Edition Michael Procter

Renaissance choral music

Catalogue of editions by the late Michael Procter

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
The mass
Introitus
Byrd, William, Alleluia. Ave Maria. EMP1031 £3.00
SSATB Scoring legend Votive Mass BVM 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, Rorate coeli desuper EMP1020 £3.00
SATBaBa Scoring legend Votive Mass BVM 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 Votive Mass BVM 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 Votive Mass BVM 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.
Croce, Giovanni, Benedicta sit Sancta Trinitas EMP0719 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend Holy Trinity ISMN M-2056-0719-7
This delightful piece for the feast of Holy Trinity, from the Cantiones Sacrae, was also collected by Schadeus in the third volume of his Promptuarii Musici in 1613. It shares with other pieces in the collection a felicitous melodic gift and elegant imitation.
Croce, Giovanni, Egredimini et videte Show the score EMP0785 £2.00
SSATB Scoring legend Conception of BVM (December 8) ISMN M-2056-0785-2
A lovely gentle Marian piece, available either a 4th (as here) or a tone lower than the original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1044 A tone lower than the original.
Croce, Giovanni, Egredimini et videte EMP1044 £2.00
SSATB Scoring legend Conception of BVM (December 8) ISMN M-2056-1044-9
A lovely gentle Marian piece, available either a 4th (EMP0785) or a tone lower than the original, as here.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0785 Down a 4th.
Croce, Giovanni, Exaudi Deus Show the score EMP0571 £1.50
SATB Scoring legend Lent ISMN M-2056-0571-1
A lovely little piece, which has become a favourite. The text (from Psalm 54) was frequently sung as part of the Introit or at the Communion: Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication. Attend unto me, and hear me. Available separately or in 'Three motets for four voices'.
This item is included in:
EMP0342 Three motets for four voices
Croce, Giovanni, Gaudeamus omnes EMP0826 £3.50
SATB SATB Scoring legend Feasts (interchangeable names) ISMN M-2056-0826-2
A piece, probably composed for a celebration at one of the Venetian Scuole Grande, 'in honore Beati N.' so that the name of the Saint being celebrated may be inserted. 'Gaudeamus omnes' suggests the opening of several Introits, but the piece may be sung as required.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1050 For All Saints.
Croce, Giovanni, Gaudeamus omnes EMP1050 £3.50
SATB SATB Scoring legend All Saints (November 1) ISMN M-2056-1050-10
Version of EMP0826 adapted for use on the Feast of All Saints.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0826 Original version.
Croce, Giovanni, Laudans exultet gaudio EMP1043 £3.00
SATB SATB Scoring legend All Saints (November 1) ISMN M-2056-1043-2
Version of EMP0725 adapted for use on the Feast of All Saints.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0725 For Marian Feasts especially Assumption
EMP0964 For St Francis
EMP0965 For St James
Donato, Baldassare, Viri Galilaei EMP0643 £3.50
SATTBaB Scoring legend Ascension ISMN M-2056-0643-5
A rather unusual setting including the Verse Cum intuerentur. Most settings provide only the 'antiphon' part of the Introit, this one includes the Verse as set in the liturgy of St. Mark's in Venice as well as in the Use of Sarum.
Gabrieli, Andrea, Exaudi Deus orationem mean EMP0797 £3.50
SATBaB Scoring legend Lent ISMN M-2056-0797-5
An unusual piece, setting the first 6 verses of Psalm 54, which seems to be set only as the Introit of the Wednesday in the 4th week of Lent. The piece bears comparison with Gabrieli's wonderful Penitential Psalms, with which it shares some remarkable word-painting and the only Latin setting I know of 'O for the wings of a dove.'
Gabrieli, Andrea, Letare Hierusalem EMP0605 £2.00
SAATB Scoring legend Laetare Sunday (4th Sunday in Lent) ISMN M-2056-0605-3
A suitably joyful setting for the one Sunday in Lent where violet vestments are set aside.
Handl, Jakob (Gallus), Rorate coeli EMP0421 £2.00
SSATBB Scoring legend Marian Feasts ISMN M-2056-0421-9
This item is included in:
EMP0574 Two motets for Advent
Isaac, Heinrich, Salve sancta parens a6 EMP0114 £2.00
SSATTB Scoring legend Marian Feasts ISMN M-2056-0114-10
Magnificent 6-part Introit, probably from the Imperial Hofkapelle of Maximilian, and most likely intended for Nativity BVM.
Isaac, Heinrich, Viri Galilaei EMP0407 £3.00
SSATTB Scoring legend Ascension ISMN M-2056-0407-3
One of the magnificent 6-voice introits preserved in manuscript in Munich.
Merulo, Claudio, Exaudi Domine EMP0781 £3.00
SSATTBB Scoring legend Ascension ISMN M-2056-0781-4
The text is from Ps 26, 7-8 and forms the Introit for the Sunday after Ascension
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Ecce sacerdos magnus EMP0567 £3.50
SAATBaB Scoring legend Feasts of Confessors and Doctors of the Church ISMN M-2056-0567-4
Insecurely attributed to Palestrina, this is nonetheless a fine piece.
Procter, Michael, Ich rufe dich an EMP1030 £1.50
SAB Scoring legend 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time ISMN M-2056-1030-2
Einfache 3-stimmige Vertonung des Eröffnungsverses. Für die Choralschola St Michael, Weingarten.
Procter, Michael, Ich will in Gerechtigkeit EMP1252 £1.50
SATB Scoring legend 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time ISMN M-2056-1252-8
Another in a growing series of simple settings for liturgical use, originally composed for the Choralschola of St Michael, Weingarten. This is the Introit for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, based on a motet by Lotti.. (In German)
Procter, Michael, Ihr Männer von Galiläa EMP1247 £1.50
SAB Scoring legend Ascension ISMN M-2056-1247-4
Another in a growing series of simple 3-part settings for liturgical use, originally composed for the Choralschola of St Michael, Weingarten. (In German)
Procter, Michael, Verschaff mir Recht O Gott EMP1236 £1.50
SAB Scoring legend Passion Sunday (5th Sunday in Lent) ISMN M-2056-1236-8
Another in a growing series of simple 3-part settings for liturgical use, originally composed for the Choralschola of St Michael, Weingarten. This is the Introit for Passion Sunday. (In German)
Procter, Michael, Von Herzen will ich mich freuen EMP1143 £1.75
unison Scoring legend Conception of BVM (December 8) ISMN M-2056-1143-9
Another in a growing series of simple settings for liturgical use, originally composed for St Michael, Weingarten. This simple setting includes a congegational antiphon and two Psalm verses to be sung by the Cantor or Schola. (In German)
Procter, Michael, Würdest du, Herr, uns’re Sünden beachten EMP1132 £1.50
SAB Scoring legend 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time ISMN M-2056-1132-3
Another in a growing series of simple 3-part settings for liturgical use, originally composed for the Choralschola of St Michael, Weingarten. This is the Introit for the 28th Sunday of the year. (In German)
Tallis, Thomas, Mihi autem nimis EMP0241 £2.00
SAATB Scoring legend Feasts of Apostles ISMN M-2056-0241-3
Tallis sets only the Antiphon of the Introit. In my edition the Verse and Gloria chant sections have been reconstructed.
Victoria, Tomas Luis de, Benedicta sit S. Trinitas EMP0253 £1.50
SAATTB Scoring legend Holy Trinity (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0253-6