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
Gabrieli, Giovanni
Gabrieli, Giovanni (c. 1557 - 1612) Show the biography
newExaudi Deus à 12 (1615) EMP1275 £5.00
a 12: see description Scoring legend Office of the Dead - Respond ISMN M-2056-1275-7
A setting of the first three verses of Psalm 54 (55). The opening of the Psalm is set as an Offertory during Lent; this large-scale setting was presumably for a non-liturgical performance. Scored for three choirs, SMAT TBaBSb SATB: the third choir is the vocal Capella, Choir I would normally be a solo Tenor with three high instruments, Choir II a solo Tenor with three low instruments.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1681 Vocal score
EMP1682 Primus chorus
EMP1683 Secundus chorus
EMP1684 Tertius chorus (capella)
EMP1685 Set of parts
newExaudi Deus à 12 (1615) EMP1681 £3.75
a 12: see description Scoring legend Office of the Dead - Respond ISMN M-2056-1681-6
The vocal score omits the instrumental parts: Cantus, Altus and Octavus from Primus chorus and Quintus, Nonus and Bassus from Secundus chorus.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1275 Full score
EMP1682 Primus chorus
EMP1683 Secundus chorus
EMP1684 Tertius chorus (capella)
EMP1685 Set of parts
newExaudi Deus à 12 (1615) EMP1682 £3.00
a 12: see description Scoring legend Office of the Dead - Respond ISMN M-2056-1682-3
The Primus chorus with Basso pro organo
Alternative version(s):
EMP1275 Full score
EMP1681 Vocal score
EMP1683 Secundus chorus
EMP1684 Tertius chorus (capella)
EMP1685 Set of parts
newExaudi Deus à 12 (1615) EMP1683 £3.00
a 12: see description Scoring legend Office of the Dead - Respond ISMN M-2056-1683-10
The Secundus chorus with Basso pro organo
Alternative version(s):
EMP1275 Full score
EMP1681 Vocal score
EMP1682 Primus chorus
EMP1684 Tertius chorus (capella)
EMP1685 Set of parts
newExaudi Deus à 12 (1615) EMP1684 £3.00
a 12: see description Scoring legend Office of the Dead - Respond ISMN M-2056-1684-7
The Tertius chorus (capella) with Basso pro organo
Alternative version(s):
EMP1275 Full score
EMP1681 Vocal score
EMP1682 Primus chorus
EMP1683 Secundus chorus
EMP1685 Set of parts
newExaudi Deus à 12 (1615) EMP1685 £25.00
a 12: see description Scoring legend Office of the Dead - Respond ISMN M-2056-1685-4
A set of parts.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1275 Full score
EMP1681 Vocal score
EMP1682 Primus chorus
EMP1683 Secundus chorus
EMP1684 Tertius chorus (capella)
newJubilate Deo a 10 (1615) EMP1276 £6.60
a 10: see description Scoring legend Office of the Dead - Respond ISMN M-2056-1276-4
This setting from Gabrieli’s posthumous 1615 collection of Symphoniae Sacrae, is – like the piece in the 1613 print - a setting of a composite text which seems to relate to the Nuptial Mass: it is not a straightforward setting of Psalm 100 (the Anglican’s ‘Jubilate’ from Matins.) The print specifies only two voices, Mezzosoprano (high countertenor) and Tenor, with the following instruments: 2 cornetti and bassoon, 5 trombones, and organ. All except the highest cornetto part (even the lowest Bass which descends to low C) are marked 'e Voce si placet', so the piece may be performed with as many singers are available.The overall cleffing is: MT (solo voices); TrSATTTBSb, org. It opens with an (optional) instrumental Sinfonia for all 10 instruments.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1686 Set of parts
newJubilate Deo a 10 (1615) EMP1686 £22.00
a 10: see description Scoring legend Office of the Dead - Respond ISMN M-2056-1686-1
A set of parts.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1276 Full score
Handl, Jakob (Gallus)
Handl, Jakob (Gallus) (1550 - 1591) Show the biography
newO Sapientia EMP0470 £2.00
SATBB Scoring legend Advent - Magnificat Antiphon ISMN M-2056-0470-7
A setting of one of the 'Great O' Antiphons (Dec. 17)
This item is included in:
EMP0574 Two motets for Advent
newRorate coeli EMP0421 £2.00
SSATBB Scoring legend Marian Feasts - Introitus ISMN M-2056-0421-9
This item is included in:
EMP0574 Two motets for Advent
newTwo motets for Advent EMP0574 £3.00
various Scoring legend Advent - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0574-2
Rorate coeli (SSATBB), a stirring piece, and O Sapientia (SATTB),very calm.
This item includes:
EMP0421 Rorate coeli
EMP0470 O Sapientia
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da (ca. 1525 - 1594) Show the biography
newStabat Mater dolorosa EMP0568 £4.00
SATB SATB Scoring legend Seven Sorrows of Mary (Maria perdolens), (September 15) - Sequence ISMN M-2056-0568-1
The famous double-choir setting, here offered in a revised edition with original note-values, a fourth lower than the high clef original. Altos in 'octave treble' tenor clef.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1091 Down a fourth. Altos in treble clef
newStabat Mater dolorosa EMP1091 £4.00
SATB SATB Scoring legend Seven Sorrows of Mary (Maria perdolens), (September 15) - Sequence ISMN M-2056-1091-3
The famous double-choir setting, here offered in a revised edition with original note-values, a fourth lower than the high clef original. Altos in treble clef.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0568 Down a fourth. Altos in tenor clef
Philips, Peter (c. 1560 - 1628) Show the biography
newEcce vicit Leo EMP0302 £3.00
SATB SATB Scoring legend Easter - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0302-1
newO beatum et sacrosanctum diem EMP0219 £2.00
SSATB Scoring legend Christmas - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0219-2
Tallis, Thomas
Tallis, Thomas (1505 - 1585) Show the biography
newSuscipe quaeso Domine EMP0309 £4.00
SATTBaBB Scoring legend Penitential ISMN M-2056-0309-10
Presumed to have been composed to celebrate the lifting of the national excommunication of England upon the accession of Catholic Queen Mary, and to have been sung by the combined Chapels Royal of England and Spain, this is an eloquent, sombre and moving piece.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0696 transposed up a minor third
newSuscipe quaeso Domine Show the score EMP0696 £4.00
SSAATBB Scoring legend Penitential ISMN M-2056-0696-1
Presumed to have been composed to celebrate the lifting of the national excommunication of England upon the accession of Catholic Queen Mary, and to have been sung by the combined Chapels Royal of England and Spain, this is an eloquent, sombre and moving piece. Here it is transposed up a third to be more accessible to mixed choirs.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0309 Original pitch