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
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da (ca. 1525 - 1594) Show the biography
Accepit Jesus calicem EMP0389 £3.50
SAATTB Scoring legend Corpus Christi - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0389-2
Alma Redemptoris Mater EMP0170 £1.50
SATB Scoring legend Advent and Christmastide (until Purification) ISMN M-2056-0170-6
An exquisite and simple setting of the antiphon.
Assumpta est Maria EMP0390 £3.50
SSATTB Scoring legend Assumption BVM (August 15) - Communion ISMN M-2056-0390-8
Ave regina coelorum - Gaude gloriosa Show the score EMP0792 £3.00
SATTB Scoring legend Marian Feasts - Marian Antiphon ISMN M-2056-0792-10
A lovely piece, the second part of which has been recorded by Chanticleer. It sets an early variant of the standard text, whose second half begins Gaude gloriosa. Here offered at the original high clef pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0793 Down a fourth
EMP0794 Down a third
Ave regina coelorum - Gaude gloriosa Show the score EMP0793 £3.00
SATTB Scoring legend Marian Feasts - Marian Antiphon ISMN M-2056-0793-7
A lovely piece, the second part of which has been recorded by Chanticleer. It sets an early variant of the standard text, whose second half begins Gaude gloriosa. Here offered a 4th lower than the original high clef pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0792 Original high pitch
EMP0794 Down a third
Ave regina coelorum - Gaude gloriosa Show the score EMP0794 £3.00
SATTB Scoring legend Marian Feasts - Marian Antiphon ISMN M-2056-0794-4
A lovely piece, the second part of which has been recorded by Chanticleer. It sets an early variant of the standard text, whose second half begins Gaude gloriosa. Here offered a 3rd lower than the original high clef pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0792 Original high pitch
EMP0793 Down a fourth
Canite tuba in Sion EMP0540 £3.50
SSATB Scoring legend Advent - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0540-7
A fine piece for Advent, not, however, a setting of the first Respond at Matins on the 4th Sunday in Advent. But it is in the familiar two-part form ABCB with a splendid Alleluia.
Canticum Canticorum 26, 27. EMP0483 £3.50
various Scoring legend Non-liturgical ISMN M-2056-0483-7
See: Song of Songs
Caro mea EMP0175 £2.00
SSATB Scoring legend Communion ISMN M-2056-0175-1
Caro mea EMP0541 £2.00
SSAB ATBB Scoring legend Corpus Christi - Gospel (Evangelium) ISMN M-2056-0541-4
A magnificent double-choir setting which makes a fascinating contrast to the 5-part version. It comes from the same collection as Fratres ego, Constantino's anthology 'Selectae cantiones' of 1614.
Crucem sanctam EMP0176 £1.50
SAATB Scoring legend Invention of Holy Cross (May 3) (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0176-8
Cum ortus est + Rex pacificus EMP0396 £4.80
SAATTB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0396-10
Dies sanctificatus EMP0506 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Christmas - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0506-3
A very effective and deceptively simple piece, which provided the model for the Missa Dies sanctificatus.
Domine convertere EMP0788 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend Sunday within the Octave of Corpus Christi - Offertorium ISMN M-2056-0788-3
A splendid piece from Palestrina's greatly underrated Offertoria totius anni... 1593.
Dominus Jesus in qua nocte EMP0178 £1.50
SAATB Scoring legend Good Friday (Karfreitag) (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0178-2
Dum complerentur: Dum ergo essent EMP0179 £4.00
SSATTB Scoring legend Pentecost (Whitsun) - Motet general (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0179-9
Duo ubera (Canticum canticorum) EMP0293 £2.00
SSATB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0293-2
Ecce sacerdos magnus EMP0567 £3.50
SAATBaB Scoring legend Feasts of Confessors and Doctors of the Church - Introitus ISMN M-2056-0567-4
Insecurely attributed to Palestrina, this is nonetheless a fine piece.
Ego sum panis: Panis quem ego EMP0181 £2.00
SSATB Scoring legend Eucharist - Communion (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0181-2
Fratres ego enim accepi EMP0542 £3.50
SATB SATB Scoring legend Corpus Christi - Lesson (Lesung) ISMN M-2056-0542-1
A magnificent double-choir setting which was the model for the Missa Fratres ego.
Fuit homo missus a Deo EMP0395 £3.00
SATTB Scoring legend St John Baptist (June 24) - Respond ISMN M-2056-0395-3
One of Palestrina's magnificent responsories.
Haec dies EMP0183 £1.50
SSATTB Scoring legend Easter (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0183-6
Hodie Christus natus est EMP1032 £2.00
SSMA Scoring legend Christmas - Magnificat Antiphon ISMN M-2056-1032-6
This simple setting is from a holograph manuscript at S. Giovanni Laterano. Its original cleffing (TrTrMA) is an 'ad aequales' combination allowing for transposition to suit the available forces. Other versions are available for different combinations of voices, this version is at the original pitch.
Hodie Christus natus est EMP1033 £2.00
TTBB Scoring legend Christmas - Magnificat Antiphon ISMN M-2056-1033-3
This simple setting is from a holograph manuscript at S. Giovanni Laterano. Its original cleffing (TrTrMA) is an 'ad aequales' combination allowing for transposition to suit the available forces. Other versions are available for different combinations of voices, this version is an octave below the original pitch.
Hodie Christus natus est EMP1034 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Christmas - Magnificat Antiphon ISMN M-2056-1034-10
This simple setting is from a holograph manuscript at S. Giovanni Laterano. Its original cleffing (TrTrMA) is an 'ad aequales' combination allowing for transposition to suit the available forces. Other versions are available for different combinations of voices, this version is a fifth below the original pitch.
In te speravi EMP0399 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend St Thomas à Becket (December 29) - Offertorium ISMN M-2056-0399-1
Jubilate Deo EMP0184 £2.50
SATTB Scoring legend General Use - Canticle (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0184-3
Jubilate Deo EMP0185 £3.00
SATB SATB Scoring legend Christmas - Psalm ISMN M-2056-0185-10
A splendid double-choir setting, printed as the final work in Palestrina's great Third Book of motets, which I have suggested he intended as a retrospective for his 50th birthday. The Psalm is set for Lauds of Feasts, including Christmas. A high-clef setting usually offered down a fourth.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1687 Transposed down a tone
Jubilate Deo EMP1687 £3.00
SATB SATB Scoring legend Christmas - Psalm ISMN M-2056-1687-8
A splendid double-choir setting, printed as the final work in Palestrina's great Third Book of motets, which I have suggested he intended as a retrospective for his 50th birthday. The Psalm is set for Lauds of Feasts, including Christmas. A high-clef setting here offered down a tone.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0185 Transposed down a fourth
Justorum animae EMP0187 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend All Saints (November 1) - Offertorium ISMN M-2056-0187-4
Lamentations Book III (Good Friday) EMP1300 £3.50
SATTB Scoring legend Good Friday (Karfreitag) - Lesson (Lesung) ISMN M-2056-1300-6
Die erste 'Lesung' für Matutin (Tenebrae) vom Karfreitag.
Lamentations Book III (Good Friday) EMP1301 £3.50
SATTB Scoring legend Good Friday (Karfreitag) - Lesson (Lesung) ISMN M-2056-1301-3
Die zweite 'Lesung' für Matutin (Tenebrae) vom Karfreitag.
Lamentations Book III (Good Friday) EMP1302 £3.50
SSATTB Scoring legend Good Friday (Karfreitag) - Lesson (Lesung) ISMN M-2056-1302-10
Die dritte 'Lesung' für Matutin (Tenebrae) vom Karfreitag.
Lamentations III (Fri.) EMP1299 £5.80
various Scoring legend Good Friday (Karfreitag) - Lesson (Lesung) ISMN M-2056-1299-3
Die drei 'Lesungen' für Matutin (Tenebrae) vom Karfreitag: I Heth (SATTB), II Lamed (SATTB), III Aleph (SSATTB)
Lamentations III (Sat.) EMP0298 £6.60
various Scoring legend Holy Saturday (Easter Eve)(Karsamstag) - Lesson (Lesung) ISMN M-2056-0298-7
II Heth (SAATB), II Aleph (SATTB), III Oratio (SSATTB)
Lamentations III (Sat.) Lectio III EMP1052 £3.50
SSATTB Scoring legend Holy Saturday (Easter Eve)(Karsamstag) - Lesson (Lesung) ISMN M-2056-1052-4
Oratio Jeremiae, the third Lesson from the Lamentations on Holy Saturday and thus the last of the nine sections from the Lamentations which occur in the office of Tenebrae. This is our standard version, a 4th below the high-clef original.
Lamentations III (Sat.) Lectio III EMP1053 £3.50
SSATTB Scoring legend Holy Saturday (Easter Eve)(Karsamstag) - Lesson (Lesung) ISMN M-2056-1053-1
Oratio Jeremiae, the third Lesson from the Lamentations on Holy Saturday and thus the last of the nine sections from the Lamentations which occur in the office of Tenebrae. This is at the same pitch as our standard version, a 4th below the high-clef original, but with the Alto voice in Treble clef.
Lamentations III (Sat.) Lectio III EMP1057 £3.75
SSATTB Scoring legend Holy Saturday (Easter Eve)(Karsamstag) - Lesson (Lesung) ISMN M-2056-1057-9
Oratio Jeremiae, the third Lesson from the Lamentations on Holy Saturday and thus the last of the nine sections from the Lamentations which occur in the office of Tenebrae. This is at a higher pitch than our standard version, just a tone below the high-clef original, and with the Alto voice in Treble clef.
Lamentations III (Thur.) EMP0296 £6.60
various Scoring legend In Cena Domini (Maundy Thursday, Gründonnerstag) - Lesson (Lesung) ISMN M-2056-0296-3
The three readings for the first Nocturn at Tenebrae (Matins) of Maundy Thursday from Palestrina's third set of Lamentations. I Incipit Aleph (SSATB), II Vau Et egressus (SATTB), III Jod Manum suum (SSATTB)
Lamentations III/Maundy Thursday/First Reading EMP0585 £3.00
SSATB Scoring legend In Cena Domini (Maundy Thursday, Gründonnerstag) - Lesson (Lesung) ISMN M-2056-0585-8
Lamentations III/Maundy Thursday/Second Reading EMP0586 £3.00
SATTB Scoring legend In Cena Domini (Maundy Thursday, Gründonnerstag) - Lesson (Lesung) ISMN M-2056-0586-5
Lamentations III/Maundy Thursday/Third Reading EMP0587 £3.00
SSATTB Scoring legend In Cena Domini (Maundy Thursday, Gründonnerstag) - Lesson (Lesung) ISMN M-2056-0587-2
Lamentations Liber III EMP1148 Not available separately
various Scoring legend Holy Saturday (Easter Eve)(Karsamstag) - Lesson (Lesung) ISMN M-2056-1148-4
Michael Procter never completed his latest revision of Palestrina's third book of Lamentations, with original note values. Instead, we recommend the three component volumes: EMP0296 Maundy Thursday, EMP1299 Good Friday and EMP0298 Holy Saturday.
Laudate Dominum EMP0194 £3.00
SSAB SATB Scoring legend General Use - Psalm ISMN M-2056-0194-2
Libera me EMP0300 £3.75
SATB Scoring legend Office of the Dead - Respond ISMN M-2056-0300-7
Missa Ascendo ad Patrem EMP0325 £3.50
SATTB Scoring legend Ascension - Mass Ordinary (Other) ISMN M-2056-0325-10
Missa Assumpta est Maria EMP0391 £9.50
SSATTB Scoring legend General Use - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0391-5
Missa Beatae Mariae Virginis EMP0294 £9.00
SSATTB Scoring legend Marian Feasts - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0294-9
The original version of the mass, including the Gloria Tropes 'Spiritus et alme...' This version is at the original high pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0301 Down a 4th
Missa Beatae Mariae Virginis EMP0301 £9.00
SSATTB Scoring legend Marian Feasts - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0301-4
The original version of the mass, including the Gloria Tropes 'Spiritus et alme...' This version is transposed down a 4th.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0294 Original high pitch
Missa Benedicta es EMP0795 £9.80
SAATBB Scoring legend Marian Feasts - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0795-1
A magnificent mass, a parody on Josquin's celebrated setting of the Marian Sequence (EMP0791) in a new edition (replacing EMP0299 which lacked the Credo and has been withdrawn). This version is a tone higher than the original. The Tenor divides in the Benedictus, which is scored SAATT.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0073 Chant model
EMP0791 Josquin's motet
EMP1680 Palestrina's parody mass (transposed up a third)
Missa Benedicta es EMP1680 £9.80
SAATBB Scoring legend Marian Feasts - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-1680-9
A magnificent mass, a parody on Josquin's celebrated setting of the Marian Sequence (EMP0791) in a new edition (replacing EMP0299 which lacked the Credo and has been withdrawn). This version is a third higher than the original. The Tenor divides in the Benedictus, which is scored SAATT.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0073 Chant model
EMP0791 Josquin's motet
EMP0795 Palestrina's parody mass (transposed up a tone)
Missa Dies sanctificatus EMP0580 £5.80
SATB Scoring legend Christmas - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0580-3
A parody on Palestrina's charming Christmas motet, also available in our Edition. Michael Procter has questioned the attribution to Palestrina, for although the piece was included in the last collection of masses to be published in his lifetime, it scarcely seems up to his usual impeccable standards. It has nonetheless achieved recognition in recent scholarship, and is a worthy addition to the simpler 4-part masses suitable for Christmas use.
Missa Fratres ego enim accepi EMP0543 £10.60
SATB SATB Scoring legend Corpus Christi - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0543-8
A magnificent double-choir mass based on Palestrina's own motet. It is of course not only suitable for Corpus Christi, although that is the Feast for which the motet was composed.
Missa Laudate Dominum EMP0201 £7.50
SATB SATB Scoring legend General Use - Mass Ordinary (Other) ISMN M-2056-0201-7
A magnificent double-choir parody mass, suitable for use on Feasts.
Missa Mantovana (Missa sine nomine) EMP0950 £7.40
SSSA Scoring legend General Use ISMN M-2056-0950-4
One of the masses composed for the chapel of the Gonzagas in Mantua between 1568 and 1579. Unlike the other settings, this Mass is through-composed, and it is the only one for 'equal voices'. This version is for high voices SSSA.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0951 AAAT
EMP0952 TTTB
Missa Mantovana (Missa sine nomine) EMP0951 £6.60
AAAT Scoring legend General Use ISMN M-2056-0951-1
One of the masses composed for the chapel of the Gonzagas in Mantua between 1568 and 1579. Unlike the other settings, this Mass is through-composed, and it is the only one for 'equal voices'. This version is at the original pitch for male voices AAAT.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0950 SSSA
EMP0952 TTTB
Missa Mantovana (Missa sine nomine) EMP0952 £7.40
TTTB Scoring legend General Use ISMN M-2056-0952-8
One of the masses composed for the chapel of the Gonzagas in Mantua between 1568 and 1579. Unlike the other settings, this Mass is through-composed, and it is the only one for 'equal voices'. This version is transposed down a fourth for male voices TTTB.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0950 SSSA
EMP0951 AAAT
Missa Tu es Petrus EMP0662 £5.00
SSATBB Scoring legend General Use - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0662-6
One of the best-known masses of Palestrina (although the ascription to him cannot be regarded as certain). The model is of course his own magnificent setting of the Responsory Tu es Petrus. Appropriate especially for the two feasts of St Peter, (SS Peter and Paul and St Peter's Chains). At present only the Kyrie, Sanctus and Agnus Dei are available, the complete edition will be finished as quickly as possible.
Missa Ut Re Mi Fa EMP0393 £9.00
SSATTB Scoring legend General Use - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0393-9
This mass, together with the Missa BMV, forms the 6-part section of Palestrina's Third Book of masses for 4, 5 and 6 voices (1570). There exists a manuscript in the library of the Sistine Chapel, giving the date as 1563, so we may suppose the mass to date from Palestrina's return, after his difficult years at S. John Lateran, to S. Maria Maggiore. As well as being unusually scored - for SSAATB - it is his only Hexachord Mass, and displays his considerable gifts: the second Superius sings only the cantus firmus, ascending and descending, either in the natural or the hard hexachord, but in an enormously varied and varying series of rhythms. In the final Agnus a third Alto sings in canon a fifth below the second Superius. The edition has now been revised and includes the Credo. Here a 4th lower than the high-clef original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1024 Down a tone
Missa Ut Re Mi Fa EMP1024 £9.00
SSATTB Scoring legend General Use - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-1024-1
This mass, together with the Missa BMV, forms the 6-part section of Palestrina's Third Book of masses for 4, 5 and 6 voices (1570). There exists a manuscript in the library of the Sistine Chapel, giving the date as 1563, so we may suppose the mass to date from Palestrina's return, after his difficult years at S. John Lateran, to S. Maria Maggiore. As well as being unusually scored - for SSAATB - it is his only Hexachord Mass, and displays his considerable gifts: the second Superius sings only the cantus firmus, ascending and descending, either in the natural or the hard hexachord, but in an enormously varied and varying series of rhythms. In the final Agnus a third Alto sings in canon a fifth below the second Superius. The edition has now been revised and includes the Credo. Given here a tone lower than the high-clef original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0393 Down a fourth
Missa VIII Toni (Missa Festum nunc celebre) EMP0392 £7.40
SSATTB Scoring legend Ascension - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0392-2
A comparatively early work. Its model is the Ascensiontide hymn Festum nunc celebre, in a version of the melody not found in Italian sources - which is perhaps the reason for its remaining unidentified in the first edition.
Misssa Quando lieta sperai EMP0602 £9.50
SATTB Scoring legend General Use - Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0602-2
One of several masses based on Rore's madrigal (also in our catalogue), Palestrina's was included in the Liber XI Missarum of 1600, one of several collections rushed through the press (and clearly poorly proofread) after his death. This edition was made from the copy of the original print in Vienna.
O bone Jesu EMP0203 £2.00
SSATTB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0203-1
Opem nobis O Thoma EMP0398 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend St Thomas à Becket (December 29) - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0398-4
Pater noster EMP0394 £2.00
SSTTB Scoring legend General Use - Prayer ISMN M-2056-0394-6
Posuisti EMP0400 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend Holy Family (Sunday in the Octave of the Nativity or December 30) - Offertorium ISMN M-2056-0400-4
Sicut cervus: Sitivit anima mea EMP0209 £3.50
SATB Scoring legend General Use - Psalm ISMN M-2056-0209-3
Song of Songs 26, 27. EMP0482 £3.50
various Scoring legend Non-liturgical ISMN M-2056-0482-10
Duo ubera tua (SSATB) and Quam pulchra es (SAATB). A pair of motets from the wonderfully sensuous cycle: further selections in preparation.
Stabat Mater dolorosa EMP0568 £4.00
SATB SATB Scoring legend Seven Sorrows of Mary (Maria perdolens), (September 15) - Sequence ISMN M-2056-0568-1
The famous double-choir setting, here offered in a revised edition with original note-values, a fourth lower than the high clef original. Altos in 'octave treble' tenor clef.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1091 Down a fourth. Altos in treble clef
Stabat Mater dolorosa EMP1091 £4.00
SATB SATB Scoring legend Seven Sorrows of Mary (Maria perdolens), (September 15) - Sequence ISMN M-2056-1091-3
The famous double-choir setting, here offered in a revised edition with original note-values, a fourth lower than the high clef original. Altos in treble clef.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0568 Down a fourth. Altos in tenor clef
Super flumina Babilonis EMP0211 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend General Use - Psalm ISMN M-2056-0211-6
Surge illuminare: Et ambulabunt EMP0212 £3.75
SATB SATB Scoring legend Advent - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0212-3
This version is at our preferred performing pitch, a fourth lower than the original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0979 Original pitch
Surge illuminare: Et ambulabunt EMP0979 £4.80
SATB SATB Scoring legend Advent - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0979-5
This version is at the original high clef pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0212 A fourth lower
Tu es Petrus EMP0213 £3.75
SSATBB Scoring legend SS Peter and Paul (June 29) ISMN M-2056-0213-10
One of Palestrina's best-known pieces, but one of the many which are actually in high clefs and need transposing. The piece is therefore offered transposed down a fourth for SSATBaB.
Two Offertories for the Christmas Octave EMP0397 £3.50
SATTB Scoring legend Christmas - Offertorium ISMN M-2056-0397-7
In te speravi (Holy Family) and Posuisti (St. Thomas a Becket, Dec. 29)
Viri Galilaei – Ascendit Deus Show the score EMP0789 £3.00
SSATTB Scoring legend Ascension - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0789-10
A magnificent piece in two substantial parts, from Palestrina's first publication of sacred music. This is a newly printed version which replaces EMP0214. Usually offered, as here, a minor third lower than the original high clefs.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0790 Original high pitch version.
Viri Galilaei – Ascendit Deus Show the score EMP0790 £3.00
SSATTB Scoring legend Ascension - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0790-6
A magnificent piece in two substantial parts, from Palestrina's first publication of sacred music. This is a newly printed version which replaces EMP0214. Here offered at the original high clef pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0789 Standard version, down a third from the original high pitch.