Aemilian Angermayr

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Title page of Angermayr's book Positiones (Augsburg 1772)
Inscription written by Angermayr for the grave of the abbot of St. Ulrich and Afra , Wikterp Grundtner (1744–1795)

Aemilian Angermayr , also Emil Angermayr (* 3. May 1735 in Pleinfeld ; † 9. May 1803 in Augsburg ) was a German Roman Catholic theologian , Benedictine - monk and composer .

life and work

Aemilian Angermayr was born in May 1735 in the Central Franconian market town of Pleinfeld. Nothing is known about his family of origin and his youth. He studied theology in Vienna , Neuburg an der Donau and with the Dominicans in Augsburg. In 1754 he entered the Benedictine monastery of Sankt Ulrich und Afra in Augsburg as a novice , where he took his religious vows on November 13, 1755 and celebrated his first sacrifice on October 14, 1759 . From 1768 to 1772 Father Aemilian worked as a professor of dogmatics in Augsburg. From 1774 to 1777 he taught as theology professor at the Benedictine Abbey of St. Mang in Füssen and then returned to Augsburg as head of the religious group at St. Ulrich Abbey.

Angermayr published several books and theological writings that appeared in Augsburg and Füssen in the early 1760s and 1770s. In 1795 he wrote the grave inscription for Abbot Wikterp Grundtner (1744–1795) from Augsburg , whom he venerated.

Angermayr was also very fond of music. It is said that “he owes his excellent education in music, especially on the violin and in the sciences” “to the seminarium in Neuburg”. Angermayr composed some religious musical works himself, but for a long time they received little attention. It was not until 2012 that his Ave splendens for tenor and orchestra was performed for the first time by the Augsburg choir “Musica Suevia” in the series of music rarities from Augsburger Klosterkomponisten .

Angermayr lived in the Augsburg monastery of St. Ulrich and Afra until secularization in December 1802 and was one of its last residents. Angermayr's fellow brother, the church historian Placidus Braun , reports in his work History of the Church and the Monastery of Saints Ulrich and Afra in Augsburg that the monks continued to live in a fraternal association in the subsequent period - in accordance with the appeal of their former abbot Gregor Observed monastic order, held services and devoted themselves to pastoral care.

Only a few months after the abbey was dissolved, Father Aemilian Angermayr died shortly after he had turned 68 on May 9, 1803 in Augsburg.

Encounter with Mozart

Father Angermayr was known and repeatedly mentioned over the centuries in various publications about Mozart's life because of his meeting with the young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in October 1777, who briefly ran the St. Ulrich and Afra monastery with his mother and cousin Maria Anna Thekla Mozart visited after Angermayr's return to Augsburg. At this memorable encounter, Father Angermayr Mozart reportedly got drunk quickly, and the gentlemen enjoyed themselves singing offensive songs together. According to Mozart, there were also “indecentities” on the part of the Father towards the young woman whom she put up with. Mozart then expressed himself mockingly and condescendingly in a letter to his father Leopold on October 17, 1777: " P: Emilian ... a courteous donkey and a simple-minded junior of his profession, was very cute."

Works (selection)


  • Aemilian Angermayr, Joachim Kurz, Benno Gelterle and Caelestin Ord: Disputatio thomistico-theologica de doctrino et angelis iuxta mentem divi Thomae Aquinatis. Augsburg 1760.
  • Aemilian Angermayr, Dominicus Reichardt, Caelestin Ord and Benno Gelterle: Doctrina Christiana moralis antiquior, proin et verior, sanior, ac probabilior… ex prima secundae Summae D. Thomae Aquinatis… exposita. Fetscher, Augsburg 1761. Online
  • Disputatio finalis thomistica consignata mente, & doctrina Thomae Aquinatis Angelici, & quinti ecclesiae doctoris ex tractatibus dogmatico, scholastico theologicis de prolegomenis theologiae, deo uno, attributis, et de ineffabili dominicae incarnationis mysterio. Augsburg 1762.
  • Positiones theologicae de sacramentis in genere, et de baptismo, ac confirmatione in specie. Augsburg 1771.
  • Positiones dogmatico-scholasticae de Deo uno. Augsburg 1772. Online
  • Aemilian Angermayr, Joachim Kurz, Benno Gelterle and Caelestin Ord: Positiones dogmatico scholastica de locis theologicis. Augsburg 1772.


  • Salve regina in G major
  • Ave splendens for tenor and orchestra

Web links

Commons : Aemilian Angermayr  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Wolfgang Amadeus writes to Maria Anna Thekla Mozart. CH Beck, 1990, ISBN 978-3-406-34762-7 , p. 51 ( limited preview in Google book search).
  2. Erich Schenk: Mozart . Amalthea Verlag, 1975, ISBN 978-3-850-02057-2 ( limited preview in Google book search)
  3. Georg Wilhelm Zapf: Augsburg Library, or historical-critical-literary directory of all writings that concern the city of Augsburg and explain its history. JM Lotter, 1795, p. 794 ( limited preview in Google book search).
  4. ^ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Correspondence and notes . F. Perneder, 1949 ( limited preview in Google Book search).
  5. Annual program. In: June 16, 2012, accessed June 16, 2018 .
  6. Placidus Braun: History of the church and the monastery of Saints Ulrich and Afra in Augsburg. Moy, 1817, p. 369 ( limited preview in Google book search).
  7. ^ Eva Gesine Baur: Mozart. CHBeck, 2014, ISBN 978-3-406-66133-4 ( limited preview in Google book search).
  8. ^ Ernst Fritz Schmid: Mozart and the spiritual Augsburg, especially the Canon Monastery of the Holy Cross . In: Augsburger Mozartbuch (= Historischer Verein für Schwaben [Hrsg.]: Journal of the Historisches Verein für Schwaben . Volume 55/56 ). Schlosser, Augsburg 1943, p. 133-135 .
  9. ^ Salve regina - Virtual Library of Musicology. In: Retrieved July 4, 2018 .