Edition Michael Procter

Renaissance choral music

Catalogue of editions by the late Michael Procter

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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
Gabrieli, Andrea (c. 1533 - 1585) Show the biography
Beata es Maria Show the score EMP0582 £2.00
SATBaB Scoring legend Marian Feasts - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0582-7
Our catalogue includes many pieces by Andrea Gabrieli, whom we consider the greatest 'unknown' composer of the Renaissance. There is as yet no complete edition, and our catalogue will gradually include more of his music. Beata es Maria is a beautiful piece and a good introduction to the emotional side of his style.
Beata es Maria Show the score EMP0772 £2.00
SAATB Scoring legend Marian Feasts - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0772-2
Alternative version, a third higher than the original.
Beatus vir Show the score EMP0551 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Vigils of Martyrs - Magnificat Antiphon ISMN M-2056-0551-3
Beatus vir is not one of the usual Psalm texts but is verse 12 of the first chapter of the Epistle of St James.
This item is included in:
EMP0669 4 motets
Cantate Domino EMP0351 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend General Use - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0351-9
An almost understated setting from the Cantiones Sacrae of 1565.
Caro mea EMP0553 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend General Use - Communion ISMN M-2056-0553-7
The text is especially associated with Corpus Christi, but the piece will nowadays be sung as a Communion motet.
This item is included in:
EMP0669 4 motets
De profundis clamavi (Ps. 129) EMP0347 £3.00
SAATBB Scoring legend Penitential - Psalm ISMN M-2056-0347-2
The sixth Penitential Psalm (Ps. 129)
Del gran tuonante Show the score EMP0349 £3.75
SATBaB SATBaB Scoring legend Secular ISMN M-2056-0349-6
A splendid occasional piece. Martin Morell provides the following note: The "sorella e moglie" of the "gran Tuonante" is of course Juno/Hera, and it seems that she is attempting to launch a pre-emptive strike, as it were, on an unnamed rival who is journeying on the high seas. To this end she enlists the aid of Aeolus, who unleashes Circius, the north-west wind. The scheme is foiled, however, by Nereus, and Juno is obliged to "cede the palm." Although Juno certainly had a reputation for being nasty when her jealousy was aroused, the story recounted in the sonnet has no parallel in classical mythology that I am aware of. This makes me suspect that the madrigal is an "occasional" piece, commemorating the arrival in Venice of some illustrious (and, no doubt, still queasy) female personage after a not-so-uneventful voyage. ("How about a cup of tea and a nice madrigal or two to calm your nerves, dear?")
Domine exaudi orationem meam (Ps. 101) EMP0348 £5.00
SSATTB Scoring legend Penitential - Psalm ISMN M-2056-0348-9
The fifth Penitential Psalm (Ps. 101)
Domine exaudi orationem meam (Ps. 142) EMP0640 £3.75
SSATTB Scoring legend Penitential - Psalm ISMN M-2056-0640-4
The seventh Penitential Psalm, in this performing version down a third from the high clef original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0981 Original pitch
Domine exaudi orationem meam (Ps. 142) EMP0981 £3.75
SSATTB Scoring legend Penitential - Psalm ISMN M-2056-0981-8
The seventh Penitential Psalm, in this version at the pitch of the high clef original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0640 A third lower
Domine ne in furore (Ps. 6) EMP0350 £3.75
SMATBaB Scoring legend Penitential - Psalm ISMN M-2056-0350-2
The first Penitential Psalm (Ps. 6) transposed down a fourth for male voices
Alternative version(s):
EMP1675 Transposed down a tone for mixed voices
Domine ne in furore (Ps. 6) EMP1675 £3.75
SMATBaB Scoring legend Penitential - Psalm ISMN M-2056-1675-5
The first Penitential Psalm (Ps. 6) transposed down a tone for mixed voices.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0350 Transposed down a fourth for male voices
Emendemus in melius Show the score EMP0280 £2.00
SAATTB Scoring legend Invocabit Sunday (1st Sunday in Lent) - Respond ISMN M-2056-0280-2
A wonderful setting of the text familiar from Byrd's setting, also suitable for general penitential use. Our standard version is a third lower than the original high cleffing.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0746 A fourth lower than original pitch
EMP0770 A tone lower than original pitch
Emendemus in melius Show the score EMP0746 £2.00
SAATTB Scoring legend Invocabit Sunday (1st Sunday in Lent) - Respond ISMN M-2056-0746-3
A wonderful setting of the text familiar from Byrd's setting, also suitable for general pentitential use. This version is a fourth lower than the original high cleffing.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0280 A third lower than original pitch
EMP0770 A tone lower than original pitch
Emendemus in melius EMP0770 £2.00
SAATTB Scoring legend Invocabit Sunday (1st Sunday in Lent) - Respond ISMN M-2056-0770-8
A wonderful setting of the text familiar from Byrd's setting, also suitable for general penitential use. This version is a tone lower than the original high clefs.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0280 A third lower than original pitch
EMP0746 A fourth lower than original pitch
Exaudi Deus orationem mean EMP0797 £3.50
SATBaB Scoring legend Lent - Introitus ISMN M-2056-0797-5
An unusual piece, setting the first 6 verses of Psalm 54, which seems to be set only as the Introit of the Wednesday in the 4th week of Lent. The piece bears comparison with Gabrieli's wonderful Penitential Psalms, with which it shares some remarkable word-painting and the only Latin setting I know of 'O for the wings of a dove.'
Filiae Jerusalem EMP0554 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Feasts of Martyrs in Eastertide - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0554-4
This item is included in:
EMP0669 4 motets
Jubilate Deo EMP0606 £3.00
TrSMT ATTB Scoring legend Psalm at Lauds ISMN M-2056-0606-10
A splendid double-choir setting of Psalm 99 (100) from the Concerti... of 1587. Possibly composed for one of the feast days of St Mark kept in Venice with special splendour, but proper to many Feasts, and of course suitable for Anglican Matins.
Laudate Dominum in sancto ejus EMP0552 £3.50
SSATB SATTB Scoring legend Holy Saturday (Easter Eve)(Karsamstag) - Psalm ISMN M-2056-0552-10
Not the more usual Psalm 116 but Psalm 150, set for Lauds on Feasts and for the Dead, but more likely intended for a splendid Venetian celebration on Holy Saturday. The lower choir is conventionally scored, but the higher choir includes what must originally have been a cornetto, lying too high for male soprano, and thus in all probability included other instruments.
Letare Hierusalem EMP0605 £2.00
SAATB Scoring legend Laetare Sunday (4th Sunday in Lent) - Introitus ISMN M-2056-0605-3
A suitably joyful setting for the one Sunday in Lent where violet vestments are set aside.
Levavi oculos EMP0591 £3.75
SATTB Scoring legend Holy Trinity - Vesper Psalm ISMN M-2056-0591-9
From Sacrae Cantiones 1572
Levita Laurentius EMP0352 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend St Lawrence (August 10) - Magnificat Antiphon ISMN M-2056-0352-6
Maria stabat ad monumentum Show the score EMP0079 £3.00
SAATBB Scoring legend Easter - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0079-2
An extremely beautiful motet, set in the garden early on Easter morning.
Miserere mei Domine (Ps. 50) EMP0984 £4.00
SAATBB Scoring legend Penitential - Psalm ISMN M-2056-0984-9
The fourth Penitential Psalm (Ps. 50). This version is only a tone lower than the high-clef original and thus better suited to mixed voices.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1114 A fourth lower
EMP1115 A fourth lower, Alto in treble clef
Miserere mei Domine (Ps. 50) EMP1114 £4.00
SATTBaB Scoring legend Penitential - Psalm ISMN M-2056-1114-9
The fourth Penitential Psalm (Ps. 50) from Gabrieli's magnificent collection of settings published in 1583. We have so far published numbers 1,4,5,6 and 7; the other two settings are in the pipeline. This version of Miserere mei Deus, the first with the original note values, replaces our earlier edition EMP0353. It is a fourth lower than the high-clef original, but is also available at other pitches. In this version the Altus, Tenor and Quintus are all printed in the octave-treble clef; EMP1115 presents the Altus in treble clef (which we think looks horrible...)
Alternative version(s):
EMP0984 A tone lower
EMP1115 A fourth lower, Alto in treble clef
Miserere mei Domine (Ps. 50) EMP1115 £4.00
SATTBaB Scoring legend Penitential - Psalm ISMN M-2056-1115-6
The fourth Penitential Psalm (Ps. 50) from Gabrieli's magnificent collection of settings published in 1583. We have so far published numbers 1,4,5,6 and 7; the other two settings are in the pipeline. This version of Miserere mei Deus, the first to be reissued with the original note values, replaces our earlier edition EMP0353. It is a fourth lower than the high-clef original, but is also available at other pitches. In this version the Altus is in treble clef, for those who cannot read the octave clef.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0984 A tone lower
EMP1114 A fourth lower
Missa 4 vocum (Missa brevis) EMP0078 £3.75
SATB Scoring legend General Use - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0078-5
Now typeset (without Credo) and transposed
Missa Ove ch’i posi EMP0777 £9.00
SAATTB Scoring legend General Use - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0777-7
A further lovely mass from Gabrieli’s Primus Liber. Its model is a madrigal by Willaert (printed in the edition but also available separately from Edition Michael Procter), with which it shares the unusual scoring. In the Agnus a canon requires a third Alto. This version is transposed down a third from the original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0948 A tone lower than the original pitch
See also:
EMP0787 Willaert, Adrian Ove ch’i posi gli occhi
Missa Ove ch’i posi EMP0948 £9.00
SAATTB Scoring legend General Use - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0948-1
A further lovely mass from Gabrieli’s Primus Liber. Its model is a madrigal by Willaert (printed in the edition but also available separately from Edition Michael Procter), with which it shares the unusual scoring. In the Agnus a canon requires a third Alto. This version is transposed down a tone from the original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0777 A third lower than the original pitch
See also:
EMP0947 Willaert, Adrian Ove ch’i posi gli occhi
Missa Pater peccavi EMP1116 £9.00
SSATBB Scoring legend General Use - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-1116-3
A wonderful piece, which deserves to be as famous as the Papae Marcelli or the Byrd 'Four Part' masses. It has marvellous sonorities and is imbued throughout with the pathos of íts model, Gabrieli's own motet on the Prodigal Son. The unusual scoring, SSATBB, which is shared by some of the Penitential Psalms, makes the mass very useful for choirs short of tenors. This completely revised edition, which restores original note values, has been checked against the only complete set of original part books in the Staats- und Stadtbibliothek at Augsburg. It replaces our earlier edition EMP 285.
See also:
EMP1117 Gabrieli, Andrea Pater peccavi
Missa super Vexilla regis prodeunt EMP1221 £8.20
SAATBB Scoring legend General Use - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-1221-4
A fine setting based on Lassus' magnificent hymn setting (see EMP1223). Its unusual scoring SAATBB gives it a warm sonority and perhaps a penitential atmosphere, but the mass is not restricted to use at Passiontide.
See also:
EMP1223 Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso) Vexilla regis prodeunt
O lux beata Trinitas EMP0597 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend Holy Trinity to the Saturday before Advent - Vesper Hymn ISMN M-2056-0597-1
A setting of the Vesper Hymn for the feast of the Holy Trinity (also set for Saturday Vespers from the Saturday after the Octave of Epiphany until Quadragesima and from the Octave of Pentecost until Advent). Our standard version is a 3rd lower than the high-clef original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0799 Original pitch
EMP0798 Down a 4th
O lux beata Trinitas EMP0798 £2.00
SATBaB Scoring legend Holy Trinity to the Saturday before Advent - Vesper Hymn ISMN M-2056-0798-2
This version is a 4th lower than the original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0799 Original pitch
EMP0597 Standard edition, down a 3rd
O lux beata Trinitas EMP0799 £2.00
SSAAB Scoring legend Holy Trinity to the Saturday before Advent - Vesper Hymn ISMN M-2056-0799-9
This version is at original pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0798 Down a 4th
EMP0597 Standard edition, down a 3rd
O rex gloriae EMP0555 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Ascension - Magnificat Antiphon ISMN M-2056-0555-1
O sacrum convivium EMP0281 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend Corpus Christi - Magnificat Antiphon ISMN M-2056-0281-9
Alternative version(s):
EMP0346
O sacrum convivium (transposed down a 4th) Show the score EMP0346 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend Corpus Christi - Magnificat Antiphon ISMN M-2056-0346-5
Alternative version(s):
EMP0281
O salutaris hostia EMP0282 £2.00
SAABa ATTB Scoring legend Eucharist - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0282-6
Pater peccavi EMP0771 £3.75
SSATB Scoring legend Penitential - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0771-5
Alternative version, a third higher than the original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1117 A tone higher than the original pitch
Pater peccavi EMP1117 £3.75
SSATB Scoring legend Penitential - Motet general ISMN M-2056-1117-10
Alternative version, a tone higher than the original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0771 A third higher than the original pitch
See also:
EMP1116 Gabrieli, Andrea Missa Pater peccavi
Sic Deus dilexit mundum EMP0604 £3.00
SAATB Scoring legend Pentecost (Whitsun) - Benedictus Antiphon (Lauds) ISMN M-2056-0604-6
A lovely setting of 'God so loved the world.' This version is a third lower than the high clef original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0773 A tone lower than the original pitch.
EMP1119 a fourth lower than the original high pitch
Sic Deus dilexit mundum EMP0773 £3.00
SAATB Scoring legend Pentecost (Whitsun) - Benedictus Antiphon (Lauds) ISMN M-2056-0773-9
A further motet from Gabrieli’s Sacrae Cantiones. This version is a tone below the high clef original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0604 A third lower than the original high pitch.
EMP1119 a fourth lower than the original high pitch
Sic Deus dilexit mundum EMP1119 £3.00
SAATB Scoring legend Pentecost (Whitsun) - Benedictus Antiphon (Lauds) ISMN M-2056-1119-4
A further motet from Gabrieli’s Sacrae Cantiones. This version is a fourth below the high clef original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0604 A third lower than the original high pitch.
EMP0773 A tone lower than the original pitch.
Veni sponsa Christi EMP0556 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Feasts of Virgins - Magnificat Antiphon ISMN M-2056-0556-8
This item is included in:
EMP0669 4 motets