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.

Orders and enquiries are welcome now at info@edition-mp.com and will be produced and sold by Peacock Press.

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Title Catalogue number Price
The mass
Communion
Byrd, William, Beati mundo corde EMP0526 £3.00
SSATB Scoring legend All Saints (November 1) ISMN M-2056-0526-1
One of the loveliest of the short pieces in Byrd's great Gradualia. The text is part of the Beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount. This version, a fourth lower than the original, has the catalogue number EMP0526.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0609 Down a tone
Byrd, William, Beati mundo corde EMP0609 £3.00
SSATB Scoring legend All Saints (November 1) ISMN M-2056-0609-1
One of the loveliest of the short pieces in Byrd's great Gradualia. The text is part of the Beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount.This high pitch version, a tone lower than the original, has catalogue number EMP0609.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0526 Down a fourth
Croce, Giovanni, O sacrum convivium I. EMP0570 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend General Use ISMN M-2056-0570-4
A beautiful piece with obvious similarities to Andrea Gabrieli's setting. The familiar text is here set in its form as Magnificat Antiphon at 2nd Vespers of Corpus Christi, but the motet is appropriate for Communion. Available separately or in 'Three motets for four voices'.
This item is included in:
EMP0690 O sacrum convivium I and II
This item is included in:
EMP0342 Three motets for four voices
Gabrieli, Andrea, Caro mea EMP0553 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend General Use ISMN M-2056-0553-7
The text is especially associated with Corpus Christi, but the piece will nowadays be sung as a Communion motet.
This item is included in:
EMP0669 4 motets
Merulo, Claudio, Beata viscera Mariae Virginis EMP0516 £2.00
SMATTB Scoring legend Marian Feasts ISMN M-2056-0516-2
A beautiful setting of the familiar Marian piece, originally cleffed TrSMAABa. It is usually offered transposed down a tone or down a fourth.
Merulo, Claudio, Laetabimur in salutari tuo EMP0779 £2.00
SAATBaB Scoring legend Lent ISMN M-2056-0779-1
The text is the Communion on the Tuesday following the 4th Sunday in Lent.
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Assumpta est Maria EMP0390 £3.50
SSATTB Scoring legend Assumption BVM (August 15) ISMN M-2056-0390-8
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Caro mea EMP0175 £2.00
SSATB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0175-1
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Ego sum panis: Panis quem ego EMP0181 £2.00
SSATB Scoring legend Eucharist (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0181-2
Scarlatti, Alessandro, Tu es Petrus EMP0401 £3.75
SATB SATB bc Scoring legend SS Peter and Paul (June 29) ISMN M-2056-0401-1
We once described this as a 'Catholic Bach Motet' - double choir, complex polyphony, a real discovery for the competent chamber choir.
Wert, Giaches de, O sacrum convivium EMP0492 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend Eucharist ISMN M-2056-0492-9
Willaert, Adrian, O salutaris hostia EMP0264 £3.00
SATTBaB Scoring legend General Use (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0264-2
The text appears chiefly in connection with Corpus Christi, but the work is generally sung as a Communion motet.