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
Advent
Anonymous, Veni, veni Emanuel EMP0698 £1.50
Procession ISMN M-2056-0698-5
A charming two-voice setting of the familiar chant, discovered by Dr Mary Berry in a small processional used by nuns in the 15th century, now in the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris.
Croce, Giovanni, Veni Domine Show the score EMP0782 £2.00
SAATB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0782-1
Alternative version(s):
EMP1254 Altos in treble clef
EMP1257 Up a tone, altos in treble clef
Croce, Giovanni, Veni Domine EMP1254 £2.00
SAATB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-1254-2
Version with Treble clefs for both alto voices.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0782 Original pitch
EMP1257 Up a tone, altos in treble clef
Croce, Giovanni, Veni Domine EMP1257 £2.00
SAATB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-1257-3
Version a tone higher, with Treble clefs for both alto voices.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0782 Original pitch
EMP1254 Altos in treble clef
Gibbons, Orlando, Lift up your heads O ye gates EMP0530 £3.00
SSAATB Scoring legend Psalm-Motet ISMN M-2056-0530-8
Few Full Anthems of Gibbons survive. This is a magnificent piece suitable for Advent and general use. This version is set a third higher than the original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1290 Original pitch
Gibbons, Orlando, Lift up your heads O ye gates EMP1290 £3.00
SSAATB Scoring legend Psalm-Motet ISMN M-2056-1290-10
Few Full Anthems of Gibbons survive. This is a magnificent piece suitable for Advent and general use. This version is set at the original pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0530 Up a third
Handl, Jakob (Gallus), O Sapientia EMP0470 £2.00
SATBB Scoring legend Magnificat Antiphon ISMN M-2056-0470-7
A setting of one of the 'Great O' Antiphons (Dec. 17)
This item is included in:
EMP0574 Two motets for Advent
Handl, Jakob (Gallus), Two motets for Advent EMP0574 £3.00
various Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0574-2
Rorate coeli (SSATBB), a stirring piece, and O Sapientia (SATTB),very calm.
This item includes:
EMP0421 Rorate coeli
EMP0470 O Sapientia
Handl, Jakob (Gallus), Veni Redemptor gentium EMP0422 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0422-6
Hassler, Hans Leo, Veni Domine et noli tardare EMP1233 £3.00
SMAT SATB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-1233-7
A splendid double-choir setting of the familiar Advent text, not set as a Responsory but with a repeat of the opening section at the end.
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Canite tuba in Sion EMP0540 £3.50
SSATB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0540-7
A fine piece for Advent, not, however, a setting of the first Respond at Matins on the 4th Sunday in Advent. But it is in the familiar two-part form ABCB with a splendid Alleluia.
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Surge illuminare: Et ambulabunt EMP0212 £3.75
SATB SATB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0212-3
This version is at our preferred performing pitch, a fourth lower than the original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0979 Original pitch
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Surge illuminare: Et ambulabunt EMP0979 £4.80
SATB SATB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0979-5
This version is at the original high clef pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0212 A fourth lower
Wert, Giaches de, Gaudete in Domino semper EMP0489 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0489-9
Rejoice in the Lord alway, and again I say rejoice!
Alternative version(s):
EMP0749 High pitch, down a semitone from the original
Wert, Giaches de, Gaudete in Domino semper EMP0749 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0749-4
Rejoice in the Lord alway, and again I say rejoice! A version transposed down a semitone from the high-clef original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0489 Transposed down a fourth
Wert, Giaches de, Vox clamantis in deserto EMP0490 £3.00
SMATTB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0490-5
The opening of Vox clamantis is an antiphon sung in Advent. Wert's setting is of a longer version of the text from Isaiah Chapter 40, which will be familiar from Handel's The Messiah: Every valley shall be exalted... The extraordinary ranges, deriving obviously from the text, make this splendid piece a challenge for any group.