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
General
Psalm-Motet
Aichinger, Gregor, Miserere mei, Deus EMP1244 £5.00
SAATB SAATB Scoring legend Penitential 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.
Byrd, William, Domine exaudi EMP0414 £3.00
SAATB Scoring legend Penitential 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
De Monte, Philippe, Laudate Dominum EMP0291 £3.00
SMABa SATB Scoring legend General Use ISMN M-2056-0291-8
A splendid double-choir setting
Gibbons, Orlando, Lift up your heads O ye gates EMP0530 £3.00
SSAATB Scoring legend Advent ISMN M-2056-0530-8
Few Full Anthems of Gibbons survive. This is a magnificent piece suitable for Advent and general use. This version is set a third higher than the original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1290 Original pitch
Gibbons, Orlando, Lift up your heads O ye gates EMP1290 £3.00
SSAATB Scoring legend Advent ISMN M-2056-1290-10
Few Full Anthems of Gibbons survive. This is a magnificent piece suitable for Advent and general use. This version is set at the original pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0530 Up a third
Gibbons, Orlando, O Lord in thy wrath rebuke me not EMP0531 £2.00
SSAATB Scoring legend Penitential 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.
Hassler, Hans Leo, Cantate Domino EMP1237 £4.00
ATTB SATB TrSMT Scoring legend General Use ISMN M-2056-1237-5
A magnificent triple-choir setting of the first 4 verses of Psalm 95. Choir II is the vocal Capella, Choir I is probably intended for a solo Alto and three low instruments (sackbuts), Choir III can be scored in various ways, but was probably intended for a solo Tenor and three high instruments. The top voice in Choir III with frequent high Gs is for a cornett or violin.
Hassler, Hans Leo, Coeli enarrant gloriam Dei a 13 EMP1279 £4.00
a 13: see description Scoring legend General Use ISMN M-2056-1279-5
This splendid piece is scored for three groups made up as follows: TrSST ATTSb SATTB. The third group is the Capella, i.e. the vocal choir; the second group is surely for a solo Alto and three instruments, probably trombones with either a curtal (dulcian) or Bass trombone; the highest group is probably originally for solo Tenor and three instruments: these could be cornetti or strings. The text of Psalm 18 is often sung, but this large-scale festive setting, ending with the text 'et ipse tamquam sponsus procedens de thalamo suo' (as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber) was possibly intended for a wedding.
Hassler, Hans Leo, Deus in nomine tuo EMP1304 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend General Use ISMN M-2056-1304-4
This is the first of the 4-voice pieces from Hassler’s great collection Sacri concentus of 1601 (an enlarged second edition was published in 1612). The text is a variant of Psalm 53 (54) which is often sung, for example on Maundy Thursday and Easter Saturday, and the opening verses frequently form Versicles or Verses.
Hassler, Hans Leo, Deus, Deus meus EMP0361 £3.00
SSATTB Scoring legend General Use ISMN M-2056-0361-8
Hassler, Hans Leo, Jubilate Deo a 15 EMP1285 £5.00
a 15: see description Scoring legend Christmas ISMN M-2056-1285-6
This is the longest of Hassler's polychoral pieces, lasting about 5 minutes. It is scored for three groups made up as follows: TrTrSMT ATTBSb SMATB. The third group is the Capella, i.e. the vocal choir; the second group (actually called Primus Chorus, because it sings first) is surely for a solo Alto and four instruments, probably trombones with either a curtal (dulcian) or Bass trombone; the highest group, Secundus Chorus (the first in my list) is probably originally for solo Tenor and four instruments: these could be cornetti or strings. The text (Psalm 99 with variants) is often sung, but this spectacular setting is probably intended for Christmas use.
Hassler, Hans Leo, Jubilate Deo a 5 EMP1293 £3.00
SSATB Scoring legend General Use ISMN M-2056-1293-1
This is one of several settings of Jubilate Deo by Hassler, for from 4 to 15 voices; this 5-voice setting was printed in his great collection Sacri Concentus of 1601. This version is a 4th below the high-clef original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1313 Down a tone
Hassler, Hans Leo, Jubilate Deo a 5 EMP1313 £3.00
SSATB Scoring legend General Use ISMN M-2056-1313-6
This is one of several settings of Jubilate Deo by Hassler, for from 4 to 15 voices; this 5-voice setting was printed in his great collection Sacri Concentus of 1601. This version is just a tone below the high-clef original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1293 Down a fourth
Hassler, Hans Leo, Laudate Dominum EMP1308 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend General Use ISMN M-2056-1308-2
This is one of the pieces first published in the second enlarged edition of the Sacri concentus of 1612. The text is of course that of the shortest Psalm, No 116.
Ingegneri, Marco Antonio (Marc'Antonio), Super flumina Babilonis EMP1089 £3.00
SATB ATTB Scoring legend General Use ISMN M-2056-1089-10
In our continuing series of pieces by this shamefully neglected composer, this is a lovely setting of the familiar text.
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Multae tribulationes justorum EMP0562 £2.00
SAATBaB Scoring legend Non-liturgical ISMN M-2056-0562-9
Pedersøn, Mogens, Ad te levavi EMP1222 £2.00
SSATB Scoring legend Non-liturgical ISMN M-2056-1222-1
One of the handful of Latin motets by Pedersøn, who studied with Giovanni Gabrieli in Venice. The music has much in common with the Cantiones Sacrae of Heinrich Schütz, with whom Pederson may have overlapped in Venice.
Pedersøn, Mogens, Deus misereatur EMP1234 £3.00
SSATB Scoring legend Non-liturgical ISMN M-2056-1234-4
One of the handful of Latin motets by Pedersøn, who studied with Giovanni Gabrieli in Venice. The music has much in common with the Cantiones Sacrae of Heinrich Schütz, with whom Pederson may have overlapped in Venice.
Pedersøn, Mogens, Laudate Dominum de coelis EMP1235 £3.00
SATTB Scoring legend Non-liturgical ISMN M-2056-1235-1
One of the handful of Latin motets by Pedersøn, who studied with Giovanni Gabrieli in Venice. The music has much in common with the Cantiones Sacrae of Heinrich Schütz, with whom Pederson may have overlapped in Venice.
Senfl, Ludwig, Nisi Dominus EMP0573 £3.50
SATB Scoring legend General Use ISMN M-2056-0573-5
A setting of the whole of Psalm 126. A most effective work, in Senfl's Josquinesque style. The piece appears in the Complete Works with an extra Tenor voice which is not found in my source and which is obviously not original.
Tomkins, Thomas, O praise the Lord, all ye heathen EMP1309 £6.50
SSSAAATTTBBB Scoring legend General Use ISMN M-2056-1309-9
This is the only piece for 12 voices to survive from Tomkins; it was published in Musica Deo Sacra 1668. The text is of course that of the shortest Psalm, No 116 (117), but it receives here a very spacious setting (18 pages in our edition). This version is at the original written pitch with SATB clefs, i.e. for male voices. A higher version is also available with the catalogue number 1310.
Tomkins, Thomas, O praise the Lord, all ye heathen EMP1310 £6.50
SSSAAATTTBBB Scoring legend General Use ISMN M-2056-1310-5
This is the only piece for 12 voices to survive from Tomkins; it was published in Musica Deo Sacra 1668. The text is of course that of the shortest Psalm, No 116 (117), but it receives here a very spacious setting (18 pages in our edition). This version is a third above the original written pitch which was for male voices. An original pitch version is also available with the catalogue number 1309.
Victoria, Tomas Luis de, Laudate Dominum omnes gentes EMP1059 £3.50
SATB SATB Scoring legend General Use ISMN M-2056-1059-3
One of four double-choir Psalms included in Victoria's collection of hymns, 1581. Here at original pitch (the original has 'normal' clefs, SATB SATB)
Victoria, Tomas Luis de, Laudate Dominum omnes gentes EMP1060 £3.00
SATB SATB Scoring legend General Use ISMN M-2056-1060-9
One of four double-choir Psalms included in Victoria's collection of hymns, 1581. Here a third above original pitch, better suited to mixed choirs.