Edition Michael Procter

Renaissance choral music

Catalogue of editions by the late Michael Procter

Liturgical occasion

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
Propers of Saints
All Saints (November 1)
Byrd, William, Beati mundo corde EMP0526 £3.00
SSATB Scoring legend Communion ISMN M-2056-0526-1
One of the loveliest of the short pieces in Byrd's great Gradualia. The text is part of the Beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount. This version, a fourth lower than the original, has the catalogue number EMP0526.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0609 Down a tone
Byrd, William, Beati mundo corde EMP0609 £3.00
SSATB Scoring legend Communion ISMN M-2056-0609-1
One of the loveliest of the short pieces in Byrd's great Gradualia. The text is part of the Beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount.This high pitch version, a tone lower than the original, has catalogue number EMP0609.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0526 Down a fourth
Croce, Giovanni, Gaudeamus omnes EMP1050 £3.50
SATB SATB Scoring legend Introitus ISMN M-2056-1050-10
Version of EMP0826 adapted for use on the Feast of All Saints.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0826 Original version.
Croce, Giovanni, Laudans exultet gaudio EMP1043 £3.00
SATB SATB Scoring legend 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
Handl, Jakob (Gallus), Gaudeamus omnes fideles EMP0468 £1.50
SSAATTB Scoring legend (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0468-4
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Beati pauperes spiritu EMP0550 £3.00
SATB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0550-6
A remarkable piece, setting the whole of the Beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount. No liturgical use has been identified for such a piece, but part of the text is set as the Communion for All Saints.
This item is also presented as:
EMP1679 Set of parts
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Beati pauperes spiritu EMP1679 £7.50
SATB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-1679-3
A set of parts. A remarkable piece, setting the whole of the Beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount. No liturgical use has been identified for such a piece, but part of the text is set as the Communion for All Saints.
This item is also presented as:
EMP0550 score
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Justorum animae EMP0141 £2.00
SSATB Scoring legend Offertorium ISMN M-2056-0141-6
One of Lassus' most sublime pieces. Also the Offertory for Feasts of Martyrs. Here a fourth lower than the original.
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Justorum animae EMP1123 £2.00
SSATB Scoring legend Offertorium ISMN M-2056-1123-1
One of Lassus' most sublime pieces. Also the Offertory for Feasts of Martyrs. Here offered a third lower than the high-clef original.
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Justorum animae EMP1133 £2.00
SSATB Scoring legend Offertorium ISMN M-2056-1133-10
One of Lassus' most sublime pieces. Also the Offertory for Feasts of Martyrs. Here a tone lower than the original.
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Justorum animae EMP0187 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend Offertorium ISMN M-2056-0187-4
Stanford, Sir Charles (C.V.), Justorum animae EMP0997 £3.50
SSATTB Scoring legend 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.
Victoria, Tomas Luis de, O quam gloriosum EMP0255 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0255-10
Victoria, Tomas Luis de, O quam gloriosum est EMP1225 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Magnificat Antiphon ISMN M-2056-1225-2
One of the best-known of Victoria's small-scale motets, which provided the model for his Missa O quam gloriosum.