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
Occasional piece
Isaac, Heinrich, Sancti spiritus (Reichstag, Konstanz 1507) EMP0116 £4.00
SATB Scoring legend (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0116-4
One of two motets (the other was Virgo prudentissima) composed by Isaac for the Reichstag summoned by Maximilian at Constance in 1507 to confirm his title as Emperor. This edition with reconstructed text was compiled from the two surviving manuscript sources.
Isaac, Heinrich, Virgo prudentissima EMP0118 £4.00
SSATBB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0118-8
The famous 'Kaisermotette' for the Reichstag in Konstanz, 1507. Michael Procter considers this to be a contrafactum of a lost original setting of the liturgical text, which is the Magnificat Antiphon for the Assumption. The Missa Virgo Prudentissima, thought to have been performed in Innsbruck in 1503, was then a parody on the lost original. The Kaisermotette itself was retexted again in 1558 in honour of Maximilian's grandson Karl V, with the text 'Christus Filius Dei': this version is also available on request. Instrumental parts for the typical 'Maximilian scoring' with cornetti and trombones are also available.
This item is also presented as:
EMP1676 Set of parts
Isaac, Heinrich, Virgo prudentissima EMP1676 £12.00
SSATBB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-1676-2
Set of parts. The famous 'Kaisermotette' for the Reichstag in Konstanz, 1507. Michael Procter considers this to be a contrafactum of a lost original setting of the liturgical text, which is the Magnificat Antiphon for the Assumption. The Missa Virgo Prudentissima, thought to have been performed in Innsbruck in 1503, was then a parody on the lost original. The Kaisermotette itself was retexted again in 1558 in honour of Maximilian's grandson Karl V, with the text 'Christus Filius Dei': this version is also available on request. Instrumental parts for the typical 'Maximilian scoring' with cornetti and trombones are also available.
This item is also presented as:
EMP0118 Full score
Josquin des Pres, Proch dolor EMP0128 £2.00
SAATTBB Scoring legend Non-liturgical (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0128-7
Attributed to Josquin. A lament on the death of Kaiser Maximilian I. (1519) copied into the Chansonnier of his daughter, Marguerite of Austria.
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Mira loquor EMP1072 £3.50
SATTB STTBaB Scoring legend Non-liturgical ISMN M-2056-1072-2
A setting of the remarkable mediaeval 'Visio Sancti Morandi', a dialogue between the Abbot Morandus and the ghost of St. Bernard of Clairvaux. Available at several different pitches: our catalogue version is a 4th below original pitch: the original requires two cornetti for the top voice in each choir. The piece is available at any required pitch; instrumental parts in any clefs at €2.00 each.
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Mira loquor EMP1081 £3.00
SATTB STTBaB Scoring legend Non-liturgical ISMN M-2056-1081-4
A setting of the remarkable mediaeval 'Visio Sancti Morandi', a dialogue between the Abbot Morandus and the ghost of St. Bernard of Clairvaux. Available at several different pitches: our preferred version is a 4th below original pitch: the original given here requires cornetti for the top voice in each choir. The piece is available at any required pitch; instrumental parts in any clefs at €2.00 each.
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Nectar et ambrosiam EMP1016 £2.00
SSATTB Scoring legend Non-liturgical ISMN M-2056-1016-6
From Lassus' 6-voice Cantiones Sacrae, a piece written in honour of his employer: To thee, O prince renowned for your life of integrity, thy zeal for and love of peace bring nectar and ambrosia. Thou art beloved of thy people, the highest and lowest, made so by thy pure sincerity and integrity. Live happy, therefore, live to the years of Nestor (i.e. to great old age): this doth the sweet-sounding muse of Orlando wish thee. Here at the original high pitch.
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Nectar et ambrosiam EMP1017 £2.00
SSATTB Scoring legend Non-liturgical ISMN M-2056-1017-3
From Lassus' 6-voice Cantiones Sacrae, a piece written in honour of his employer. Here transposed down a 4th.
Morales, Cristobal de, Jubilate Deo EMP1096 £3.75
SAATTB Scoring legend Non-liturgical ISMN M-2056-1096-8
Morales' motet was composed to celebrate the peace treaty brokered in 1538 by Pope Paul III between Charles V and Francois I which was signed on June 18 of that year in Nice. The motet has the chant 'Gaudeamus omnes' as a constantly recurring cantus firmus, so that Victoria's magnificent parody mass (which we have also published) has the title 'Missa Gaudeamus'.
This item is included in:
EMP1097 Missa Gaudeamus and Jubilate Deo
Mouton, Jean, Domine salvum fac regem EMP1231 £3.00
ATBaB Scoring legend Non-liturgical ISMN M-2056-1231-3
A long piece composed for the coronation of Francois I of France in 1515.
Senfl, Ludwig, Quis dabit oculis EMP0322 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Non-liturgical (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0322-9
On the death of Maximilian - a revision of Festa's piece on the death of Anne de Bretagne