Ave Maria - 5

The San Marino Chamber Choir sings Biebl's Ave Maria at a Christmas concert.

Today's version of Ave Maria come from a modern German composer, Franz Biebl (1906-2001). Written in 1964, this is Beibl's most well known composition.

Biebl intersperses some chant verses with the text of the Ave.

The piece is introduced with:
Angelus Domini, nuntiavit Mariae, et concepit tu spiritu sancto.
(The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary and she conceived of the Holy Spirit.)

The second interpolation is:

Maria dixit, ecce ancilla Domini, fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum.

(Behold the servant of the Lord, let it be done to me according to your word.)

The third gloss on the Ave text is:

verbum caro factum est, et habitavit in nobis.
(And the word became flesh and dwelled among us.)

You may remember an earlier post on the Angelus which is the prayer Biebl wove into the Ave Maria.

I hope you'll join us for the concert Chosen From All Women on Sunday night, September 9 at 7:30 p.m., following Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Family Parish in Concord. The concert will be presented by Lauren Sprague (soprano) and Carol Messina (piano).

For more information on the concert see my first post on this topic, and scroll down to find the first previous posts on the Ave Maria.

Update: I just realized that the San Marino Chamber Choir omits the third piece of the Angelus in this performance of Biebl's Ave Maria. To hear the complete piece, try this audio (sorry, no video) of Chanticleer's performance.

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