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
Anonymous
Alma Redemptoris Mater EMP0328 £1.50
chant Scoring legend Advent and Christmastide (until Purification) - Marian Antiphon (Chant notation (St. Meinrad)) ISMN M-2056-0328-1
This edition of the antiphon is a new transcription of the chant as given in the Hartker ms (St. Gall 390-391). It differs considerably from the official Vatican Edition (Antiphonale Monasticum) which claims to be based on the same source.
Benedicta es EMP0073 £2.00
ATB Scoring legend Votive Mass BVM - Sequence ISMN M-2056-0073-10
This piece is attributed in the manuscript to 'De Anglia'. It is English in style and possibly by Dunstable or Leonel Power.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0791 Josquin's motet
EMP0795 Palestrina's parody mass (transposed up a tone)
EMP1680 Palestrina's parody mass (transposed up a third)
Clangat tuba EMP0326 £2.00
ATB Scoring legend St Thomas à Becket (December 29) - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0326-7
A piece in honour of St Thomas a Becket (December 29th) prepared for Michael's New Year course at St Odile.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1070 original pitch, suitable for mixed voices
Clangat tuba EMP1070 £2.00
SAT Scoring legend St Thomas à Becket (December 29) - Motet general ISMN M-2056-1070-8
A piece in honour of St Thomas a Becket (December 29th) prepared for Michael's New Year course at St Odile.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0326 transposed for mens voices
De profundis EMP0408 £3.00
ATBaB Scoring legend Penitential - Psalm ISMN M-2056-0408-10
This setting of the penitential psalm has become well-known in the attribution to Josquin which is now widely rejected. No reason to stop singing the piece!
Alternative version(s):
EMP1013 up a fourth
De profundis EMP1013 £3.00
SATB Scoring legend Penitential - Psalm ISMN M-2056-1013-5
This setting of the penitential psalm has become well-known in the attribution to Josquin which is now widely rejected. No reason to stop singing the piece! This version is transposed up a 4th from the original pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0408 Original pitch
Mass of the Cyprus MS (Turin J.II.9) EMP0271 £5.00
SST/SAT Scoring legend Summer - Mass Ordinary - Ed: Bob Mitchell (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0271-10
The only cyclic mass in the well-known Cypriot manuscript, now in the library at Turin. from possibly as early as 1410. This edition was commissioned for the first Schola Polyphonica summer school in Cyprus in July 1994 and performed at Ayia Kyriaki, Paphos.
Responsum acceperat Simeon EMP0327 £4.00
SMATBaB Scoring legend Purification BVM, Candlemas, Presentation of Christ (February 2) - Respond ISMN M-2056-0327-4
This splendid piece, some eight and a half minutes in length, is attributed to Josquin in the only printed source - Cantiones septem, sex et quinque vocum... Augsburg, M. Kriesstein, 1545 (RISM 1545/3 reprint 1546/5)- but the attribution has been rejected on stylistic grounds. It is nonetheless a fine piece and well worth singing.
Veni, veni Emanuel EMP0698 £1.50
Advent - Procession ISMN M-2056-0698-5
A charming two-voice setting of the familiar chant, discovered by Dr Mary Berry in a small processional used by nuns in the 15th century, now in the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris.