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
General use
Non-liturgical
Byrd, William, O God that guides EMP0061 £3.00
S solo,SATTB instr. and SSATTB chorus Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0061-7
A splendid verse anthem for New Year's Day, ideally for viols and voices but suitable for other instruments (please contact me for parts in suitable clefs.) It has two verses, the second closing with a short Amen.
Gabrieli, Giovanni, Cantate Domino EMP1306 £2.00
SAATTB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-1306-8
The 6- and 7-voice a capella motets of Gabrieli are among his loveliest, but are usually overshadowed by the large-scale pieces for voices and instruments. We are publishing all the small-scale pieces. This piece opens the 1597 collection: O sing unto the Lord a new song: look out, here is a new sort of music!
Gabrieli, Giovanni, In ecclesiis EMP1248 £6.60
a 14: see description Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-1248-1
One of the best-known of Gabrieli's large-scale pieces. It was probably composed for one of the annual 'Redentore' celebrations in Venice; its text derives in part from the liturgy for Holy Trinity. Its scoring is very specific: a group of 6 instruments (3 cornetti, viola and two trombones), four solo voices SATT and a 4-voice Capella or ripieno choir SATB. A chorus score is also available. This version has a realised organ part based on one published on the Internet, whose arranger I have been unable to contact. The alternative version presents the original (unfigured) organ part. Instrumental parts, including an organ part with a blank right hand, are available on request.
Gabrieli, Giovanni, In ecclesiis EMP1253 £9.50
a 14: see description Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-1253-5
One of the best-known of Gabrieli's large-scale pieces. It was probably composed for one of the annual 'Redentore' celebrations in Venice; its text derives in part from the liturgy for Holy Trinity. Its scoring is very specific: a group of 6 instruments (3 cornetti, viola and two trombones), four solo voices SATT and a 4-voice Capella or ripieno choir SATB. A chorus score is also available. This version presents the original (unfigured) organ part. The alternative version has a realised organ part based on one published on the Internet, whose arranger I have been unable to contact. Instrumental parts, including an organ part with a blank right hand, are available on request.
Gabrieli, Giovanni, In ecclesiis: chorus score EMP1273 £4.00
a 14: see description Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-1273-3
This reduced score includes all vocal parts and organ, with an outline of the instrumental group.
Gabrieli, Giovanni, Quis est iste a 10 EMP1296 £5.00
TrSMAT ATBaBB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-1296-2
The piece was conceived for two groups, each with a solo voice and instruments. Thus, the high choir (Secundus Chorus) would probably have had a solo Tenor and four high instruments (strings or cornets); the low choir (called ‘Primus Chorus’ because it sings first) a solo Altus (countertenor) and four low instruments, probably trombones, with a bass trombone or curtal on the lowest part. The Basso per l’organo was not included in the original print, the source is a manuscript partbook in Augsburg written out in 1636, which includes the 1587 Concerti as well as the 1597 collection. It combines text from Isaiah 63 and Psalm 24, and was possibly composed for an extra-liturgical celebration in connection with the Feast of the Precious Blood (July 1).
Hoyoul, Balduin, Dein ellendt hauff EMP0598 £3.00
SATTB Scoring legend Choral-Motet ISMN M-2056-0598-8
Hoyoul was a pupil of Lassus who became Kapellmeister in Stuttgart. His Sacrae Cantiones are his best-known work (recorded by Hofkapelle). This is one of his German motets built on a chorale cantus firmus.
Ingegneri, Marco Antonio (Marc'Antonio), Agimus tibi gratias EMP1102 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend 'Grace' at mealtime ISMN M-2056-1102-6
In our series of small-scale pieces by this shamefully neglected composer, this is a setting of a prayer said after meals.
Ingegneri, Marco Antonio (Marc'Antonio), Agimus tibi gratias EMP1103 £3.50
SATB Scoring legend 'Grace' at mealtime ISMN M-2056-1103-3
In our series of small-scale pieces by this shamefully neglected composer, this is a setting of a prayer said after meals. This version is a tone higher than the original.
Josquin des Pres, Mente tota EMP0410 £3.50
SATB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0410-3
One verse of the long motet 'Vultum tuum': this section was the basis for the mass by Willaert (qv.)
Josquin des Pres, Proch dolor EMP0128 £2.00
SAATTBB Scoring legend Occasional piece (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0128-7
Attributed to Josquin. A lament on the death of Kaiser Maximilian I. (1519) copied into the Chansonnier of his daughter, Marguerite of Austria.
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Mira loquor EMP1072 £3.50
SATTB STTBaB Scoring legend Occasional piece ISMN M-2056-1072-2
A setting of the remarkable mediaeval 'Visio Sancti Morandi', a dialogue between the Abbot Morandus and the ghost of St. Bernard of Clairvaux. Available at several different pitches: our catalogue version is a 4th below original pitch: the original requires two cornetti for the top voice in each choir. The piece is available at any required pitch; instrumental parts in any clefs at €2.00 each.
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Mira loquor EMP1081 £3.00
SATTB STTBaB Scoring legend Occasional piece ISMN M-2056-1081-4
A setting of the remarkable mediaeval 'Visio Sancti Morandi', a dialogue between the Abbot Morandus and the ghost of St. Bernard of Clairvaux. Available at several different pitches: our preferred version is a 4th below original pitch: the original given here requires cornetti for the top voice in each choir. The piece is available at any required pitch; instrumental parts in any clefs at €2.00 each.
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Multae tribulationes justorum EMP0562 £2.00
SAATBaB Scoring legend Psalm-Motet ISMN M-2056-0562-9
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Musica Dei donum optimi EMP1125 £3.50
SSATTB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-1125-5
One of Lassus' last published pieces, and in fact originally planned as the final work in the final volume, the Sacrae Cantiones of 1594. John Milsom has shown (Early Music 33, 2005) that the piece is perfectly worked out; and it appears to include a final puzzle. But it is just as satisfying for the singer and has rightly become one of the composer's best-loved pieces. Original pitch.
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Musica Dei donum optimi EMP1126 £3.50
SSATTB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-1126-2
One of Lassus' last published pieces, and in fact originally planned as the final work in the final volume, the Sacrae Cantiones of 1594. John Milsom has shown (Early Music 33, 2005) that the piece is perfectly worked out; and it appears to include a final puzzle. But it is just as satisfying for the singer and has rightly become one of the composer's best-loved pieces. Here offered a tone above the original, which lies low for mixed voices.
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Nectar et ambrosiam EMP1016 £2.00
SSATTB Scoring legend Occasional piece ISMN M-2056-1016-6
From Lassus' 6-voice Cantiones Sacrae, a piece written in honour of his employer: To thee, O prince renowned for your life of integrity, thy zeal for and love of peace bring nectar and ambrosia. Thou art beloved of thy people, the highest and lowest, made so by thy pure sincerity and integrity. Live happy, therefore, live to the years of Nestor (i.e. to great old age): this doth the sweet-sounding muse of Orlando wish thee. Here at the original high pitch.
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Nectar et ambrosiam EMP1017 £2.00
SSATTB Scoring legend Occasional piece ISMN M-2056-1017-3
From Lassus' 6-voice Cantiones Sacrae, a piece written in honour of his employer. Here transposed down a 4th.
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Ut queant laxis EMP0635 £1.50
SATTB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0635-10
One of Lassus' strange musical jokes. The Tenor sings the syllables Ut - Re - Mi - Fa etc., separated by pauses in which the other voices complete the text of the hymn.
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Vide homo EMP1021 £3.50
SSAATTB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-1021-10
The final section of Lassus' monumental Lagrime di San Pietro, it is the only verse of the 21 with a Latin text, assumed to have been written by Lassus himself, which puts accusing words into the mouth of the Crucified. It may well have been the last piece of music Lassus wrote, for it is dated only weeks before his death in 1594. Here down a 4th from the original high pitch.
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Vide homo EMP1022 £3.00
SSAATTB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-1022-7
The final section of Lassus' monumental Lagrime di San Pietro, it is the only verse of the 21 with a Latin text, assumed to have been written by Lassus himself, which puts accusing words into the mouth of the Crucified. It may well have been the last piece of music Lassus wrote, for it is dated only weeks before his death in 1594. Here at the original high pitch.
Morales, Cristobal de, Jubilate Deo EMP1096 £3.75
SAATTB Scoring legend Occasional piece ISMN M-2056-1096-8
Morales' motet was composed to celebrate the peace treaty brokered in 1538 by Pope Paul III between Charles V and Francois I which was signed on June 18 of that year in Nice. The motet has the chant 'Gaudeamus omnes' as a constantly recurring cantus firmus, so that Victoria's magnificent parody mass (which we have also published) has the title 'Missa Gaudeamus'.
This item is included in:
EMP1097 Missa Gaudeamus and Jubilate Deo
Mouton, Jean, Domine salvum fac regem EMP1231 £3.00
ATBaB Scoring legend Occasional piece ISMN M-2056-1231-3
A long piece composed for the coronation of Francois I of France in 1515.
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Canticum Canticorum 26, 27. EMP0483 £3.50
various Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0483-7
See: Song of Songs
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Song of Songs 26, 27. EMP0482 £3.50
various Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0482-10
Duo ubera tua (SSATB) and Quam pulchra es (SAATB). A pair of motets from the wonderfully sensuous cycle: further selections in preparation.
Pedersøn, Mogens, Ad te levavi EMP1222 £2.00
SSATB Scoring legend Psalm-Motet ISMN M-2056-1222-1
One of the handful of Latin motets by Pedersøn, who studied with Giovanni Gabrieli in Venice. The music has much in common with the Cantiones Sacrae of Heinrich Schütz, with whom Pederson may have overlapped in Venice.
Pedersøn, Mogens, Deus misereatur EMP1234 £3.00
SSATB Scoring legend Psalm-Motet ISMN M-2056-1234-4
One of the handful of Latin motets by Pedersøn, who studied with Giovanni Gabrieli in Venice. The music has much in common with the Cantiones Sacrae of Heinrich Schütz, with whom Pederson may have overlapped in Venice.
Pedersøn, Mogens, Laudate Dominum de coelis EMP1235 £3.00
SATTB Scoring legend Psalm-Motet ISMN M-2056-1235-1
One of the handful of Latin motets by Pedersøn, who studied with Giovanni Gabrieli in Venice. The music has much in common with the Cantiones Sacrae of Heinrich Schütz, with whom Pederson may have overlapped in Venice.
Schein, Johann Hermann, Da Jakob vollendet hatte (Israelsbrünnlein) EMP0304 £2.00
SSATB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0304-5
Schütz, Heinrich, Aspice Pater/Nonne hic est/Reduc Domine Deus SWV 73-75 EMP0548 £4.00
SATB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0548-3
A three-part piece from the Cantiones Sacrae of 1625. The text, like many in the collection, was derived by Andreas Musculus from the Meditationes of Pseudo-Augustinus. This piece is rooted in the 17th century pietistic literature which in spirit stood beneath the Cross and proclaimed its own guilt. A challenging piece to understand or perform.
Schütz, Heinrich, Ecce advocatus meus SWV 84 EMP0549 £3.00
SATB,bc Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0549-10
Schütz, Heinrich, Ego dormio/Vulnerasti cor meum SWV 63-64 EMP0547 £4.80
SATB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0547-6
A two-part piece from the Cantiones Sacrae of 1625. The text is from the Song of Songs and receives here a wonderfully light Italian treatment in contrast to other pieces from the same collection.
Senfl, Ludwig, Quis dabit oculis EMP0322 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Occasional piece (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0322-9
On the death of Maximilian - a revision of Festa's piece on the death of Anne de Bretagne
Walter, Johann, 2 Chorales/Zwei Choräle EMP0318 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Choral-Motet ISMN M-2056-0318-2
Aus tieffen Not; Erbarm dich mein
Walter, Johann, Da pacem Domine EMP0035 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Choral-Motet ISMN M-2056-0035-8
One of two settings by Walter, both of which were also found with the German text 'Verleih uns Frieden'. Oddly cleffed for TrMTB, the piece could well be transposed down by as much as a 4th, and is available transposed on request.
Walter, Johann, Ein feste Burg EMP0317 £1.50
SATB Scoring legend Choral-Motet ISMN M-2056-0317-5
Wylkynson (Wilkinson), Robert, Jesus autem transiens/Credo in Deum EMP0755 £1.50
13 tenors Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0755-5
This unusual piece is one of two added by Robert Wylkynson in his own hand to the Eton Choirbook, after the index had already been written (the other is his magnificent 9-voice Salve Regina). Its text comprises two elements: the opening of the Magnificat Antiphon on the 3rd Sunday in Lent, and the Apostles’ Creed. Wylkynson, following a traditional scheme, allocates individual phrases of the Creed to each Apostle. The piece is in the form of a canon for 13 equal voices, given in the Tenor (C4) clef with frequent changes between this and the Alto (C3) clef to allow for the extension of the range to the high A. This version presents only a single sheert of music, as in the original.
Wylkynson (Wilkinson), Robert, Jesus autem transiens/Credo in Deum EMP0756 £4.00
13 tenors Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0756-2
This unusual piece is one of two added by Robert Wylkynson in his own hand to the Eton Choirbook, after the index had already been written (the other is his magnificent 9-voice Salve Regina). Its text comprises two elements: the opening of the Magnificat Antiphon on the 3rd Sunday in Lent, and the Apostles’ Creed. Wylkynson, following a traditional scheme, allocates individual phrases of the Creed to each Apostle. The piece is in the form of a canon for 13 equal voices, given in the Tenor (C4) clef with frequent changes between this and the Alto (C3) clef to allow for the extension of the range to the high A. This version presents a possible realisation, fully written out for 13 voices.