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
Vespers
Vesper Canticle
Animuccia, Giovanni, Magnificat Quinti Toni EMP0002 £3.00
SATB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0002-10
A simple but effective alternatim setting.
Croce, Giovanni, Magnificat VIII Toni EMP0645 £3.00
SATB ATTB Scoring legend General Use ISMN M-2056-0645-9
From Croce's Vespertina collection of 1597. This version is a tone below original pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0913 Original pitch
Croce, Giovanni, Magnificat VIII Toni EMP0913 £3.00
SATB ATTB Scoring legend General Use ISMN M-2056-0913-9
From Croce's Vespertina collection of 1597. This version is at original pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0645 down a tone
Gabrieli, Giovanni, Magnificat a 14 (1615) EMP1251 £6.60
a 14: see description Scoring legend General Use ISMN M-2056-1251-1
One of the least well-known of Gabrieli's large-scale pieces. It would have been most appropriate for a Marian Feast but can of course be sung at any time. It is cleffed TrSMAT MTBaBSb MATB and bc. The third choir is the Capella, in which all parts are sung (but can be doubled, for example by strings). Choir I is probably for a solo Tenor and four high instruments, Choir II for solo Soprano and four trombones or similar. Instrumental parts are available on request.
Gabrieli, Giovanni, Magnificat a 8 1597 EMP1259 £3.75
SMAT ATTB Scoring legend General Use ISMN M-2056-1259-7
The least ambitious of the surviving Magnificat settings, this is nonetheless a fine piece, from the 1597 collection. The same collection includes a setting for twelve voices: the 1615 collection includes another 12-voice setting as well as one for 14 and one for 17 voices, while incomplete manuscript sources document one setting for 20 or 28 voices, and another for 33 voices.
Gabrieli, Giovanni, Magnificat a 8 1597 EMP1281 £3.75
SMAT ATTB Scoring legend General Use ISMN M-2056-1281-8
Up a tone.
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Magnificat Dessus le marché d'Arras EMP1246 £3.75
SSATTB Scoring legend General Use ISMN M-2056-1246-7
One of the more than 100 'imitation' Magnificats by Lassus, this one is a parody on his own delightful chanson.
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Magnificat Il est jour EMP0148 £3.50
SATB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0148-5
A charming setting using Sermisy's chanson as a model.
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Magnificat Mort et Fortune EMP0149 £3.50
SSATB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0149-2
Lassus created almost 100 parody Magnificat settings, a genre all his own. His model here is a chanson by Gombert, which is included in the edition.
Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix, Magnificat Op. 69 No 3 EMP0385 £4.00
SATB org Scoring legend General Use ISMN M-2056-0385-4
One of the three (English-texted) Anglican pieces composed by Mendelssohn about the time of his sister's death - Magnificat, Nunc Dimittis and Jubilate. Newly edited from the manuscript now in Krakow, which makes it clear that Mendelssohn's original conception included a part for organ, Nonetheless available as chorus score (as here) or with organ.
Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix, Magnificat Op. 69 No 3 EMP1015 £5.90
SATB org Scoring legend General Use ISMN M-2056-1015-9
One of the three (English-texted) Anglican pieces composed by Mendelssohn about the time of his sister's death - Magnificat, Nunc Dimittis and Jubilate. Newly edited from the manuscript now in Krakow, which makes it clear that Mendelssohn's original conception included a part for organ, which is included in this version. The work is also available as a chorus score without organ.