Edition Michael Procter

Renaissance choral music

Catalogue of editions by the late Michael Procter

Composers

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
Schütz, Heinrich
Schütz, Heinrich (1585 - 1672) Show the biography
Ad dominum cum tribularer/Quid detur tibi SWV71-72 EMP0305 £3.50
SATB,bc Scoring legend General Use - Graduale ISMN M-2056-0305-2
Aspice Pater/Nonne hic est/Reduc Domine Deus SWV 73-75 EMP0548 £4.00
SATB Scoring legend Non-liturgical ISMN M-2056-0548-3
A three-part piece from the Cantiones Sacrae of 1625. The text, like many in the collection, was derived by Andreas Musculus from the Meditationes of Pseudo-Augustinus. This piece is rooted in the 17th century pietistic literature which in spirit stood beneath the Cross and proclaimed its own guilt. A challenging piece to understand or perform.
Cantate Domino SWV 81 EMP0622 £3.50
SATB Scoring legend General Use - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0622-10
One of the few pieces in the Cantiones Sacrae which have achieved popularity! A rhythmical challenge to any choir.
Ecce advocatus meus SWV 84 EMP0549 £3.00
SATB,bc Scoring legend Non-liturgical - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0549-10
Ego dormio/Vulnerasti cor meum SWV 63-64 EMP0547 £4.80
SATB Scoring legend Non-liturgical ISMN M-2056-0547-6
A two-part piece from the Cantiones Sacrae of 1625. The text is from the Song of Songs and receives here a wonderfully light Italian treatment in contrast to other pieces from the same collection.
Heu mihi Domine (SWV 65) EMP0766 £3.50
SATB,bc Scoring legend Office of the Dead - Respond ISMN M-2056-0766-1
This, surely the most penitential of the motets in Schütz' Cantiones Sacrae, is in many ways striking. Its text, alone of the collection, is derived from the Catholic liturgy, where it is closely related to a Respond at Matins for the Dead. The piece takes its place in the series taking their inspiration from Savonarola's famous meditation 'Infelix ego,' on Psalm 51 (Miserere mei Deus), which includes settings by Andrea Gabrieli, Lassus and Merulo. This version is offered a tone higher than the original.
Heu mihi, Domine SWV 65 EMP0625 £3.00
SATB Scoring legend Penitential ISMN M-2056-0625-1
This, surely the most penitential of the motets in Schütz' Cantiones Sacrae, is in many ways striking. Its text, alone of the collection, is derived from the Catholic liturgy, where it is closely related to a Respond at Matins for the Dead. The piece takes its place in the series taking their inspiration from Savonarola's famous meditation 'Infelix ego,' on Psalm 51 (Miserere mei Deus), which includes settings by Andrea Gabrieli, Lassus and Merulo. This version is at the original pitch (a minor).
O bone, O dulcis, O benigne Jesu. SWV 53-4 EMP0621 £3.50
SATB Scoring legend Passiontide - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0621-3
The first piece in the Cantiones Sacrae. A sombre and intense piece, reminiscent not only in its text of Gabrieli (who was Schütz' teacher.) It is also suitable for Feasts and Votive masses of the Holy Cross, the Holy Name and the Precious Blood, and in Holy Week.
Tischgesänge: Oculi omnium/Confitemini Domino. SWV 88-93 EMP0620 £3.75
SATB Scoring legend General Use - 'Grace' at mealtime ISMN M-2056-0620-6
Two Latin pieces intended for use before (Das Benedicite vor dem Essen) and after meals (Das Deo Gratias nach dem Essen). Each consists of Psalm verses, the Pater noster (the same both times) and a prayer.
Verba mea auribus percipe SWV 61 EMP0623 £3.50
SATB Scoring legend General Use - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0623-7
One of the most old-fashioned, motet-style pieces in the Cantiones Sacrae, reminiscent of Andrea Gabrieli.