Chesebrough, conductor) - 3 November 2016
  • Clovis (Calif.) East High School Wind Ensemble (Shannon Weber, conductor) - 15 April 2016 (2016 San Joaquin Valley (Calif.) Concert Band Invitational)
  • Charlottesville (Va.) Municipal Band (Stephen R. Layman, conductor) – 13 December 2015
  • Keene (N.H.) State College Concert Band (James Chesebrough, conductor) - 4 November 2010
  • Taipei United Wind Orchestra (Yen-ching Lü, conductor) – 13 August 2010

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