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
Purcell, Henry
Purcell, Henry (1659 - 1695) Show the biography
Hear me O Lord EMP0497 £4.80
satb, SSATB, organ Scoring legend General Use - Anthem ISMN M-2056-0497-4
Scored for SATB soli and SSATB chorus, this piece includes an unusually high proportion of solo writing. The text is a paraphrase from Psalm 143, one of the Penitential psalms.
Hear my prayer, O Lord EMP0303 £2.00
SSAATTBB Scoring legend General Use - Anthem ISMN M-2056-0303-8
Purcell's well-known 'Hear my prayer, O Lord' is recognised to be the first section of an otherwise unwritten work, presumably with texts drawn from a Psalm or Psalms. The fragment survives in a single manuscript, in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, in the composer's own hand, and the following pages are ruled in preparation for the work which was never pursued.
I will sing unto the Lord EMP0498 £3.00
ssaatb, SSATB, organ Scoring legend General Use - Anthem ISMN M-2056-0498-1
A splendid piece. It is scored for 5-part chorus SSATB with verses. The text is a paraphrase of Psalm 104, 33-35.
Jehova quam multi sunt hostes EMP0499 £3.75
tb, SSATB, organ Scoring legend General Use - Anthem ISMN M-2056-0499-8
One of the best-known of Purcell's Anthems. It is scored for 5-part chorus with extended solo passages for Tenor and for Bass. The text is a paraphrase of Psalm 3.
Lord, how long wilt thou be angry EMP0500 £3.00
atb, SSATB, organ Scoring legend General Use - Anthem ISMN M-2056-0500-1
Scored for SSATB chorus, with solos for ATB. The text is a paraphrase from Psalm 79.
O God thou art my God EMP0501 £3.00
ssaatb, SATB div, organ Scoring legend General Use - Anthem ISMN M-2056-0501-8
This splendid piece is scored for 4-part chorus, which divides for the final Hallelujah (source of the hymn tune 'Westminster Abbey.' There are solo verses for SSA(or T) and ATB. The text is a paraphrase from Psalm 63.
O Lord God of hosts EMP0502 £3.75
ssaatb, SSAATTBB, organ Scoring legend General Use - Anthem ISMN M-2056-0502-5
A very fine piece scored for 8-part chorus with solo verses for SSATB. The text is a paraphrase from Psalm 80.
Out of the deep EMP0503 £3.75
sab, SATB, organ Scoring legend General Use - Anthem ISMN M-2056-0503-2
A very effective piece scored for 4-part chorus with solo verses for SAB. The text is a para-phrase from Psalm 130, one of the Penitential Psalms.
Remember not Lord our offences EMP0504 £2.00
SSATB org Scoring legend General Use - Anthem ISMN M-2056-0504-9
This very familiar piece is scored throughout for 5-part chorus. The text is taken from the Litany, and remained unchanged in all English prayer-books from 1549 to 1662.
Save me O God EMP0505 £3.00
ssaatb, SSATB, organ Scoring legend General Use - Anthem ISMN M-2056-0505-6
Well-known in Cathedral choirs, this piece is scored for 5-part chorus SSATB with verses for SSA and ATB. The text seems not previously to have been identified, but is a paraphrase of Psalm 54.