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
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Lesson (Lesung)
Croce, Giovanni, Lamentations B (Good Friday) EMP0968 £3.00
SATB Scoring legend Good Friday (Karfreitag) ISMN M-2056-0968-9
The set of three Lectiones from the Lamentations for Good Friday, from Croce's first set of Lamentations 1603.
Handl, Jakob (Gallus), Quasi cedrus EMP0419 £2.00
SSATBB Scoring legend Marian Feasts ISMN M-2056-0419-6
Unusual setting of a text from the book Ecclesiasticus (Jesus Sirach), which forms the whole of the third reading at the Little Office of the BVM.
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Fratres ego enim accepi EMP0542 £3.50
SATB SATB Scoring legend Corpus Christi ISMN M-2056-0542-1
A magnificent double-choir setting which was the model for the Missa Fratres ego.
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Lamentations Book III (Good Friday) EMP1300 £3.50
SATTB Scoring legend Good Friday (Karfreitag) ISMN M-2056-1300-6
Die erste 'Lesung' für Matutin (Tenebrae) vom Karfreitag.
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Lamentations Book III (Good Friday) EMP1301 £3.50
SATTB Scoring legend Good Friday (Karfreitag) ISMN M-2056-1301-3
Die zweite 'Lesung' für Matutin (Tenebrae) vom Karfreitag.
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Lamentations Book III (Good Friday) EMP1302 £3.50
SSATTB Scoring legend Good Friday (Karfreitag) ISMN M-2056-1302-10
Die dritte 'Lesung' für Matutin (Tenebrae) vom Karfreitag.
newPalestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Lamentations III (Fri.) EMP1299 £5.80
various Scoring legend Good Friday (Karfreitag) ISMN M-2056-1299-3
Die drei 'Lesungen' für Matutin (Tenebrae) vom Karfreitag: I Heth (SATTB), II Lamed (SATTB), III Aleph (SSATTB)
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Lamentations III (Sat.) EMP0298 £6.60
various Scoring legend Holy Saturday (Easter Eve)(Karsamstag) ISMN M-2056-0298-7
II Heth (SAATB), II Aleph (SATTB), III Oratio (SSATTB)
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Lamentations III (Sat.) Lectio III EMP1052 £3.50
SSATTB Scoring legend Holy Saturday (Easter Eve)(Karsamstag) ISMN M-2056-1052-4
Oratio Jeremiae, the third Lesson from the Lamentations on Holy Saturday and thus the last of the nine sections from the Lamentations which occur in the office of Tenebrae. This is our standard version, a 4th below the high-clef original.
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Lamentations III (Sat.) Lectio III EMP1053 £3.50
SSATTB Scoring legend Holy Saturday (Easter Eve)(Karsamstag) ISMN M-2056-1053-1
Oratio Jeremiae, the third Lesson from the Lamentations on Holy Saturday and thus the last of the nine sections from the Lamentations which occur in the office of Tenebrae. This is at the same pitch as our standard version, a 4th below the high-clef original, but with the Alto voice in Treble clef.
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Lamentations III (Sat.) Lectio III EMP1057 £3.75
SSATTB Scoring legend Holy Saturday (Easter Eve)(Karsamstag) ISMN M-2056-1057-9
Oratio Jeremiae, the third Lesson from the Lamentations on Holy Saturday and thus the last of the nine sections from the Lamentations which occur in the office of Tenebrae. This is at a higher pitch than our standard version, just a tone below the high-clef original, and with the Alto voice in Treble clef.
newPalestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Lamentations III (Thur.) EMP0296 £6.60
various Scoring legend In Cena Domini (Maundy Thursday, Gründonnerstag) ISMN M-2056-0296-3
The three readings for the first Nocturn at Tenebrae (Matins) of Maundy Thursday from Palestrina's third set of Lamentations. I Incipit Aleph (SSATB), II Vau Et egressus (SATTB), III Jod Manum suum (SSATTB)
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Lamentations III/Maundy Thursday/First Reading EMP0585 £3.00
SSATB Scoring legend In Cena Domini (Maundy Thursday, Gründonnerstag) ISMN M-2056-0585-8
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Lamentations III/Maundy Thursday/Second Reading EMP0586 £3.00
SATTB Scoring legend In Cena Domini (Maundy Thursday, Gründonnerstag) ISMN M-2056-0586-5
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Lamentations III/Maundy Thursday/Third Reading EMP0587 £3.00
SSATTB Scoring legend In Cena Domini (Maundy Thursday, Gründonnerstag) ISMN M-2056-0587-2
newPalestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Lamentations Liber III EMP1148 Not available separately
various Scoring legend Holy Saturday (Easter Eve)(Karsamstag) ISMN M-2056-1148-4
Michael Procter never completed his latest revision of Palestrina's third book of Lamentations, with original note values. Instead, we recommend the three component volumes: EMP0296 Maundy Thursday, EMP1299 Good Friday and EMP0298 Holy Saturday.
Victoria, Tomas Luis de, Lamentations (complete) EMP1230 £11.40
SSAATTBB Scoring legend Triduum sacrum (Holy Week) ISMN M-2056-1230-6
The three readings for the first Nocturn at Tenebrae on each of the three days of the Triduum Sacrum. The scoring varies from SSAT and SATB, to SSAATB and SSATTB. The final lesson on Saturday has an alternative ending for SATB SATB.
This item includes:
EMP1220 Lamentations for Maundy Thursday
EMP1227 Lamentations for Good Friday
EMP1228 Lamentations for Holy (or Easter) Saturday
Victoria, Tomas Luis de, Lamentations for Good Friday EMP1227 £4.00
SSAATB Scoring legend Good Friday (Karfreitag) ISMN M-2056-1227-6
Victoria's print gives the title 'In Passione Domini' in place of the more usual 'In Parasceve.' The three readings for the first Nocturn at Tenebrae. The scoring varies: Lesson I is SATB, ending SSATB; Lesson II is SSAT, ending SSATB; Lesson III is SAATB, ending SSAATB.
This item is included in:
EMP1230 Lamentations (complete)
Victoria, Tomas Luis de, Lamentations for Holy (or Easter) Saturday EMP1228 £5.00
SSATTB Scoring legend Holy Saturday (Easter Eve)(Karsamstag) ISMN M-2056-1228-3
The three readings for the first Nocturn at Tenebrae. The scoring varies: Lesson I is SATB, ending SSATTB; Lesson II is SSAT, ending SSATB; Lesson III is SSATTB, with an alternative ending for SATB SATB. Our standard version is a 4th below the original high pitch.
This item is included in:
EMP1230 Lamentations (complete)