Edition Michael Procter

Renaissance choral music

Catalogue of editions by the late Michael Procter

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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
Merulo, Claudio
Merulo, Claudio (1533 - 1604) Show the biography
Adoramus te Domine Jesu Christe EMP0514 £2.00
SSATTB Scoring legend Easter - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0514-8
A setting of a text derived from the Testament of St. Francis of Assisi (1226), suitable for Eastertide or for feasts of Holy Cross. The use of intermediate clefs (here Mezzosoprano) is typical for Merulo's second book of motets.
Audi Domine hymnum EMP0515 £2.00
SAATTB Scoring legend Dedication of a Church - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0515-5
A splendid declamatory and rhythmically complex piece - also suitable for the season following Pentecost. The piece is in high clefs and is usually offered transposed down a fourth, as here, or down a tone.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1037 down a tone
Audi Domine hymnum EMP1037 £2.00
SAATTB Scoring legend Dedication of a Church - Motet general ISMN M-2056-1037-1
A splendid declamatory and rhythmically complex piece - also suitable for the season following Pentecost. The piece is in high clefs and is usually offered transposed down a tone, as here, or down a fourth.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0515 down a fourth
Ave Maria...O Mater Dei EMP1095 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend General Use - Motet general ISMN M-2056-1095-1
One of several new pieces by Merulo which we are publishing for the International Academy of Sacred Music 2010 in Venice. The text is an unusual variant of the standard one, mainly found in Italian uses, whose liturgical function seems to have been following the Pater noster before the Office: it was also set by Donato.
Beata viscera Mariae Virginis EMP0516 £2.00
SMATTB Scoring legend Marian Feasts - Communion ISMN M-2056-0516-2
A beautiful setting of the familiar Marian piece, originally cleffed TrSMAABa. It is usually offered transposed down a tone or down a fourth.
Benedicite spiritus EMP0517 £2.00
SSATTB Scoring legend General Use - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0517-9
A setting of verses from the Benedicite originally cleffed TrTrMAABa. It is usually offered transposed down a tone or down a fourth.
Bonum est confiteri Domino EMP0780 £3.00
SSAATTB Scoring legend Lent - Respond ISMN M-2056-0780-7
This is the text of Psalm 91, 1-6. It finds frequent application in the liturgy, for example in the period after Epiphany. Revised edition 2008.
Cantate Domino EMP0518 £3.00
SSMATBaF5 Scoring legend General Use - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0518-6
A powerful setting of the familiar text from Ps. 95. An unusual but typically Venetian scoring, combining vocal clefs with a very low instrumental bass line, originally probably a dulcian. Our edition is offered a tone above original pitch, bringing the lowest part almost into the Bass vocal range!
Dominus illuminatio mea EMP0786 £2.00
SMATBaBB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0786-9
Ecce Maria genuit EMP0519 £3.00
SSAATBB Scoring legend Christmas - Antiphon ISMN M-2056-0519-3
One of several pieces for seven voices in Merulo's Second Book of Motets. The text is a Vesper Antiphon on Christmas Day and its Octave, also for the Purification and in the Office of BVM. It refers to John Baptist seeing Christ and exclaiming: Behold the Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world. It ends with a splendid triple-time Alleluia.
Ego sum panis EMP0289 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend Corpus Christi - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0289-5
A motet from Sacrae Cantiones, 1578: originally for Corpus Christi, very suitable for Communion: it has a wonderfully open texture with long melismatic lines, and a beautiful final Alleluia. A high clef piece, here offered down a fourth.
Exaudi Domine EMP0781 £3.00
SSATTBB Scoring legend Ascension - Introitus ISMN M-2056-0781-4
The text is from Ps 26, 7-8 and forms the Introit for the Sunday after Ascension
Exaudi me Domine EMP0730 £3.00
SMATTB Scoring legend Ash Wednesday ISMN M-2056-0730-2
This is a setting of Ps 68, 17-19, which does not appear to have a specific liturgical function. However, the first part of the text, in the variant Exaudi nos Domine...respice nos Domine is the Antiphon for the blessing of ashes before Mass on Ash Wednesday. .
Hei mihi Domine EMP0520 £2.00
SMATTBB Scoring legend Penitential - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0520-9
One of several pieces for seven voices in Merulo's Second Book of Motets. The text clearly relates to Savonarola's famous commentary on the Miserere (Ps. 51)
Jubilate Deo EMP0778 £2.00
SSATB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0778-4
A setting of the whole of Psalm 99 and thus difficult to identify with any specific liturgy, although the whole Psalm is of course regularly chanted,
Laetabimur in salutari tuo EMP0779 £2.00
SAATBaB Scoring legend Lent - Communion ISMN M-2056-0779-1
The text is the Communion on the Tuesday following the 4th Sunday in Lent.
Magna enim sunt iudicia tua EMP1077 £2.00
SAATTB Scoring legend Summer - Respond ISMN M-2056-1077-7
One of several new pieces by Merulo which we are publishing for the International Academy of Sacred Music 2010 in Venice. The text is a Respond in August, and thus occupies a somewhat obscure place in the liturgy. It could well be political in origin. 'For thy judgments, O Lord, are great, and thy words cannot be expressed: For thou didst magnify thy people, O Lord, and didst honour them.' Wisdom 17, 1; 19,20
O adoranda Trinitas EMP0290 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend Holy Trinity - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0290-1
The text of this lovely piece is a variant of a Hymn (Chevalier II, 174, no. 12634) for the Feast of Holy Trinity. It shares with 'Ego sum panis' from the same collection (Sacrae Cantiones, 1578) an openness of texture and a melismatic style, here combined with telling use of late Renaissance semi-homophony. A high clef piece, here offered down a fourth.
O altitudo divitiarum EMP0521 £3.00
SSAATBB Scoring legend Holy Trinity - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0521-6
One of several pieces for seven voices in Merulo's Second Book of Motets. The text from Rom. 11 occurs liturgically as a reading on the Feast of the Holy Trinity. Merulo's setting includes a wonderfully syncopated treatment of the word 'investigabiles' (inscrutable!).