The Augustinian Canons’ Monastery of Novacella can look back on a long musical tradition, as clearly documented by chorale books and musical archive records. The many activities of the Abbey Choir, Men’s Choir, and choirboys testify to the great significance accorded to music to this very day. Among the influential personages of the Abbey’s musical life in the twentieth century are in particular Josef Gasser and H. Martin Peintner.