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
Propers of Saints
Purification BVM, Candlemas, Presentation of Christ (February 2)
Anonymous, Responsum acceperat Simeon EMP0327 £4.00
SMATBaB Scoring legend Respond ISMN M-2056-0327-4
This splendid piece, some eight and a half minutes in length, is attributed to Josquin in the only printed source - Cantiones septem, sex et quinque vocum... Augsburg, M. Kriesstein, 1545 (RISM 1545/3 reprint 1546/5)- but the attribution has been rejected on stylistic grounds. It is nonetheless a fine piece and well worth singing.
Byrd, William, Gradualia 05: In Festo Purificationis (BMV) EMP0717 £6.60
SMATB Scoring legend Mass Propers ISMN M-2056-0717-3
It is with this collection of pieces that Byrd's first book of Gradualia opens. These are the Propers for the Mass of the Purification: Suscepimus (versions for Introit and Gradual, with the Antiphon reused), Alleluia: Senex puerum and Tract: Nunc Dimittis (for when the Feast falls after Septuagesima), Offertory: Diffusa est gratia and Communion: Responsum accepit Simeon. Diffusa est gratia is reused from its position as Gradual verse for the Feasts of the Annunciation and Assumption, but Byrd omits to set the final phrase or to provide a perfect cadence, which the editor has provided.
Josquin des Pres, Responsum acceperat Simeon EMP0557 £5.90
SAATTB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0557-5
A piece insecurely attributed to Josquin.
Tallis, Thomas, Videte miraculum EMP0308 £3.00
SSATTB Scoring legend Respond ISMN M-2056-0308-3
One of the truly great pieces of Tallis, scored for high and low boys' voices plus men ATTB. An alternatim setting of a Sarum Respond, which appears slightly abbreviated in long notes in the Tenor (Baritone) part.
Victoria, Tomas Luis de, Senex puerum portabat EMP1271 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-1271-9
Victoria's motet for the Purification was the model for his Missa Quarti Toni.