Edition Michael Procter

Renaissance choral music

Catalogue of editions by the late Michael Procter

Composers

Singers around the world will be pleased to know that Edition Michael Procter is available again, following the sad death of Michael Procter in 2012. His large collection of sacred choral music by renaissance composers is a very valuable resource for choirs, churches and music lovers.

There are an estimated 850 pieces in the catalogue (including versions offered in different transpositions), mostly transcribed by Michael from original sources in libraries all over Europe. These will be verified and re-catalogued over the next few years.

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Title Catalogue number Price
Recently reissued pieces, ordered by composer
Croce, Giovanni
Croce, Giovanni (1556-1609) Show the biography
newDuo Seraphim clamabant EMP0820 £3.00
SSATB (+SATB) bc Scoring legend Holy Trinity ISMN M-2056-0820-10
One of the shorter pieces in the 1610 collection. It has - naturally - a duo for 'Duo Seraphim' and a trio for 'Tres sunt', and only two tutti passages with the Ripieno, the second with a concluding 'Alleluia'.
This item is included in:
EMP1140 Sacre cantilene concertate 1610
This item is also presented as:
EMP1628 Ripieno score
EMP1642 Set of parts
newDuo Seraphim clamabant EMP1628 £2.00
SSATB (+SATB) bc Scoring legend Holy Trinity ISMN M-2056-1628-1
One of the shorter pieces in the 1610 collection. It has - naturally - a duo for 'Duo Seraphim' and a trio for 'Tres sunt', and only two tutti passages with the Ripieno, the second with a concluding 'Alleluia'. This is the ripieno score.
This item is also presented as:
EMP0820 Full score
EMP1642 Set of parts
newDuo Seraphim clamabant EMP1642 £8.00
SSATB (+SATB) bc Scoring legend Holy Trinity ISMN M-2056-1642-7
One of the shorter pieces in the 1610 collection. It has - naturally - a duo for 'Duo Seraphim' and a trio for 'Tres sunt', and only two tutti passages with the Ripieno, the second with a concluding 'Alleluia'. This is the score and parts for the ripieno chorus and basso continuo.
This item is also presented as:
EMP0820 Full score
EMP1628 Ripieno score
newIncipite Virgini EMP0827 £3.75
SMATTB (+SATB) bc Scoring legend Marian Feasts ISMN M-2056-0827-9
A splendid piece, which seems to be a unique setting of the text. It is one of the larger-scale pieces in the 1610 collection, with the solo group itself divided into two trios
Alternative version(s):
EMP1137 Down a fourth
newIncipite Virgini EMP1137 £3.75
SMATTB (+SATB) bc Scoring legend Marian Feasts ISMN M-2056-1137-8
A splendid piece, which seems to be a unique setting of the text. It is one of the larger-scale pieces in the 1610 collection, with the solo group itself divided into two trios. This version is a fourth below the high-pitch original.
This item is included in:
EMP1140 Sacre cantilene concertate 1610
Alternative version(s):
EMP0827 Original pitch
This item is also presented as:
EMP1632 Ripieno score
EMP1646 Set of parts
newIncipite Virgini EMP1632 £2.00
SMATTB (+SATB) bc Scoring legend Marian Feasts ISMN M-2056-1632-8
A splendid piece, which seems to be a unique setting of the text. It is one of the larger-scale pieces in the 1610 collection, with the solo group itself divided into two trios. This is the ripieno score, a fourth below the high-pitch original.
This item is also presented as:
EMP1137 Full score
EMP1646 Set of parts
newIncipite Virgini EMP1646 £7.50
SMATTB (+SATB) bc Scoring legend Marian Feasts ISMN M-2056-1646-5
A splendid piece, which seems to be a unique setting of the text. It is one of the larger-scale pieces in the 1610 collection, with the solo group itself divided into two trios. This is the set of parts for the ripieno chorus and basso continuo.
This item is also presented as:
EMP1137 Full score
EMP1632 Ripieno score
newJubilate Deo omnis terra EMP0832 £3.00
SSB (+MATB) bc Scoring legend Christmas - Psalm at Lauds ISMN M-2056-0832-3
This splendid piece opens the 1610 collection. Like all the pieces in the collection it is scored for a group of soloists, and a 4-voice Ripieno which can be doubled or tripled in different parts of the church.
This item is included in:
EMP1140 Sacre cantilene concertate 1610
This item is also presented as:
EMP1619 Ripieno score
EMP1633 Set of parts
newJubilate Deo omnis terra EMP1619 £2.00
SSB (+MATB) bc Scoring legend Christmas - Psalm at Lauds ISMN M-2056-1619-9
This splendid piece opens the 1610 collection. Like all the pieces in the collection it is scored for a group of soloists, and a 4-voice Ripieno which can be doubled or tripled in different parts of the church. This is the Ripieno score.
This item is also presented as:
EMP0832 Full score
EMP1633 Set of parts
newJubilate Deo omnis terra EMP1633 £8.00
SSB (+MATB) bc Scoring legend Christmas - Psalm at Lauds ISMN M-2056-1633-5
This splendid piece opens the 1610 collection. Like all the pieces in the collection it is scored for a group of soloists, and a 4-voice Ripieno which can be doubled or tripled in different parts of the church. This is a set of parts for the ripieno choir and basso continuo.
This item is also presented as:
EMP0832 Full score
EMP1619 Ripieno score
newLaudans exultet gaudio EMP0725 £3.00
SATB SATB Scoring legend Assumption BVM (August 15) ISMN M-2056-0725-8
I have been unable to find either a liturgical place or any other setting of this text which is obviously for the Assumption. I suppose it to have been composed for a celebration at one of the Scuole Grande in Venice, for which Croce was for many years in charge of the music. The motet provides for other feasts by giving an alternative text 'in honore beati N' etc.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0964 For St Francis
EMP0965 For St James
EMP1043 For All Saints
newLaudans exultet gaudio EMP0964 £3.00
SATB SATB Scoring legend St Francis (of Assisi) (October 4) ISMN M-2056-0964-1
A version of the piece with the text adjusted to suit Feasts of St Francis (Franciscus).
Alternative version(s):
EMP0725 For Marian Feasts especially Assumption
EMP0965 For St James
EMP1043 For All Saints
newLaudans exultet gaudio EMP0965 £3.00
SATB SATB Scoring legend St James (July 25) ISMN M-2056-0965-8
A version of the piece with the text adjusted to suit the Feast of St James (Jacobus).
Alternative version(s):
EMP0725 For Marian Feasts especially Assumption
EMP0964 For St Francis
EMP1043 For All Saints
newLaudans exultet gaudio EMP1043 £3.00
SATB SATB Scoring legend All Saints (November 1) - Introitus ISMN M-2056-1043-2
Version of EMP0725 adapted for use on the Feast of All Saints.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0725 For Marian Feasts especially Assumption
EMP0964 For St Francis
EMP0965 For St James
newMagnificat VIII Toni EMP0645 £3.00
SATB ATTB Scoring legend General Use - Vesper Canticle ISMN M-2056-0645-9
From Croce's Vespertina collection of 1597. This version is a tone below original pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0913 Original pitch
newMissa 6 vocum EMP0638 £7.40
SSATTB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0638-1
The first modern edition of Croce's only - and lovely - 6-voice mass, which survives complete in only one copy in the cathedral archive in Brescia. In that print it follows reprints of Croce's three 5-voice masses and is entitled simply 'Missa Quarta' (fourth mass). I have given it the working title Missa 6 vocum (mass for 6 voices). It is thought to be a parody mass whose model has not so far been identified. This version is a tone below original pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1660 Original pitch
newMissa 6 vocum EMP1660 £7.40
SSATTB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-1660-1
The first modern edition of Croce's only - and lovely - 6-voice mass, which survives complete in only one copy in the cathedral archive in Brescia. In that print it follows reprints of Croce's three 5-voice masses and is entitled simply 'Missa Quarta' (fourth mass). I have given it the working title Missa 6 vocum (mass for 6 voices). It is thought to be a parody mass whose model has not so far been identified. This version is at original pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0638 Down a tone
newMissa Prima sexti toni EMP0699 £5.00
SATTB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0699-2
The second of three short masses for five voices published in 1596, which were reprinted together with a fourth, for 6 voices, in 1599.
newMissa Secunda tertii toni EMP0663 £5.80
TrMAABa Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0663-3
The second of three short masses for five voices published in 1596, which were reprinted together with a fourth, for 6 voices, in 1599. This is our standard version, a 4th below the original pitch
Alternative version(s):
EMP1018 A third below the original pitch.
EMP1019 Original pitch version.
newMissa Secunda tertii toni EMP1018 £5.80
TrMAABa Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-1018-10
The second of three short masses for five voices published in 1596, which were reprinted together with a fourth, for 6 voices, in 1599. Here a 3rd below the original pitch
Alternative version(s):
EMP0663 Standard version, down a fourth.
EMP1019 Original pitch version.
newMissa Secunda tertii toni EMP1019 £5.80
TrMAABa Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-1019-7
The second of three short masses for five voices published in 1596, which were reprinted together with a fourth, for 6 voices, in 1599. Here at original pitch
Alternative version(s):
EMP0663 Standard version, down a fourth.
EMP1018 A third below the original pitch.
newMissa super Jubilate Deo EMP0751 £18.00
Four choirs Scoring legend General Use - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0751-7
This only four-choir mass by Croce was apparently written at the request of Archduke Ferdinand, later Emperor Ferdinand II, who met Croce while in Venice in 1598. A parody, whose source has not yet been identified, it is a magnificent piece whose ideal scoring would seem to be (I) a vocal choir SATB, (II) solo Alto/Tenor and three trombones, (III) solo Baritone and three higher instruments, the top one probably a cornett, (IV) solo Alto and three low instruments such as curtal/dulcian. However, all but the highest and lowest parts are capable of being sung, and our edition provides underlay for all parts. Performing material available includes full score, chorus scores and single voice/instrument parts: please ask for details. The price quoted is for the full score
This item is also presented as:
EMP0757 Chorus I
EMP0758 Chorus II
EMP0759 Chorus III
EMP0760 Chorus IV
EMP0761 Set of parts
newMissa super Jubilate Deo EMP0757 £5.00
Four choirs Scoring legend General Use - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0757-9
Chorus score Chorus I
This item is a part of:
EMP0751 Missa super Jubilate Deo
newMissa super Jubilate Deo EMP0758 £5.00
Four choirs Scoring legend General Use - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0758-6
Chorus score Chorus II
This item is a part of:
EMP0751 Missa super Jubilate Deo
newMissa super Jubilate Deo EMP0759 £5.00
Four choirs Scoring legend General Use - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0759-3
Chorus score Chorus III
This item is a part of:
EMP0751 Missa super Jubilate Deo
newMissa super Jubilate Deo EMP0760 £5.00
Four choirs Scoring legend General Use - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0760-9
Chorus score Chorus IV
This item is a part of:
EMP0751 Missa super Jubilate Deo
newMissa super Jubilate Deo EMP0761 £48.00
Four choirs Scoring legend General Use - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0761-6
Set of parts for all 16 voices including alternative clefs (25 parts)
This item is also presented as:
EMP0751 Full score
EMP0757 Chorus I
EMP0758 Chorus II
EMP0759 Chorus III
EMP0760 Chorus IV
newMissa Tertia octavi toni EMP0697 £5.80
SATTB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0697-8
The third of the short masses for five voices published in 1596, which were reprinted together with a fourth, for 6 voices, in 1599.
newO viri Veneti EMP0840 £3.75
SATTB (+SATB) bc Scoring legend Assumption BVM (August 15) ISMN M-2056-0840-8
This is one of the pieces assumed to have been composed for performance at one of the Venetian Scuole Grande, where Croce was in charge of the musicians during his position as Vice-Maestro at San Marco. It has a text which can be adapted to suit any Saint, male or female (the published text refers to 'beatus N/beata N' for example), and includes a prayxer for 'fraternitatem istam', i.e. this Confraternity. The piece is available in adapatations to any Saint, this version has the original text.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1136 Version for Blessed Virgin Mary
newO viri Veneti EMP1136 £3.75
SATTB (+SATB) bc Scoring legend Assumption BVM (August 15) ISMN M-2056-1136-1
This is one of the pieces assumed to have been composed for performance at one of the Venetian Scuole Grande, where Croce was in charge of the musicians during his position as Vice-Maestro at San Marco. It has a text which can be adapted to suit any Saint, male or female (the published text refers to 'beatus N/beata N' for example), and includes a prayxer for 'fraternitatem istam', i.e. this Confraternity. The piece is available in adapatations to any Saint, this version is in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
This item is included in:
EMP1140 Sacre cantilene concertate 1610
Alternative version(s):
EMP0840 Original version for any saint
This item is also presented as:
EMP1625 Ripieno score
EMP1639 Set of parts
newO viri Veneti EMP1625 £2.00
SATTB (+SATB) bc Scoring legend Assumption BVM (August 15) ISMN M-2056-1625-10
This is one of the pieces assumed to have been composed for performance at one of the Venetian Scuole Grande, where Croce was in charge of the musicians during his position as Vice-Maestro at San Marco. It has a text which can be adapted to suit any Saint, male or female (the published text refers to 'beatus N/beata N' for example), and includes a prayxer for 'fraternitatem istam', i.e. this Confraternity. This version is in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is the ripieno score.
This item is also presented as:
EMP1136 Full score
EMP1639 Set of parts
newO viri Veneti EMP1639 £7.50
SATTB (+SATB) bc Scoring legend Assumption BVM (August 15) ISMN M-2056-1639-7
This is one of the pieces assumed to have been composed for performance at one of the Venetian Scuole Grande, where Croce was in charge of the musicians during his position as Vice-Maestro at San Marco. It has a text which can be adapted to suit any Saint, male or female (the published text refers to 'beatus N/beata N' for example), and includes a prayxer for 'fraternitatem istam', i.e. this Confraternity. This version is in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is the set of parts for the ripieno chorus and basso continuo.
This item is also presented as:
EMP1136 Full score
EMP1625 Ripieno score
newPsallite Deo nostro EMP0845 £3.75
MATTTB (+MATB) bc Scoring legend Vigil of Epiphany - Antiphon ISMN M-2056-0845-3
This is one of the larger-scale pieces from the 1610 collection, with sections for different groups of soloists and no less than five tuttis with the Ripieno.
This item is included in:
EMP1140 Sacre cantilene concertate 1610
This item is also presented as:
EMP1630 Ripieno score
EMP1644 Set of parts
newPsallite Deo nostro EMP1630 £2.00
MATTTB (+MATB) bc Scoring legend Vigil of Epiphany - Antiphon ISMN M-2056-1630-4
This is one of the larger-scale pieces from the 1610 collection, with sections for different groups of soloists and no less than five tuttis with the Ripieno. This is the ripieno score.
This item is also presented as:
EMP0845 Full score
EMP1644 Set of parts
newPsallite Deo nostro EMP1644 £7.50
MATTTB (+MATB) bc Scoring legend Vigil of Epiphany - Antiphon ISMN M-2056-1644-1
This is one of the larger-scale pieces from the 1610 collection, with sections for different groups of soloists and no less than five tuttis with the Ripieno. This is the set of parts for the ripieno chorus and basso continuo.
This item is also presented as:
EMP0845 Full score
EMP1630 Ripieno score
newQuasi stella matutina EMP0846 £3.00
ATB (+SATB) bc Scoring legend Marian Feasts ISMN M-2056-0846-10
This is one of the smaller-scale pieces from the 1610 collection. The text has been derived from Ecclesiasticus 50, 6-7 and ‘Marianised’ in particular by references from the Song of Songs.
This item is included in:
EMP1140 Sacre cantilene concertate 1610
This item is also presented as:
EMP1622 Ripieno score
EMP1636 Set of parts
newQuasi stella matutina EMP1622 £2.00
ATB (+SATB) bc Scoring legend Marian Feasts ISMN M-2056-1622-9
This is one of the smaller-scale pieces from the 1610 collection. The text has been derived from Ecclesiasticus 50, 6-7 and ‘Marianised’ in particular by references from the Song of Songs. This is the ripieno score.
This item is also presented as:
EMP0846 Full score
EMP1636 Set of parts
newQuasi stella matutina EMP1636 £7.50
ATB (+SATB) bc Scoring legend Marian Feasts ISMN M-2056-1636-6
This is one of the smaller-scale pieces from the 1610 collection. The text has been derived from Ecclesiasticus 50, 6-7 and ‘Marianised’ in particular by references from the Song of Songs. This is the set of parts for the ripieno chorus and basso continuo.
This item is also presented as:
EMP0846 Full score
EMP1622 Ripieno score
newRequiem I EMP0800 £5.00
ATTB Scoring legend Requiem - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0800-2
This is the San Marco setting of the Requiem whose manuscript bears the date 1598.
newRequiem II EMP0801 £3.75
ATTB Scoring legend Requiem - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0801-9
This is the second, very simple setting of the Requiem.
newResonent organa EMP0848 £3.75
SATTB (+SATB) bc Scoring legend Christmas ISMN M-2056-0848-4
Another Marian piece from the 1610 collection, which has solos for each of the tenor soloists, a trio SAB and the grand tutti with the Ripieno.
This item is included in:
EMP1140 Sacre cantilene concertate 1610
This item is also presented as:
EMP1627 Ripieno score
EMP1641 Set of parts
newResonent organa EMP1627 £3.00
SATTB (+SATB) bc Scoring legend Christmas ISMN M-2056-1627-4
Another Marian piece from the 1610 collection, which has solos for each of the tenor soloists, a trio SAB and the grand tutti with the Ripieno. This is the score for the ripieno chorus.
This item is also presented as:
EMP0848 Full score
EMP1641 Set of parts
newResonent organa EMP1641 £7.50
SATTB (+SATB) bc Scoring legend Christmas ISMN M-2056-1641-10
Another Marian piece from the 1610 collection, which has solos for each of the tenor soloists, a trio SAB and the grand tutti with the Ripieno. This is the set of parts for the ripieno chorus and basso continuo.
This item is also presented as:
EMP0848 Full score
EMP1627 Ripieno score
newSacre cantilene concertate 1610 EMP1139 £10.60
ISMN M-2056-1139-2
This posthumous collection is Croce's only venture into the modern music of his time, the 'seconda prattica.' The performance suggestions provided, presumably, by the publisher give a fascinating insight into the practice of the time: each piece is scored for 3, 5 or 6 soloists and continuo, plus an optional 4-voice Ripieno choir, which can be doubled or tripled (presumably in different parts of the church) 'perche fanno vagissimo e soavissimo Concerto.' This is the complete score of the Ripieno choir for all 10 pieces.
This item is also presented as:
EMP1140 Full score
EMP1618 Set of parts
newSacre cantilene concertate 1610 EMP1140 £20.00
ISMN M-2056-1140-8
This posthumous collection is Croce's only venture into the modern music of his time, the 'seconda prattica.' The performance suggestions provided, presumably, by the publisher give a fascinating insight into the practice of the time: each piece is scored for 3, 5 or 6 soloists and continuo, plus an optional 4-voice Ripieno choir, which can be doubled or tripled (presumably in different parts of the church) 'perche fanno vagissimo e soavissimo Concerto.' This performing edition presents all 10 pieces (the high-clef pieces transposed down a 4th) in a sturdy ring-bound score.
This item includes:
EMP0820 Duo Seraphim clamabant
EMP1137 Incipite Virgini
EMP0832 Jubilate Deo omnis terra
EMP1136 O viri Veneti
EMP0845 Psallite Deo nostro
EMP0846 Quasi stella matutina
EMP0848 Resonent organa
EMP1138 Sit nomen Domini benedictum
EMP0864 Verbum caro factum est
EMP0944 Tres sunt qui testimonium
This item is also presented as:
EMP1139 Ripieno score
EMP1618 Set of parts
newSacre cantilene concertate 1610 EMP1618 £50.00
ISMN M-2056-1618-2
This posthumous collection is Croce's only venture into the modern music of his time, the 'seconda prattica.' The performance suggestions provided, presumably, by the publisher give a fascinating insight into the practice of the time: each piece is scored for 3, 5 or 6 soloists and continuo, plus an optional 4-voice Ripieno choir, which can be doubled or tripled (presumably in different parts of the church) 'perche fanno vagissimo e soavissimo Concerto.' This is the complete set of parts for the ripieno chorus and basso continuo.
This item is also presented as:
EMP1140 Full score
EMP1139 Ripieno score
newSit nomen Domini benedictum EMP0853 £3.00
ATB (+SATB) bc Scoring legend Holy Name of Jesus (Sunday between Jan. 1 and Epiphany) ISMN M-2056-0853-8
A composite text drawing on references in several psalms.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1138 Down a fourth
newSit nomen Domini benedictum EMP1138 £3.00
ATB (+SATB) bc Scoring legend Holy Name of Jesus (Sunday between Jan. 1 and Epiphany) ISMN M-2056-1138-5
A composite text drawing on references in several psalms, and presumably compiled by Croce himself. This version is a fourth below the high-clef original.
This item is included in:
EMP1140 Sacre cantilene concertate 1610
Alternative version(s):
EMP0853 Original pitch
This item is also presented as:
EMP1621 Ripieno score
EMP1635 Set of parts
newSit nomen Domini benedictum EMP1621 £2.00
ATB (+SATB) bc Scoring legend Holy Name of Jesus (Sunday between Jan. 1 and Epiphany) ISMN M-2056-1621-2
A composite text drawing on references in several psalms, and presumably compiled by Croce himself. This ripieno score is a fourth below the high-clef original.
This item is also presented as:
EMP1138 Full score
EMP1635 Set of parts
newSit nomen Domini benedictum EMP1635 £7.50
ATB (+SATB) bc Scoring legend Holy Name of Jesus (Sunday between Jan. 1 and Epiphany) ISMN M-2056-1635-9
A composite text drawing on references in several psalms, and presumably compiled by Croce himself. This is the set of parts for the ripieno chorus and basso continuo.
This item is also presented as:
EMP1138 Full score
EMP1621 Ripieno score
newStabat Mater EMP0334 £1.50
SATB SATB Scoring legend Seven Sorrows of Mary (Maria perdolens), (September 15) - Sequence ISMN M-2056-0334-2
Simple faburden/'Anglican chant' setting
newTres sunt qui testimonium EMP0944 £3.75
SATTBB (+SATB) bc Scoring legend Marian Feasts ISMN M-2056-0944-3
A marianised version of the familiar liturgical text, including: Tres sunt qui testimonium hodie de Virgine virginum dant in caelo etc. Very possibly intended, like much of Croce's extra-liturgical music, for a celebration at one of the Venetian Scuole Grande, for which he provided much music over a period of some 20 years.
This item is included in:
EMP1140 Sacre cantilene concertate 1610
This item is also presented as:
EMP1629 Ripieno score
EMP1643 Set of parts
newTres sunt qui testimonium EMP1629 £2.00
SATTBB (+SATB) bc Scoring legend Marian Feasts ISMN M-2056-1629-8
A marianised version of the familiar liturgical text, including: Tres sunt qui testimonium hodie de Virgine virginum dant in caelo etc. Very possibly intended, like much of Croce's extra-liturgical music, for a celebration at one of the Venetian Scuole Grande, for which he provided much music over a period of some 20 years. This is the ripieno score.
This item is also presented as:
EMP0944 Full score
EMP1643 Set of parts
newTres sunt qui testimonium EMP1643 £7.50
SATTBB (+SATB) bc Scoring legend Marian Feasts ISMN M-2056-1643-4
A marianised version of the familiar liturgical text, including: Tres sunt qui testimonium hodie de Virgine virginum dant in caelo etc. Very possibly intended, like much of Croce's extra-liturgical music, for a celebration at one of the Venetian Scuole Grande, for which he provided much music over a period of some 20 years. This is the set of parts for the ripieno chorus and basso continuo.
This item is also presented as:
EMP0944 Full score
EMP1629 Ripieno score
newVerbum caro factum est EMP0864 £3.00
SAT (+SATB) bc Scoring legend Christmas ISMN M-2056-0864-4
A delightful Christmas piece, setting a familiar mediaeval text (also found under the title In hoc anni circulo). Typical of the Sacre Cantilene Concertate, it has three solo voices and a 4-voice Ripieno (which can be multiplied in different parts of the church, with or without instruments) which joins in the tutti refrain.
This item is included in:
EMP1140 Sacre cantilene concertate 1610
This item is also presented as:
EMP1623 Ripieno score
EMP1637 Set of parts
newVerbum caro factum est EMP1623 £2.00
SAT (+SATB) bc Scoring legend Christmas ISMN M-2056-1623-6
A delightful Christmas piece, setting a familiar mediaeval text (also found under the title In hoc anni circulo). Typical of the Sacre Cantilene Concertate, it has three solo voices and a 4-voice Ripieno (which can be multiplied in different parts of the church, with or without instruments) which joins in the tutti refrain. This is the ripieno chorus score.
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EMP0864 Full score
EMP1637 Set of parts
newVerbum caro factum est EMP1637 £7.50
SAT (+SATB) bc Scoring legend Christmas ISMN M-2056-1637-3
A delightful Christmas piece, setting a familiar mediaeval text (also found under the title In hoc anni circulo). Typical of the Sacre Cantilene Concertate, it has three solo voices and a 4-voice Ripieno (which can be multiplied in different parts of the church, with or without instruments) which joins in the tutti refrain. This is the set of parts for the ripieno chorus and basso continuo.
This item is also presented as:
EMP0864 Full score
EMP1623 Ripieno score
newVidi speciosam EMP0866 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0866-8
A delightful setting, with Croce's typical flowing scale passages effectively illustrating the garlands of 'flores rosarum et lilia convalium' of the text.
newVirgo decus EMP0728 £3.00
SATB SATB Scoring legend Marian Feasts - Antiphon ISMN M-2056-0728-9
An extraordinary piece: an 'echo motet' in which a feature familiar from madrigal writing is put to sacred, if not liturgical use. The second choir echoes the final syllables of each phrase sung in choir I, producing a text of its own.
De Monte, Philippe
De Monte, Philippe (1521 - 1603) Show the biography
newLaudate Dominum EMP0291 £3.00
SMABa SATB Scoring legend General Use - Psalm-Motet ISMN M-2056-0291-8
A splendid double-choir setting
Elgar, Sir Edward
Elgar, Sir Edward (1857 - 1934)
newCarol: I sing the birth EMP1028 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Christmas ISMN M-2056-1028-9
This little-known carol is a setting of the text by Ben Jonson, with added Alleluias. It dates from 1928, in the final phase of Elgar's life, which may be why the original print (Novello's Musical Times supplement December 1928) was not properly proof-read: it contains several wrong notes. This edition has been made afresh from Elgar's two manuscripts in the British Library.
Gabrieli, Andrea (c. 1533 - 1585) Show the biography
newBeata es Maria Show the score EMP0582 £2.00
SATBaB Scoring legend Marian Feasts - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0582-7
Our catalogue includes many pieces by Andrea Gabrieli, whom we consider the greatest 'unknown' composer of the Renaissance. There is as yet no complete edition, and our catalogue will gradually include more of his music. Beata es Maria is a beautiful piece and a good introduction to the emotional side of his style.
newBeata es Maria Show the score EMP0772 £2.00
SAATB Scoring legend Marian Feasts - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0772-2
Alternative version, a third higher than the original.
newDe profundis clamavi (Ps. 129) EMP0347 £3.00
SAATBB Scoring legend Penitential - Psalm ISMN M-2056-0347-2
The sixth Penitential Psalm (Ps. 129)
newDomine exaudi orationem meam (Ps. 101) EMP0348 £5.00
SSATTB Scoring legend Penitential - Psalm ISMN M-2056-0348-9
The fifth Penitential Psalm (Ps. 101)
newDomine exaudi orationem meam (Ps. 142) EMP0640 £3.75
SSATTB Scoring legend Penitential - Psalm ISMN M-2056-0640-4
The seventh Penitential Psalm, in this performing version down a third from the high clef original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0981 Original pitch
newDomine exaudi orationem meam (Ps. 142) EMP0981 £3.75
SSATTB Scoring legend Penitential - Psalm ISMN M-2056-0981-8
The seventh Penitential Psalm, in this version at the pitch of the high clef original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0640 A third lower
newDomine ne in furore (Ps. 6) EMP0350 £3.75
SMATBaB Scoring legend Penitential - Psalm ISMN M-2056-0350-2
The first Penitential Psalm (Ps. 6) transposed down a fourth for male voices
Alternative version(s):
EMP1675 Transposed down a tone for mixed voices
newDomine ne in furore (Ps. 6) EMP1675 £3.75
SMATBaB Scoring legend Penitential - Psalm ISMN M-2056-1675-5
The first Penitential Psalm (Ps. 6) transposed down a tone for mixed voices.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0350 Transposed down a fourth for male voices
newEmendemus in melius Show the score EMP0280 £2.00
SAATTB Scoring legend Invocabit Sunday (1st Sunday in Lent) - Respond ISMN M-2056-0280-2
A wonderful setting of the text familiar from Byrd's setting, also suitable for general penitential use. Our standard version is a third lower than the original high cleffing.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0746 A fourth lower than original pitch
EMP0770 A tone lower than original pitch
newEmendemus in melius Show the score EMP0746 £2.00
SAATTB Scoring legend Invocabit Sunday (1st Sunday in Lent) - Respond ISMN M-2056-0746-3
A wonderful setting of the text familiar from Byrd's setting, also suitable for general pentitential use. This version is a fourth lower than the original high cleffing.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0280 A third lower than original pitch
EMP0770 A tone lower than original pitch
newEmendemus in melius EMP0770 £2.00
SAATTB Scoring legend Invocabit Sunday (1st Sunday in Lent) - Respond ISMN M-2056-0770-8
A wonderful setting of the text familiar from Byrd's setting, also suitable for general penitential use. This version is a tone lower than the original high clefs.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0280 A third lower than original pitch
EMP0746 A fourth lower than original pitch
newLetare Hierusalem EMP0605 £2.00
SAATB Scoring legend Laetare Sunday (4th Sunday in Lent) - Introitus ISMN M-2056-0605-3
A suitably joyful setting for the one Sunday in Lent where violet vestments are set aside.
newMaria stabat ad monumentum Show the score EMP0079 £3.00
SAATBB Scoring legend Easter - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0079-2
An extremely beautiful motet, set in the garden early on Easter morning.
newMiserere mei Domine (Ps. 50) EMP0984 £4.00
SAATBB Scoring legend Penitential - Psalm ISMN M-2056-0984-9
The fourth Penitential Psalm (Ps. 50). This version is only a tone lower than the high-clef original and thus better suited to mixed voices.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1114 A fourth lower
EMP1115 A fourth lower, Alto in treble clef
newMiserere mei Domine (Ps. 50) EMP1114 £4.00
SATTBaB Scoring legend Penitential - Psalm ISMN M-2056-1114-9
The fourth Penitential Psalm (Ps. 50) from Gabrieli's magnificent collection of settings published in 1583. We have so far published numbers 1,4,5,6 and 7; the other two settings are in the pipeline. This version of Miserere mei Deus, the first with the original note values, replaces our earlier edition EMP0353. It is a fourth lower than the high-clef original, but is also available at other pitches. In this version the Altus, Tenor and Quintus are all printed in the octave-treble clef; EMP1115 presents the Altus in treble clef (which we think looks horrible...)
Alternative version(s):
EMP0984 A tone lower
EMP1115 A fourth lower, Alto in treble clef
newMiserere mei Domine (Ps. 50) EMP1115 £4.00
SATTBaB Scoring legend Penitential - Psalm ISMN M-2056-1115-6
The fourth Penitential Psalm (Ps. 50) from Gabrieli's magnificent collection of settings published in 1583. We have so far published numbers 1,4,5,6 and 7; the other two settings are in the pipeline. This version of Miserere mei Deus, the first to be reissued with the original note values, replaces our earlier edition EMP0353. It is a fourth lower than the high-clef original, but is also available at other pitches. In this version the Altus is in treble clef, for those who cannot read the octave clef.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0984 A tone lower
EMP1114 A fourth lower
newMissa 4 vocum (Missa brevis) EMP0078 £3.75
SATB Scoring legend General Use - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0078-5
Now typeset (without Credo) and transposed
newSic Deus dilexit mundum EMP0604 £3.00
SAATB Scoring legend Pentecost (Whitsun) - Benedictus Antiphon (Lauds) ISMN M-2056-0604-6
A lovely setting of 'God so loved the world.' This version is a third lower than the high clef original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0773 A tone lower than the original pitch.
EMP1119 a fourth lower than the original high pitch
newSic Deus dilexit mundum EMP0773 £3.00
SAATB Scoring legend Pentecost (Whitsun) - Benedictus Antiphon (Lauds) ISMN M-2056-0773-9
A further motet from Gabrieli’s Sacrae Cantiones. This version is a tone below the high clef original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0604 A third lower than the original high pitch.
EMP1119 a fourth lower than the original high pitch
newSic Deus dilexit mundum EMP1119 £3.00
SAATB Scoring legend Pentecost (Whitsun) - Benedictus Antiphon (Lauds) ISMN M-2056-1119-4
A further motet from Gabrieli’s Sacrae Cantiones. This version is a fourth below the high clef original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0604 A third lower than the original high pitch.
EMP0773 A tone lower than the original pitch.
Gabrieli, Giovanni
Gabrieli, Giovanni (c. 1557 - 1612) Show the biography
newBeata es virgo Maria EMP1294 £3.00
SSATBB Scoring legend Marian Feasts ISMN M-2056-1294-8
The 6- and 7-voice a capella motets of Gabrieli are among his loveliest, but are usually overshadowed by the large-scale pieces for voices and instruments. We are publishing all the small-scale pieces.
newCantate Domino EMP1306 £2.00
SAATTB Scoring legend Non-liturgical - Motet general ISMN M-2056-1306-8
The 6- and 7-voice a capella motets of Gabrieli are among his loveliest, but are usually overshadowed by the large-scale pieces for voices and instruments. We are publishing all the small-scale pieces. This piece opens the 1597 collection: O sing unto the Lord a new song: look out, here is a new sort of music!
newConfitebor tibi Domine a 13 (1615) EMP1258 £5.80
a 13: see description Scoring legend Office of the Dead - Respond ISMN M-2056-1258-10
Scored for three choirs: SATTB SMABa SATB and organ. The third choir is as usual the vocal Capella. The other two choirs can perfectly well be sung - they are both in vocal clefs - but Ch I could be a solo Soprano and four instruments, Ch II a solo baritone and three instruments. Most of the concerted pieces are comparatively short; in this case the final section of the piece is repeated, giving it a length of about 5 minutes.
newExaudi me Domine a 16 (1615) EMP1274 £5.00
Four choirs Scoring legend Office of the Dead - Respond ISMN M-2056-1274-10
A remarkable piece of late Renaissance polychoral writing, with extraordinary use of the madrigalian 'sospiri' figure. Denis Arnold wrote of its 'polyphonic web full of rich dissonance and ending with a grand plagal cadence.' It is a setting of a variant of the 'Libera me', presumably composed for the death of a prominent person, perhaps Doge Grimani (+ 1605). Scored for four vocal choirs, SATB SATB ATTB ATTB but obviously instruments may double or substitute for voices.
newO quam gloriosa a 16 EMP1278 £5.80
a 16: see description Scoring legend Assumption BVM (August 15) ISMN M-2056-1278-8
This magnificent piece, one of Gabrieli's finest, is scored for four groups made up as follows: TrSST ATBaSb MATB TrATSb and Organ. The third group is the Capella, i.e. the vocal choir; the highest group is probably originally for solo Tenor and three instruments: these could be cornetti or strings with an appropriate low instrument; the second group is surely for a solo Alto and three instruments, probably trombones with either a curtal (dulcian) or Bass trombone; the fourth group is hard to identify; either the Alto or the Tenor must be sung, the other voices are for instruments. The text is otherwise unknown but clearly refers to the Assumption.
Hassler, Hans Leo
Hassler, Hans Leo (1562 - 1612) Show the biography
newJubilate Deo a 5 EMP1293 £3.00
SSATB Scoring legend General Use - Psalm-Motet ISMN M-2056-1293-1
This is one of several settings of Jubilate Deo by Hassler, for from 4 to 15 voices; this 5-voice setting was printed in his great collection Sacri Concentus of 1601. This version is a 4th below the high-clef original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1313 Down a tone
newJubilate Deo a 5 EMP1313 £3.00
SSATB Scoring legend General Use - Psalm-Motet ISMN M-2056-1313-6
This is one of several settings of Jubilate Deo by Hassler, for from 4 to 15 voices; this 5-voice setting was printed in his great collection Sacri Concentus of 1601. This version is just a tone below the high-clef original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1293 Down a fourth
newVerbum caro factum est EMP0714 £2.00
SSATTB Scoring legend Christmas - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0714-2
A splendid 6-voice setting
Alternative version(s):
EMP1068 Sexta vox (alto) in treble clef
newVerbum caro factum est EMP1068 £2.00
SSATTB Scoring legend Christmas - Motet general ISMN M-2056-1068-5
A splendid 6-voice setting. This version as the sexta vox (alto) in the treble clef.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0714 Sexta vox (alto) in tenor clef
Isaac, Heinrich (ca. 1450 - 1517) Show the biography
newSalve sancta parens a6 EMP0114 £2.00
SSATTB Scoring legend Marian Feasts - Introitus ISMN M-2056-0114-10
Magnificent 6-part Introit, probably from the Imperial Hofkapelle of Maximilian, and most likely intended for Nativity BVM.
newVirgo prudentissima EMP0118 £4.00
SSATBB Scoring legend Occasional piece ISMN M-2056-0118-8
The famous 'Kaisermotette' for the Reichstag in Konstanz, 1507. Michael Procter considers this to be a contrafactum of a lost original setting of the liturgical text, which is the Magnificat Antiphon for the Assumption. The Missa Virgo Prudentissima, thought to have been performed in Innsbruck in 1503, was then a parody on the lost original. The Kaisermotette itself was retexted again in 1558 in honour of Maximilian's grandson Karl V, with the text 'Christus Filius Dei': this version is also available on request. Instrumental parts for the typical 'Maximilian scoring' with cornetti and trombones are also available.
This item is also presented as:
EMP1676 Set of parts
newVirgo prudentissima EMP1676 £12.00
SSATBB Scoring legend Occasional piece ISMN M-2056-1676-2
Set of parts. The famous 'Kaisermotette' for the Reichstag in Konstanz, 1507. Michael Procter considers this to be a contrafactum of a lost original setting of the liturgical text, which is the Magnificat Antiphon for the Assumption. The Missa Virgo Prudentissima, thought to have been performed in Innsbruck in 1503, was then a parody on the lost original. The Kaisermotette itself was retexted again in 1558 in honour of Maximilian's grandson Karl V, with the text 'Christus Filius Dei': this version is also available on request. Instrumental parts for the typical 'Maximilian scoring' with cornetti and trombones are also available.
This item is also presented as:
EMP0118 Full score
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso)
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso) (ca. 1532 - 1594) Show the biography
newMissa Congratulamini EMP0366 £7.40
SSATTB Scoring legend Easter - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0366-3
A very fine mass built on Lassus' own Eastertide motet.
Masera, Agostin (around 1580)
newTwo antiphons for Saints' Days EMP1038 £2.00
SMAT Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-1038-8
Includes Iste sanctus for Martyrs, and Veni sponsa Christi for Virgins.
Obrecht, Jacob
Obrecht, Jacob (ca. 1450 - 1505) Show the biography
newAlma Redemptoris Mater EMP0538 £3.00
SABa Scoring legend Dedication of a Church - Marian Antiphon ISMN M-2056-0538-4
An extended setting of the Antiphon.
newSalve Regina EMP0539 £4.00
SSATTB Scoring legend Holy Trinity to the Saturday before Advent - Marian Antiphon ISMN M-2056-0539-1
An awesome piece: in my ensemble Hofkapelle we refer to this is 'Obrecht's Ninth'. The piece is on a huge scale and lasts a good 12 minutes including the chant verses. I offer it in two versions, one for mixed and one for male voices.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0762 Down a third for male voices
newSalve Regina EMP0762 £4.00
SSATTB Scoring legend Holy Trinity to the Saturday before Advent - Marian Antiphon ISMN M-2056-0762-3
This is the version for male voices.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0539 Original pitch
Regnart, Jacob (ca 1550 - 1599)
newO decus Trebnitiae EMP0544 £3.00
SSATTB Scoring legend St. Hedwig (October 15) - Magnificat Antiphon ISMN M-2056-0544-5
A splendid piece whose scale indicates something of the esteem in which Hedwig - Patrona Silesiae - was held. She was born daughter of Count Berthold III of Andechs in 1174, married Henry I (The Bearded) and thus became Duchess of Silesia and Poland. She founded with her husband the Cistercian nunners of Trebniz, near Wroclaw (Breslau) to which she retired on the death of her husband and son in 1238. She died there in 1243 and was buried near her husband in the Abbey church where they both still lie.
newTollite jugum meum EMP0545 £2.00
SSATB Scoring legend Feasts of Apostles - Respond ISMN M-2056-0545-2
One of the most attractive motets of the prolific Jacob Regnart, a setting of the familiar text (Take my yoke upon you) from St. Matthew, best known from its setting in Handel's Messiah.
Verdelot, Philippe
Verdelot, Philippe (c.1475 - c.1552) Show the biography
newIn te Domine speravi. EMP0693 £3.00
SATBaB Scoring legend Unidentified - Respond ISMN M-2056-0693-10
A powerful motet with two simultaneous texts, which survives in very differing and probably corrupt forms. My edition is based on the Psalmorum selectarum...1553-4, whereas the version in the Complete Works (CMM28) is drawn from a Roman manuscript in which the voice carrying the second text is transmitted erroneously. The principal text is of course Verses of Psalm 30; the secondary text 'Divitias et paupertates' is part of the respond Verbum iniquum. This text is presented in different prolations in the two halves of the piece, and is thus 'isorhythmic,' by the time of composition an antiquated device.
newIn te Domine speravi. EMP0748 £3.00
SATBaB Scoring legend Unidentified - Respond ISMN M-2056-0748-7
A powerful motet with two simultaneous texts, which survives in very differing and probably corrupt forms. My edition is based on the Psalmorum selectarum...1553-4, whereas the version in the Complete Works (CMM28) is drawn from a Roman manuscript in which the voice carrying the second text is transmitted erroneously. The principal text is of course Verses of Psalm 30; the secondary text 'Divitias et paupertates' is part of the respond Verbum iniquum. This text is presented in different prolations in the two halves of the piece, and is thus 'isorhythmic,' by the time of composition an antiquated device. Transposed version, down a fourth.
Victoria, Tomas Luis de
Victoria, Tomas Luis de (1548 - 1611) Show the biography
newNe timeas Maria EMP0316 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Annunciation (March 25) - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0316-8
A simple yet very beautiful piece.