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
Mass Propers
Byrd, William, Gradualia 05: In Festo Purificationis (BMV) EMP0717 £6.60
SMATB Scoring legend Purification BVM, Candlemas, Presentation of Christ (February 2) ISMN M-2056-0717-3
It is with this collection of pieces that Byrd's first book of Gradualia opens. These are the Propers for the Mass of the Purification: Suscepimus (versions for Introit and Gradual, with the Antiphon reused), Alleluia: Senex puerum and Tract: Nunc Dimittis (for when the Feast falls after Septuagesima), Offertory: Diffusa est gratia and Communion: Responsum accepit Simeon. Diffusa est gratia is reused from its position as Gradual verse for the Feasts of the Annunciation and Assumption, but Byrd omits to set the final phrase or to provide a perfect cadence, which the editor has provided.
Byrd, William, Mass Propers for the Feast of Christmas and Office Music for Christmastide EMP0709 £5.00
SATB Scoring legend Christmas ISMN M-2056-0709-8
It is with this splendid collection of Christmastide music that Byrd's second book of Gradualia opens. It includes the complete Propers for the principal (third) mass of Christmas Day, which are used throughout the Octave, together with settings of Hodie Christus natus est (Magnificat Antiphon), O magnum misterium/Beata Virgo (Matins Respond) and O admirabile commercium (Magnificat Antiphon for the Circumcision (Jan. 1)).
Byrd, William, Mass propers for the Feast of Mary, Mother of God (January 1st) EMP0287 £4.00
SSATB Scoring legend Mary, Mother of God (January 1) ISMN M-2056-0287-1
The Feast of Mary, Mother of God, is celebrated on January 1st, replacing the Circumcision. The Feast was of course unknown in Byrd's Day but the Proper is all in the Gradualia and has been assembled here by Michael Procter, just as Byrd intended should be done for other Marian feasts.
Byrd, William, Mass propers for the Feast of SS Peter and Paul EMP0661 £4.00
SSATTB Scoring legend SS Peter and Paul (June 29) ISMN M-2056-0661-9
For the two feasts of St Peter, this and St Peter's Chains, Byrd provided the only 6-voice Propers in his great Gradualia - an obvious homage to the Roman Catholic Church, to which he remained loyal despite the very real dangers for Catholics in England at the time. The music is grand, as befits its intention.
Byrd, William, Mass propers for the Feast of the Nativity BVM EMP0021 £5.00
SATBaB Scoring legend Nativity BVM (September 8) ISMN M-2056-0021-1
The archetypal Mary Mass, providing most of the familiar segments re-used in many of the other Propers. Its atypical ad aequales scoring (TrMATBa) means it can be transposed to suit: I offer it at two standard ranges, either a tone or a fourth lower than the original (equivalent to SATBaB for mixed or male voices).
Alternative version(s):
EMP0764 A fourth lower than original pitch
Byrd, William, Mass propers for the Feast of the Nativity BVM EMP0764 £5.00
SATBaB Scoring legend Nativity BVM (September 8) ISMN M-2056-0764-7
The archetypal Mary Mass, providing most of the familiar segments re-used in many of the other Propers. Its atypical ad aequales scoring (TrMATBa) means it can be transposed to suit: I offer it at two standard ranges, either a tone or a fourth lower than the original (equivalent to SATBaB for mixed or male voices).
Alternative version(s):
EMP0021 A tone lower than original pitch
De la Rue, Pierre, Missa pro Defunctis (orig. pitch) EMP0583 £5.00
various Scoring legend Requiem ISMN M-2056-0583-4
Although the original cleffing clearly indicates transposition, we also offer the work here at original pitch. Some movements are in normal (SATB) clefs, while others use the rare Gamma-3 clef taking the lowest Bass voice down to bottom Bflat.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0411 Transposed for SATB
Isaac, Heinrich, De Apostolis Officium EMP1124 £5.00
SATB Scoring legend Feasts of Apostles ISMN M-2056-1124-8
A revised and enlarged edition of the Propers for Feasts of Apostles from the Choralis Constantinus. Introit: Mihi autem nimis; Alleluia: Non vos me elegistis; Sequence: Clare sanctorum senatus; Communion: Ego dico vobis
Isaac, Heinrich, De Uno Martyre Offitium: INT In virtute tua; ALL Beatus vir; CO Qui vult venire post me. EMP0595 £3.75
STTB Scoring legend Feasts of Martyrs ISMN M-2056-0595-7
A selection from the many variants provided by Isaac in the Choralis Constantinus.
Isaac, Heinrich, Exaudi Domine EMP0404 £3.00
SATB Scoring legend Pentecost (Whitsun) (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0404-2
Choralis Constantinus: Introit, Alleluia, Communion
Isaac, Heinrich, In Ascensione Domini EMP0754 £3.00
SATTBaB Scoring legend Ascension ISMN M-2056-0754-8
Mass propers from Choralis Constantinus: Introit - Viri Galilaei, Alleluia - Dominus in Sina, Communion - Psallite Domino.
Isaac, Heinrich, Mihi autem nimis EMP0405 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Feasts of Apostles ISMN M-2056-0405-9
Choralis Constantinus: Introit, Alleluia, Communion
Isaac, Heinrich, Misericordia Domini EMP0110 £3.75
SATB Scoring legend Second Sunday after Easter (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0110-2
Choralis Constantinus: Introit, Alleluia, Communion
Isaac, Heinrich, Missa Pro Martyribus EMP0607 £5.00
STTB Scoring legend Feasts of Martyrs ISMN M-2056-0607-7
Ordinary of the mass.
Isaac, Heinrich, Nativitatis Marie Officium EMP0753 £3.00
SATB Scoring legend Nativity BVM (September 8) ISMN M-2056-0753-1
Mass propers from Choralis Constantinus: Introit - Gaudeamus omnes/Cum iocunditate, Alleluia - Nativitas Virginis, Communio - Diffusa est. The Introit poses a considerable puzzle as it offers dual texts, one of which is from the Office and has nothing to do with the Mass.
Isaac, Heinrich, Nos autem (In Festo S. Crucis) EMP0111 £2.50
SATB Scoring legend Invention of Holy Cross (May 3) (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0111-9
Choralis Constantinus: Introit, Alleluia, Communion
Isaac, Heinrich, Salve sancta parens (Commune Festorum BMV) EMP0115 No longer available
SATB Scoring legend Marian Feasts (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0115-7
Choralis Constantinus: Introit, Alleluia, Communion