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.

Orders and enquiries are welcome now at info@edition-mp.com and will be produced and sold by Peacock Press.

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Title Catalogue number Price
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Hymn
Croce, Giovanni, O gloriosa Domina EMP0572 £1.50
SATB Scoring legend Marian Feasts ISMN M-2056-0572-8
A beautiful and effective setting, scored for SMAT, so although it fits SATB well it could be transposed to suit many different groups. The overall range is only a 17th (2 octaves plus a minor third). Available separately or in 'Three motets for four voices'.
This item is included in:
EMP0342 Three motets for four voices
Crüger, Johannes, Frohlich soll mein Herze springen EMP0511 £2.00
SSATB Scoring legend Christmas ISMN M-2056-0511-7
Well-known in Germany, a setting of Paul Gerhard's choral with two violins and bass, here with alternative florid violin parts by Michael Procter.
Dufay, Guillaume, Conditor alme siderum EMP0277 £1.50
STT Scoring legend Ascension ISMN M-2056-0277-2
Finck, Heinrich, Festum nunc celebre EMP0344 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Ascension ISMN M-2056-0344-1
Finck, Heinrich, Jesus Christus salus nostra EMP0425 £1.50
SATTB Scoring legend General Use ISMN M-2056-0425-7
Finck, Heinrich, Veni creator spiritus/Accipite spiritum sanctum EMP0424 £1.50
SATTB Scoring legend Pentecost (Whitsun) ISMN M-2056-0424-10
A setting which combines the hymn text Veni creator with a Pentecost Antiphon.
Forestier, Mathurin, Veni Sancte Spiritus EMP0412 £3.75
SAATTB Scoring legend Pentecost (Whitsun) ISMN M-2056-0412-7
The piece was printed in Novum et insigne opus musicum...Nürnberg, 1537 (RISM 1537/1), where it was attributed to Josquin, and many ms sources are simply copied from this widely distributed print. The attribution is credible, for the piece is in the typical Josquin style - the so-called sequence-chain form, with music repeated for the pairs of text lines (as in the chant) - and with a pair of canons: the Discantus and Tenor sing the paraphrased chant, while Quintus and Bassus have related but independent material. The remaining two voices, Contratenor and Sextus, are freely composed.
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Vexilla regis prodeunt EMP1223 £3.75
SAATBB Scoring legend Passiontide ISMN M-2056-1223-8
Lassus' magnificent hymn setting - some 8 minutes in length - was the model of Andrea Gabrieli's Mass (see EMP1221). Its unusual scoring SAATBB was also taken over by Gabrieli.
See also:
EMP1221 Gabrieli, Andrea Missa super Vexilla regis prodeunt
Tallis, Thomas, O nata lux de lumine EMP1029 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Transfiguration of the Lord (August 6) ISMN M-2056-1029-6
This is one of the best-known pieces of English church music, often sung as an Anthem. It would be grand to find a way of singing it on the feast of the Transfiguration.
Willaert, Adrian, Adesto Sancta Trinitas and Gloria tibi Trinitas EMP0261 £3.75
SAATB Scoring legend Holy Trinity (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0261-1