Edition Michael Procter

Renaissance choral music

Catalogue of editions by the late Michael Procter


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.

Orders and enquiries are welcome now at info@edition-mp.com and will be produced and sold by Peacock Press.

A note on prices

While the process of verification goes on, please treat these prices as indicative. Up to date prices can be obtained from info@edition-mp.com

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Title Catalogue number Price
Stanford, Sir Charles (C.V.)
Stanford, Sir Charles (C.V.) (1852 - 1924) Show the biography
Beati quorum via integra est EMP0999 £3.50
SSATTB Scoring legend Feasts of Martyrs - Anthem ISMN M-2056-0999-3
I have listed the piece for Feasts of Martyrs according to the liturgical use of Psalm 119, of which this is the opening. However, the piece has achieved wide currency as an Anthem to be sung at any time.
Coelos ascendit hodie EMP0998 £4.80
SATB SATB Scoring legend Ascension - Anthem ISMN M-2056-0998-6
I have listed the piece for the Ascension, for which alone it is appropriate. However, the piece has achieved wide currency as a concert piece and can be sung at any time.
Justorum animae EMP0997 £3.50
SSATTB Scoring legend All Saints (November 1) - Offertorium ISMN M-2056-0997-9
I have listed the piece as the Offertory for All Saints, which is the official liturgical place for the text. However, it is often sung as an Anthem at evensong and is appropriate not only for All Saints but for Feasts of Martyrs outside Lent.
Three Motets Op. 38 EMP0996 £5.80
General Use - Anthem ISMN M-2056-0996-2
This is a reprint of the first edition (1905) of the famous pieces - Justorum animae, Coelos ascendit hodie, Beati quorum via integra est - which have won such firm places in the repertoire of English church choirs. Harold Copeman established that the pieces were all written to be sung before dinner at Trinity College, Cambridge and were influenced by Prof. HAJ Munro, who was promoting a new school Latin - so that an (English) school Latin pronunciation should ideally be used. The pieces are also available separately: see separate entries for scorings.