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
newMissa 4 vocum EMP0273 £5.80
SATB Scoring legend General Use - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0273-4
The well-known 'Mass for four voices' is a high-clef piece and is available at various pitches (here a semitone lower than the original). The Editor considers the piece should be sung down a fourth or a fifth by ATTB/ATBaB.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0750 Original pitch
EMP0615 A minor third lower than original pitch
EMP0616 A fourth lower than original pitch
EMP0691 A fifth lower than original pitch, top voice in Treble (Violin) clef
EMP1297 A fifth lower than original pitch, top voice in octave-Treble ('Tenor') clef
newMissa 4 vocum EMP0615 £5.80
SATB Scoring legend General Use - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0615-2
The mass is here transposed down a third, to a pitch suitable for mixed voices.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0750 Original pitch
EMP0273 A semitone lower than original pitch
EMP0616 A fourth lower than original pitch
EMP0691 A fifth lower than original pitch, top voice in Treble (Violin) clef
EMP1297 A fifth lower than original pitch, top voice in octave-Treble ('Tenor') clef
newMissa 4 vocum EMP0616 £5.80
ATTB Scoring legend General Use - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0616-9
The mass is here transposed down a fourth
Alternative version(s):
EMP0750 Original pitch
EMP0273 A semitone lower than original pitch
EMP0615 A minor third lower than original pitch
EMP0691 A fifth lower than original pitch, top voice in Treble (Violin) clef
EMP1297 A fifth lower than original pitch, top voice in octave-Treble ('Tenor') clef
newMissa 4 vocum EMP0691 £5.80
ATBB Scoring legend General Use - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0691-6
The mass is here transposed down a fifth, the pitch at which our editor considers it rightly belongs. This version has the top voice in Treble (Violin) cleff, two octave-Treble ('Tenor') clefs and Bass clef.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0750 Original pitch
EMP0273 A semitone lower than original pitch
EMP0615 A minor third lower than original pitch
EMP0616 A fourth lower than original pitch
EMP1297 A fifth lower than original pitch, top voice in octave-Treble ('Tenor') clef
newMissa 4 vocum EMP0750 £5.80
SATB Scoring legend General Use - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0750-10
The well-known 'Mass for four voices' is a high-clef piece and is available at various pitches. The Editor considers the piece should be sung down a fourth or a fifth by ATTB/ATBaB. This version is at the original high pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0273 A semitone lower than original pitch
EMP0615 A minor third lower than original pitch
EMP0616 A fourth lower than original pitch
EMP0691 A fifth lower than original pitch, top voice in Treble (Violin) clef
EMP1297 A fifth lower than original pitch, top voice in octave-Treble ('Tenor') clef
newMissa 4 vocum EMP1297 £5.80
ATBB Scoring legend General Use - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-1297-9
The mass is here transposed down a fifth, the pitch at which our editor considers it rightly belongs. This version has three voices in octave-Treble ('Tenor') clef and one in Bass clef.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0750 Original pitch
EMP0273 A semitone lower than original pitch
EMP0615 A minor third lower than original pitch
EMP0616 A fourth lower than original pitch
EMP0691 A fifth lower than original pitch, top voice in Treble (Violin) clef
Croce, Giovanni
Croce, Giovanni (1556-1609) Show the biography
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 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
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.
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
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.
Gabrieli, Andrea (c. 1533 - 1585) Show the biography
newDe profundis EMP0347 £3.00
SAATBB Scoring legend Penitential - Psalm ISMN M-2056-0347-2
The sixth Penitential Psalm (Ps. 129)
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.
Martinez, Odaline de la (Caridad) (b. 1949)
newA las cinco de la tarde EMP1130 Available direct from the composer
10 voices, SSSAATTBBB Scoring legend Secular ISMN M-2056-1130-9
An atmospheric setting of part of a poem by Federico Garcia Lorca. It uses slowly changing ostinato figures in pairs of voices to create an ominous, timeless soundscape. This item is now available direct from the composer: e mail: odaline@lorelt.co.uk or o.martinez@ntlworld.com phone: +447948099298.
newMisa Breve Afrocubana EMP0618 Available direct from the composer
SATB Scoring legend General Use - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0618-3
An early work by 'Chachi' Martinez, with ostinato and changing rhythms but well within reach of most choirs. This item is now available direct from the composer: e mail: odaline@lorelt.co.uk or o.martinez@ntlworld.com phone: +447948099298.
newTwo American Madrigals EMP0739 Available direct from the composer
SATB Scoring legend Secular ISMN M-2056-0739-5
Two settings of poems by Emily Dickinson - I'm Nobody and I held a jewel in my finger. The second is conventionally written, with a solo Soprano and ATB choir; the first uses the composer's typical ostinato technique, sprechgesang and woodblocks. Commissioned for the Cork International Choral and Folk Dance Festival 1978, the Two American Madrigals have also been performed by the BBC Singers. This item is now available direct from the composer: e mail: odaline@lorelt.co.uk or o.martinez@ntlworld.com phone: +447948099298.
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.
Monteverdi, Claudio
Monteverdi, Claudio (1567 - 1643) Show the biography
newMissa Sanctissimae Virgini (Missa In illo tempore) EMP1078 £10.60
SSATTB Scoring legend Marian Feasts - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-1078-4
A completely new edition replacing the Beauchamp Press version which we took over in 2008. This magnificent setting was the principal work in Monteverdi's 1610 collection which also included the famous Vespers. Based on melodic material from Gombert's 'In illo tempore' the work originally bore the title 'Missa Sanctissimae Virgini'. One of the grandest and most luscious of Monteverdi's works, it deserves to be as well-known as Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcelli or the Byrd 4-voice Mass. This version is at the original high pitch (only suitable for instruments).
Alternative version(s):
EMP1079 Down a fourth for male voices
EMP1080 Down a third (in 'A')
newMissa Sanctissimae Virgini (Missa In illo tempore) EMP1079 £10.60
SSATTB Scoring legend Marian Feasts - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-1079-1
A completely new edition replacing the Beauchamp Press version which we took over in 2008. This magnificent setting was the principal work in Monteverdi's 1610 collection which also included the famous Vespers. Based on melodic material from Gombert's 'In illo tempore' the work originally bore the title 'Missa Sanctissimae Virgini'. One of the grandest and most luscious of Monteverdi's works, it deserves to be as well-known as Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcelli or the Byrd 4-voice Mass. This version is transposed down a fourth for male voices.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1078 Original high pitch (only suitable for instruments)
EMP1080 Down a third (in 'A')
newMissa Sanctissimae Virgini (Missa In illo tempore) EMP1080 £10.60
SSATTB Scoring legend Marian Feasts - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-1080-7
A completely new edition replacing the Beauchamp Press version which we took over in 2008. This magnificent setting was the principal work in Monteverdi's 1610 collection which also included the famous Vespers. Based on melodic material from Gombert's 'In illo tempore' the work originally bore the title 'Missa Sanctissimae Virgini'. One of the grandest and most luscious of Monteverdi's works, it deserves to be as well-known as Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcelli or the Byrd 4-voice Mass. This version is transposed down a third (in 'A').
Alternative version(s):
EMP1078 Original high pitch (only suitable for instruments)
EMP1079 Down a fourth for male voices
Weelkes, Thomas (1576 - 1623) Show the biography
newThule, the period of cosmographie EMP0428 £3.00
SSATTB Scoring legend Secular - Ed: Pierre Funck and Michael Procter ISMN M-2056-0428-8
The celebrated madrigal is given here at the correct transposed pitch.
Wert, Giaches de (1535 - 1596) Show the biography
newGaudete in Domino semper EMP0489 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend Advent - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0489-9
Rejoice in the Lord alway, and again I say rejoice!
Alternative version(s):
EMP0749 High pitch, down a semitone from the original
newGaudete in Domino semper EMP0749 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend Advent - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0749-4
Rejoice in the Lord alway, and again I say rejoice! A version transposed down a semitone from the high-clef original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0489 Transposed down a fourth
newO crux ave EMP0491 £3.00
SATTB Scoring legend Passiontide - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0491-2
A verse from the hymn Vexilla regis, in honour of Holy Cross.
newO sacrum convivium EMP0492 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend Eucharist - Communion ISMN M-2056-0492-9
newVox clamantis in deserto EMP0490 £3.00
SMATTB Scoring legend Advent - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0490-5
The opening of Vox clamantis is an antiphon sung in Advent. Wert's setting is of a longer version of the text from Isaiah Chapter 40, which will be familiar from Handel's The Messiah: Every valley shall be exalted... The extraordinary ranges, deriving obviously from the text, make this splendid piece a challenge for any group.