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
Liturgia defunctorum
Office of the Dead
Gabrieli, Giovanni, Confitebor tibi Domine a 13 (1615) EMP1258 £5.80
a 13: see description Scoring legend Respond ISMN M-2056-1258-10
Scored for three choirs: SATTB SMABa SATB and organ. The third choir is as usual the vocal Capella. The other two choirs can perfectly well be sung - they are both in vocal clefs - but Ch I could be a solo Soprano and four instruments, Ch II a solo baritone and three instruments. Most of the concerted pieces are comparatively short; in this case the final section of the piece is repeated, giving it a length of about 5 minutes.
Gabrieli, Giovanni, Exaudi Deus à 12 (1615) EMP1275 £5.00
a 12: see description Scoring legend Respond ISMN M-2056-1275-7
A setting of the first three verses of Psalm 54 (55). The opening of the Psalm is set as an Offertory during Lent; this large-scale setting was presumably for a non-liturgical performance. Scored for three choirs, SMAT TBaBSb SATB: the third choir is the vocal Capella, Choir I would normally be a solo Tenor with three high instruments, Choir II a solo Tenor with three low instruments.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1681 Vocal score
EMP1682 Primus chorus
EMP1683 Secundus chorus
EMP1684 Tertius chorus (capella)
EMP1685 Set of parts
Gabrieli, Giovanni, Exaudi Deus à 12 (1615) EMP1681 £3.75
a 12: see description Scoring legend Respond ISMN M-2056-1681-6
The vocal score omits the instrumental parts: Cantus, Altus and Octavus from Primus chorus and Quintus, Nonus and Bassus from Secundus chorus.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1275 Full score
EMP1682 Primus chorus
EMP1683 Secundus chorus
EMP1684 Tertius chorus (capella)
EMP1685 Set of parts
Gabrieli, Giovanni, Exaudi Deus à 12 (1615) EMP1682 £3.00
a 12: see description Scoring legend Respond ISMN M-2056-1682-3
The Primus chorus with Basso pro organo
Alternative version(s):
EMP1275 Full score
EMP1681 Vocal score
EMP1683 Secundus chorus
EMP1684 Tertius chorus (capella)
EMP1685 Set of parts
Gabrieli, Giovanni, Exaudi Deus à 12 (1615) EMP1683 £3.00
a 12: see description Scoring legend Respond ISMN M-2056-1683-10
The Secundus chorus with Basso pro organo
Alternative version(s):
EMP1275 Full score
EMP1681 Vocal score
EMP1682 Primus chorus
EMP1684 Tertius chorus (capella)
EMP1685 Set of parts
Gabrieli, Giovanni, Exaudi Deus à 12 (1615) EMP1684 £3.00
a 12: see description Scoring legend Respond ISMN M-2056-1684-7
The Tertius chorus (capella) with Basso pro organo
Alternative version(s):
EMP1275 Full score
EMP1681 Vocal score
EMP1682 Primus chorus
EMP1683 Secundus chorus
EMP1685 Set of parts
Gabrieli, Giovanni, Exaudi Deus à 12 (1615) EMP1685 £25.00
a 12: see description Scoring legend Respond ISMN M-2056-1685-4
A set of parts.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1275 Full score
EMP1681 Vocal score
EMP1682 Primus chorus
EMP1683 Secundus chorus
EMP1684 Tertius chorus (capella)
Gabrieli, Giovanni, Exaudi me Domine a 16 (1615) EMP1274 £5.00
Four choirs Scoring legend Respond ISMN M-2056-1274-10
A remarkable piece of late Renaissance polychoral writing, with extraordinary use of the madrigalian 'sospiri' figure. Denis Arnold wrote of its 'polyphonic web full of rich dissonance and ending with a grand plagal cadence.' It is a setting of a variant of the 'Libera me', presumably composed for the death of a prominent person, perhaps Doge Grimani (+ 1605). Scored for four vocal choirs, SATB SATB ATTB ATTB but obviously instruments may double or substitute for voices.
Gabrieli, Giovanni, Jubilate Deo a 10 (1615) EMP1276 £6.60
a 10: see description Scoring legend Respond ISMN M-2056-1276-4
This setting from Gabrieli’s posthumous 1615 collection of Symphoniae Sacrae, is – like the piece in the 1613 print - a setting of a composite text which seems to relate to the Nuptial Mass: it is not a straightforward setting of Psalm 100 (the Anglican’s ‘Jubilate’ from Matins.) The print specifies only two voices, Mezzosoprano (high countertenor) and Tenor, with the following instruments: 2 cornetti and bassoon, 5 trombones, and organ. All except the highest cornetto part (even the lowest Bass which descends to low C) are marked 'e Voce si placet', so the piece may be performed with as many singers are available.The overall cleffing is: MT (solo voices); TrSATTTBSb, org. It opens with an (optional) instrumental Sinfonia for all 10 instruments.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1686 Set of parts
Gabrieli, Giovanni, Jubilate Deo a 10 (1615) EMP1686 £22.00
a 10: see description Scoring legend Respond ISMN M-2056-1686-1
A set of parts.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1276 Full score
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Circumdederunt me EMP0558 £2.00
SAATTB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0558-2
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Libera me EMP0300 £3.75
SATB Scoring legend Respond ISMN M-2056-0300-7
Parsons, Robert, Peccantem me quotidie EMP1045 £2.00
MTTTB Scoring legend Respond ISMN M-2056-1045-6
A sombre setting of a Respond from the Office for the Dead. The piece survives without one of the voices which has been reconstructed by the Editor.
Schütz, Heinrich, Heu mihi Domine (SWV 65) EMP0766 £3.50
SATB,bc Scoring legend Respond ISMN M-2056-0766-1
This, surely the most penitential of the motets in Schütz' Cantiones Sacrae, is in many ways striking. Its text, alone of the collection, is derived from the Catholic liturgy, where it is closely related to a Respond at Matins for the Dead. The piece takes its place in the series taking their inspiration from Savonarola's famous meditation 'Infelix ego,' on Psalm 51 (Miserere mei Deus), which includes settings by Andrea Gabrieli, Lassus and Merulo. This version is offered a tone higher than the original.