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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Antiphon
Brumel, Antoine, Sicut lilium EMP0695 £1.50
SATB Scoring legend Assumption BVM (August 15) ISMN M-2056-0695-4
This short but beautiful piece by Brumel is a setting of a text from the Song of Songs: As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters. The piece exists in several variant versions. The present edition is taken from the Medici Codex, a splendid choirbook produced under the supervision of Jean Mouton.
Croce, Giovanni, Anima mea liquefacta est EMP0726 £3.00
SATB ATTB Scoring legend Assumption BVM (August 15) ISMN M-2056-0726-5
Croce, Giovanni, Ave Virgo sponsa Dei EMP0727 £3.00
SATB ATTB Scoring legend Marian Feasts ISMN M-2056-0727-2
Croce, Giovanni, Descendi in hortum meum EMP0733 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend Assumption BVM (August 15) ISMN M-2056-0733-3
A beautiful setting of a Song of Songs text.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1042 A semitone lower than the original.
Croce, Giovanni, Descendi in hortum meum EMP1042 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend Assumption BVM (August 15) ISMN M-2056-1042-5
A beautiful setting of a Song of Songs text. Here a semitone lower than the original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0733 Original pitch
Croce, Giovanni, Psallite Deo nostro EMP0845 £3.75
MATTTB (+MATB) bc Scoring legend Vigil of Epiphany ISMN M-2056-0845-3
This is one of the larger-scale pieces from the 1610 collection, with sections for different groups of soloists and no less than five tuttis with the Ripieno.
This item is included in:
EMP1140 Sacre cantilene concertate 1610
This item is also presented as:
EMP1630 Ripieno score
EMP1644 Set of parts
Croce, Giovanni, Psallite Deo nostro EMP1630 £2.00
MATTTB (+MATB) bc Scoring legend Vigil of Epiphany ISMN M-2056-1630-4
This is one of the larger-scale pieces from the 1610 collection, with sections for different groups of soloists and no less than five tuttis with the Ripieno. This is the ripieno score.
This item is also presented as:
EMP0845 Full score
EMP1644 Set of parts
Croce, Giovanni, Psallite Deo nostro EMP1644 £7.50
MATTTB (+MATB) bc Scoring legend Vigil of Epiphany ISMN M-2056-1644-1
This is one of the larger-scale pieces from the 1610 collection, with sections for different groups of soloists and no less than five tuttis with the Ripieno. This is the set of parts for the ripieno chorus and basso continuo.
This item is also presented as:
EMP0845 Full score
EMP1630 Ripieno score
Croce, Giovanni, Quaeramus cum pastoribus - Quid tu vides in stabulo? EMP0729 £4.00
SATB SATB Scoring legend Christmas ISMN M-2056-0729-6
Croce, Giovanni, Virgo decus EMP0728 £3.00
SATB SATB Scoring legend Marian Feasts ISMN M-2056-0728-9
An extraordinary piece: an 'echo motet' in which a feature familiar from madrigal writing is put to sacred, if not liturgical use. The second choir echoes the final syllables of each phrase sung in choir I, producing a text of its own.
Davy, Richard, O Domine celi terraeque Creator Show the score EMP0776 £4.00
SATBaB Scoring legend General Use ISMN M-2056-0776-10
One of the most difficult pieces in the Eton Choirbook, this is the only known setting of the text. According to a remark in the Choirbook, Davy composed it in a single day during his period as Informator Choristarum at Magdalen College, Oxford.
de Rore, Cipriano, Descendi in hortum meum EMP0724 £3.75
SSAATTB Scoring legend Assumption BVM (August 15) - Ed: Keith Bennett and Michael Procter ISMN M-2056-0724-1
A lovely Song of Songs setting in the unusual scoring for 7 voices, offered a tone lower than the original pitch.
Handl, Jakob (Gallus), Vox de celo EMP0532 £2.00
SSATTB Scoring legend Epiphany ISMN M-2056-0532-2
The piece is given in Handl's Opus Musicum as a Responsory for Epiphany. In certain rites, however, including that of St Mark's in Venice, the same text is set as the 8th Antiphon at Matins on the Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord (August 6).
Hassler, Hans Leo, Angelus ad pastores ait EMP0627 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Christmas ISMN M-2056-0627-5
A charming and gentle interpretation of the text set as an Antiphon at Lauds, repeated at Sext, on Christmas Day.
Hassler, Hans Leo, Ecce Maria genuit nobis Salvatorem EMP0626 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend Circumcision of Our Lord (Jan. 1) and Christmastide ISMN M-2056-0626-8
A splendid piece from Hassler's 1601 collection of Sacri concentus.
Hassler, Hans Leo, Quem vidistis, pastores? EMP0628 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Christmas ISMN M-2056-0628-2
A lovely and lively setting. The text is that of an Antiphon for Christmas Day, and the opening of a Responsory for the Christmas season.
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Ecce Maria genuit nobis EMP0632 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend Circumcision of Our Lord (Jan. 1) and Christmastide ISMN M-2056-0632-9
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), O crux splendidior EMP0563 £3.50
SAATBB Scoring legend Exaltation of the Holy Cross (September 14) ISMN M-2056-0563-6
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Quem vidistis pastores EMP0509 £2.00
SSATB Scoring legend Christmas ISMN M-2056-0509-4
Delightful but little-known Christmas piece from the Cantiones Aliquot of 1569.
Merulo, Claudio, Ecce Maria genuit EMP0519 £3.00
SSAATBB Scoring legend Christmas ISMN M-2056-0519-3
One of several pieces for seven voices in Merulo's Second Book of Motets. The text is a Vesper Antiphon on Christmas Day and its Octave, also for the Purification and in the Office of BVM. It refers to John Baptist seeing Christ and exclaiming: Behold the Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world. It ends with a splendid triple-time Alleluia.
Senfl, Ludwig, O admirabile commercium EMP0579 £2.00
SATBaB Scoring legend Circumcision of Our Lord (Jan. 1) and Christmastide ISMN M-2056-0579-7
Unusually scored, with SATT and F5 clefs, certainly feasible for unaccompanied voices but benefiting from a curtal (Dulcian) on the lowest part.
Senfl, Ludwig, Two Antiphons for Easter Vespers EMP0494 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Easter ISMN M-2056-0494-3
Psalm Antiphon: Alleluia, alleluia and Magnificat Antiphon: Surrexit enim. Believed to be the first moden edition of any of Senfl's great collection of Vesper music.
Tallis, Thomas, Salvator mundi I EMP1112 £2.00
SAATB Scoring legend Exaltation of the Holy Cross (September 14) ISMN M-2056-1112-5
Revised version with original note values.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1603 Halved note values
Tallis, Thomas, Salvator mundi I EMP1603 £1.50
SAATB Scoring legend Exaltation of the Holy Cross (September 14) ISMN M-2056-1603-8
Alternative version(s):
EMP1112 Original note values
This item is included in:
EMP0307 Salvator mundi I and II
Tallis, Thomas, Salvator mundi II EMP0243 £1.50
SATTB Scoring legend Exaltation of the Holy Cross (September 14) ISMN M-2056-0243-7
This version is transposed up a third for mixed voices.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0588 Original pitch
EMP1189 Original pitch, original note values
EMP1232 Up a fourth, original note values
This item is included in:
EMP0307 Salvator mundi I and II
Tallis, Thomas, Salvator mundi II EMP0588 £1.50
SAATB Scoring legend Exaltation of the Holy Cross (September 14) ISMN M-2056-0588-9
This version is at original pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1189 Original pitch, original note values
EMP0243 Up a third
EMP1232 Up a fourth, original note values
This item is included in:
EMP0307 Salvator mundi I and II
Tallis, Thomas, Salvator mundi II EMP1189 £2.00
SAATB Scoring legend Exaltation of the Holy Cross (September 14) ISMN M-2056-1189-7
This version with original note values is at original pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0588 Original pitch
EMP0243 Up a third
EMP1232 Up a fourth, original note values
Tallis, Thomas, Salvator mundi II EMP1232 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend Exaltation of the Holy Cross (September 14) ISMN M-2056-1232-10
This version with original note values is transposed up a fourth for mixed voices.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0588 Original pitch
EMP1189 Original pitch, original note values
EMP0243 Up a third
Willaert, Adrian, O Crux splendidior EMP0512 £3.75
SATBaB Scoring legend Exaltation of the Holy Cross (September 14) ISMN M-2056-0512-4
A splendid piece, some 7 minutes long. Available in versions for mixed and for male voices.