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
Temporale - Proper of the time
Passiontide
Croce, Giovanni, Miserere mei EMP0918 £3.75
SATB SATB Scoring legend Psalm at Lauds ISMN M-2056-0918-4
A stark and affective setting from Croce's oddly titled 'Salmi che si cantano a terza'. This setting was clearly intended for Lauds in the Triduum Sacrum, the last three days of Holy Week immediately before Easter.
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Lagrime di S Pietro EMP0143 £20.00
SSAATTB Scoring legend (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0143-10
The final and greatest work of Orlandus Lassus, now recorded by Hofkapelle: a cycle of 21 movements - 20 sacred madrigals with Italian texts by Luigi Tansillo, and a final Latin motet, thought to be by Lassus himself. This practical edition is based on the edition by Therstappen (1935), corrected and where necessary transposed.
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Vexilla regis prodeunt EMP1223 £3.75
SAATBB Scoring legend Hymn ISMN M-2056-1223-8
Lassus' magnificent hymn setting - some 8 minutes in length - was the model of Andrea Gabrieli's Mass (see EMP1221). Its unusual scoring SAATBB was also taken over by Gabrieli.
See also:
EMP1221 Gabrieli, Andrea Missa super Vexilla regis prodeunt
Schütz, Heinrich, O bone, O dulcis, O benigne Jesu. SWV 53-4 EMP0621 £3.50
SATB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0621-3
The first piece in the Cantiones Sacrae. A sombre and intense piece, reminiscent not only in its text of Gabrieli (who was Schütz' teacher.) It is also suitable for Feasts and Votive masses of the Holy Cross, the Holy Name and the Precious Blood, and in Holy Week.
Wert, Giaches de, O crux ave EMP0491 £3.00
SATTB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0491-2
A verse from the hymn Vexilla regis, in honour of Holy Cross.