Edition Michael Procter

Renaissance choral music

Catalogue of editions by the late Michael Procter

Scoring

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
SAATTB Scoring legend
Donato, Baldassare, Non turbetur cor vestrum EMP1074 £3.00
Ascension - Respond ISMN M-2056-1074-6
One of several pieces from Donato's retrospective collection of 1599 which we are publishing for the International Academy of Sacred Music 2010 in Venice. This is a setting of a Respond sung on the Feast of the Ascension: Donato's setting has the repeat fully written out, with two parts swapping.
Donato, Baldassare, O bone Jesu EMP0737 £2.00
ISMN M-2056-0737-1
A striking Counter-Reformation text which does not have a place in the liturgy.
Donato, Baldassare, O bone Jesu EMP0769 £2.00
ISMN M-2056-0769-2
Alternative version at higher pitch.
Forestier, Mathurin, Veni Sancte Spiritus EMP0412 £3.75
Pentecost (Whitsun) - Hymn 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.
Gabrieli, Andrea, Emendemus in melius Show the score EMP0280 £2.00
Invocabit Sunday (1st Sunday in Lent) - Respond ISMN M-2056-0280-2
A wonderful setting of the text familiar from Byrd's setting, also suitable for general penitential use. Our standard version is a third lower than the original high cleffing.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0746 A fourth lower than original pitch
EMP0770 A tone lower than original pitch
Gabrieli, Andrea, Emendemus in melius Show the score EMP0746 £2.00
Invocabit Sunday (1st Sunday in Lent) - Respond ISMN M-2056-0746-3
A wonderful setting of the text familiar from Byrd's setting, also suitable for general pentitential use. This version is a fourth lower than the original high cleffing.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0280 A third lower than original pitch
EMP0770 A tone lower than original pitch
Gabrieli, Andrea, Emendemus in melius EMP0770 £2.00
Invocabit Sunday (1st Sunday in Lent) - Respond ISMN M-2056-0770-8
A wonderful setting of the text familiar from Byrd's setting, also suitable for general penitential use. This version is a tone lower than the original high clefs.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0280 A third lower than original pitch
EMP0746 A fourth lower than original pitch
Gabrieli, Andrea, Missa Ove ch’i posi EMP0777 £9.00
General Use - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0777-7
A further lovely mass from Gabrieli’s Primus Liber. Its model is a madrigal by Willaert (printed in the edition but also available separately from Edition Michael Procter), with which it shares the unusual scoring. In the Agnus a canon requires a third Alto. This version is transposed down a third from the original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0948 A tone lower than the original pitch
See also:
EMP0787 Willaert, Adrian Ove ch’i posi gli occhi
Gabrieli, Andrea, Missa Ove ch’i posi EMP0948 £9.00
General Use - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0948-1
A further lovely mass from Gabrieli’s Primus Liber. Its model is a madrigal by Willaert (printed in the edition but also available separately from Edition Michael Procter), with which it shares the unusual scoring. In the Agnus a canon requires a third Alto. This version is transposed down a tone from the original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0777 A third lower than the original pitch
See also:
EMP0947 Willaert, Adrian Ove ch’i posi gli occhi
Gabrieli, Giovanni, Cantate Domino EMP1306 £2.00
Non-liturgical - Motet general ISMN M-2056-1306-8
The 6- and 7-voice a capella motets of Gabrieli are among his loveliest, but are usually overshadowed by the large-scale pieces for voices and instruments. We are publishing all the small-scale pieces. This piece opens the 1597 collection: O sing unto the Lord a new song: look out, here is a new sort of music!
Gabrieli, Giovanni, Exaudi Domine EMP1307 £2.00
Penitential - Motet general ISMN M-2056-1307-5
The 6- and 7-voice a capella motets of Gabrieli are among his loveliest, but are usually overshadowed by the large-scale pieces for voices and instruments. We are publishing all the small-scale pieces. This piece sets the first verse of Ps. 16 (17).
Josquin des Pres, Responsum acceperat Simeon EMP0557 £5.90
Purification BVM, Candlemas, Presentation of Christ (February 2) - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0557-5
A piece insecurely attributed to Josquin.
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Circumdederunt me EMP0558 £2.00
Office of the Dead - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0558-2
Merulo, Claudio, Audi Domine hymnum EMP0515 £2.00
Dedication of a Church - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0515-5
A splendid declamatory and rhythmically complex piece - also suitable for the season following Pentecost. The piece is in high clefs and is usually offered transposed down a fourth, as here, or down a tone.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1037 down a tone
Merulo, Claudio, Audi Domine hymnum EMP1037 £2.00
Dedication of a Church - Motet general ISMN M-2056-1037-1
A splendid declamatory and rhythmically complex piece - also suitable for the season following Pentecost. The piece is in high clefs and is usually offered transposed down a tone, as here, or down a fourth.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0515 down a fourth
Merulo, Claudio, Magna enim sunt iudicia tua EMP1077 £2.00
Summer - Respond ISMN M-2056-1077-7
One of several new pieces by Merulo which we are publishing for the International Academy of Sacred Music 2010 in Venice. The text is a Respond in August, and thus occupies a somewhat obscure place in the liturgy. It could well be political in origin. 'For thy judgments, O Lord, are great, and thy words cannot be expressed: For thou didst magnify thy people, O Lord, and didst honour them.' Wisdom 17, 1; 19,20
Morales, Cristobal de, Jubilate Deo EMP1096 £3.75
Non-liturgical - Occasional piece 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
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Accepit Jesus calicem EMP0389 £3.50
Corpus Christi - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0389-2
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Cum ortus est + Rex pacificus EMP0396 £4.80
Motet general ISMN M-2056-0396-10
Victoria, Tomas Luis de, Benedicta sit S. Trinitas EMP0253 £1.50
Holy Trinity - Introitus (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0253-6
Willaert, Adrian, Ave maris stella EMP0321 £3.00
Marian Feasts - Vesper Hymn ISMN M-2056-0321-2
Willaert, Adrian, Ove ch’i posi gli occhi EMP0787 £3.00
ISMN M-2056-0787-6
A lovely extended madrigal which provided the model for one of Andrea Gabrieli's magnificent 6-voice masses, available from us (EMP0777). The original is in high clefs with the unusual scoring TrMMAAT; the piece is usually offered a third lower as here but can be provided at other pitches as required.
See also:
EMP0777 Gabrieli, Andrea Missa Ove ch’i posi
Alternative version(s):
EMP0947 A tone lower than the original pitch
Willaert, Adrian, Ove ch’i posi gli occhi EMP0947 £3.00
ISMN M-2056-0947-4
A lovely extended madrigal which provided the model for one of Andrea Gabrieli's magnificent 6-voice masses, available from us (EMP0777). The original is in high clefs with the unusual scoring TrMMAAT; the piece is usually offered a third lower but can be provided at other pitches as required. This version is a tone lower than the original
See also:
EMP0948 Gabrieli, Andrea Missa Ove ch’i posi
Alternative version(s):
EMP0787 A third lower than the original pitch