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
Commons
Marian Feasts
Aleotti, Raphaela, Ego flos campi EMP0522 £2.00
SAT SATB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0522-3
One of the few pieces by a female composer of the period. She was prioress of the musically renowned Augustinian convent of S Vito, Ferrara, from 1636 to 1639.
Brumel, Antoine, Mater patris et filia EMP0188 £2.00
TTB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0188-1
A lovely and unusual piece for three 'equal' voices (cleffed for AAT).It was printed in the very first motet collection, in 1501, and served Josquin as a model for his parody mass. This version is transposed down a fourth.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1677 Original pitch
Brumel, Antoine, Mater patris et filia EMP1677 £2.00
TTB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-1677-9
A lovely and unusual piece for three 'equal' voices (cleffed for AAT).It was printed in the very first motet collection, in 1501, and served Josquin as a model for his parody mass. This version is at original pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0188 down a fourth
Byrd, William, Diffusa est gratia EMP0765 £1.50
SSATB Scoring legend Offertorium ISMN M-2056-0765-4
This lovely piece is one of the few with which Byrd made mistakes in his immense Gradualia: the piece is provided in the short form required when it is sung in the Gradual music for the Annunciation and the Assumption, and lacks the end of the text when it is the Offertory. I have provided a final cadence and an alternative end with the complete text.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0036 With an optional final cadence
Croce, Giovanni, Ave Virgo sponsa Dei EMP0727 £3.00
SATB ATTB Scoring legend Antiphon ISMN M-2056-0727-2
Croce, Giovanni, Incipite Virgini EMP0827 £3.75
SMATTB (+SATB) bc Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0827-9
A splendid piece, which seems to be a unique setting of the text. It is one of the larger-scale pieces in the 1610 collection, with the solo group itself divided into two trios
Alternative version(s):
EMP1137 Down a fourth
Croce, Giovanni, Incipite Virgini EMP1137 £3.75
SMATTB (+SATB) bc Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-1137-8
A splendid piece, which seems to be a unique setting of the text. It is one of the larger-scale pieces in the 1610 collection, with the solo group itself divided into two trios. This version is a fourth below the high-pitch original.
This item is included in:
EMP1140 Sacre cantilene concertate 1610
Alternative version(s):
EMP0827 Original pitch
This item is also presented as:
EMP1632 Ripieno score
EMP1646 Set of parts
Croce, Giovanni, Incipite Virgini EMP1632 £2.00
SMATTB (+SATB) bc Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-1632-8
A splendid piece, which seems to be a unique setting of the text. It is one of the larger-scale pieces in the 1610 collection, with the solo group itself divided into two trios. This is the ripieno score, a fourth below the high-pitch original.
This item is also presented as:
EMP1137 Full score
EMP1646 Set of parts
Croce, Giovanni, Incipite Virgini EMP1646 £7.50
SMATTB (+SATB) bc Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-1646-5
A splendid piece, which seems to be a unique setting of the text. It is one of the larger-scale pieces in the 1610 collection, with the solo group itself divided into two trios. This is the set of parts for the ripieno chorus and basso continuo.
This item is also presented as:
EMP1137 Full score
EMP1632 Ripieno score
Croce, Giovanni, Ingredimini omnes EMP0829 £3.50
SATB MATB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0829-3
A splendid piece, which seems to be a unique setting of the text, probably composed for a celebration at one of the Venetian Scuole Grande. It has a refrain which is sung three times, suggesting the manner of performance specified in the Sacre Cantilene Concertate of 1610, with a Ripieno doubling the two choirs at these points.
Croce, Giovanni, O gloriosa Domina EMP0572 £1.50
SATB Scoring legend Hymn ISMN M-2056-0572-8
A beautiful and effective setting, scored for SMAT, so although it fits SATB well it could be transposed to suit many different groups. The overall range is only a 17th (2 octaves plus a minor third). Available separately or in 'Three motets for four voices'.
This item is included in:
EMP0342 Three motets for four voices
Croce, Giovanni, Quasi stella matutina EMP0846 £3.00
ATB (+SATB) bc Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0846-10
This is one of the smaller-scale pieces from the 1610 collection. The text has been derived from Ecclesiasticus 50, 6-7 and ‘Marianised’ in particular by references from the Song of Songs.
This item is included in:
EMP1140 Sacre cantilene concertate 1610
This item is also presented as:
EMP1622 Ripieno score
EMP1636 Set of parts
Croce, Giovanni, Quasi stella matutina EMP1622 £2.00
ATB (+SATB) bc Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-1622-9
This is one of the smaller-scale pieces from the 1610 collection. The text has been derived from Ecclesiasticus 50, 6-7 and ‘Marianised’ in particular by references from the Song of Songs. This is the ripieno score.
This item is also presented as:
EMP0846 Full score
EMP1636 Set of parts
Croce, Giovanni, Quasi stella matutina EMP1636 £7.50
ATB (+SATB) bc Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-1636-6
This is one of the smaller-scale pieces from the 1610 collection. The text has been derived from Ecclesiasticus 50, 6-7 and ‘Marianised’ in particular by references from the Song of Songs. This is the set of parts for the ripieno chorus and basso continuo.
This item is also presented as:
EMP0846 Full score
EMP1622 Ripieno score
Croce, Giovanni, Sancta Maria succurre miseris Show the score EMP0783 £2.00
SSATB Scoring legend Magnificat Antiphon ISMN M-2056-0783-8
Croce, Giovanni, Tres sunt qui testimonium EMP0944 £3.75
SATTBB (+SATB) bc Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0944-3
A marianised version of the familiar liturgical text, including: Tres sunt qui testimonium hodie de Virgine virginum dant in caelo etc. Very possibly intended, like much of Croce's extra-liturgical music, for a celebration at one of the Venetian Scuole Grande, for which he provided much music over a period of some 20 years.
This item is included in:
EMP1140 Sacre cantilene concertate 1610
This item is also presented as:
EMP1629 Ripieno score
EMP1643 Set of parts
Croce, Giovanni, Tres sunt qui testimonium EMP1629 £2.00
SATTBB (+SATB) bc Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-1629-8
A marianised version of the familiar liturgical text, including: Tres sunt qui testimonium hodie de Virgine virginum dant in caelo etc. Very possibly intended, like much of Croce's extra-liturgical music, for a celebration at one of the Venetian Scuole Grande, for which he provided much music over a period of some 20 years. This is the ripieno score.
This item is also presented as:
EMP0944 Full score
EMP1643 Set of parts
Croce, Giovanni, Tres sunt qui testimonium EMP1643 £7.50
SATTBB (+SATB) bc Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-1643-4
A marianised version of the familiar liturgical text, including: Tres sunt qui testimonium hodie de Virgine virginum dant in caelo etc. Very possibly intended, like much of Croce's extra-liturgical music, for a celebration at one of the Venetian Scuole Grande, for which he provided much music over a period of some 20 years. This is the set of parts for the ripieno chorus and basso continuo.
This item is also presented as:
EMP0944 Full score
EMP1629 Ripieno score
Croce, Giovanni, Virgo decus EMP0728 £3.00
SATB SATB Scoring legend Antiphon ISMN M-2056-0728-9
An extraordinary piece: an 'echo motet' in which a feature familiar from madrigal writing is put to sacred, if not liturgical use. The second choir echoes the final syllables of each phrase sung in choir I, producing a text of its own.
Daser, Ludwig, Missa super Ave Maria EMP0637 £8.20
SSATBB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0637-4
Daser was the choirmaster in Munich when Lassus joined the Bavarian Court Chapel as a tenor, putting Daser rather in the position of Salieri in Venice: a good composer unlucky enough to find himself coupled with one of world stature. Daser was offered an honourable compromise, taking the director's position in Stuttgart with a lifelong pension from the Bavarian ducal house. His music is being rediscovered, and this mass on Josquin's famous Marian piece is a very fine one.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1602 Down a tone
Daser, Ludwig, Missa super Ave Maria EMP1602 £8.20
SSATBB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-1602-1
Daser was the choirmaster in Munich when Lassus joined the Bavarian Court Chapel as a tenor, putting Daser rather in the position of Salieri in Venice: a good composer unlucky enough to find himself coupled with one of world stature. Daser was offered an honourable compromise, taking the director's position in Stuttgart with a lifelong pension from the Bavarian ducal house. His music is being rediscovered, and this mass on Josquin's famous Marian piece is a very fine one. This version is transposed down a tone.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0637 Original pitch
Frye, Walter, Ave regina...mater regis angelorum EMP0529 £2.00
SAAT Scoring legend Marian Antiphon ISMN M-2056-0529-2
Frye's piece, a setting of an unusual variant text, survives in many mss in Eastern Europe, with three different Tenor parts. My edition takes the version of the so-called Codex Specialnik, Hradec Kralove, Krasjke muzeum, Knihova II A 7.
Gabrieli, Andrea, Beata es Maria Show the score EMP0582 £2.00
SATBaB Scoring legend 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.
Gabrieli, Andrea, Beata es Maria Show the score EMP0772 £2.00
SAATB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0772-2
Alternative version, a third higher than the original.
Gabrieli, Giovanni, Beata es virgo Maria EMP1294 £3.00
SSATBB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-1294-8
The 6- and 7-voice a capella motets of Gabrieli are among his loveliest, but are usually overshadowed by the large-scale pieces for voices and instruments. We are publishing all the small-scale pieces.
Gabrieli, Giovanni, Maria Virgo 1597 EMP1318 £4.00
TrTrSMA TBBBF Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-1318-1
The celebrated piece with a range of 4 octaves. Although the scoring is not specified in the print, the piece clearly requires: in the high choir Solo Alto and four high instruments (most likeley cornetti, possibly with a tenor cornett or viola); in the lower choir (called Primus Chorus because it sounds first) a Solo Tenor and four low instruments, probably trombones with perhaps a curtal as Bass. There is an organ part in the Augsburg manuscript which is incorporated in the edition.
Gabrieli, Giovanni, Sancta Maria succurre miseris EMP1295 £3.75
SAATTBB (bc) Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-1295-5
The 6- and 7-voice a capella motets of Gabrieli are among his loveliest, but are usually overshadowed by the large-scale pieces for voices and instruments. We are publishing all the small-scale pieces.
Handl, Jakob (Gallus), Quae est ista EMP0101 £1.50
SSATTB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0101-10
Handl, Jakob (Gallus), Quasi cedrus EMP0419 £2.00
SSATBB Scoring legend Lesson (Lesung) ISMN M-2056-0419-6
Unusual setting of a text from the book Ecclesiasticus (Jesus Sirach), which forms the whole of the third reading at the Little Office of the BVM.
Handl, Jakob (Gallus), Rorate coeli EMP0421 £2.00
SSATBB Scoring legend Introitus ISMN M-2056-0421-9
This item is included in:
EMP0574 Two motets for Advent
Handl, Jakob (Gallus), Vidi speciosam EMP0104 £2.00
SAATBB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0104-1
Isaac, Heinrich, O regina nobilissima EMP0752 £5.00
SATTBaB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0752-4
A contrafactum or, arguably, the original version, of Isaac's Angeli Archangeli. The use of the Comme femme descomfortee theme as cantus firmus has led to the suggestion that this piece is indeed the original. A magnificent piece, some 6 minutes in length.
Isaac, Heinrich, Salve sancta parens (Commune Festorum BMV) EMP0115 No longer available
SATB Scoring legend Mass Propers (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0115-7
Choralis Constantinus: Introit, Alleluia, Communion
Isaac, Heinrich, Salve sancta parens a6 EMP0114 £2.00
SSATTB Scoring legend Introitus ISMN M-2056-0114-10
Magnificent 6-part Introit, probably from the Imperial Hofkapelle of Maximilian, and most likely intended for Nativity BVM.
Josquin des Pres, Ave Maria...Benedicta tu EMP0496 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0496-7
A version of 'Ave Maria...Virgo serena' revised by the Lutherans, with the familiar Marian texts replaced with Biblical texts from the Annunciation. Edited from one of the Torgau mss edited and mostly written by Johann Walter, Luther's closest collaborator.
Josquin des Pres, Ave Maria...virgo serena EMP0119 £3.00
SSATTB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0119-5
Josquin's original 4-part setting is so perfect that it seems sacrilegious to add further voices. Yet the composer of the additional soprano and tenor - now thought to have been Daser - creates a wonderful rich texture which seems to add further colour to Josquin's masterpiece.This version is transposed down a third for male voices.
Josquin des Pres, Ave Maria...virgo serena EMP0268 £3.50
SSATTB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0268-10
Josquin's original 4-part setting is so perfect that it seems sacrilegious to add further voices. Yet the composer of the additional soprano and tenor - now thought to have been Daser - creates a wonderful rich texture which seems to add further colour to Josquin's masterpiece.This is the original-pitch version.
Josquin des Pres, Benedicta es celorum regina Show the score EMP0791 £3.75
SAATBB Scoring legend Sequence ISMN M-2056-0791-3
A revised edition of Josquin's famous piece, which provided the model for many parodies. Josquin probably took the idea from an anonymous English 3-voice setting (EMP0073 in my catalogue) which was based on the chant Sequence: this was in turn a contrafactum of a very early sequence for Holy Trinity, which probably derived from the even earlier jubilus of the Alleluia.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0073 Chant model
EMP0795 Palestrina's parody mass (transposed up a tone)
EMP1680 Palestrina's parody mass (transposed up a third)
Josquin des Pres, Missa de Beata Maria Virgine EMP0124 £12.20
SATBaB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0124-9
Josquin's Mary Mass is a complex piece, for 4 and 5 voices, with canons in the Credo, Sanctus and Agnus. Only the Credo is in normal clefs; the other movements are in high clefs and need transposition. Our edition, completely revised in 2006, is available in two versions, high and low voices. This is the version for low voices.
Josquin des Pres, Missa de Beata Maria Virgine EMP0716 £15.00
SATBaB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0716-6
Josquin's Mary Mass is a complex piece, for 4 and 5 voices, with canons in the Credo, Sanctus and Agnus. Only the Credo is in normal clefs; the other movements are in high clefs and need transposition. Our edition, completely revised in 2006, is available in two versions, high and low voices. This is the high-voice version.
Merulo, Claudio, Beata viscera Mariae Virginis EMP0516 £2.00
SMATTB Scoring legend Communion ISMN M-2056-0516-2
A beautiful setting of the familiar Marian piece, originally cleffed TrSMAABa. It is usually offered transposed down a tone or down a fourth.
Monteverdi, Claudio, Missa Sanctissimae Virgini (Missa In illo tempore) EMP1078 £10.60
SSATTB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-1078-4
A completely new edition replacing the Beauchamp Press version which we took over in 2008. This magnificent setting was the principal work in Monteverdi's 1610 collection which also included the famous Vespers. Based on melodic material from Gombert's 'In illo tempore' the work originally bore the title 'Missa Sanctissimae Virgini'. One of the grandest and most luscious of Monteverdi's works, it deserves to be as well-known as Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcelli or the Byrd 4-voice Mass. This version is at the original high pitch (only suitable for instruments).
Alternative version(s):
EMP1079 Down a fourth for male voices
EMP1080 Down a third (in 'A')
Monteverdi, Claudio, Missa Sanctissimae Virgini (Missa In illo tempore) EMP1079 £10.60
SSATTB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-1079-1
A completely new edition replacing the Beauchamp Press version which we took over in 2008. This magnificent setting was the principal work in Monteverdi's 1610 collection which also included the famous Vespers. Based on melodic material from Gombert's 'In illo tempore' the work originally bore the title 'Missa Sanctissimae Virgini'. One of the grandest and most luscious of Monteverdi's works, it deserves to be as well-known as Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcelli or the Byrd 4-voice Mass. This version is transposed down a fourth for male voices.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1078 Original high pitch (only suitable for instruments)
EMP1080 Down a third (in 'A')
Monteverdi, Claudio, Missa Sanctissimae Virgini (Missa In illo tempore) EMP1080 £10.60
SSATTB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-1080-7
A completely new edition replacing the Beauchamp Press version which we took over in 2008. This magnificent setting was the principal work in Monteverdi's 1610 collection which also included the famous Vespers. Based on melodic material from Gombert's 'In illo tempore' the work originally bore the title 'Missa Sanctissimae Virgini'. One of the grandest and most luscious of Monteverdi's works, it deserves to be as well-known as Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcelli or the Byrd 4-voice Mass. This version is transposed down a third (in 'A').
Alternative version(s):
EMP1078 Original high pitch (only suitable for instruments)
EMP1079 Down a fourth for male voices
Mouton, Jean, Salve Mater Salvatoris EMP0161 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0161-4
Newly typeset edition of one of Mouton's best-known shorter pieces. It includes a canon in which the Altus sings the Bass line upside-down.
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Ave regina coelorum - Gaude gloriosa Show the score EMP0792 £3.00
SATTB Scoring legend 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
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Ave regina coelorum - Gaude gloriosa Show the score EMP0793 £3.00
SATTB Scoring legend 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
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Ave regina coelorum - Gaude gloriosa Show the score EMP0794 £3.00
SATTB Scoring legend 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
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Missa Beatae Mariae Virginis EMP0294 £9.00
SSATTB Scoring legend 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
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Missa Beatae Mariae Virginis EMP0301 £9.00
SSATTB Scoring legend 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
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Missa Benedicta es EMP0795 £9.80
SAATBB Scoring legend 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)
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Missa Benedicta es EMP1680 £9.80
SAATBB Scoring legend 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)
Parsons, Robert, Ave Maria EMP0427 £3.00
MTTBaB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0427-1
The famous piece is here presented at the original pitch, clearly for men's voices.
Victoria, Tomas Luis de, Missa Salve Regina EMP0314 £8.20
SSAT SATB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0314-4
A magnificent mass based on Victoria's own superb setting of the antiphon. Revised edition with original note values restored.
Willaert, Adrian, Ave maris stella EMP0321 £3.00
SAATTB Scoring legend Vesper Hymn ISMN M-2056-0321-2
Willaert, Adrian, Inviolata, integra et casta es Maria EMP0493 £3.75
SSMATTB Scoring legend Mary Sequence ISMN M-2056-0493-6
A magnificent piece, scored for seven voices. It includes a triple canon as if to outdo Josquin's famous setting.