Edition Michael Procter

Renaissance choral music

Catalogue of editions by the late Michael Procter

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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
6 voices
SAATBB Scoring legend
Gabrieli, Andrea, De profundis clamavi (Ps. 129) EMP0347 £3.00
Penitential - Psalm ISMN M-2056-0347-2
The sixth Penitential Psalm (Ps. 129)
Gabrieli, Andrea, Maria stabat ad monumentum Show the score EMP0079 £3.00
Easter - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0079-2
An extremely beautiful motet, set in the garden early on Easter morning.
Gabrieli, Andrea, Miserere mei Domine (Ps. 50) EMP0984 £4.00
Penitential - Psalm ISMN M-2056-0984-9
The fourth Penitential Psalm (Ps. 50). This version is only a tone lower than the high-clef original and thus better suited to mixed voices.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1114 A fourth lower
EMP1115 A fourth lower, Alto in treble clef
Gabrieli, Andrea, Missa super Vexilla regis prodeunt EMP1221 £8.20
General Use - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-1221-4
A fine setting based on Lassus' magnificent hymn setting (see EMP1223). Its unusual scoring SAATBB gives it a warm sonority and perhaps a penitential atmosphere, but the mass is not restricted to use at Passiontide.
See also:
EMP1223 Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso) Vexilla regis prodeunt
Handl, Jakob (Gallus), Vidi speciosam EMP0104 £2.00
Marian Feasts - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0104-1
Josquin des Pres, Benedicta es celorum regina Show the score EMP0791 £3.75
Marian Feasts - Sequence ISMN M-2056-0791-3
A revised edition of Josquin's famous piece, which provided the model for many parodies. Josquin probably took the idea from an anonymous English 3-voice setting (EMP0073 in my catalogue) which was based on the chant Sequence: this was in turn a contrafactum of a very early sequence for Holy Trinity, which probably derived from the even earlier jubilus of the Alleluia.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0073 Chant model
EMP0795 Palestrina's parody mass (transposed up a tone)
EMP1680 Palestrina's parody mass (transposed up a third)
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), O crux splendidior EMP0563 £3.50
Exaltation of the Holy Cross (September 14) - Antiphon ISMN M-2056-0563-6
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Vexilla regis prodeunt EMP1223 £3.75
Passiontide - Hymn 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
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Missa Benedicta es EMP0795 £9.80
Marian Feasts - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0795-1
A magnificent mass, a parody on Josquin's celebrated setting of the Marian Sequence (EMP0791) in a new edition (replacing EMP0299 which lacked the Credo and has been withdrawn). This version is a tone higher than the original. The Tenor divides in the Benedictus, which is scored SAATT.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0073 Chant model
EMP0791 Josquin's motet
EMP1680 Palestrina's parody mass (transposed up a third)
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Missa Benedicta es EMP1680 £9.80
Marian Feasts - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-1680-9
A magnificent mass, a parody on Josquin's celebrated setting of the Marian Sequence (EMP0791) in a new edition (replacing EMP0299 which lacked the Credo and has been withdrawn). This version is a third higher than the original. The Tenor divides in the Benedictus, which is scored SAATT.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0073 Chant model
EMP0791 Josquin's motet
EMP0795 Palestrina's parody mass (transposed up a tone)