Serving as a regional conference, educational and cultural institution, the Swabian Educational Centre at Irsee is steeped in the tradition of the former imperial abbey. Listening to music on the baroque Balthasar Freiwiß organ in the Irsee Abbey Church gives us a sense of the high artistic level that once existed at the monastery. The same is true of choral works by Irsee’s musical prior Meinrad Spieß and the recently published compositions of its resident Benedictine monks, Carolus Andreae and Gregor Stemmele.

SOLENNIA – Irsee and the World of the Renaissance


The Aurelius Sängerknaben Calw under the direction of Bernhard Kugler presents Renaissance music from Irsee Abbey with Samuel Schick and Roland Götz on two different organs.

Cithara Davidis

Cithara Davidis

Zur Jahreswende 2016/17 erscheint in einer Einspielung des Bayerischen Rundfunks mit den Aurelius Sängerknaben Calw und studio XVII augsburg eine Musik-CD mit vier Vesperpsalmen und dem Mangnificat von Meinrad Spieß, die dieser 1717 als opus II „Cithara Davidis noviter animata“ herausgegeben hat.

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