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News is cascading — online, through the door, over the airwaves, and on television — about the tension in America. Racial tensions are center stage, and many of us cannot turn away. For myself, as a teacher, I feel bienel need to confront issues, to examine them from multiple angles, to press an issue — whatever it may be — deeply.

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Oftentimes music may be seen as an escape, as a way to “check out” from day-to-day life and responsibility. Many of us listen to music while exercising, driving home from work, or while preparing supper. Music is in nearly every part of our lives — and yet, much of marja time, it’s in the background. Recently, in a first-year composition course I teach, our discussion veered into the timely topic of Ferguson, Missouri.

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The room was graveyard silent. None of us dared tread out into the world of deep conversation. We listened to the silence.

Biebl, who was a prisoner of war in Michigan during World War II, knew something about heartache, about feeling disquieted about modern life. The text, though sacred, transports the listener to an ethereal realm: The text of Biebl’s Ave Maria is drawn from two sources: We closed our eyes and breathed in and out while Chanticleer sang with clarity and emotion.

marai Many of my students are not religious — and yet there is something soaring, comforting, something that nests inside the listener during Biebl’s piece. Maybe there is an element of grace.

When the piece ended, when the male choir lilted and mzria, singing “Ave Maria,” I rose and turned off the music. I do not know if the piece was successful — or what that even means in the context of our national discussion.

A few students dabbed their eyes. Perhaps it was because, as a teacher, I didn’t have the answer, didn’t know what to say.

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I lived in my own silence, in my own wrestling with the issue. Our world is so very complex, so fraught with fear and tension. I listen to Biebl at home, sinking into his harmonies, into the text that is solace and support for those in pain, those in need, wondering where the quick and easy answer is.

I cannot find it.

In choosing to listen to Biebl maybe it was my attempt, as a teacher, to be vulnerable, to let my students know that as we prepared for a winter break from school there is deep pain and deep suffering in the world — perhaps it was my desire to listen with my students to something of beauty in a busy and confusing world.

He received his M.

Biebl’s ‘Ave Maria’: Music for contemplation in troubled times

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