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
5 voices
SSATB Scoring legend
Byrd, William, Alleluia. Ave Maria. EMP1031 £3.00
Votive Mass BVM - Introitus ISMN M-2056-1031-9
The Greater Alleluia for the Mass of the Annunciation when this falls in Eastertide. Byrd printed it out of order in the Gradualia but in the form in which it there appears it belongs to the Annunciation. Here at original high-clef pitch.
Byrd, William, Beati mundo corde EMP0526 £3.00
All Saints (November 1) - Communion ISMN M-2056-0526-1
One of the loveliest of the short pieces in Byrd's great Gradualia. The text is part of the Beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount. This version, a fourth lower than the original, has the catalogue number EMP0526.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0609 Down a tone
Byrd, William, Beati mundo corde EMP0609 £3.00
All Saints (November 1) - Communion ISMN M-2056-0609-1
One of the loveliest of the short pieces in Byrd's great Gradualia. The text is part of the Beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount.This high pitch version, a tone lower than the original, has catalogue number EMP0609.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0526 Down a fourth
Byrd, William, Diffusa est gratia EMP0765 £1.50
Marian Feasts - Offertorium ISMN M-2056-0765-4
This lovely piece is one of the few with which Byrd made mistakes in his immense Gradualia: the piece is provided in the short form required when it is sung in the Gradual music for the Annunciation and the Assumption, and lacks the end of the text when it is the Offertory. I have provided a final cadence and an alternative end with the complete text.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0036 With an optional final cadence
Byrd, William, Mass propers for the Feast of Mary, Mother of God (January 1st) EMP0287 £4.00
Mary, Mother of God (January 1) - Mass Propers ISMN M-2056-0287-1
The Feast of Mary, Mother of God, is celebrated on January 1st, replacing the Circumcision. The Feast was of course unknown in Byrd's Day but the Proper is all in the Gradualia and has been assembled here by Michael Procter, just as Byrd intended should be done for other Marian feasts.
Byrd, William, Rorate coeli desuper EMP1025 £3.50
Votive Mass BVM - Introitus ISMN M-2056-1025-8
The Introit for the Votive Mass of Our Lady in Advent, which gave its name to the 'Rorate' masses kept in Advent. Given here at original high-clef pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1023 A tone lower than the original.
EMP1020 A 4th lower than the original.
Croce, Giovanni, Egredimini et videte Show the score EMP0785 £2.00
Conception of BVM (December 8) - Introitus ISMN M-2056-0785-2
A lovely gentle Marian piece, available either a 4th (as here) or a tone lower than the original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1044 A tone lower than the original.
Croce, Giovanni, Egredimini et videte EMP1044 £2.00
Conception of BVM (December 8) - Introitus ISMN M-2056-1044-9
A lovely gentle Marian piece, available either a 4th (EMP0785) or a tone lower than the original, as here.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0785 Down a 4th.
Croce, Giovanni, Hodie completi sunt Show the score EMP0784 £2.00
Pentecost (Whitsun) - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0784-5
Croce, Giovanni, Non turbetur cor vestrum Show the score EMP0650 £2.00
Ascension - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0650-3
Let not your heart be troubled...
Croce, Giovanni, Sancta Maria succurre miseris Show the score EMP0783 £2.00
Marian Feasts - Magnificat Antiphon ISMN M-2056-0783-8
Crüger, Johannes, Frohlich soll mein Herze springen EMP0511 £2.00
Christmas - Hymn 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.
De Monte, Philippe, Missa Cara la vita mia EMP0386 £9.80
General Use - Mass Ordinary (Other) ISMN M-2056-0386-1
Based on the madrigal by Wert.
De Vento, Ivo, Missa Surrexit pastor bonus EMP0343 £8.20
Easter - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0343-4
A lovely parody mass on Lassus' Easter motet (qv.)
Gabrieli, Andrea, Pater peccavi EMP0771 £3.75
Penitential - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0771-5
Alternative version, a third higher than the original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1117 A tone higher than the original pitch
Gabrieli, Andrea, Pater peccavi EMP1117 £3.75
Penitential - Motet general ISMN M-2056-1117-10
Alternative version, a tone higher than the original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0771 A third higher than the original pitch
See also:
EMP1116 Gabrieli, Andrea Missa Pater peccavi
Gastoldi, Gian Giacomo, *Arda pur sempre EMP0612 £2.00
ISMN M-2056-0612-1
Gastoldi, Gian Giacomo, *Baciai per aver vita EMP0611 £2.00
ISMN M-2056-0611-4
Gastoldi, Gian Giacomo, *Come in vago giardin EMP0575 £4.00
ISMN M-2056-0575-9
One of the splendid pieces from Gastoldi's Fourth Book of madrigals, with a text from Guarini's Il Pastor Fido.
Gastoldi, Gian Giacomo, *O misera Dorinda EMP0610 £2.00
ISMN M-2056-0610-7
Guggomoos, Gallus, Hodie completi sunt EMP1240 £3.50
Pentecost (Whitsun) - Magnificat Antiphon ISMN M-2056-1240-5
One of the pieces from Guggomoos' only surviving print, the Mottecta of 1612. The composer was an organist at the Munich court, and one of the last pupils of Giovanni Gabrieli, where he was a contemporary of Schütz.
Handl, Jakob (Gallus), Nesciens Mater EMP0360 £2.00
Christmas - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0360-1
Hassler, Hans Leo, Jubilate Deo a 5 EMP1293 £3.00
General Use - Psalm-Motet ISMN M-2056-1293-1
This is one of several settings of Jubilate Deo by Hassler, for from 4 to 15 voices; this 5-voice setting was printed in his great collection Sacri Concentus of 1601. This version is a 4th below the high-clef original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1313 Down a tone
Hassler, Hans Leo, Jubilate Deo a 5 EMP1313 £3.00
General Use - Psalm-Motet ISMN M-2056-1313-6
This is one of several settings of Jubilate Deo by Hassler, for from 4 to 15 voices; this 5-voice setting was printed in his great collection Sacri Concentus of 1601. This version is just a tone below the high-clef original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1293 Down a fourth
Isaac, Heinrich, Regina celi EMP0112 £3.00
Easter - Marian Antiphon (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0112-6
Lackner, Daniel, Haec est dies EMP0536 £2.00
Easter - Graduale ISMN M-2056-0536-10
A minor master of early Protestant music, Lackner was among the first recognised composers born in Styria. His music seems redolent of the Venetian influence as digested by Jakob Handl, with complex rhythmical counterpoint, contrary motion and quasi-homophony.
Lackner, Daniel, Omnes gentes EMP0537 £2.00
Ascension - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0537-7
A setting of part of Psalm 46/47. especially associated with the Ascension.
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Christus resurgens EMP1082 £3.50
Easter ISMN M-2056-1082-1
A magnificent miniature setting of the familiar Eastertide text. Although short, it contains some of Lassus' most striking writing, including bold harmonic devices for the words 'mors, mortuis,' and joyful runs in black notes at 'vivit Deo.' Judging by the final 'Alleluia' Lassus had in mind the Alleluia of Mass on the 5th Sunday of Easter. A new edition, a 4th below the high-clef original, which replaces EMP 0137.
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Christus resurgens EMP1083 £2.00
Easter ISMN M-2056-1083-8
A magnificent miniature setting of the familiar Eastertide text. Although short, it contains some of Lassus' most striking writing, including bold harmonic devices for the words 'mors, mortuis,' and joyful runs in black notes at 'vivit Deo.' Judging by the final 'Alleluia' Lassus had in mind the Alleluia of Mass on the 5th Sunday of Easter. A new edition which replaces EMP 0137. This version is a 3rd below the high-clef original, with the Altus in Treble clef.
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Hodie nobis coelorum Rex EMP0510 £2.00
Christmas - Respond ISMN M-2056-0510-10
A muscular Christmas piece from Munich MS Mus 48
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Justorum animae EMP0141 £2.00
All Saints (November 1) - Offertorium ISMN M-2056-0141-6
One of Lassus' most sublime pieces. Also the Offertory for Feasts of Martyrs. Here a fourth lower than the original.
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Justorum animae EMP1123 £2.00
All Saints (November 1) - Offertorium ISMN M-2056-1123-1
One of Lassus' most sublime pieces. Also the Offertory for Feasts of Martyrs. Here offered a third lower than the high-clef original.
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Justorum animae EMP1133 £2.00
All Saints (November 1) - Offertorium ISMN M-2056-1133-10
One of Lassus' most sublime pieces. Also the Offertory for Feasts of Martyrs. Here a tone lower than the original.
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Magnificat Mort et Fortune EMP0149 £3.50
Vesper Canticle ISMN M-2056-0149-2
Lassus created almost 100 parody Magnificat settings, a genre all his own. His model here is a chanson by Gombert, which is included in the edition.
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Quem vidistis pastores EMP0509 £2.00
Christmas - Antiphon ISMN M-2056-0509-4
Delightful but little-known Christmas piece from the Cantiones Aliquot of 1569.
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Surrexit pastor bonus EMP0370 £2.00
Easter - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0370-10
The model for the Missa Surrexit pastor bonus of Ivo De Vento.
Merulo, Claudio, Jubilate Deo EMP0778 £2.00
ISMN M-2056-0778-4
A setting of the whole of Psalm 99 and thus difficult to identify with any specific liturgy, although the whole Psalm is of course regularly chanted,
Monteverdi, Claudio, Ecco Silvio EMP0387 £6.50
Secular (Other) ISMN M-2056-0387-8
Setting of part of Guarini's 'Il pastor fido' from the Fifth book of madrigals, 1605. Original of Scopini's 'Qui pependit in cruce.'
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Canite tuba in Sion EMP0540 £3.50
Advent - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0540-7
A fine piece for Advent, not, however, a setting of the first Respond at Matins on the 4th Sunday in Advent. But it is in the familiar two-part form ABCB with a splendid Alleluia.
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Caro mea EMP0175 £2.00
Communion ISMN M-2056-0175-1
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Duo ubera (Canticum canticorum) EMP0293 £2.00
ISMN M-2056-0293-2
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Ego sum panis: Panis quem ego EMP0181 £2.00
Eucharist - Communion (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0181-2
Pedersøn, Mogens, Ad te levavi EMP1222 £2.00
Non-liturgical - Psalm-Motet ISMN M-2056-1222-1
One of the handful of Latin motets by Pedersøn, who studied with Giovanni Gabrieli in Venice. The music has much in common with the Cantiones Sacrae of Heinrich Schütz, with whom Pederson may have overlapped in Venice.
Pedersøn, Mogens, Deus misereatur EMP1234 £3.00
Non-liturgical - Psalm-Motet ISMN M-2056-1234-4
One of the handful of Latin motets by Pedersøn, who studied with Giovanni Gabrieli in Venice. The music has much in common with the Cantiones Sacrae of Heinrich Schütz, with whom Pederson may have overlapped in Venice.
Philips, Peter, O beatum et sacrosanctum diem EMP0219 £2.00
Christmas - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0219-2
Regnart, Jacob, Tollite jugum meum EMP0545 £2.00
Feasts of Apostles - Respond ISMN M-2056-0545-2
One of the most attractive motets of the prolific Jacob Regnart, a setting of the familiar text (Take my yoke upon you) from St. Matthew, best known from its setting in Handel's Messiah.
Schein, Johann Hermann, Da Jakob vollendet hatte (Israelsbrünnlein) EMP0304 £2.00
Non-liturgical - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0304-5
Schein, Johann Hermann, Lehre uns bedenken (Israelsbrünnlein) EMP0569 £3.50
General Use - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0569-8
Turges (Sturges), Edmund, Gaude flore virginali Show the score EMP0768 £4.00
General Use - Votive Antiphon (Mary) ISMN M-2056-0768-5
A magnificent and beautiful piece, one of no less than 12 settings in the Eton Choirbook, including two by Turges. The text is a meditation on the Seven Joyful Mysteries of the Virgin Mary. This setting, with three boys’ voices, was possibly composed for New College, Oxford.
Whyte or White, Robert, Christe qui lux es et dies (IV) EMP1058 £3.00
Lent - Compline Hymn ISMN M-2056-1058-6
The fourth setting of the text by White. The hymn was sung in Sarum Rite at Compline of the First and Third Sunday in Lent.