Eibl’s numerous compositions and instrumentations have found and continue to find particular favour at home and abroad. He also won several composition prizes. Among other things, he also wrote a textbook for wind conductors and made an instructional video.

In 1957 he joined the Salzburg Military Music as a clarinetist. During this time he studied at the Musikhochschule Morzarteum in Salzburg, completed a two-year training as Kapellmeister with Prof. Ertl and worked as clarinettist with the Camerata Academica under Hofrat Dr. Paumgartner. In 1964 he finished his studies with the diploma examination in clarinet with Prof. Dr. Alois Heine. In 1967 he passed the military bandmaster examination in Vienna. In 1971 Eibl was appointed Military Kapellmeister of Lower Austria and in 1972 took over the direction of Military Music Tyrol. After further studies at the University of Innsbruck and at the “Mozarteum” College of Music in Salzburg, he graduated in May 1966 as “Magister artium”. Eibl was also very active in the field of wind music in Tyrol outside of his service, among other things as a teacher at the wind orchestra leader course at the Innsbruck State Conservatory. Since 1983 he has been a member of the board of the Tyrolean Brass Band Association, and in 1998 he was appointed as the Tyrolean State Kapellmeister.

After Sollfelner retired in 1994, Hans Eibl worked for several months as an interim army music director at the Federal Ministry of Defence, where he was involved in the creation of the new music non-commissioned officer training course. For his commendable work he was awarded the “Tiroler Verdienstkreuz” (Tyrolean Cross of Merit) by the state of Tyrol. In 1989 the Federal President appointed him “Professor”. On 1 April 2000, Colonel Hans Eibl retired as military conductor.

Catalogue of works for wind orchestraWerkverzeichnis Blasorchester

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