Edition Michael Procter

Renaissance choral music

Catalogue of editions by the late Michael Procter

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Title Catalogue number Price
Penitential
Penitential
Aichinger, Gregor, Miserere mei, Deus EMP1244 £5.00
SAATB SAATB Scoring legend Psalm-Motet ISMN M-2056-1244-3
A setting on the same scale as those of Andrea Gabrieli, through-composed with no chant sections and lasting about 15 minutes.
Anonymous, De profundis EMP0408 £3.00
ATBaB Scoring legend Psalm ISMN M-2056-0408-10
This setting of the penitential psalm has become well-known in the attribution to Josquin which is now widely rejected. No reason to stop singing the piece!
Alternative version(s):
EMP1013 up a fourth
Anonymous, De profundis EMP1013 £3.00
SATB Scoring legend Psalm ISMN M-2056-1013-5
This setting of the penitential psalm has become well-known in the attribution to Josquin which is now widely rejected. No reason to stop singing the piece! This version is transposed up a 4th from the original pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0408 Original pitch
Byrd, William, Domine exaudi EMP0414 £3.00
SAATB Scoring legend Psalm-Motet ISMN M-2056-0414-1
A lengthy setting of the first 2 verses of Ps. 142.
This item is included in:
EMP0689 8 motets for male voices
Byrd, William, Domine tu jurasti EMP0576 £3.00
SATBaB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0576-6
Obviously a politically motivated piece - the text is non-liturgical, and the translation in part reads 'deliver us from the hand of Pharaoh...and from bondage under the Egyptians.'
This item is included in:
EMP0689 8 motets for male voices
Byrd, William, Emendemus in melius EMP0039 £2.00
SATBaB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0039-6
Transposed down a tone from the original high pitch. Also available a 4th lower as indicated by the high clefs of the original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0577 Simple version, down a fourth
EMP1049 Responsory form
Byrd, William, Emendemus in melius EMP0577 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0577-3
Rightly one of Byrd's best-known pieces, almost homophonic and most effective. Transposed down a 4th from the high-clefs original. Also available at a higher pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0039 Simple version, down a tone
EMP1049 Responsory form
This item is included in:
EMP0689 8 motets for male voices
Byrd, William, Infelix ego EMP1315 £5.00
SMATBaB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-1315-10
Infelix ego is a Latin meditation on the Miserere, Psalm 51, composed in prison by Girolamo Savonarola by 8 May 1498, after he had been tortured on the rack, and two weeks before he was burned at the stake in the Piazza della Signoria in Florence on 23 May 1498. The prison authorities had spared only his right arm during the preliminary torture, so that Savonarola would be able to sign his confession: after doing so, and in a state of despair at not being strong enough to resist the pain of his prolonged torture, he wrote Infelix ego and a portion of a companion meditation, Tristitia obsedit me, on Psalm 30. He was executed before he was able to complete Tristitia obsedit me. Byrd's powerful setting, like that of Lassus, conveys all the intensity of the text. In this version the Baritone part is printed in the Bass clef: the alternative version, no 1316, prints this voice in the same octave-Treble clef as the Tenor.
Byrd, William, Infelix ego EMP1316 £5.00
SMATBaB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-1316-7
Infelix ego is a Latin meditation on the Miserere, Psalm 51, composed in prison by Girolamo Savonarola by 8 May 1498, after he had been tortured on the rack, and two weeks before he was burned at the stake in the Piazza della Signoria in Florence on 23 May 1498. The prison authorities had spared only his right arm during the preliminary torture, so that Savonarola would be able to sign his confession: after doing so, and in a state of despair at not being strong enough to resist the pain of his prolonged torture, he wrote Infelix ego and a portion of a companion meditation, Tristitia obsedit me, on Psalm 30. He was executed before he was able to complete Tristitia obsedit me. Byrd's powerful setting, like that of Lassus, conveys all the intensity of the text. In this version the Baritone part is printed in the same octave-Treble clef as the Tenor: the alternative version, no 1316, prints this voice in the Bass clef.
Byrd, William, Ne irascaris Domine EMP0043 £3.75
SATBaB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0043-3
A beautiful and powerful piece, its text derived from the penitential Advent Prose 'Rorate coeli desuper'. Its unremitting sombre mood and passionate intensity make it a starkly challenging piece for those who think Christmas carols and 'Jingle bells' appropriate for Advent...
This item is included in:
EMP0689 8 motets for male voices
Byrd, William, Tribulationes civitatum EMP0417 £3.75
SATTB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0417-2
Another of Byrd's 'Jerusalem' motets.
This item is included in:
EMP0689 8 motets for male voices
Byrd, William, Unam petii EMP1260 £3.00
SATTB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-1260-3
A further 'Jerusalem' motet, this one printed in the Gradualia, and incorporating a daring diatribe against the King. This revised version restores original note values.
This item is included in:
EMP0689 8 motets for male voices
Croce, Giovanni, In spiritu humilitatis EMP0274 £3.00
SATB SATB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0274-1
This very beautiful piece by Giovanni Croce is a setting of one of the Antiphons sung on the first Sunday in Lent (AM 342) - but also part of the prayer spoken by the Priest during the Offertory of the Mass. The text is thus of a penitential character: With humble spirits and contrite hearts may we be accepted by Thee, O Lord: and may our sacrifice be such that it be acceptable to Thee this day, and be pleasing to Thee, O Lord God. The piece was printed in a collection published by Grandi, Motetti a cinque voci (sic) in 1620.
De Lafage, Jean, Vide Domine EMP0272 £3.00
SATB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0272-7
This powerful and moving piece is transmitted anonymously in Georg Rhau's Wittenberg anthology 'Symphoniae iucundae' of 1538. I have been able to establish a concordance for the piece and identify the composer as Jean de la Fage. He was probably trained before the beginning of the 16th century, and thus may have been born about 1475. One of his motets is attributed to Mouton, so that his style was recognised as assured and accomplished.
Donato, Baldassare, Hei mihi Domine EMP1094 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-1094-4
One of several pieces from Donato's retrospective collection of 1599 which we are publishing for the International Academy of Sacred Music 2010 in Venice. This is a settng of a short excerpt from the meditation on Psalm 51 (Miserere) by Savonarola.
Gabrieli, Andrea, De profundis clamavi (Ps. 129) EMP0347 £3.00
SAATBB Scoring legend Psalm ISMN M-2056-0347-2
The sixth Penitential Psalm (Ps. 129)
Gabrieli, Andrea, Domine exaudi orationem meam (Ps. 101) EMP0348 £5.00
SSATTB Scoring legend Psalm ISMN M-2056-0348-9
The fifth Penitential Psalm (Ps. 101)
Gabrieli, Andrea, Domine exaudi orationem meam (Ps. 142) EMP0640 £3.75
SSATTB Scoring legend Psalm ISMN M-2056-0640-4
The seventh Penitential Psalm, in this performing version down a third from the high clef original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0981 Original pitch
Gabrieli, Andrea, Domine exaudi orationem meam (Ps. 142) EMP0981 £3.75
SSATTB Scoring legend Psalm ISMN M-2056-0981-8
The seventh Penitential Psalm, in this version at the pitch of the high clef original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0640 A third lower
Gabrieli, Andrea, Domine ne in furore (Ps. 6) EMP0350 £3.75
SMATBaB Scoring legend Psalm ISMN M-2056-0350-2
The first Penitential Psalm (Ps. 6) transposed down a fourth for male voices
Alternative version(s):
EMP1675 Transposed down a tone for mixed voices
Gabrieli, Andrea, Domine ne in furore (Ps. 6) EMP1675 £3.75
SMATBaB Scoring legend Psalm ISMN M-2056-1675-5
The first Penitential Psalm (Ps. 6) transposed down a tone for mixed voices.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0350 Transposed down a fourth for male voices
Gabrieli, Andrea, Miserere mei Domine (Ps. 50) EMP0984 £4.00
SAATBB Scoring legend Psalm ISMN M-2056-0984-9
The fourth Penitential Psalm (Ps. 50). This version is only a tone lower than the high-clef original and thus better suited to mixed voices.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1114 A fourth lower
EMP1115 A fourth lower, Alto in treble clef
Gabrieli, Andrea, Miserere mei Domine (Ps. 50) EMP1114 £4.00
SATTBaB Scoring legend Psalm ISMN M-2056-1114-9
The fourth Penitential Psalm (Ps. 50) from Gabrieli's magnificent collection of settings published in 1583. We have so far published numbers 1,4,5,6 and 7; the other two settings are in the pipeline. This version of Miserere mei Deus, the first with the original note values, replaces our earlier edition EMP0353. It is a fourth lower than the high-clef original, but is also available at other pitches. In this version the Altus, Tenor and Quintus are all printed in the octave-treble clef; EMP1115 presents the Altus in treble clef (which we think looks horrible...)
Alternative version(s):
EMP0984 A tone lower
EMP1115 A fourth lower, Alto in treble clef
Gabrieli, Andrea, Miserere mei Domine (Ps. 50) EMP1115 £4.00
SATTBaB Scoring legend Psalm ISMN M-2056-1115-6
The fourth Penitential Psalm (Ps. 50) from Gabrieli's magnificent collection of settings published in 1583. We have so far published numbers 1,4,5,6 and 7; the other two settings are in the pipeline. This version of Miserere mei Deus, the first to be reissued with the original note values, replaces our earlier edition EMP0353. It is a fourth lower than the high-clef original, but is also available at other pitches. In this version the Altus is in treble clef, for those who cannot read the octave clef.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0984 A tone lower
EMP1114 A fourth lower
Gabrieli, Andrea, Pater peccavi EMP0771 £3.75
SSATB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0771-5
Alternative version, a third higher than the original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1117 A tone higher than the original pitch
Gabrieli, Andrea, Pater peccavi EMP1117 £3.75
SSATB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-1117-10
Alternative version, a tone higher than the original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0771 A third higher than the original pitch
See also:
EMP1116 Gabrieli, Andrea Missa Pater peccavi
Gabrieli, Giovanni, Exaudi Domine EMP1307 £2.00
SAATTB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-1307-5
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 sets the first verse of Ps. 16 (17).
Gibbons, Orlando, O Lord in thy wrath rebuke me not EMP0531 £2.00
SSAATB Scoring legend Psalm-Motet ISMN M-2056-0531-5
Few Full Anthems of Gibbons survive. This setting of part of Psalm 6, one of the Penitential Psalms, is suitable for Advent, Lent and general use.
Guami, Giuseppe (Gioseffo), In die tribulationis meae EMP0495 £3.00
SATTB Scoring legend Psalm ISMN M-2056-0495-10
A piece celebrated for its extremely chromatic style. It sets the first part of each of several verses of Psalm 76 and seems appropriate for Tenebrae of Maundy Thursday (Gründonnerstag) or general penitential use.
Jachet (Iachet) de Berchem, Peccantem me EMP0005 £2.00
SATTBaB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0005-1
Berchem was a protege of Willaert, who included this piece in one of his own published collections.
Josquin des Pres, Miserere mei Deus EMP0533 £5.00
SAATB Scoring legend Psalm ISMN M-2056-0533-9
One of the most celebrated of Josquin's pieces, imitated by many composers. The Tenor sings throughout the piece the single phrase 'Miserere mei Deus,' rising one step for 'De-'. This is repeated 21 times, on each step of the scale down and up and down again, after each verse of the psalm. The piece lasts about 14 minutes and is not to be undertaken lightly!
Josquin des Pres, Tribulatio et angustia EMP0534 £1.50
SATB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0534-6
This piece is variously attributed to Josquin and to Verdelot, and is probably by neither. It sets sections of verses from Psalms 118 and 114.
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Infelix ego EMP0560 £3.75
SAATBaB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0560-5
A stark setting of the opening passage of Savonarola's meditation on Psalm 50 (51) Miserere mei Deus. This text, which was already translated into many languages in the 16th century, was set by many composers. Lassus' setting, scored originally for mezzo, alto, alto, tenor, bass and subbass (ideal for male voices) is here offered a tone higher. Set in the Phrygian mode, which offers little scope for relief, it nonetheless moves from despair to confidence.
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Penitential Psalm I - Domine ne in furore tuo EMP0140 £4.00
SATTB Scoring legend Psalm (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0140-9
Psalm 6, O Lord rebuke me not in thine anger
This item is included in:
EMP0323 Penitential Psalms
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Penitential Psalm VI - De profundis EMP1262 £3.75
SATTB Scoring legend Psalm ISMN M-2056-1262-7
Psalm 129, Out of the deep. This version is a the original pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1263 Up a tone
This item is included in:
EMP0323 Penitential Psalms
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Penitential Psalm VI - De profundis EMP1263 £3.75
SATTB Scoring legend Psalm ISMN M-2056-1263-4
Psalm 129, Out of the deep. This version is a tone above the original pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1262 at original pitch
This item is included in:
EMP0323 Penitential Psalms
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Penitential Psalm VII - Domine exaudi EMP0139 £5.00
SATTB Scoring legend Psalm (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0139-3
Psalm 142, Lord hear my prayer
This item is included in:
EMP0323 Penitential Psalms
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Penitential Psalms EMP0323 Not available separately
(Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0323-6
Michael Procter never completed his edition of Lassus' penitential psalms. He visited the Bavarian State Library in 2001 and was briefly allowed to see the wonderful illuminated manuscript. It was his intention to return and make modern editions of all seven psalms but the only one we have is the sixth, De profundis (Psalm 129). His 1994 versions of the first and seventh psalms are also available.
This item includes:
EMP0139 Penitential Psalm VII - Domine exaudi
EMP0140 Penitential Psalm I - Domine ne in furore tuo
EMP1262 Penitential Psalm VI - De profundis
EMP1263 Penitential Psalm VI - De profundis
Merulo, Claudio, Hei mihi Domine EMP0520 £2.00
SMATTBB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0520-9
One of several pieces for seven voices in Merulo's Second Book of Motets. The text clearly relates to Savonarola's famous commentary on the Miserere (Ps. 51)
Schütz, Heinrich, Heu mihi, Domine SWV 65 EMP0625 £3.00
SATB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0625-1
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 at the original pitch (a minor).
Senfl, Ludwig, De profundis EMP1127 £3.75
SATTB Scoring legend Psalm ISMN M-2056-1127-9
This beautful and powerful setting of Psalm 129, one of the Penitential Psalms, was recorded by Hofkapelle on CHR77217.
Senfl, Ludwig, Miserere mei EMP0402 £5.00
SATTB Scoring legend Psalm ISMN M-2056-0402-8
Senfl's setting of Psalm 50 (51) belongs perhaps alongside his De profundis as all that remains of a complete set of the Penitential Psalms. This piece, at some 17 minutes, is longer than the other, and will inevitably be compared to Josquin's, with which it shares a number of features. This version is at the original pitch, cleffed SATTB.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0983 A third higher
EMP0985 A tone higher
Senfl, Ludwig, Miserere mei EMP0983 £6.50
SATTB Scoring legend Psalm ISMN M-2056-0983-2
Senfl's setting of Psalm 50 (51) belongs perhaps alongside his De profundis as all that remains of a complete set of the Penitential Psalms. This piece, at some 17 minutes, is longer than the other, and will inevitably be compared to Josquin's, with which it shares a number of features. This version is a third higher than the original pitch, cleffed SATTB. The work is also available a semitone lower than here.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0402 Original pitch
EMP0985 A tone higher
Senfl, Ludwig, Miserere mei EMP0985 £6.50
SATTB Scoring legend Psalm ISMN M-2056-0985-6
Senfl's setting of Psalm 50 (51) belongs perhaps alongside his De profundis as all that remains of a complete set of the Penitential Psalms. This piece, at some 17 minutes, is longer than the other, and will inevitably be compared to Josquin's, with which it shares a number of features. This version is a tone higher than the original pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0402 Original pitch
EMP0983 A third higher
Tallis, Thomas, Absterge Domine (1575) EMP0306 £3.00
SATBaB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0306-9
Tallis, Thomas, Salvator mundi I and II EMP0307 £3.00
SATBaB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0307-6
Both settings of this text, together with a transposition of the second version to make it more suitable for mixed voices.
This item includes:
EMP0243 Salvator mundi II
EMP0588 Salvator mundi II
EMP1603 Salvator mundi I
Tallis, Thomas, Suscipe quaeso Domine EMP0309 £4.00
SATTBaBB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0309-10
Presumed to have been composed to celebrate the lifting of the national excommunication of England upon the accession of Catholic Queen Mary, and to have been sung by the combined Chapels Royal of England and Spain, this is an eloquent, sombre and moving piece.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0696 transposed up a minor third
Tallis, Thomas, Suscipe quaeso Domine Show the score EMP0696 £4.00
SSAATBB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0696-1
Presumed to have been composed to celebrate the lifting of the national excommunication of England upon the accession of Catholic Queen Mary, and to have been sung by the combined Chapels Royal of England and Spain, this is an eloquent, sombre and moving piece. Here it is transposed up a third to be more accessible to mixed choirs.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0309 Original pitch