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Ave Maria (Biebl-Pilato)

From Wind Repertory Project
Franz Biebl

Franz Biebl (transcribed by Nikk Pilato)


General Info

Year: 1994 / 2004
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Nikk Nakks Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $75.00   |   Score Only - $20.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
English Horn
Bassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Sax
Tenor Sax
Baritone Sax
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
No Percussion


Errata

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Program Notes

In its original form, Franz Biebl's Ave Maria (1967) is written for expanded male chorus, beginning with an antiphon sung by a four-part choir, answered by a smaller three-part choir. The source of the Latin text is the Angelus liturgy, which is recited three times a day (6am, noon, and 6pm) in the Catholic Church. It is cued by a bell (sometimes referred to as the "Peace Bell"), and consists of three versicles based on the Gospel, followed each time by a Hail Mary ("Ave Maria"). It was popularized in the United States in large part because of the magnificent recording by the famed male chorus, Chanticleer ("Our Heart's Joy," available through www.chanticleer.org).

Program Note by Nikk Pilato


Commercial Discography

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Performances

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  • UGA-JanFest Clinic Honor Band (Nikk Pilato, conductor) - 18 January 2009


Works for Winds by this Composer


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