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Ave Maria (Biebl-Pilato)

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Franz Biebl

Franz Biebl (trans. 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


Full Score
English Horn
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II


None discovered thus far.

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

- Program Note by transcriber


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State Ratings

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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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