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
Byrd, William
Byrd, William (c. 1540-1623) Show the biography
new8 motets for male voices EMP0689 £13.80
ATTBB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0689-3
An anthology of pieces intended for male voices. It includes several of the 'Jerusalem' or political motets. The works represented are: Emendemus in melius (1575), Ne irascaris Domine, Vide Domine, Tribulationes civitatum and Domine tu jurasti (1589), Domine exaudi orationem meam and Haec dicit Dominus (1591) and Unam petii (1605). Most of these are not available in modern performing editions (except in our catalogue).
This item includes:
EMP0577 Emendemus in melius
EMP0043 Ne irascaris Domine
EMP0578 Vide Domine
EMP0417 Tribulationes civitatum
EMP0576 Domine tu jurasti
EMP0414 Domine exaudi
EMP0416 Haec dicit Dominus
EMP1260 Unam petii
newDomine exaudi EMP0414 £3.00
SAATB Scoring legend Penitential - Psalm-Motet ISMN M-2056-0414-1
A lengthy setting of the first 2 verses of Ps. 142.
This item is included in:
EMP0689 8 motets for male voices
newDomine tu jurasti EMP0576 £3.00
SATBaB Scoring legend Penitential - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0576-6
Obviously a politically motivated piece - the text is non-liturgical, and the translation in part reads 'deliver us from the hand of Pharaoh...and from bondage under the Egyptians.'
This item is included in:
EMP0689 8 motets for male voices
newEmendemus in melius EMP0039 £2.00
SATBaB Scoring legend Penitential - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0039-6
Transposed down a tone from the original high pitch. Also available a 4th lower as indicated by the high clefs of the original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0577 Simple version, down a fourth
EMP1049 Responsory form
newEmendemus in melius EMP0577 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend Penitential - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0577-3
Rightly one of Byrd's best-known pieces, almost homophonic and most effective. Transposed down a 4th from the high-clefs original. Also available at a higher pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0039 Simple version, down a tone
EMP1049 Responsory form
This item is included in:
EMP0689 8 motets for male voices
newEmendemus in melius EMP1049 £3.00
SATTB Scoring legend Ash Wednesday - Respond ISMN M-2056-1049-4
A version of the piece laid out to permit its liturgical use as a Responsory either on the First Sunday in Lent or, with an added Gloria Patri, during the Imposition of Ashes on Ash Wednesday. Transposed down a 4th from the high-clefs original. Available on request at a higher pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0039 Simple version, down a tone
EMP0577 Simple version, down a fourth
newHaec dicit Dominus EMP0416 £3.00
SATTB Scoring legend Holy Innocents (December 28) ISMN M-2056-0416-5
One of the most extreme of Byrd's 'Jerusalem' motets.
This item is included in:
EMP0689 8 motets for male voices
newNe irascaris Domine EMP0043 £3.75
SATBaB Scoring legend Penitential - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0043-3
A beautiful and powerful piece, its text derived from the penitential Advent Prose 'Rorate coeli desuper'. Its unremitting sombre mood and passionate intensity make it a starkly challenging piece for those who think Christmas carols and 'Jingle bells' appropriate for Advent...
This item is included in:
EMP0689 8 motets for male voices
newTribulationes civitatum EMP0417 £3.75
SATTB Scoring legend Penitential ISMN M-2056-0417-2
Another of Byrd's 'Jerusalem' motets.
This item is included in:
EMP0689 8 motets for male voices
newUnam petii EMP1260 £3.00
SATTB Scoring legend Penitential ISMN M-2056-1260-3
A further 'Jerusalem' motet, this one printed in the Gradualia, and incorporating a daring diatribe against the King. This revised version restores original note values.
This item is included in:
EMP0689 8 motets for male voices
newVide Domine EMP0578 £3.00
SATTB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0578-10
One of the most extreme of Byrd's 'Jerusalem' motets.Vide Domine is a non-liturgical text also set by other composers - including Clemens, and Jean Lafage (also published in Edition Michael Procter).
This item is included in:
EMP0689 8 motets for male voices
Croce, Giovanni
Croce, Giovanni (1556-1609) Show the biography
newCantate Domino canticum novum EMP0647 £2.00
MATB Scoring legend General Use - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0647-3
A simple but effective setting of verses from Ps. 95, from Croce's 4-part motets of 1597. The collection was obviously intended for 'normal' church choirs, such as the parish choir at S. Maria Formosa, where Croce was a priest. The scorings are mostly 'ad aequales', i.e. in 'close-together' clefs allowing for transposition up or down according to the singers available.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0962 Version a fourth higher than the original
newCantate Domino canticum novum EMP0962 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend General Use - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0962-7
A transposed version a fourth higher than the original, ideal for modern mixed choirs.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0647 Original pitch version
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso)
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso) (ca. 1532 - 1594) Show the biography
newMagnificat Dessus le marché d'Arras EMP1246 £3.75
SSATTB Scoring legend General Use - Vesper Canticle ISMN M-2056-1246-7
One of the more than 100 'imitation' Magnificats by Lassus, this one is a parody on his own delightful chanson.
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da (ca. 1525 - 1594) Show the biography
newHodie Christus natus est EMP1032 £2.00
SSMA Scoring legend Christmas - Magnificat Antiphon ISMN M-2056-1032-6
This simple setting is from a holograph manuscript at S. Giovanni Laterano. Its original cleffing (TrTrMA) is an 'ad aequales' combination allowing for transposition to suit the available forces. Other versions are available for different combinations of voices, this version is at the original pitch.
newHodie Christus natus est EMP1033 £2.00
TTBB Scoring legend Christmas - Magnificat Antiphon ISMN M-2056-1033-3
This simple setting is from a holograph manuscript at S. Giovanni Laterano. Its original cleffing (TrTrMA) is an 'ad aequales' combination allowing for transposition to suit the available forces. Other versions are available for different combinations of voices, this version is an octave below the original pitch.
newHodie Christus natus est EMP1034 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Christmas - Magnificat Antiphon ISMN M-2056-1034-10
This simple setting is from a holograph manuscript at S. Giovanni Laterano. Its original cleffing (TrTrMA) is an 'ad aequales' combination allowing for transposition to suit the available forces. Other versions are available for different combinations of voices, this version is a fifth below the original pitch.