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Ave Maria (Biebl-Ballenger)

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Franz Biebl

Franz Biebl (trans. William L. Ballenger)

General Info

Year: <1959 / 1992
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Mid-America Music Publishers
Cost: Out of print.


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute
English Horn (optional)
Contrabassoon (optional)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra-Alto Clarinet (optional)
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet (optional)
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
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
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Suspended Cymbal


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This concert band setting is taken from the Ave Maria composed by Franz Biebl. The original two-choir construction is preserved instrumentally by separating the brass and woodwind families. All winds eventually unite to produce the powerful and beautiful climax.


  • Audio: [xxx Reference recording. Ensemble and conductor unknown]

None discovered thus far. [Remove this field if none found.]

State Ratings

  • Oklahoma: II-A


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Biebl, F.; Ballenger, W. (1992). Ave Maria [score]. Mid-America Music Pub.: Malcolm, Neb.