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Ave Maria (Biebl-Ballenger)

From Wind Repertory Project

William L. Ballenger

General Info

Year: 1992
Duration: Information is needed
Difficulty: Information is needed (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Mid-America Music Publishers
Cost: Out of print


Instruments in the square brakets are color instruments and are not critical to the performance of Ave Maria. They duplicate, enhance at the octave, and add significant color to this beautiful, moving composition.

-Instrumentation Note from score

[English Horn] Bassoon
[Contra Bassoon]
Bb Clarinet I-II-III
Bass Clarinet
[Eb Contra Alto Clarinet]
[Bb Contra Bass Clarinet]
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
F Horn I-II
Trombones I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bells
  • Sus. Cymbals
  • Cr. Cymbals
  • Bass Drum
  • Timpani - Bb, Eb

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.