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.

Orders and enquiries are welcome now at info@edition-mp.com and will be produced and sold by Peacock Press.

A note on prices

While the process of verification goes on, please treat these prices as indicative. Up to date prices can be obtained from info@edition-mp.com

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Title Catalogue number Price
Propers of Saints
SS Peter and Paul (June 29)
Byrd, William, Mass propers for the Feast of SS Peter and Paul EMP0661 £4.00
SSATTB Scoring legend Mass Propers ISMN M-2056-0661-9
For the two feasts of St Peter, this and St Peter's Chains, Byrd provided the only 6-voice Propers in his great Gradualia - an obvious homage to the Roman Catholic Church, to which he remained loyal despite the very real dangers for Catholics in England at the time. The music is grand, as befits its intention.
Hassler, Hans Leo, Tu es Petrus EMP1305 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-1305-1
This is one of the 5-voice pieces from Hassler’s Cantiones Sacrae, given here as found in the great collection Sacri concentus of 1601 (an enlarged second edition was published in 1612). The text is of course from Matthew 16.
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Tu es Petrus EMP0213 £3.75
SSATBB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0213-10
One of Palestrina's best-known pieces, but one of the many which are actually in high clefs and need transposing. The piece is therefore offered transposed down a fourth for SSATBaB.
Richafort, Jean, Quem dicunt homines EMP0227 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Respond (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0227-7
Scarlatti, Alessandro, Tu es Petrus EMP0401 £3.75
SATB SATB bc Scoring legend Communion ISMN M-2056-0401-1
We once described this as a 'Catholic Bach Motet' - double choir, complex polyphony, a real discovery for the competent chamber choir.