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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EMP0375 Melancholia: 04. Omnes deliciarum
SSATTB £3.00
EMP0376 Melancholia: 05. Ne derelinquas amicum
SSATTB £4.00
EMP0377 Melancholia: 06. Qui patiens est
SSATTB £3.00
EMP0378 Melancholia: 07. Non des mulieri potestatem
SSATTB £4.00
EMP0379 Melancholia: 08. Qui moderatur
SSATTB £3.00
EMP0380 Melancholia: 09. Gloriamur
SSATTB £4.00
EMP0381 Melancholia: 10. Timor Domini
SSATTB £4.00
EMP0382 Melancholia: 11. In hora ultima
SSATTB £3.00
EMP0383 Melancholia: 12. Laudavi igitur
SSATTB £3.00
EMP0384 Melancholia: 13. Laudate Dominum
SSATTB £3.00
EMP0371 Melancholia: Sprüche von Leben und Tod/Aphorisms on Life and Death (Op. Posth.)
SSATTB £11.90
Recently identified as a cycle, and recorded for Christophorus by the Ensemble Hofkapelle. A remarkable set of 13 acerbic, pointed, witty, wry and somewhat melancholy observations on the pointlessness of human life and the need for Grace. These virtuoso pieces, vocal chamber music, are also available separately.
EMP1604 Melancholia: Sprüche von Leben und Tod/Aphorisms on Life and Death (Op. Posth.)
SSATTB £22.50
Recently identified as a cycle, and recorded for Christophorus by the Ensemble Hofkapelle. A remarkable set of 13 acerbic, pointed, witty, wry and somewhat melancholy observations on the pointlessness of human life and the need for Grace. Set of parts.
EMP0366 Missa Congratulamini
SSATTB Mass Ordinary, Easter £7.90
A very fine mass built on Lassus' own Eastertide motet.
EMP0140 Penitential Psalm I - Domine ne in furore tuo
SATTB Psalm, Penitential Manuscript edition £5.00
Psalm 6, O Lord rebuke me not in thine anger
EMP1262 Penitential Psalm VI - De profundis
SATTB Psalm, Penitential £4.75
Psalm 129, Out of the deep. This version is a the original pitch.
EMP1263 Penitential Psalm VI - De profundis
SATTB Psalm, Penitential £4.75
Psalm 129, Out of the deep. This version is a tone above the original pitch.
EMP0139 Penitential Psalm VII - Domine exaudi
SATTB Psalm, Penitential Manuscript edition £6.00
Psalm 142, Lord hear my prayer
EMP0476 Tenebrae Responsories: Holy Saturday
SATB Tenebrae Responsories, Holy Saturday (Easter Eve)(Karsamstag) £5.00
The Responsories for the second and third Nocturns of Tenebrae (Matins) on Holy Saturday. I Recessit pastor noster, II O vos omnes, III Ecce quomodo moritur, IV Astiterunt reges terrae, V Aestimatus sum, VI Sepulto Domino
EMP1223 Vexilla regis prodeunt
SAATBB Hymn, Passiontide £4.75
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.
EMP1038 Two antiphons for Saints' Days
SMAT £3.00
Includes Iste sanctus for Martyrs, and Veni sponsa Christi for Virgins.
EMP0514 Adoramus te Domine Jesu Christe
SSATTB Motet general, Easter £3.00
A setting of a text derived from the Testament of St. Francis of Assisi (1226), suitable for Eastertide or for feasts of Holy Cross. The use of intermediate clefs (here Mezzosoprano) is typical for Merulo's second book of motets.
EMP0515 Audi Domine hymnum
SAATTB Motet general, Dedication of a Church £3.00
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.
EMP1037 Audi Domine hymnum
SAATTB Motet general, Dedication of a Church £3.00
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.
EMP1095 Ave Maria...O Mater Dei
SATTB Motet general, General Use £3.00
One of several new pieces by Merulo which we are publishing for the International Academy of Sacred Music 2010 in Venice. The text is an unusual variant of the standard one, mainly found in Italian uses, whose liturgical function seems to have been following the Pater noster before the Office: it was also set by Donato.
EMP0516 Beata viscera Mariae Virginis
SMATTB Communion, Marian Feasts £3.00
A beautiful setting of the familiar Marian piece, originally cleffed TrSMAABa. It is usually offered transposed down a tone or down a fourth.
EMP0517 Benedicite spiritus
SSATTB Motet general, General Use £3.00
A setting of verses from the Benedicite originally cleffed TrTrMAABa. It is usually offered transposed down a tone or down a fourth.
EMP0780 Bonum est confiteri Domino
SSAATTB Respond, Lent £4.00
This is the text of Psalm 91, 1-6. It finds frequent application in the liturgy, for example in the period after Epiphany. Revised edition 2008.
EMP0518 Cantate Domino
SSMATBaF5 Motet general, General Use £4.00
A powerful setting of the familiar text from Ps. 95. An unusual but typically Venetian scoring, combining vocal clefs with a very low instrumental bass line, originally probably a dulcian. Our edition is offered a tone above original pitch, bringing the lowest part almost into the Bass vocal range!
EMP0786 Dominus illuminatio mea
SMATBaBB £3.00
EMP0519 Ecce Maria genuit
SSAATBB Antiphon, Christmas £4.00
One of several pieces for seven voices in Merulo's Second Book of Motets. The text is a Vesper Antiphon on Christmas Day and its Octave, also for the Purification and in the Office of BVM. It refers to John Baptist seeing Christ and exclaiming: Behold the Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world. It ends with a splendid triple-time Alleluia.
EMP0289 Ego sum panis
SATTB Motet general, Corpus Christi £3.00
A motet from Sacrae Cantiones, 1578: originally for Corpus Christi, very suitable for Communion: it has a wonderfully open texture with long melismatic lines, and a beautiful final Alleluia. A high clef piece, here offered down a fourth.
EMP0781 Exaudi Domine
SSATTBB Introitus, Ascension £4.00
The text is from Ps 26, 7-8 and forms the Introit for the Sunday after Ascension
EMP0730 Exaudi me Domine
SMATTB Ash Wednesday £4.00
This is a setting of Ps 68, 17-19, which does not appear to have a specific liturgical function. However, the first part of the text, in the variant Exaudi nos Domine...respice nos Domine is the Antiphon for the blessing of ashes before Mass on Ash Wednesday. .
EMP0520 Hei mihi Domine
SMATTBB Motet general, Penitential £3.00
One of several pieces for seven voices in Merulo's Second Book of Motets. The text clearly relates to Savonarola's famous commentary on the Miserere (Ps. 51)
EMP0778 Jubilate Deo
SSATB £3.00
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,
EMP0779 Laetabimur in salutari tuo
SAATBaB Communion, Lent £3.00
The text is the Communion on the Tuesday following the 4th Sunday in Lent.