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
Taverner, John (ca. 1490-1545) Show the biography
Mass 'for a meane': Sanctus EMP0247 £2.00
MTTBaB Scoring legend General Use - Mass Ordinary (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0247-5
The model for the Sanctus of Byrd's Mass for 4 voices.
Mass 'Small Devotion' = Mass O Willelme EMP0248 £5.00
SATBaB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0248-2
My reconstruction of Taverner's wonderful sonorous mass based on the antiphon 'O Willelme pastor bone'. The mass was previously known as 'Small devotion' through a misreading of the annotation 'S. Will Devocio' in the manuscript. Credo not yet included.
O splendor gloriae EMP0251 £3.50
SATBaB Scoring legend General Use - Votive Antiphon (Jesus) (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0251-2
One of Taverner's most splendid compositions.
O Willelme EMP0252 £2.00
SMATB Scoring legend General Use - Votive Antiphon ISMN M-2056-0252-9
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.