Musical Archives

The Abbey of Stams owns around 3000 musical manuscripts as well as prints (many of them unique), mostly from the 18th and 19th century. They prove how important the abbey was in cultural matters. Apart from the music that was played during prayers, there were performances of chamber and symphonic music, and music theatre.

The musicians were either monks, servants or famous guests.

At the moment, the collection is being catalogued by musical historian Hildegard Herrmann-Schneider.

More than 6.500 records are available in the online musical archive RISM-OPAC

Im RISM-OPAC sind aktuell bereits ca. 6.500 Titelaufnahmen zugänglich: (Bibliothekssigel: A-ST).

Univ.-Doz. Mag. Dr. Hildegard Herrmann-Schneider | RISM Tirol-Südtirol & OFM Austria| Institut für Tiroler Musikforschung | Rumer Str. 51d | A – 6063 Innsbruck / Post Rum | Telefon und Fax:  +43 / (0) 512 / 263 272   | E-Mail: email hidden; JavaScript is required | (unter Forschung Schriftenverzeichnis Hildegard Herrmann-Schneider mit zahlreichen Publikationen sowie weiterer Info zum Thema Musik im Stift Stams).

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Music from the Abbey

From 1994 to 2007 more than 20 records of music from the archive were published, and these can be bought in the Shop on CD.

All records and their contents can be found here:

In December 2012 there will be another concert with Christmas music from Stams (Information:

Download – Benutzungsordnung – Archive Stams (PDF)
Download – Reproduktionsauftrag – Musikarchiv (PDF)