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
Baccusi, Ippolito (c. 1550 - 1609)
newMissa Quel Rossignuol EMP0488 £9.80
SSATTB Scoring legend General Use - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0488-2
A lovely parody mass, whose madrigal model has not yet been identified. Baccusi was maestro di cappella at Santo Stefano in Venice, possibly for two periods, at the end of the 16th century. This version is a 4th lower than the original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0949 Down a tone from original
newMissa Quel Rossignuol EMP0949 £9.80
SSATTB Scoring legend General Use - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0949-8
A lovely parody mass, whose madrigal model has not yet been identified. Baccusi was maestro di cappella at Santo Stefano in Venice, possibly for two periods, at the end of the 16th century. This version is a tone lower than the original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0488 Down a 4th
Brumel, Antoine (c. 1460 - c. 1515) Show the biography
newMater patris et filia EMP0188 £2.00
TTB Scoring legend Marian Feasts - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0188-1
A lovely and unusual piece for three 'equal' voices (cleffed for AAT).It was printed in the very first motet collection, in 1501, and served Josquin as a model for his parody mass. This version is transposed down a fourth.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1677 Original pitch
newMater patris et filia EMP1677 £2.00
TTB Scoring legend Marian Feasts - Motet general ISMN M-2056-1677-9
A lovely and unusual piece for three 'equal' voices (cleffed for AAT).It was printed in the very first motet collection, in 1501, and served Josquin as a model for his parody mass. This version is at original pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0188 down a fourth
newSicut lilium EMP0695 £1.50
SATB Scoring legend Assumption BVM (August 15) - Antiphon ISMN M-2056-0695-4
This short but beautiful piece by Brumel is a setting of a text from the Song of Songs: As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters. The piece exists in several variant versions. The present edition is taken from the Medici Codex, a splendid choirbook produced under the supervision of Jean Mouton.
de Rore, Cipriano
de Rore, Cipriano (ca 1515 - 1565) Show the biography
newDescendi in hortum meum EMP0724 £3.75
SSAATTB Scoring legend Assumption BVM (August 15) - Antiphon - Ed: Keith Bennett and Michael Procter ISMN M-2056-0724-1
A lovely Song of Songs setting in the unusual scoring for 7 voices, offered a tone lower than the original pitch.
newMissa Praeter rerum seriem EMP0513 £6.60
SSATTBB Scoring legend Holy Trinity - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0513-1
A magnificent setting based on Josquin's motet (A Mary Sequence) The work was composed for Duke Ercole II of Ferrara, and in the only surviving source (Munich Mus MS 46) one voice sings throughout the mass the text 'Hercules Secundus Dux Ferrariae Quartus vivit et vivet.' In this version prepared for liturgical performance in San Marco, Venice, alternative texts were supplied, either setting sections of the Ordinary or using a new text in honour of Holy Trinity. The work is offered here without the Credo, which was not sung in San Marco.
Josquin des Pres
Josquin des Pres (c.1450-1521) Show the biography
newBenedicta es celorum regina Show the score EMP0791 £3.75
SAATBB Scoring legend Marian Feasts - Sequence ISMN M-2056-0791-3
A revised edition of Josquin's famous piece, which provided the model for many parodies. Josquin probably took the idea from an anonymous English 3-voice setting (EMP0073 in my catalogue) which was based on the chant Sequence: this was in turn a contrafactum of a very early sequence for Holy Trinity, which probably derived from the even earlier jubilus of the Alleluia.
See also:
EMP0073 Anonymous Benedicta es
EMP0795 Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da Missa Benedicta es
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da (ca. 1525 - 1594) Show the biography
newMissa Benedicta es EMP0795 £9.80
SAATBB Scoring legend Marian Feasts - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0795-1
A magnificent mass, a parody on Josquin's celebrated setting of the Marian Sequence (also in EMP) in a new edition (replacing EMP 299 which lacked the Credo and has been withdrawn). Usually offered a tone higher than the original, but please ask for sample pages. The Tenor divides in the Benedictus, which is scored SAATT.
See also:
EMP0073 Anonymous Benedicta es
EMP0791 Josquin des Pres Benedicta es celorum regina
Willaert, Adrian
Willaert, Adrian (ca. 1490 - 1562) Show the biography
newAdesto Sancta Trinitas and Gloria tibi Trinitas EMP0261 £3.75
SAATB Scoring legend Holy Trinity - Hymn (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0261-1
newO salutaris hostia EMP0264 £3.00
SATTBaB Scoring legend General Use - Communion (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0264-2
The text appears chiefly in connection with Corpus Christi, but the work is generally sung as a Communion motet.