Franz Joseph Aumann was born in 1728, in the city of Traismauer and studied in Vienna. In 1753 aged only 25 he established himself at St. Florian, where he remained until his death in 1797. He composed 12 Requiems, in addition to masses, motets, litanies, offertories and oratorios. In the Requiem recorded here the listener is confronted with early Baroque opulence: the use of almost exclusively solo instrumental parts and singers bring a transparency and layered effect to the composition. The present recording marks the beginning of a long-term cooperation between Ars Antiqua Austria/Gunar Letzbor, the St. Florianer Sängerknaben and the label Pan classics.