Edition Michael Procter

Renaissance choral music

Catalogue of editions by the late Michael Procter

Liturgical occasion

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.

Orders and enquiries are welcome now at info@edition-mp.com and will be produced and sold by Peacock Press.

A note on prices

While the process of verification goes on, please treat these prices as indicative. Up to date prices can be obtained from info@edition-mp.com

Information and orders

For information and orders please contact

Scoring legend

For a popup explanation of the scoring symbols click any of the legend icon icons.

You can find composer biographies where you see the biography icon icon.

Our partner site ItalianMadrigal.com offers lots more Italian madrigals.



Many of these editions can be read and heard online. Just click where you see the Score icon icon. To see the music, you will need Sibelius Scorch, which is available free.

Many of these editions can be read, heard and downloaded at ScoreExchange.com

Title Catalogue number Price
Temporale - Proper of the time
Holy Saturday (Easter Eve)(Karsamstag)
Croce, Giovanni, O vos omnes EMP0841 £2.00
MATB Scoring legend Tenebrae Responsories ISMN M-2056-0841-5
Alternative version(s):
EMP0976 A third higher than original pitch
Croce, Giovanni, O vos omnes EMP0976 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Tenebrae Responsories ISMN M-2056-0976-4
A version set a third higher than the original, for SATB.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0841 Original pitch
Croce, Giovanni, Plange quasi virgo EMP0844 £2.00
SATB SATB Scoring legend Tenebrae Responsories ISMN M-2056-0844-6
One of the many Responsories hidden among Croce's output, possibly composed for extra-liturgical use at one of the Scuole Grande of Venice. This happens to be a Tenebrae Responsory, one of four anthologised by Argilliano in 1612, although the piece was originally published in the 1594 double-choir motets. Argilliano provided a 4-voice setting of the (Roman) verse which is missing in all Croce's Responsories.
Gabrieli, Andrea, Laudate Dominum in sancto ejus EMP0552 £3.50
SSATB SATTB Scoring legend 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.
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Tenebrae Responsories: Holy Saturday EMP0476 £4.00
SATB Scoring legend Tenebrae Responsories ISMN M-2056-0476-9
The Responsories for the second and third Nocturns of Tenebrae (Matins) on Holy Saturday. I Recessit pastor noster, II O vos omnes, III Ecce quomodo moritur, IV Astiterunt reges terrae, V Aestimatus sum, VI Sepulto Domino
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Lamentations III (Sat.) EMP0298 £6.60
various Scoring legend Lesson (Lesung) ISMN M-2056-0298-7
II Heth (SAATB), II Aleph (SATTB), III Oratio (SSATTB)
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Lamentations III (Sat.) Lectio III EMP1052 £3.50
SSATTB Scoring legend 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.
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Lamentations III (Sat.) Lectio III EMP1053 £3.50
SSATTB Scoring legend 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.
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Lamentations III (Sat.) Lectio III EMP1057 £3.75
SSATTB Scoring legend 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.
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Lamentations Liber III EMP1148 Not available separately
various Scoring legend 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.
Victoria, Tomas Luis de, Aestimatus sum (Sabbato sancto Resp. VIII) EMP1186 £1.50
AATB Scoring legend Tenebrae Responsories ISMN M-2056-1186-6
This is our standard version, transposed a fourth lower.
This item is included in:
EMP1211 Tenebrae Responsories
This item is included in:
EMP1217 Tenebrae Responsories - Sabbato Sancto
Victoria, Tomas Luis de, Aestimatus sum (Sabbato sancto Resp. VIII) EMP1209 £1.50
SSAT Scoring legend Tenebrae Responsories ISMN M-2056-1209-2
Mixed-voice version, transposed down a tone.
This item is included in:
EMP1212 Tenebrae Responsories
This item is included in:
EMP1218 Tenebrae Responsories - Sabbato sancto
Victoria, Tomas Luis de, Astiterunt reges terrae (Sabbato sancto Resp. VII) EMP1185 £1.50
ATBaB Scoring legend Tenebrae Responsories ISMN M-2056-1185-9
This is our standard version, transposed a fourth lower.
This item is included in:
EMP1211 Tenebrae Responsories
This item is included in:
EMP1217 Tenebrae Responsories - Sabbato Sancto
Victoria, Tomas Luis de, Astiterunt reges terrae (Sabbato sancto Resp. VII) EMP1208 £1.50
SATB Scoring legend Tenebrae Responsories ISMN M-2056-1208-5
Mixed-voice version, transposed down a tone.
This item is included in:
EMP1212 Tenebrae Responsories
This item is included in:
EMP1218 Tenebrae Responsories - Sabbato sancto
Victoria, Tomas Luis de, Ecce quomodo moritur justus (Sabbato sancto Resp. VI) EMP1184 £1.50
ATBaB Scoring legend Tenebrae Responsories ISMN M-2056-1184-2
This is our standard version, transposed a fourth lower.
This item is included in:
EMP1211 Tenebrae Responsories
This item is included in:
EMP1217 Tenebrae Responsories - Sabbato Sancto
Victoria, Tomas Luis de, Ecce quomodo moritur justus (Sabbato sancto Resp. VI) EMP1207 £1.50
SATB Scoring legend Tenebrae Responsories ISMN M-2056-1207-8
Mixed-voice version, transposed down a tone.
This item is included in:
EMP1212 Tenebrae Responsories
This item is included in:
EMP1218 Tenebrae Responsories - Sabbato sancto
Victoria, Tomas Luis de, Lamentations for Holy (or Easter) Saturday EMP1228 £5.00
SSATTB Scoring legend Lesson (Lesung) ISMN M-2056-1228-3
The three readings for the first Nocturn at Tenebrae. The scoring varies: Lesson I is SATB, ending SSATTB; Lesson II is SSAT, ending SSATB; Lesson III is SSATTB, with an alternative ending for SATB SATB. Our standard version is a 4th below the original high pitch.
This item is included in:
EMP1230 Lamentations (complete)
Victoria, Tomas Luis de, O vos omnes (Sabbato sancto Resp. V) EMP1183 £1.50
AATB Scoring legend Tenebrae Responsories ISMN M-2056-1183-5
This is our standard version, transposed a fourth lower.
This item is included in:
EMP1211 Tenebrae Responsories
This item is included in:
EMP1217 Tenebrae Responsories - Sabbato Sancto
Victoria, Tomas Luis de, O vos omnes (Sabbato sancto Resp. V) EMP1206 £1.50
SSAT Scoring legend Tenebrae Responsories ISMN M-2056-1206-1
Mixed-voice version, transposed down a tone.
This item is included in:
EMP1212 Tenebrae Responsories
This item is included in:
EMP1218 Tenebrae Responsories - Sabbato sancto
Victoria, Tomas Luis de, Recessit pastor noster (Sabbato sancto Resp. IV) EMP1182 £1.50
ATBaB Scoring legend Tenebrae Responsories ISMN M-2056-1182-8
This is our standard version, transposed a fourth lower.
This item is included in:
EMP1211 Tenebrae Responsories
This item is included in:
EMP1217 Tenebrae Responsories - Sabbato Sancto
Victoria, Tomas Luis de, Recessit pastor noster (Sabbato sancto Resp. IV) EMP1205 £1.50
SATB Scoring legend Tenebrae Responsories ISMN M-2056-1205-4
Mixed-voice version, transposed down a tone.
This item is included in:
EMP1212 Tenebrae Responsories
This item is included in:
EMP1218 Tenebrae Responsories - Sabbato sancto
Victoria, Tomas Luis de, Sepulto Domino (Sabbato sancto Resp. IX) EMP1187 £1.50
ATBaB Scoring legend Tenebrae Responsories ISMN M-2056-1187-3
This is our standard version, transposed a fourth lower.
This item is included in:
EMP1211 Tenebrae Responsories
This item is included in:
EMP1217 Tenebrae Responsories - Sabbato Sancto
Victoria, Tomas Luis de, Sepulto Domino (Sabbato sancto Resp. IX) EMP1210 £1.50
SATB Scoring legend Tenebrae Responsories ISMN M-2056-1210-8
Mixed-voice version, transposed down a tone.
This item is included in:
EMP1212 Tenebrae Responsories
This item is included in:
EMP1218 Tenebrae Responsories - Sabbato sancto
Victoria, Tomas Luis de, Tenebrae Responsories - Sabbato Sancto EMP1217 £4.00
Alternating ATBaB and AATB Scoring legend Tenebrae Responsories ISMN M-2056-1217-7
Set of 6 pieces for Saturday, transposed down a fourth.
This item includes:
EMP1182 Recessit pastor noster (Sabbato sancto Resp. IV)
EMP1183 O vos omnes (Sabbato sancto Resp. V)
EMP1184 Ecce quomodo moritur justus (Sabbato sancto Resp. VI)
EMP1185 Astiterunt reges terrae (Sabbato sancto Resp. VII)
EMP1186 Aestimatus sum (Sabbato sancto Resp. VIII)
EMP1187 Sepulto Domino (Sabbato sancto Resp. IX)
Victoria, Tomas Luis de, Tenebrae Responsories - Sabbato sancto EMP1218 £4.00
Alternating SATB and SSAT Scoring legend Tenebrae Responsories ISMN M-2056-1218-4
Set of 6 pieces for Saturday, transposed down a tone.
This item includes:
EMP1205 Recessit pastor noster (Sabbato sancto Resp. IV)
EMP1206 O vos omnes (Sabbato sancto Resp. V)
EMP1207 Ecce quomodo moritur justus (Sabbato sancto Resp. VI)
EMP1208 Astiterunt reges terrae (Sabbato sancto Resp. VII)
EMP1209 Aestimatus sum (Sabbato sancto Resp. VIII)
EMP1210 Sepulto Domino (Sabbato sancto Resp. IX)