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
Votive masses
Votive Mass BVM
Anonymous, Benedicta es EMP0073 £2.00
ATB Scoring legend Sequence ISMN M-2056-0073-10
This piece is attributed in the manuscript to 'De Anglia'. It is English in style and possibly by Dunstable or Leonel Power.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0791 Josquin's motet
EMP0795 Palestrina's parody mass (transposed up a tone)
EMP1680 Palestrina's parody mass (transposed up a third)
Byrd, William, Alleluia. Ave Maria. EMP1031 £3.00
SSATB Scoring legend Introitus ISMN M-2056-1031-9
The Greater Alleluia for the Mass of the Annunciation when this falls in Eastertide. Byrd printed it out of order in the Gradualia but in the form in which it there appears it belongs to the Annunciation. Here at original high-clef pitch.
Byrd, William, Diffusa est gratia EMP0036 £1.50
SMATB Scoring legend Offertorium ISMN M-2056-0036-5
This beautiful miniature (lasting about a minute) is found in the first book of Byrd's Gradualia. It is one of the tricky items, being used twice, and although Byrd printed it as the opening section of the long Gradual-Tract group for the Annunciation (in Lent), it may well have been composed initially as the Offertory for the Purification. Byrd failed to provide the piece with a final close, so I give it with an optional cadence.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0765 With an editorial additional final section
Byrd, William, Rorate coeli desuper EMP1020 £3.00
SATBaBa Scoring legend Introitus ISMN M-2056-1020-3
The Introit for the Votive Mass of Our Lady in Advent, which gave its name to the 'Rorate' masses kept in Advent. Given here a 4th lower than the high-clef original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1025 Original pitch
EMP1023 A tone lower than the original.
Byrd, William, Rorate coeli desuper EMP1023 £3.50
SATBaBa Scoring legend Introitus ISMN M-2056-1023-4
The Introit for the Votive Mass of Our Lady in Advent, which gave its name to the 'Rorate' masses kept in Advent. Given here a tone lower than the high-clef original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1025 Original pitch
EMP1020 A 4th lower than the original.
Byrd, William, Rorate coeli desuper EMP1025 £3.50
SSATB Scoring legend Introitus ISMN M-2056-1025-8
The Introit for the Votive Mass of Our Lady in Advent, which gave its name to the 'Rorate' masses kept in Advent. Given here at original high-clef pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1023 A tone lower than the original.
EMP1020 A 4th lower than the original.
Isaac, Heinrich, Missa Beatae Mariae Virginis EMP0406 £5.80
SSTTBB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0406-6
A very beautiful alternatim Mass, here in the composer's revision for 6 voices, with the chant sections reconstructed from the Graduale Pataviense (Passau Gradual). The piece has been recorded by Hofkapelle with organ improvisations for the chant sections, together with the original 4-voice version sung with chant.
Isaac, Heinrich, Missa Beatae Mariae Virginis EMP0608 £5.00
STTB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0608-4
The original 4-voice version of Isaac's Mary Mass, with the chant sections reconstructed from the Graduale Pataviense (Passau Gradual).
Josquin des Pres, Inviolata integra et casta es Maria EMP0123 £3.00
SATBB Scoring legend Sequence ISMN M-2056-0123-2
A sublimely beautiful piece, originally a Sequence for Mary Feasts. My edition follows Senfl's in the Liber Selectarum Cantionum of 1520, with its unusual changes of 'key signature'.