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Renaissance choral music

Editions of sacred renaissance vocal music by the late Michael Procter

Editions of sacred
renaissance music by the late Michael Procter.
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The mass
EMP0271 Anonymous Mass of the Cyprus MS (Turin J.II.9)
SST/SAT Mass Ordinary, Summer Bob Mitchell Manuscript edition £6.00
The only cyclic mass in the well-known Cypriot manuscript, now in the library at Turin. from possibly as early as 1410. This edition was commissioned for the first Schola Polyphonica summer school in Cyprus in July 1994 and performed at Ayia Kyriaki, Paphos.
EMP0488 Baccusi, Ippolito Missa Quel Rossignuol
SSATTB Mass Ordinary, General Use £10.30
A lovely parody mass, whose madrigal model has not yet been identified. Baccusi was maestro di cappella at Santo Stefano in Venice, possibly for two periods, at the end of the 16th century. This version is a 4th lower than the original.
EMP0949 Baccusi, Ippolito Missa Quel Rossignuol
SSATTB Mass Ordinary, General Use £10.30
A lovely parody mass, whose madrigal model has not yet been identified. Baccusi was maestro di cappella at Santo Stefano in Venice, possibly for two periods, at the end of the 16th century. This version is a tone lower than the original.
EMP1000 Byrd, William Missa 3 vocum
ATB Mass Ordinary, General Use £5.00
The well-known 'Mass for three voices' is an ad aequales piece (with 'close-together' clefs, in this case MAT) and is available at various pitches. This version is at the original pitch, suitable for male voices.
EMP1001 Byrd, William Missa 3 vocum
SAT Mass Ordinary, General Use £5.00
The well-known 'Mass for three voices' is an ad aequales piece (with 'close-together' clefs, in this case MAT) and is available at various pitches. This version is a third higher than the original pitch.
EMP1002 Byrd, William Missa 3 vocum
SSA Mass Ordinary, General Use £5.00
The well-known 'Mass for three voices' is an ad aequales piece (with 'close-together' clefs, in this case MAT) and is available at various pitches. This version is a fifth higher than the original pitch, suitable for female or boys' voices.
EMP1003 Byrd, William Missa 3 vocum
TBaB Mass Ordinary, General Use £5.00
The well-known 'Mass for three voices' is an ad aequales piece (with 'close-together' clefs, in this case MAT) and is available at various pitches. This version is a fifth lower than the original pitch, suitable for male voices.
EMP1250 Byrd, William Missa 3 vocum
TTB Mass Ordinary, General Use £5.00
The well-known 'Mass for three voices' is an ad aequales piece (with 'close-together' clefs, in this case MAT) and is available at various pitches. This version is a fourth lower than the original pitch, suitable for male voices.
EMP0273 Byrd, William Missa 4 vocum
SATB Mass Ordinary, General Use £6.30
The well-known 'Mass for four voices' is a high-clef piece and is available at various pitches (here a semitone lower than the original). The Editor considers the piece should be sung down a fourth or a fifth by ATTB/ATBaB.
EMP0615 Byrd, William Missa 4 vocum
SATB Mass Ordinary, General Use £6.30
The mass is here transposed down a third, to a pitch suitable for mixed voices.
EMP0616 Byrd, William Missa 4 vocum
ATTB Mass Ordinary, General Use £6.30
The mass is here transposed down a fourth
EMP0691 Byrd, William Missa 4 vocum
ATBB Mass Ordinary, General Use £6.30
The mass is here transposed down a fifth, the pitch at which our editor considers it rightly belongs. This version has the top voice in Treble (Violin) cleff, two octave-Treble ('Tenor') clefs and Bass clef.
EMP0750 Byrd, William Missa 4 vocum
SATB Mass Ordinary, General Use £6.30
The well-known 'Mass for four voices' is a high-clef piece and is available at various pitches. The Editor considers the piece should be sung down a fourth or a fifth by ATTB/ATBaB. This version is at the original high pitch.
EMP1297 Byrd, William Missa 4 vocum
ATBB Mass Ordinary, General Use £6.30
The mass is here transposed down a fifth, the pitch at which our editor considers it rightly belongs. This version has three voices in octave-Treble ('Tenor') clef and one in Bass clef.
EMP0686 Cosset, Francois Missa Exultate Deo
SATB Mass Ordinary, General Use £5.00
One of three French masses added to our catalogue in summer 2006. Cosset worked mainly at Reims. His masses are counted among the best of the period. This setting, on an unknown model, is in a transitional style hinting at the baroque.
EMP0638 Croce, Giovanni Missa 6 vocum
SSATTB Mass Ordinary £7.90
The first modern edition of Croce's only - and lovely - 6-voice mass, which survives complete in only one copy in the cathedral archive in Brescia. In that print it follows reprints of Croce's three 5-voice masses and is entitled simply 'Missa Quarta' (fourth mass). I have given it the working title Missa 6 vocum (mass for 6 voices). It is thought to be a parody mass whose model has not so far been identified. This version is a tone below original pitch.
EMP1660 Croce, Giovanni Missa 6 vocum
SSATTB Mass Ordinary £7.10
The first modern edition of Croce's only - and lovely - 6-voice mass, which survives complete in only one copy in the cathedral archive in Brescia. In that print it follows reprints of Croce's three 5-voice masses and is entitled simply 'Missa Quarta' (fourth mass). I have given it the working title Missa 6 vocum (mass for 6 voices). It is thought to be a parody mass whose model has not so far been identified. This version is at original pitch.
EMP0722 Croce, Giovanni Missa Decantabat populus
SATB SATB Mass Ordinary, General Use £8.70
One of the three double-choir masses of Croce published in 1596 and presumably composed in the first instance for St Mark's. This simple but effective setting is a parody on Croce's own motet of 1594. Here printed without the 'Partidura' continuo/director's short score which is included in the Quatercentenary Edition Volume II. A version including the Partidura is also available.
EMP0879 Croce, Giovanni Missa Decantabat populus
SATB SATB bc Mass Ordinary, General Use £8.70
One of the three double-choir masses of Croce published in 1596 and presumably composed in the first instance for St Mark's. This simple but effective setting is a parody on Croce's own motet of 1594. Here printed with the 'Partidura' continuo/director's short score which is included in the Quatercentenary Edition Volume II. A version without the Partidura is also available.
EMP0329 Croce, Giovanni Missa Percussit Saul mille
SATB SATB bc Mass Ordinary, General Use £9.50
A magnificent mass, a parody on Croce's own motet. Our standard version (EMP0869) is a tone lower than the high-clef original (as here) but omits the 'Partidura' included in this version. The piece is available at other pitches, with or without the two-part 'Partidura', the original continuo or director's part.
EMP0869 Croce, Giovanni Missa Percussit Saul mille
SATB SATB Mass Ordinary, General Use £9.50
A magnificent mass, a parody on Croce's own motet. Our standard version (this one) is a tone lower than the high-clef original and omits the 'Partidura'. The piece is available at other pitches, with or without the two-part 'Partidura', the original continuo or director's part.
EMP0927 Croce, Giovanni Missa Percussit Saul mille
SATB SATB Mass Ordinary, General Use £9.50
A magnificent mass, a parody on Croce's own motet. Our standard version is a tone lower than the high-clef original and omits the 'Partidura'. This version is a 4th lower than the original high pitch, best suited for performance with cornetts and sackbuts, without the Partidura. The piece is available at other pitches, with or without the two-part 'Partidura', the original continuo or director's part.
EMP0945 Croce, Giovanni Missa Percussit Saul mille
SATB SATB bc Mass Ordinary, General Use £9.50
A magnificent mass, a parody on Croce's own motet. Our standard version (EMP0869) is a tone lower than the high-clef original and omits the 'Partidura'. This version is a 4th lower than the original high pitch, best suited for performance with cornetts and sackbuts, and includes the Partidura. The piece is available at other pitches, with or without the two-part 'Partidura', the original continuo or director's part.
EMP0946 Croce, Giovanni Missa Percussit Saul mille
SATB SATB Mass Ordinary, General Use £9.50
A magnificent mass, a parody on Croce's own motet. Our standard version (EMP0869) is a tone lower than the high-clef original and omits the 'Partidura'. This version is at the original high pitch, with the Partidura. The piece is available at other pitches, with or without the two-part 'Partidura', the original continuo or director's part.
EMP0994 Croce, Giovanni Missa Percussit Saul mille
SATB SATB bc Mass Ordinary, General Use £9.50
A magnificent mass, a parody on Croce's own motet. Our standard version is a tone lower than the high-clef original and omits the 'Partidura'. This version is at the original high pitch and omits the Partidura. The piece is available at other pitches, with or without the two-part 'Partidura', the original continuo or director's part.
EMP1010 Croce, Giovanni Missa Percussit Saul mille
SATB SATB Mass Ordinary, General Use £12.50
A magnificent mass, a parody on Croce's own motet. The piece is available with or without the two-part 'Partidura', the original continuo or director's part. Our standard version is a tone lower than the high-clef original and omits the 'Partidura'. This version, the one best suited for performance with cornetts and sackbuts, is a 4th lower than the original high pitch, here without the Partidura. Here offered as a set of parts (each choir consisting of cornett, 2 sackbuts and bass sackbut or curtal/dulcian) to be played with the voices. Organ part available separately.
EMP0699 Croce, Giovanni Missa Prima sexti toni
SATTB Mass Ordinary £6.00
The second of three short masses for five voices published in 1596, which were reprinted together with a fourth, for 6 voices, in 1599.
EMP0663 Croce, Giovanni Missa Secunda tertii toni
TrMAABa Mass Ordinary £6.30
The second of three short masses for five voices published in 1596, which were reprinted together with a fourth, for 6 voices, in 1599. This is our standard version, a 4th below the original pitch
EMP1018 Croce, Giovanni Missa Secunda tertii toni
TrMAABa Mass Ordinary £6.30
The second of three short masses for five voices published in 1596, which were reprinted together with a fourth, for 6 voices, in 1599. Here a 3rd below the original pitch
EMP1019 Croce, Giovanni Missa Secunda tertii toni
TrMAABa Mass Ordinary £6.30
The second of three short masses for five voices published in 1596, which were reprinted together with a fourth, for 6 voices, in 1599. Here at original pitch
EMP0745 Croce, Giovanni Missa Sopra la Battaglia
SATB ATTB Mass Ordinary, General Use £7.90
One of the three masses for double choir. Like the Missa Percussit Saul mille, this setting was probably composed to be sung on the anniversary of a military victory. It is of course a parody on Janequin's famous piece. In this version the mass is presented without the 'Partidura' organ part.
EMP0697 Croce, Giovanni Missa Tertia octavi toni
SATTB Mass Ordinary £6.30
The third of the short masses for five voices published in 1596, which were reprinted together with a fourth, for 6 voices, in 1599.
EMP0751 Croce, Giovanni Missa super Jubilate Deo
Four choirs Mass Ordinary, General Use £18.50
This only four-choir mass by Croce was apparently written at the request of Archduke Ferdinand, later Emperor Ferdinand II, who met Croce while in Venice in 1598. A parody, whose source has not yet been identified, it is a magnificent piece whose ideal scoring would seem to be (I) a vocal choir SATB, (II) solo Alto/Tenor and three trombones, (III) solo Baritone and three higher instruments, the top one probably a cornett, (IV) solo Alto and three low instruments such as curtal/dulcian. However, all but the highest and lowest parts are capable of being sung, and our edition provides underlay for all parts. Performing material available includes full score, chorus scores and single voice/instrument parts: please ask for details. The price quoted is for the full score
EMP0757 Croce, Giovanni Missa super Jubilate Deo
Four choirs Mass Ordinary, General Use £6.00
Chorus score Chorus I
EMP0758 Croce, Giovanni Missa super Jubilate Deo
Four choirs Mass Ordinary, General Use £6.00
Chorus score Chorus II
EMP0759 Croce, Giovanni Missa super Jubilate Deo
Four choirs Mass Ordinary, General Use £6.00
Chorus score Chorus III