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
Temporale - Proper of the time
Holy Trinity
Croce, Giovanni, Benedicta sit Sancta Trinitas EMP0719 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend Introitus ISMN M-2056-0719-7
This delightful piece for the feast of Holy Trinity, from the Cantiones Sacrae, was also collected by Schadeus in the third volume of his Promptuarii Musici in 1613. It shares with other pieces in the collection a felicitous melodic gift and elegant imitation.
Croce, Giovanni, Duo Seraphim clamabant EMP0820 £3.00
SSATB (+SATB) bc Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0820-10
One of the shorter pieces in the 1610 collection. It has - naturally - a duo for 'Duo Seraphim' and a trio for 'Tres sunt', and only two tutti passages with the Ripieno, the second with a concluding 'Alleluia'.
This item is included in:
EMP1140 Sacre cantilene concertate 1610
This item is also presented as:
EMP1628 Ripieno score
EMP1642 Set of parts
Croce, Giovanni, Duo Seraphim clamabant EMP1628 £2.00
SSATB (+SATB) bc Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-1628-1
One of the shorter pieces in the 1610 collection. It has - naturally - a duo for 'Duo Seraphim' and a trio for 'Tres sunt', and only two tutti passages with the Ripieno, the second with a concluding 'Alleluia'. This is the ripieno score.
This item is also presented as:
EMP0820 Full score
EMP1642 Set of parts
Croce, Giovanni, Duo Seraphim clamabant EMP1642 £8.00
SSATB (+SATB) bc Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-1642-7
One of the shorter pieces in the 1610 collection. It has - naturally - a duo for 'Duo Seraphim' and a trio for 'Tres sunt', and only two tutti passages with the Ripieno, the second with a concluding 'Alleluia'. This is the score and parts for the ripieno chorus and basso continuo.
This item is also presented as:
EMP0820 Full score
EMP1628 Ripieno score
de Rore, Cipriano, Missa Praeter rerum seriem EMP0513 £6.60
SSATTBB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0513-1
A magnificent setting based on Josquin's motet (A Mary Sequence) The work was composed for Duke Ercole II of Ferrara, and in the only surviving source (Munich Mus MS 46) one voice sings throughout the mass the text 'Hercules Secundus Dux Ferrariae Quartus vivit et vivet.' In this version prepared for liturgical performance in San Marco, Venice, alternative texts were supplied, either setting sections of the Ordinary or using a new text in honour of Holy Trinity. The work is offered here without the Credo, which was not sung in San Marco.
Donato, Baldassare, O altitudo divitiarum EMP0319 £2.00
SATTBB Scoring legend Vespers Prayer ISMN M-2056-0319-9
Text from Rom 11, 33
Gabrieli, Andrea, Levavi oculos EMP0591 £3.75
SATTB Scoring legend Vesper Psalm ISMN M-2056-0591-9
From Sacrae Cantiones 1572
Hassler, Hans Leo, O altitudo divitiarum EMP0596 £3.00
SAT ATBaB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0596-4
An impressive work in an unusual 7-voice scoring. The text is actually that of the Capitulum (Reading) at Terce for the Vigil of the Feast of Holy Trinity, but the text was often composed in Venetian usage, perhaps as a substitute motet.
Hassler, Hans Leo, Tibi laus, tibi gloria EMP0364 £3.50
SSAB ATTB Scoring legend Respond ISMN M-2056-0364-9
A revised edition of this magnificent double-choir setting.
Ingegneri, Marco Antonio (Marc'Antonio), Duo Seraphim EMP0721 £3.50
SATB SATB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0721-10
One of two splendid pieces by Ingegneri edited for the 2007 Venice Academy. Duo Seraphim was frequently sung extra-liturgically for Holy Trinity, for which its text is appropriate.
Ingegneri, Marco Antonio (Marc'Antonio), Tibi laus, tibi gloria EMP0720 £3.50
SATB SATB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0720-3
One of two splendid pieces by Ingegneri edited for the 2007 Venice Academy. This is for the feast of Holy Trinity. Ingegneri's setting gives it a solemnity and gravitas befitting the great occasion.
Ingegneri, Marco Antonio (Marc'Antonio), Two Double-Choir Motets EMP1012 £4.80
SATB SATB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-1012-8
Includes Tibi laus, tibi gloria and Duo Seraphim, which are also available separately.
Merulo, Claudio, O adoranda Trinitas EMP0290 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend 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.
Merulo, Claudio, O altitudo divitiarum EMP0521 £3.00
SSAATBB Scoring legend 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!).
Victoria, Tomas Luis de, Benedicta sit S. Trinitas EMP0253 £1.50
SAATTB Scoring legend Introitus (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0253-6
Willaert, Adrian, Adesto Sancta Trinitas and Gloria tibi Trinitas EMP0261 £3.75
SAATB Scoring legend Hymn (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0261-1