Edition Michael Procter

Renaissance choral music

Catalogue of editions by the late Michael Procter

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Title Catalogue number Price
Hassler, Hans Leo
Hassler, Hans Leo (1562 - 1612) Show the biography
Angelus ad pastores ait EMP0627 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Christmas - Antiphon ISMN M-2056-0627-5
A charming and gentle interpretation of the text set as an Antiphon at Lauds, repeated at Sext, on Christmas Day.
Cantate Domino EMP1237 £4.00
ATTB SATB TrSMT Scoring legend General Use - Psalm-Motet ISMN M-2056-1237-5
A magnificent triple-choir setting of the first 4 verses of Psalm 95. Choir II is the vocal Capella, Choir I is probably intended for a solo Alto and three low instruments (sackbuts), Choir III can be scored in various ways, but was probably intended for a solo Tenor and three high instruments. The top voice in Choir III with frequent high Gs is for a cornett or violin.
Coeli enarrant gloriam Dei a 13 EMP1279 £4.00
a 13: see description Scoring legend General Use - Psalm-Motet ISMN M-2056-1279-5
This splendid piece is scored for three groups made up as follows: TrSST ATTSb SATTB. The third group is the Capella, i.e. the vocal choir; the second group is surely for a solo Alto and three instruments, probably trombones with either a curtal (dulcian) or Bass trombone; the highest group is probably originally for solo Tenor and three instruments: these could be cornetti or strings. The text of Psalm 18 is often sung, but this large-scale festive setting, ending with the text 'et ipse tamquam sponsus procedens de thalamo suo' (as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber) was possibly intended for a wedding.
Congratulamini a 18 EMP1277 £5.80
a 18: see description Scoring legend Eastertide - Motet general ISMN M-2056-1277-1
This is the piece of Hassler's which requires the largest forces. It is scored for four groups made up as follows: TrSMA-SATB-SATTB-ATBaBSb. The second group is the Capella, i.e. the vocal choir; the third group is also in vocal clefs and could well be sung. The fourth group (actually called Primus Chorus, because it sings first) is surely for a solo Alto and four instruments, probably including a curtal or dulcian; the highest group (first in my list) could well include a solo Soprano singing the second line, and three instruments: the Tr clef part is either for Cornett or for Violin. The text is a variant of a Responsory sung (A) at the Vigil of Holy Innocents, (B) on Easter Monday, (C) on the Friday after Easter. The prominent ‘Alleluia’ suggests Eastertide use.
Deus in nomine tuo EMP1304 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend General Use - Psalm-Motet ISMN M-2056-1304-4
This is the first of the 4-voice pieces from Hassler’s great collection Sacri concentus of 1601 (an enlarged second edition was published in 1612). The text is a variant of Psalm 53 (54) which is often sung, for example on Maundy Thursday and Easter Saturday, and the opening verses frequently form Versicles or Verses.
Deus, Deus meus EMP0361 £3.00
SSATTB Scoring legend General Use - Psalm-Motet ISMN M-2056-0361-8
Ecce Maria genuit nobis Salvatorem EMP0626 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend Circumcision of Our Lord (Jan. 1) and Christmastide - Antiphon ISMN M-2056-0626-8
A splendid piece from Hassler's 1601 collection of Sacri concentus.
Hodie Christus natus est EMP0633 £3.75
SMATB SATTB Scoring legend Christmas - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0633-6
A magnificent piece in two 5-part choirs, very suitable for instrumental participation.
Hodie Christus natus est EMP1141 £3.75
SMATB SATTB Scoring legend Christmas - Motet general ISMN M-2056-1141-5
A magnificent piece in two 5-part choirs, very suitable for instrumental participation.
Ite in universum mundum EMP1303 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Ascension - Respond ISMN M-2056-1303-7
This is one of the 4-voice pieces from Hassler’s great collection Sacri concentus of 1601 (an enlarged second edition was published in 1612). The text is a variant of a Responsory in Ascensiontide but I have not been able to find an exact liturgical match, nor does Hassler’s setting show any signs of being a Responsory. The text derives from Mark 16, 15 and 16. This version is a fourth below the high-clef original.
Ite in universum mundum EMP1314 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Ascension - Respond ISMN M-2056-1314-3
This is one of the 4-voice pieces from Hassler’s great collection Sacri concentus of 1601 (an enlarged second edition was published in 1612). The text is a variant of a Responsory in Ascensiontide but I have not been able to find an exact liturgical match, nor does Hassler’s setting show any signs of being a Responsory. The text derives from Mark 16, 15 and 16. This version is a tone below the high-clef original.
Jubilate Deo a 15 EMP1285 £5.00
a 15: see description Scoring legend Christmas - Psalm-Motet ISMN M-2056-1285-6
This is the longest of Hassler's polychoral pieces, lasting about 5 minutes. It is scored for three groups made up as follows: TrTrSMT ATTBSb SMATB. The third group is the Capella, i.e. the vocal choir; the second group (actually called Primus Chorus, because it sings first) is surely for a solo Alto and four instruments, probably trombones with either a curtal (dulcian) or Bass trombone; the highest group, Secundus Chorus (the first in my list) is probably originally for solo Tenor and four instruments: these could be cornetti or strings. The text (Psalm 99 with variants) is often sung, but this spectacular setting is probably intended for Christmas use.
Jubilate Deo a 5 EMP1293 £3.00
SSATB Scoring legend General Use - Psalm-Motet ISMN M-2056-1293-1
This is one of several settings of Jubilate Deo by Hassler, for from 4 to 15 voices; this 5-voice setting was printed in his great collection Sacri Concentus of 1601. This version is a 4th below the high-clef original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1313 Down a tone
Jubilate Deo a 5 EMP1313 £3.00
SSATB Scoring legend General Use - Psalm-Motet ISMN M-2056-1313-6
This is one of several settings of Jubilate Deo by Hassler, for from 4 to 15 voices; this 5-voice setting was printed in his great collection Sacri Concentus of 1601. This version is just a tone below the high-clef original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1293 Down a fourth
Laudate Dominum EMP1308 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend General Use - Psalm-Motet ISMN M-2056-1308-2
This is one of the pieces first published in the second enlarged edition of the Sacri concentus of 1612. The text is of course that of the shortest Psalm, No 116.
Missa II (Missa secunda) EMP1242 £4.00
SATB Scoring legend Eucharist - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-1242-9
One of the better-known the masses of Hassler. A high-clef piece usually offered, as here, a third lower than notated.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1317 Transposed down a fourth
Missa II (Missa secunda) EMP1317 £4.00
SATB Scoring legend Eucharist - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-1317-4
One of the better-known the masses of Hassler. A high-clef piece, here offered a fourth lower than notated.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1242 Transposed down a third
Missa sine nomine a 12 EMP1286 £14.60
a 12: see description Scoring legend General Use - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-1286-3
This is the largest-scale mass by Hassler, and is interesting on a number of counts. (i) It is a reworking of his only 8-voice Mass; (ii) its scoring varies not only from one to three 4-voice choirs but the first Kyrie is for two 5-voice choirs (the Christe just for one of these); (iii) the Credo is for two 4-voice choirs (the Crucifixus for four voices). Most unusually, it is in vocal clefs throughout, and is thus one of the few pieces of this size which can legitimately be sung 'a capella', although instrumental doubling is entirely authentic practice. The piece is in high clefs and is offered a 4th lower.
This item is also presented as:
EMP1606 Set of parts
Missa sine nomine a 12 EMP1606 £18.00
a 12: see description Scoring legend General Use - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-1606-9
A set of parts for use with our full score comprising (i) a set of ten (2 five part choirs with alternative alto parts) for Kyrie I and Christe and (ii) a set of twelve (three five part choirs) for Kyrie II, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Agnus dei.
This item is also presented as:
EMP1286 Full score
O altitudo divitiarum EMP0596 £3.00
SAT ATBaB Scoring legend Holy Trinity - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0596-4
An impressive work in an unusual 7-voice scoring. The text is actually that of the Capitulum (Reading) at Terce for the Vigil of the Feast of Holy Trinity, but the text was often composed in Venetian usage, perhaps as a substitute motet.
O Domine Jesu Christe EMP0363 £3.00
SATB SATB Scoring legend General Use - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0363-2
It is fascinating to compare this with the well-known Gabrieli setting.
O Domine Jesu Christe EMP1282 £3.00
SATB SATB Scoring legend General Use - Motet general ISMN M-2056-1282-5
It is fascinating to compare this with the well-known Gabrieli setting. Up a semitone.
O sacrum convivium EMP1238 £3.50
SSAATTB Scoring legend Corpus Christi - Magnificat Antiphon ISMN M-2056-1238-2
A lovely piece in the unusual 7-voice scoring.
O sacrum convivium EMP1283 £3.00
SSAATTB Scoring legend Corpus Christi - Magnificat Antiphon ISMN M-2056-1283-2
A lovely piece in the unusual 7-voice scoring. Up a semitone.
Quem vidistis, pastores? EMP0628 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Christmas - Antiphon ISMN M-2056-0628-2
A lovely and lively setting. The text is that of an Antiphon for Christmas Day, and the opening of a Responsory for the Christmas season.
Tibi laus, tibi gloria EMP0364 £3.50
SSAB ATTB Scoring legend Holy Trinity - Respond ISMN M-2056-0364-9
A revised edition of this magnificent double-choir setting.
Tu es Petrus EMP1305 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend SS Peter and Paul (June 29) - Motet general ISMN M-2056-1305-1
This is one of the 5-voice pieces from Hassler’s Cantiones Sacrae, given here as found in the great collection Sacri concentus of 1601 (an enlarged second edition was published in 1612). The text is of course from Matthew 16.
Veni Domine et noli tardare EMP1233 £3.00
SMAT SATB Scoring legend Advent - Motet general ISMN M-2056-1233-7
A splendid double-choir setting of the familiar Advent text, not set as a Responsory but with a repeat of the opening section at the end.
Verbum caro factum est EMP0714 £2.00
SSATTB Scoring legend Christmas - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0714-2
A splendid 6-voice setting
Alternative version(s):
EMP1068 Sexta vox (alto) in treble clef
Verbum caro factum est EMP1068 £2.00
SSATTB Scoring legend Christmas - Motet general ISMN M-2056-1068-5
A splendid 6-voice setting. This version as the sexta vox (alto) in the treble clef.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0714 Sexta vox (alto) in tenor clef