Edition Michael Procter

Renaissance choral music

Editions of sacred renaissance vocal music by the late Michael Procter

Editions of sacred
renaissance music by the late Michael Procter.
Revised and made available by Robin Rigby.
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EMP1235 Laudate Dominum de coelis
SATTB Psalm-Motet, Non-liturgical £4.00
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.
EMP0302 Ecce vicit Leo
SATB SATB Motet general, Easter £4.00
EMP0219 O beatum et sacrosanctum diem
SSATB Motet general, Christmas £3.00
EMP1030 Ich rufe dich an
SAB Introitus, 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time £2.50
Einfache 3-stimmige Vertonung des Eröffnungsverses. Für die Choralschola St Michael, Weingarten.
EMP1252 Ich will in Gerechtigkeit
SATB Introitus, 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time £2.50
Another in a growing series of simple settings for liturgical use, originally composed for the Choralschola of St Michael, Weingarten. This is the Introit for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, based on a motet by Lotti.. (In German)
EMP1247 Ihr Männer von Galiläa
SAB Introitus, Ascension £2.50
Another in a growing series of simple 3-part settings for liturgical use, originally composed for the Choralschola of St Michael, Weingarten. (In German)
EMP0961 Ubi caritas et amor
SABa Offertorium, In Cena Domini (Maundy Thursday, Gründonnerstag) £2.50
A simple three-voice arrangement of the plainsong sung either at the Offertory or during the washing of feet at the Mass of the Last Supper.
EMP1236 Verschaff mir Recht O Gott
SAB Introitus, Passion Sunday (5th Sunday in Lent) £2.50
Another in a growing series of simple 3-part settings for liturgical use, originally composed for the Choralschola of St Michael, Weingarten. This is the Introit for Passion Sunday. (In German)
EMP1143 Von Herzen will ich mich freuen
unison Introitus, Conception of BVM (December 8) £2.75
Another in a growing series of simple settings for liturgical use, originally composed for St Michael, Weingarten. This simple setting includes a congegational antiphon and two Psalm verses to be sung by the Cantor or Schola. (In German)
EMP1132 Würdest du, Herr, uns’re Sünden beachten
SAB Introitus, 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time £2.50
Another in a growing series of simple 3-part settings for liturgical use, originally composed for the Choralschola of St Michael, Weingarten. This is the Introit for the 28th Sunday of the year. (In German)
EMP0504 Remember not Lord our offences
SSATB org Anthem, General Use £3.00
This very familiar piece is scored throughout for 5-part chorus. The text is taken from the Litany, and remained unchanged in all English prayer-books from 1549 to 1662.
EMP0544 O decus Trebnitiae
SSATTB Magnificat Antiphon, St. Hedwig (October 15) £4.00
A splendid piece whose scale indicates something of the esteem in which Hedwig - Patrona Silesiae - was held. She was born daughter of Count Berthold III of Andechs in 1174, married Henry I (The Bearded) and thus became Duchess of Silesia and Poland. She founded with her husband the Cistercian nunners of Trebniz, near Wroclaw (Breslau) to which she retired on the death of her husband and son in 1238. She died there in 1243 and was buried near her husband in the Abbey church where they both still lie.
EMP0545 Tollite jugum meum
SSATB Respond, Feasts of Apostles £3.00
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.
EMP1127 De profundis
SATTB Psalm, Penitential £4.75
This beautful and powerful setting of Psalm 129, one of the Penitential Psalms, was recorded by Hofkapelle on CHR77217.
EMP0619 Już się zmierzka
SATB Evening use, General Use £2.50
One of the few Renaissance pieces with a Polish text which have found their way into the repertoire. A simple but effective setting of a prayer for protection during the night
EMP1112 Salvator mundi I
SAATB Antiphon, Exaltation of the Holy Cross (September 14) £3.00
Revised version with original note values.
EMP1603 Salvator mundi I
SAATB Antiphon, Exaltation of the Holy Cross (September 14) £2.50
EMP0307 Salvator mundi I and II
SATBaB Penitential £4.00
Both settings of this text, together with a transposition of the second version to make it more suitable for mixed voices.
EMP0243 Salvator mundi II
SATTB Antiphon, Exaltation of the Holy Cross (September 14) £2.50
This version is transposed up a third for mixed voices.
EMP0588 Salvator mundi II
SAATB Antiphon, Exaltation of the Holy Cross (September 14) £2.50
This version is at original pitch.
EMP1189 Salvator mundi II
SAATB Antiphon, Exaltation of the Holy Cross (September 14) £3.00
This version with original note values is at original pitch.
EMP1232 Salvator mundi II
SATTB Antiphon, Exaltation of the Holy Cross (September 14) £3.00
This version with original note values is transposed up a fourth for mixed voices.
EMP0309 Suscipe quaeso Domine
SATTBaBB Penitential £5.00
Presumed to have been composed to celebrate the lifting of the national excommunication of England upon the accession of Catholic Queen Mary, and to have been sung by the combined Chapels Royal of England and Spain, this is an eloquent, sombre and moving piece.
EMP0696 Suscipe quaeso Domine
SSAATBB Penitential £5.00
Presumed to have been composed to celebrate the lifting of the national excommunication of England upon the accession of Catholic Queen Mary, and to have been sung by the combined Chapels Royal of England and Spain, this is an eloquent, sombre and moving piece. Here it is transposed up a third to be more accessible to mixed choirs.
EMP0252 O Willelme
SMATB Votive Antiphon, General Use £3.00
A reconstruction of the piece as it was probably originally intended. It survives incomplete, lacking the Tenor, in Christ Church and Peterhouse mss, in one with the title Christe Jesu, in the other as O Christe Jesu, and incorporating a prayer in the one case for Henry VIII and in the other for Elizabeth I. It seems to have started life as a setting of the Antiphon to St William (of York) sung each evening at Cardinal College (later Christ Church), Oxford and incporporating a prayer for Cardinal Wolsey, Founder of the College. It provided the model for the Missa O Willelme, also known as the 'Small Devotion' Mass.
EMP0768 Gaude flore virginali
SSATB Votive Antiphon (Mary), General Use £5.00
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.
EMP1014 Three French Masses
SATB Mass Ordinary, General Use £11.10
Three masses by French composers.
EMP0693 In te Domine speravi.
SATBaB Respond, Unidentified £4.00
A powerful motet with two simultaneous texts, which survives in very differing and probably corrupt forms. My edition is based on the Psalmorum selectarum...1553-4, whereas the version in the Complete Works (CMM28) is drawn from a Roman manuscript in which the voice carrying the second text is transmitted erroneously. The principal text is of course Verses of Psalm 30; the secondary text 'Divitias et paupertates' is part of the respond Verbum iniquum. This text is presented in different prolations in the two halves of the piece, and is thus 'isorhythmic,' by the time of composition an antiquated device.
EMP0748 In te Domine speravi.
SATBaB Respond, Unidentified £4.00
A powerful motet with two simultaneous texts, which survives in very differing and probably corrupt forms. My edition is based on the Psalmorum selectarum...1553-4, whereas the version in the Complete Works (CMM28) is drawn from a Roman manuscript in which the voice carrying the second text is transmitted erroneously. The principal text is of course Verses of Psalm 30; the secondary text 'Divitias et paupertates' is part of the respond Verbum iniquum. This text is presented in different prolations in the two halves of the piece, and is thus 'isorhythmic,' by the time of composition an antiquated device. Transposed version, down a fourth.
EMP1186 Aestimatus sum (Sabbato sancto Resp. VIII)
AATB Tenebrae Responsories, Holy Saturday (Easter Eve)(Karsamstag) £2.50
This is our standard version, transposed a fourth lower.
EMP1209 Aestimatus sum (Sabbato sancto Resp. VIII)
SSAT Tenebrae Responsories, Holy Saturday (Easter Eve)(Karsamstag) £2.50
Mixed-voice version, transposed down a tone.
EMP1170 Amicus meus (In Coena Domini Resp. IV)
ATBaB Tenebrae Responsories, In Cena Domini (Maundy Thursday, Gründonnerstag) £2.50
This is our standard version, transposed a fourth lower.
EMP1193 Amicus meus (In Coena Domini Resp. IV)
SATB Tenebrae Responsories, In Cena Domini (Maundy Thursday, Gründonnerstag) £2.50
Mixed-voice version, transposed down a tone.
EMP1178 Animam meam dilectam (In Parasceve Resp. VI)
ATBaB Tenebrae Responsories, Good Friday (Karfreitag) £3.00
This is our standard version, transposed a fourth lower.
EMP1201 Animam meam dilectam (In Parasceve Resp. VI)
SATB Tenebrae Responsories, Good Friday (Karfreitag) £3.00
Mixed-voice version, transposed down a tone.
EMP1185 Astiterunt reges terrae (Sabbato sancto Resp. VII)
ATBaB Tenebrae Responsories, Holy Saturday (Easter Eve)(Karsamstag) £2.50
This is our standard version, transposed a fourth lower.