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
Josquin des Pres
Josquin des Pres (c.1450-1521) Show the biography
Ave Maria...Benedicta tu EMP0496 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Marian Feasts - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0496-7
A version of 'Ave Maria...Virgo serena' revised by the Lutherans, with the familiar Marian texts replaced with Biblical texts from the Annunciation. Edited from one of the Torgau mss edited and mostly written by Johann Walter, Luther's closest collaborator.
Ave Maria...virgo serena EMP0119 £3.00
SSATTB Scoring legend Marian Feasts - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0119-5
Josquin's original 4-part setting is so perfect that it seems sacrilegious to add further voices. Yet the composer of the additional soprano and tenor - now thought to have been Daser - creates a wonderful rich texture which seems to add further colour to Josquin's masterpiece.This version is transposed down a third for male voices.
Ave Maria...virgo serena EMP0155 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0155-3
The most famous of Josquin's pieces, a masterpiece of imitative and canonic writing. The original version celebrates a series of Marian Feasts, from the Conception to the Assumption. The Protestant version (Ave Maria...benedicta tu) replaces these with Biblical texts. Available at low and high pitch for male and mixed voices.This version is transposed down a third for male voices.
Ave Maria...virgo serena EMP0268 £3.50
SSATTB Scoring legend Marian Feasts - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0268-10
Josquin's original 4-part setting is so perfect that it seems sacrilegious to add further voices. Yet the composer of the additional soprano and tenor - now thought to have been Daser - creates a wonderful rich texture which seems to add further colour to Josquin's masterpiece.This is the original-pitch version.
Ave Maria...virgo serena EMP0288 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0288-8
The most famous of Josquin's pieces, a masterpiece of imitative and canonic writing. The original version celebrates a series of Marian Feasts, from the Conception to the Assumption. The Protestant version (Ave Maria...benedicta tu) replaces these with Biblical texts. Available at low and high pitch for male and mixed voices.This is the original (high-pitch) version.
Benedicta es celorum regina Show the score EMP0791 £3.75
SAATBB Scoring legend Marian Feasts - Sequence ISMN M-2056-0791-3
A revised edition of Josquin's famous piece, which provided the model for many parodies. Josquin probably took the idea from an anonymous English 3-voice setting (EMP0073 in my catalogue) which was based on the chant Sequence: this was in turn a contrafactum of a very early sequence for Holy Trinity, which probably derived from the even earlier jubilus of the Alleluia.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0073 Chant model
EMP0795 Palestrina's parody mass (transposed up a tone)
EMP1680 Palestrina's parody mass (transposed up a third)
Ecce tu pulchra es EMP0614 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Assumption BVM (August 15) - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0614-5
An unusual text deriving from a pre-Tridentine Rite and found as far as we can establish only in this setting.
Inviolata integra et casta es Maria EMP0123 £3.00
SATBB Scoring legend Votive Mass BVM - Sequence ISMN M-2056-0123-2
A sublimely beautiful piece, originally a Sequence for Mary Feasts. My edition follows Senfl's in the Liber Selectarum Cantionum of 1520, with its unusual changes of 'key signature'.
Inviolata...Christi Mater EMP0409 £3.00
SATBB Scoring legend Motet general (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0409-7
The retexted 'protestantised' version of the familiar Marian motet.
Mente tota EMP0410 £3.50
SATB Scoring legend Non-liturgical - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0410-3
One verse of the long motet 'Vultum tuum': this section was the basis for the mass by Willaert (qv.)
Mille regretz EMP0267 £1.50
SATB Scoring legend Secular (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0267-3
Miserere mei Deus EMP0533 £5.00
SAATB Scoring legend Penitential - Psalm ISMN M-2056-0533-9
One of the most celebrated of Josquin's pieces, imitated by many composers. The Tenor sings throughout the piece the single phrase 'Miserere mei Deus,' rising one step for 'De-'. This is repeated 21 times, on each step of the scale down and up and down again, after each verse of the psalm. The piece lasts about 14 minutes and is not to be undertaken lightly!
Missa de Beata Maria Virgine EMP0124 £12.20
SATBaB Scoring legend Marian Feasts - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0124-9
Josquin's Mary Mass is a complex piece, for 4 and 5 voices, with canons in the Credo, Sanctus and Agnus. Only the Credo is in normal clefs; the other movements are in high clefs and need transposition. Our edition, completely revised in 2006, is available in two versions, high and low voices. This is the version for low voices.
Missa de Beata Maria Virgine EMP0716 £15.00
SATBaB Scoring legend Marian Feasts - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0716-6
Josquin's Mary Mass is a complex piece, for 4 and 5 voices, with canons in the Credo, Sanctus and Agnus. Only the Credo is in normal clefs; the other movements are in high clefs and need transposition. Our edition, completely revised in 2006, is available in two versions, high and low voices. This is the high-voice version.
Proch dolor EMP0128 £2.00
SAATTBB Scoring legend Non-liturgical - Occasional piece (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0128-7
Attributed to Josquin. A lament on the death of Kaiser Maximilian I. (1519) copied into the Chansonnier of his daughter, Marguerite of Austria.
Responsum acceperat Simeon EMP0557 £5.90
SAATTB Scoring legend Purification BVM, Candlemas, Presentation of Christ (February 2) - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0557-5
A piece insecurely attributed to Josquin.
Stabat Mater...Christe verbum EMP0129 £3.75
SAATB Scoring legend Seven Sorrows of Mary (Maria perdolens), (September 15) - Sequence (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0129-4
Another Marian piece retexted by the Protestants!
Tribulatio et angustia EMP0534 £1.50
SATB Scoring legend Penitential - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0534-6
This piece is variously attributed to Josquin and to Verdelot, and is probably by neither. It sets sections of verses from Psalms 118 and 114.
Tu solus qui facis mirabilia EMP0694 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Unidentified - Respond ISMN M-2056-0694-7
This beautiful piece, which became famous through its use in the German film Vaya con Dios, is an oddity among Josquin's works. Its first Pars is the Elevation motet which replaces the Benedictus in his Missa D'ung aultre amer.
Virgo prudentissima EMP0535 £2.00
MATB Scoring legend Assumption BVM (August 15) - Magnificat Antiphon ISMN M-2056-0535-3
A setting of the familiar text, which was often attributed to Isaac.