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.

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Title Catalogue number Price
General use
General Use
Baccusi, Ippolito, Missa Quel Rossignuol EMP0488 £9.80
SSATTB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0488-2
A lovely parody mass, whose madrigal model has not yet been identified. Baccusi was maestro di cappella at Santo Stefano in Venice, possibly for two periods, at the end of the 16th century. This version is a 4th lower than the original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0949 Down a tone from original
Baccusi, Ippolito, Missa Quel Rossignuol EMP0949 £9.80
SSATTB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0949-8
A lovely parody mass, whose madrigal model has not yet been identified. Baccusi was maestro di cappella at Santo Stefano in Venice, possibly for two periods, at the end of the 16th century. This version is a tone lower than the original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0488 Down a 4th
Byrd, William, Missa 3 vocum EMP1000 £4.00
ATB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-1000-5
The well-known 'Mass for three voices' is an ad aequales piece (with 'close-together' clefs, in this case MAT) and is available at various pitches. This version is at the original pitch, suitable for male voices.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1001 A third higher
EMP1002 A fifth higher
EMP1003 A fifth lower
EMP1250 A fourth lower
Byrd, William, Missa 3 vocum EMP1001 £4.00
SAT Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-1001-2
The well-known 'Mass for three voices' is an ad aequales piece (with 'close-together' clefs, in this case MAT) and is available at various pitches. This version is a third higher than the original pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1000 original pitch
EMP1002 A fifth higher
EMP1003 A fifth lower
EMP1250 A fourth lower
Byrd, William, Missa 3 vocum EMP1002 £4.00
SSA Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-1002-9
The well-known 'Mass for three voices' is an ad aequales piece (with 'close-together' clefs, in this case MAT) and is available at various pitches. This version is a fifth higher than the original pitch, suitable for female or boys' voices.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1000 original pitch
EMP1001 A third higher
EMP1003 A fifth lower
EMP1250 A fourth lower
Byrd, William, Missa 3 vocum EMP1003 £4.00
TBaB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-1003-6
The well-known 'Mass for three voices' is an ad aequales piece (with 'close-together' clefs, in this case MAT) and is available at various pitches. This version is a fifth lower than the original pitch, suitable for male voices.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1000 original pitch
EMP1001 A third higher
EMP1002 A fifth higher
EMP1250 A fourth lower
Byrd, William, Missa 3 vocum EMP1250 £4.00
TTB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-1250-4
The well-known 'Mass for three voices' is an ad aequales piece (with 'close-together' clefs, in this case MAT) and is available at various pitches. This version is a fourth lower than the original pitch, suitable for male voices.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1000 original pitch
EMP1001 A third higher
EMP1002 A fifth higher
EMP1003 A fifth lower
Byrd, William, Missa 4 vocum EMP0273 £5.80
SATB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0273-4
The well-known 'Mass for four voices' is a high-clef piece and is available at various pitches (here a semitone lower than the original). The Editor considers the piece should be sung down a fourth or a fifth by ATTB/ATBaB.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0750 Original pitch
EMP0615 A minor third lower than original pitch
EMP0616 A fourth lower than original pitch
EMP0691 A fifth lower than original pitch, top voice in Treble (Violin) clef
EMP1297 A fifth lower than original pitch, top voice in octave-Treble ('Tenor') clef
Byrd, William, Missa 4 vocum EMP0615 £5.80
SATB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0615-2
The mass is here transposed down a third, to a pitch suitable for mixed voices.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0750 Original pitch
EMP0273 A semitone lower than original pitch
EMP0616 A fourth lower than original pitch
EMP0691 A fifth lower than original pitch, top voice in Treble (Violin) clef
EMP1297 A fifth lower than original pitch, top voice in octave-Treble ('Tenor') clef
Byrd, William, Missa 4 vocum EMP0616 £5.80
ATTB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0616-9
The mass is here transposed down a fourth
Alternative version(s):
EMP0750 Original pitch
EMP0273 A semitone lower than original pitch
EMP0615 A minor third lower than original pitch
EMP0691 A fifth lower than original pitch, top voice in Treble (Violin) clef
EMP1297 A fifth lower than original pitch, top voice in octave-Treble ('Tenor') clef
Byrd, William, Missa 4 vocum EMP0691 £5.80
ATBB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0691-6
The mass is here transposed down a fifth, the pitch at which our editor considers it rightly belongs. This version has the top voice in Treble (Violin) cleff, two octave-Treble ('Tenor') clefs and Bass clef.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0750 Original pitch
EMP0273 A semitone lower than original pitch
EMP0615 A minor third lower than original pitch
EMP0616 A fourth lower than original pitch
EMP1297 A fifth lower than original pitch, top voice in octave-Treble ('Tenor') clef
Byrd, William, Missa 4 vocum EMP0750 £5.80
SATB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0750-10
The well-known 'Mass for four voices' is a high-clef piece and is available at various pitches. The Editor considers the piece should be sung down a fourth or a fifth by ATTB/ATBaB. This version is at the original high pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0273 A semitone lower than original pitch
EMP0615 A minor third lower than original pitch
EMP0616 A fourth lower than original pitch
EMP0691 A fifth lower than original pitch, top voice in Treble (Violin) clef
EMP1297 A fifth lower than original pitch, top voice in octave-Treble ('Tenor') clef
Byrd, William, Missa 4 vocum EMP1297 £5.80
ATBB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-1297-9
The mass is here transposed down a fifth, the pitch at which our editor considers it rightly belongs. This version has three voices in octave-Treble ('Tenor') clef and one in Bass clef.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0750 Original pitch
EMP0273 A semitone lower than original pitch
EMP0615 A minor third lower than original pitch
EMP0616 A fourth lower than original pitch
EMP0691 A fifth lower than original pitch, top voice in Treble (Violin) clef
Clemens non Papa, Jacobus, Ego flos campi EMP1118 £3.00
SSATTBB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-1118-7
A ravishingly beautiful piece, in the rare 7-voice scoring, here revised in original note-values.
Clemens non Papa, Jacobus, Ego flos campi EMP1129 £3.00
SSATTBB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-1129-3
A ravishingly beautiful piece, in the rare 7-voice scoring, now revised in original note-values. This versions is a third higher than the original.
Cornysh, William, Ave Maria mater Dei EMP1192 £2.00
ATBaB Scoring legend Marian Antiphon ISMN M-2056-1192-7
One of the shorter and less difficult pieces in the Eton Choirbook, a setting of an otherwise unknown Marian text, presumably for use as an alternative Antiphon.
Cosset, Francois, Missa Exultate Deo EMP0686 £4.00
SATB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0686-2
One of three French masses added to our catalogue in summer 2006. Cosset worked mainly at Reims. His masses are counted among the best of the period. This setting, on an unknown model, is in a transitional style hinting at the baroque.
This item is included in:
EMP1014 Three French Masses
Croce, Giovanni, Cantate Domino canticum novum EMP0647 £2.00
MATB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0647-3
A simple but effective setting of verses from Ps. 95, from Croce's 4-part motets of 1597. The collection was obviously intended for 'normal' church choirs, such as the parish choir at S. Maria Formosa, where Croce was a priest. The scorings are mostly 'ad aequales', i.e. in 'close-together' clefs allowing for transposition up or down according to the singers available.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0962 Version a fourth higher than the original
Croce, Giovanni, Cantate Domino canticum novum EMP0962 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0962-7
A transposed version a fourth higher than the original, ideal for modern mixed choirs.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0647 Original pitch version
Croce, Giovanni, Deus in adjutorium meum intende EMP0738 £2.00
SATB SATB Scoring legend Versicle and Response ISMN M-2056-0738-8
A setting not found in the original print but included in a manuscript copy of Croce's Vespers music in the Staats- und Stadtbibliothek Augsburg. Here in a performing edition transposed down a fourth.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0989 Original pitch
Croce, Giovanni, Deus in adjutorium meum intende EMP0989 £2.00
SATB SATB Scoring legend Versicle and Response ISMN M-2056-0989-4
This setting is included in a manuscript copy of Croce's Vespers music in the Staats- und Stadtbibliothek Augsburg. This version is at the original high pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0738 A fourth lower
Croce, Giovanni, Magnificat VIII Toni EMP0645 £3.00
SATB ATTB Scoring legend Vesper Canticle ISMN M-2056-0645-9
From Croce's Vespertina collection of 1597. This version is a tone below original pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0913 Original pitch
Croce, Giovanni, Magnificat VIII Toni EMP0913 £3.00
SATB ATTB Scoring legend Vesper Canticle ISMN M-2056-0913-9
From Croce's Vespertina collection of 1597. This version is at original pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0645 down a tone
Croce, Giovanni, Missa Decantabat populus EMP0722 £8.20
SATB SATB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0722-7
One of the three double-choir masses of Croce published in 1596 and presumably composed in the first instance for St Mark's. This simple but effective setting is a parody on Croce's own motet of 1594. Here printed without the 'Partidura' continuo/director's short score which is included in the Quatercentenary Edition Volume II. A version including the Partidura is also available.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0879 Score including Partidura.
Croce, Giovanni, Missa Decantabat populus EMP0879 £8.20
SATB SATB bc Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0879-8
One of the three double-choir masses of Croce published in 1596 and presumably composed in the first instance for St Mark's. This simple but effective setting is a parody on Croce's own motet of 1594. Here printed with the 'Partidura' continuo/director's short score which is included in the Quatercentenary Edition Volume II. A version without the Partidura is also available.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0722 Choral score, without Partidura.
Croce, Giovanni, Missa Percussit Saul mille EMP0329 £9.00
SATB SATB bc Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0329-8
A magnificent mass, a parody on Croce's own motet. Our standard version (EMP0869) is a tone lower than the high-clef original (as here) but omits the 'Partidura' included in this version. The piece is available at other pitches, with or without the two-part 'Partidura', the original continuo or director's part.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0869 A tone lower without organ
EMP0945 A fourth lower with organ
EMP0927 A fourth lower without organ
EMP0994 Original pitch without organ
EMP0946 Original pitch with organ
Croce, Giovanni, Missa Percussit Saul mille EMP0869 £9.00
SATB SATB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0869-9
A magnificent mass, a parody on Croce's own motet. Our standard version (this one) is a tone lower than the high-clef original and omits the 'Partidura'. The piece is available at other pitches, with or without the two-part 'Partidura', the original continuo or director's part.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0329 A tone lower with organ
EMP0945 A fourth lower with organ
EMP0927 A fourth lower without organ
EMP0994 Original pitch without organ
EMP0946 Original pitch with organ
Croce, Giovanni, Missa Percussit Saul mille EMP0927 £9.00
SATB SATB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0927-6
A magnificent mass, a parody on Croce's own motet. Our standard version is a tone lower than the high-clef original and omits the 'Partidura'. This version is a 4th lower than the original high pitch, best suited for performance with cornetts and sackbuts, without the Partidura. The piece is available at other pitches, with or without the two-part 'Partidura', the original continuo or director's part.
This item is also presented as:
EMP0329 A tone lower with organ
EMP0869 A tone lower without organ
EMP0945 A fourth lower with organ
EMP0994 Original pitch without organ
EMP0946 Original pitch with organ
This item is also presented as:
EMP1010 Set of parts
EMP0945 Score, a fourth lower with organ
Croce, Giovanni, Missa Percussit Saul mille EMP0945 £9.00
SATB SATB bc Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0945-10
A magnificent mass, a parody on Croce's own motet. Our standard version (EMP0869) is a tone lower than the high-clef original and omits the 'Partidura'. This version is a 4th lower than the original high pitch, best suited for performance with cornetts and sackbuts, and includes the Partidura. The piece is available at other pitches, with or without the two-part 'Partidura', the original continuo or director's part.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0329 A tone lower with organ
EMP0869 A tone lower without organ
EMP0927 A fourth lower without organ
EMP0994 Original pitch without organ
EMP0946 Original pitch with organ
This item is also presented as:
EMP0927 Score, a fourth lower without organ
EMP1010 Set of parts
Croce, Giovanni, Missa Percussit Saul mille EMP0946 £9.00
SATB SATB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0946-7
A magnificent mass, a parody on Croce's own motet. Our standard version (EMP0869) is a tone lower than the high-clef original and omits the 'Partidura'. This version is at the original high pitch, with the Partidura. The piece is available at other pitches, with or without the two-part 'Partidura', the original continuo or director's part.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0329 A tone lower with organ
EMP0869 A tone lower without organ
EMP0945 A fourth lower with organ
EMP0927 A fourth lower without organ
EMP0994 Original pitch without organ
Croce, Giovanni, Missa Percussit Saul mille EMP0994 £9.00
SATB SATB bc Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0994-8
A magnificent mass, a parody on Croce's own motet. Our standard version is a tone lower than the high-clef original and omits the 'Partidura'. This version is at the original high pitch and omits the Partidura. The piece is available at other pitches, with or without the two-part 'Partidura', the original continuo or director's part.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0329 A tone lower with organ
EMP0869 A tone lower without organ
EMP0945 A fourth lower with organ
EMP0927 A fourth lower without organ
EMP0946 Original pitch with organ
Croce, Giovanni, Missa Percussit Saul mille EMP1010 £12.00
SATB SATB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-1010-4
A magnificent mass, a parody on Croce's own motet. The piece is available with or without the two-part 'Partidura', the original continuo or director's part. Our standard version is a tone lower than the high-clef original and omits the 'Partidura'. This version, the one best suited for performance with cornetts and sackbuts, is a 4th lower than the original high pitch, here without the Partidura. Here offered as a set of parts (each choir consisting of cornett, 2 sackbuts and bass sackbut or curtal/dulcian) to be played with the voices. Organ part available separately.
This item is also presented as:
EMP0927 Score, a fourth lower without organ
EMP0945 Score, a fourth lower with organ
Croce, Giovanni, Missa Sopra la Battaglia EMP0745 £7.40
SATB ATTB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0745-6
One of the three masses for double choir. Like the Missa Percussit Saul mille, this setting was probably composed to be sung on the anniversary of a military victory. It is of course a parody on Janequin's famous piece. In this version the mass is presented without the 'Partidura' organ part.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0878 Original pitch with organ
Croce, Giovanni, Missa super Jubilate Deo EMP0751 £18.00
Four choirs Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0751-7
This only four-choir mass by Croce was apparently written at the request of Archduke Ferdinand, later Emperor Ferdinand II, who met Croce while in Venice in 1598. A parody, whose source has not yet been identified, it is a magnificent piece whose ideal scoring would seem to be (I) a vocal choir SATB, (II) solo Alto/Tenor and three trombones, (III) solo Baritone and three higher instruments, the top one probably a cornett, (IV) solo Alto and three low instruments such as curtal/dulcian. However, all but the highest and lowest parts are capable of being sung, and our edition provides underlay for all parts. Performing material available includes full score, chorus scores and single voice/instrument parts: please ask for details. The price quoted is for the full score
This item is also presented as:
EMP0757 Chorus I
EMP0758 Chorus II
EMP0759 Chorus III
EMP0760 Chorus IV
EMP0761 Set of parts
Croce, Giovanni, Missa super Jubilate Deo EMP0757 £5.00
Four choirs Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0757-9
Chorus score Chorus I
This item is a part of:
EMP0751 Missa super Jubilate Deo
Croce, Giovanni, Missa super Jubilate Deo EMP0758 £5.00
Four choirs Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0758-6
Chorus score Chorus II
This item is a part of:
EMP0751 Missa super Jubilate Deo
Croce, Giovanni, Missa super Jubilate Deo EMP0759 £5.00
Four choirs Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0759-3
Chorus score Chorus III
This item is a part of:
EMP0751 Missa super Jubilate Deo
Croce, Giovanni, Missa super Jubilate Deo EMP0760 £5.00
Four choirs Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0760-9
Chorus score Chorus IV
This item is a part of:
EMP0751 Missa super Jubilate Deo
Croce, Giovanni, Missa super Jubilate Deo EMP0761 £48.00
Four choirs Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0761-6
Set of parts for all 16 voices including alternative clefs (25 parts)
This item is also presented as:
EMP0751 Full score
EMP0757 Chorus I
EMP0758 Chorus II
EMP0759 Chorus III
EMP0760 Chorus IV
Croce, Giovanni, O sacrum convivium I. EMP0570 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Communion ISMN M-2056-0570-4
A beautiful piece with obvious similarities to Andrea Gabrieli's setting. The familiar text is here set in its form as Magnificat Antiphon at 2nd Vespers of Corpus Christi, but the motet is appropriate for Communion. Available separately or in 'Three motets for four voices'.
This item is included in:
EMP0690 O sacrum convivium I and II
This item is included in:
EMP0342 Three motets for four voices
Croce, Giovanni, Three motets for four voices EMP0342 £3.00
SATB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0342-7
From Croce's 'first book' of four-part motets, clearly designed for lass ambitious choirs. This anthology includes O sacrum convivium, Exaudi Deus, and O gloriosa Domina, all of which are also available separately.
This item includes:
EMP0572 O gloriosa Domina
EMP0570 O sacrum convivium I.
EMP0571 Exaudi Deus
Croce, Giovanni, Veni in hortum meum EMP0332 £3.00
SATB SATB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0332-8
Very beautiful setting of a text derived from the Song of Songs. This performing editio9n is a third lower than the original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0988 Original pitch
Croce, Giovanni, Veni in hortum meum EMP0988 £3.50
SATB SATB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0988-7
Very beautiful setting of a text derived from the Song of Songs. This version is at the original high pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0332 A third lower
Dagneaux, Pierre, Missa Vox exultationis EMP0688 £5.00
SATB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0688-6
One of three French masses added to our catalogue in summer 2006. No other music by Dagneaux is known, and the only information on him is provided by the preface to the original print of this mass in 1666. He was director of music at the church of St. Magloire at Pontorson, Brittany.This setting, based on an unidentified motet, is obviously of the early baroque. It is written almost entirely in quavers and semiquavers and with experimental chromaticisms.
This item is included in:
EMP1014 Three French Masses
Davy, Richard, O Domine celi terraeque Creator Show the score EMP0776 £4.00
SATBaB Scoring legend Antiphon ISMN M-2056-0776-10
One of the most difficult pieces in the Eton Choirbook, this is the only known setting of the text. According to a remark in the Choirbook, Davy composed it in a single day during his period as Informator Choristarum at Magdalen College, Oxford.
de Bournonville, Jean, Missa Ave maris stella EMP0687 £3.75
SATB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0687-9
One of three French masses added to our catalogue in summer 2006. De Bournonville worked mainly in Amiens, but near the end of his life was appointed to the Sainte Chapelle, an appointment reflecting the high regrad in which he was held. His masses are counted among the best of the period. This setting, a paraphrase mass on the Marian Vesper hymn, is lovely. At present the Credo is not included, due to limited time with the source, but it will be added as soon as possible.
This item is included in:
EMP1014 Three French Masses
Alternative version(s):
EMP1678 version with Credo
de Bournonville, Jean, Missa Ave maris stella EMP1678 £5.00
SATB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-1678-6
One of three French masses added to our catalogue in summer 2006. De Bournonville worked mainly in Amiens, but near the end of his life was appointed to the Sainte Chapelle, an appointment reflecting the high regrad in which he was held. His masses are counted among the best of the period. This setting, a paraphrase mass on the Marian Vesper hymn, is lovely. This version includes the Credo.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0687 verison without Credo
De Kerle, Jacobus, Responsory III: Exaudi Deus noster EMP0132 £4.00
SATB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0132-4
Composed for the Council of Trent
De Monte, Philippe, Laudate Dominum EMP0291 £3.00
SMABa SATB Scoring legend Psalm-Motet ISMN M-2056-0291-8
A splendid double-choir setting
De Monte, Philippe, Missa Cara la vita mia EMP0386 £9.80
SSATB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary (Other) ISMN M-2056-0386-1
Based on the madrigal by Wert.
De Monte, Philippe, O bone Jesu EMP0292 £7.50
SSATTB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0292-5
A beautiful, extended setting of a popular Counter-Reformation text.
De Monte, Philippe, Super flumina Babilonis EMP1150 £3.75
SATB SATB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-1150-7
The piece which de Monte wrote for William Byrd, obviously in sympathy with the 'internal exile' of Catholics at the time. He set four verses of the Psalm; Byrd's response 'Quomodo cantabimus' is equally moving. This version is at the original pitch.
De Monte, Philippe, Super flumina Babilonis EMP1151 £4.80
SATB SATB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-1151-4
This version is transposed a third higher.
Donato, Baldassare, Ave Maria...O Mater Dei EMP1090 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-1090-6
One of several pieces from Donato's retrospective collection of 1599 which we are publishing for the International Academy of Sacred Music 2010 in Venice. This is a new edition of a piece we first published in 1993, and has become a firm favourite. The text is an unusual variant of the standard one, mainly found in Italian uses, whose liturgical function seems to have been following the Pater noster before the Office: it was also set by Merulo.
Dulichius, Philipp, Two motets EMP0481 £4.80
SATTBaB Scoring legend Motet general (Other) ISMN M-2056-0481-3
Nun bitten wir den Heiligen Geist; Da pacem Domine/Verleih uns Frieden (dual texts)
Finck, Heinrich, Jesus Christus salus nostra EMP0425 £1.50
SATTB Scoring legend Hymn ISMN M-2056-0425-7
Gabrieli, Andrea, Cantate Domino EMP0351 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0351-9
An almost understated setting from the Cantiones Sacrae of 1565.
Gabrieli, Andrea, Caro mea EMP0553 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend 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
Gabrieli, Andrea, Missa 4 vocum (Missa brevis) EMP0078 £3.75
SATB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0078-5
Now typeset (without Credo) and transposed
Gabrieli, Andrea, Missa Ove ch’i posi EMP0777 £9.00
SAATTB Scoring legend 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
Gabrieli, Andrea, Missa Ove ch’i posi EMP0948 £9.00
SAATTB Scoring legend 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
Gabrieli, Andrea, Missa Pater peccavi EMP1116 £9.00
SSATBB Scoring legend 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
Gabrieli, Andrea, Missa super Vexilla regis prodeunt EMP1221 £8.20
SAATBB Scoring legend 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
Gabrieli, Giovanni, Magnificat a 14 (1615) EMP1251 £6.60
a 14: see description Scoring legend Vesper Canticle ISMN M-2056-1251-1
One of the least well-known of Gabrieli's large-scale pieces. It would have been most appropriate for a Marian Feast but can of course be sung at any time. It is cleffed TrSMAT MTBaBSb MATB and bc. The third choir is the Capella, in which all parts are sung (but can be doubled, for example by strings). Choir I is probably for a solo Tenor and four high instruments, Choir II for solo Soprano and four trombones or similar. Instrumental parts are available on request.
Gabrieli, Giovanni, Magnificat a 8 1597 EMP1259 £3.75
SMAT ATTB Scoring legend Vesper Canticle ISMN M-2056-1259-7
The least ambitious of the surviving Magnificat settings, this is nonetheless a fine piece, from the 1597 collection. The same collection includes a setting for twelve voices: the 1615 collection includes another 12-voice setting as well as one for 14 and one for 17 voices, while incomplete manuscript sources document one setting for 20 or 28 voices, and another for 33 voices.
Gabrieli, Giovanni, Magnificat a 8 1597 EMP1281 £3.75
SMAT ATTB Scoring legend Vesper Canticle ISMN M-2056-1281-8
Up a tone.
Handl, Jakob (Gallus), 2 motets for 5 voices: O bone Jesu -and- In nomine Jesu EMP0469 £2.50
SAATB Scoring legend (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0469-1
Hassler, Hans Leo, Cantate Domino EMP1237 £4.00
ATTB SATB TrSMT Scoring legend Psalm-Motet ISMN M-2056-1237-5
A magnificent triple-choir setting of the first 4 verses of Psalm 95. Choir II is the vocal Capella, Choir I is probably intended for a solo Alto and three low instruments (sackbuts), Choir III can be scored in various ways, but was probably intended for a solo Tenor and three high instruments. The top voice in Choir III with frequent high Gs is for a cornett or violin.
Hassler, Hans Leo, Coeli enarrant gloriam Dei a 13 EMP1279 £4.00
a 13: see description Scoring legend Psalm-Motet ISMN M-2056-1279-5
This splendid piece is scored for three groups made up as follows: TrSST ATTSb SATTB. The third group is the Capella, i.e. the vocal choir; the second group is surely for a solo Alto and three instruments, probably trombones with either a curtal (dulcian) or Bass trombone; the highest group is probably originally for solo Tenor and three instruments: these could be cornetti or strings. The text of Psalm 18 is often sung, but this large-scale festive setting, ending with the text 'et ipse tamquam sponsus procedens de thalamo suo' (as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber) was possibly intended for a wedding.
Hassler, Hans Leo, Deus in nomine tuo EMP1304 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Psalm-Motet ISMN M-2056-1304-4
This is the first of the 4-voice pieces from Hassler’s great collection Sacri concentus of 1601 (an enlarged second edition was published in 1612). The text is a variant of Psalm 53 (54) which is often sung, for example on Maundy Thursday and Easter Saturday, and the opening verses frequently form Versicles or Verses.
Hassler, Hans Leo, Deus, Deus meus EMP0361 £3.00
SSATTB Scoring legend Psalm-Motet ISMN M-2056-0361-8
Hassler, Hans Leo, Jubilate Deo a 5 EMP1293 £3.00
SSATB Scoring legend Psalm-Motet ISMN M-2056-1293-1
This is one of several settings of Jubilate Deo by Hassler, for from 4 to 15 voices; this 5-voice setting was printed in his great collection Sacri Concentus of 1601. This version is a 4th below the high-clef original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1313 Down a tone
Hassler, Hans Leo, Jubilate Deo a 5 EMP1313 £3.00
SSATB Scoring legend Psalm-Motet ISMN M-2056-1313-6
This is one of several settings of Jubilate Deo by Hassler, for from 4 to 15 voices; this 5-voice setting was printed in his great collection Sacri Concentus of 1601. This version is just a tone below the high-clef original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1293 Down a fourth
Hassler, Hans Leo, Laudate Dominum EMP1308 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Psalm-Motet ISMN M-2056-1308-2
This is one of the pieces first published in the second enlarged edition of the Sacri concentus of 1612. The text is of course that of the shortest Psalm, No 116.
Hassler, Hans Leo, Missa sine nomine a 12 EMP1286 £14.60
a 12: see description Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-1286-3
This is the largest-scale mass by Hassler, and is interesting on a number of counts. (i) It is a reworking of his only 8-voice Mass; (ii) its scoring varies not only from one to three 4-voice choirs but the first Kyrie is for two 5-voice choirs (the Christe just for one of these); (iii) the Credo is for two 4-voice choirs (the Crucifixus for four voices). Most unusually, it is in vocal clefs throughout, and is thus one of the few pieces of this size which can legitimately be sung 'a capella', although instrumental doubling is entirely authentic practice. The piece is in high clefs and is offered a 4th lower.
This item is also presented as:
EMP1606 Set of parts
Hassler, Hans Leo, Missa sine nomine a 12 EMP1606 £18.00
a 12: see description Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-1606-9
A set of parts for use with our full score comprising (i) a set of ten (2 five part choirs with alternative alto parts) for Kyrie I and Christe and (ii) a set of twelve (three five part choirs) for Kyrie II, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Agnus dei.
This item is also presented as:
EMP1286 Full score
Hassler, Hans Leo, O Domine Jesu Christe EMP0363 £3.00
SATB SATB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0363-2
It is fascinating to compare this with the well-known Gabrieli setting.
Hassler, Hans Leo, O Domine Jesu Christe EMP1282 £3.00
SATB SATB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-1282-5
It is fascinating to compare this with the well-known Gabrieli setting. Up a semitone.
Ingegneri, Marco Antonio (Marc'Antonio), Super flumina Babilonis EMP1089 £3.00
SATB ATTB Scoring legend Psalm-Motet ISMN M-2056-1089-10
In our continuing series of pieces by this shamefully neglected composer, this is a lovely setting of the familiar text.
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Da pacem EMP0559 £2.00
SSAATB Scoring legend Vespers Prayer ISMN M-2056-0559-9
The earlier (1556) of two settings of the familiar Vespers/Evensong Verse Give peace in our time, O Lord...
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Magnificat Dessus le marché d'Arras EMP1246 £3.75
SSATTB Scoring legend Vesper Canticle ISMN M-2056-1246-7
One of the more than 100 'imitation' Magnificats by Lassus, this one is a parody on his own delightful chanson.
Lobo D, Missa Elisabeth Zachariae EMP0743 £7.50
SATTB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0743-2
A splendid mass setting based on the motet by Guerrero (EMP744)
Martinez, Odaline de la (Caridad), Misa Breve Afrocubana EMP0618 Available direct from the composer
SATB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0618-3
An early work by 'Chachi' Martinez, with ostinato and changing rhythms but well within reach of most choirs. This item is now available direct from the composer: e mail: odaline@lorelt.co.uk or o.martinez@ntlworld.com phone: +447948099298.
Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix, Magnificat Op. 69 No 3 EMP0385 £4.00
SATB org Scoring legend Vesper Canticle ISMN M-2056-0385-4
One of the three (English-texted) Anglican pieces composed by Mendelssohn about the time of his sister's death - Magnificat, Nunc Dimittis and Jubilate. Newly edited from the manuscript now in Krakow, which makes it clear that Mendelssohn's original conception included a part for organ, Nonetheless available as chorus score (as here) or with organ.
Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix, Magnificat Op. 69 No 3 EMP1015 £5.90
SATB org Scoring legend Vesper Canticle ISMN M-2056-1015-9
One of the three (English-texted) Anglican pieces composed by Mendelssohn about the time of his sister's death - Magnificat, Nunc Dimittis and Jubilate. Newly edited from the manuscript now in Krakow, which makes it clear that Mendelssohn's original conception included a part for organ, which is included in this version. The work is also available as a chorus score without organ.
Merulo, Claudio, Ave Maria...O Mater Dei EMP1095 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-1095-1
One of several new pieces by Merulo which we are publishing for the International Academy of Sacred Music 2010 in Venice. The text is an unusual variant of the standard one, mainly found in Italian uses, whose liturgical function seems to have been following the Pater noster before the Office: it was also set by Donato.
Merulo, Claudio, Benedicite spiritus EMP0517 £2.00
SSATTB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0517-9
A setting of verses from the Benedicite originally cleffed TrTrMAABa. It is usually offered transposed down a tone or down a fourth.
Merulo, Claudio, Cantate Domino EMP0518 £3.00
SSMATBaF5 Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0518-6
A powerful setting of the familiar text from Ps. 95. An unusual but typically Venetian scoring, combining vocal clefs with a very low instrumental bass line, originally probably a dulcian. Our edition is offered a tone above original pitch, bringing the lowest part almost into the Bass vocal range!
Monteverdi, Claudio, Beatus vir II EMP1084 £3.75
SATTB,bc Scoring legend Vesper Psalm ISMN M-2056-1084-5
A splendid setting from Monteverdi's Selva Morale of 1641. The text 'Beatus vir qui timet Dominum' is used as a refrain between sections set variously for 2,3,4 or 5 voices.
Monteverdi, Claudio, Confitebor I EMP1085 £4.00
atb, SSA(A)T(T)B(B), organ Scoring legend Vesper Psalm ISMN M-2056-1085-2
A further setting from Monteverdi's Selva Morale of 1641. Set for ATB soli with a ripieno which in places expands from SSATB to SSAATTBB.
Monteverdi, Claudio, Credidi EMP1086 £3.75
SATB ATTB bc Scoring legend Vesper Psalm ISMN M-2056-1086-9
A splendid 4th-tone setting from Monteverdi's Selva Morale of 1641.
Monteverdi, Claudio, Messa da cappella II (1650) EMP1100 £9.50
SATB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-1100-2
One of the two smaller-scale masses by Monteverdi, this one taken from the 'Messa et salmi' of 1650. Its original ad aequales cleffing TrMAT suggests downwards transposition of a fourth, to SATB as here.
Monteverdi, Claudio, Messa da cappella II (1650) EMP1298 £9.50
SATB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-1298-6
One of the two smaller-scale masses by Monteverdi, this one taken from the 'Messa et salmi' of 1650. Its original ad aequales cleffing TrMAT suggests downwards transposition of a fourth, see EMP 1100: this version is set only tone lower than the original.
Mouton, Jean, Salva nos Domine dormientes EMP0388 £2.00
SATTBaB Scoring legend Compline ISMN M-2056-0388-5
Ockeghem, Jehan (Jean), Missa Cuiusvis toni: Kyrie EMP1069 £3.75
SATB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-1069-2
Ockeghem's Missa Cuiusvis toni is so composed that it may be sung in 'any tone'; it is provided with four sets of clefs and signatures so that, by applying the rules of musica ficta, the piece really does work in four different 'keys'. I have realised the Kyrie in four versions for SATB. This newly revised and typeset version replaces the manuscript edition of 1997 which is now withdrawn.
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Jubilate Deo EMP0184 £2.50
SATTB Scoring legend Canticle (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0184-3
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Laudate Dominum EMP0194 £3.00
SSAB SATB Scoring legend Psalm ISMN M-2056-0194-2
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Missa Assumpta est Maria EMP0391 £9.50
SSATTB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0391-5
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Missa Laudate Dominum EMP0201 £7.50
SATB SATB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary (Other) ISMN M-2056-0201-7
A magnificent double-choir parody mass, suitable for use on Feasts.
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Missa Mantovana (Missa sine nomine) EMP0950 £7.40
SSSA Scoring legend 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
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Missa Mantovana (Missa sine nomine) EMP0951 £6.60
AAAT Scoring legend 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
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Missa Mantovana (Missa sine nomine) EMP0952 £7.40
TTTB Scoring legend 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
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Missa Tu es Petrus EMP0662 £5.00
SSATBB Scoring legend 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.
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Missa Ut Re Mi Fa EMP0393 £9.00
SSATTB Scoring legend 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
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Missa Ut Re Mi Fa EMP1024 £9.00
SSATTB Scoring legend 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
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Misssa Quando lieta sperai EMP0602 £9.50
SATTB Scoring legend 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.
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Pater noster EMP0394 £2.00
SSTTB Scoring legend Prayer ISMN M-2056-0394-6
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Sicut cervus: Sitivit anima mea EMP0209 £3.50
SATB Scoring legend Psalm ISMN M-2056-0209-3
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Super flumina Babilonis EMP0211 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Psalm ISMN M-2056-0211-6
Purcell, Henry, Hear me O Lord EMP0497 £4.80
satb, SSATB, organ Scoring legend Anthem ISMN M-2056-0497-4
Scored for SATB soli and SSATB chorus, this piece includes an unusually high proportion of solo writing. The text is a paraphrase from Psalm 143, one of the Penitential psalms.
Purcell, Henry, Hear my prayer, O Lord EMP0303 £2.00
SSAATTBB Scoring legend Anthem ISMN M-2056-0303-8
Purcell's well-known 'Hear my prayer, O Lord' is recognised to be the first section of an otherwise unwritten work, presumably with texts drawn from a Psalm or Psalms. The fragment survives in a single manuscript, in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, in the composer's own hand, and the following pages are ruled in preparation for the work which was never pursued.
Purcell, Henry, I will sing unto the Lord EMP0498 £3.00
ssaatb, SSATB, organ Scoring legend Anthem ISMN M-2056-0498-1
A splendid piece. It is scored for 5-part chorus SSATB with verses. The text is a paraphrase of Psalm 104, 33-35.
Purcell, Henry, Jehova quam multi sunt hostes EMP0499 £3.75
tb, SSATB, organ Scoring legend Anthem ISMN M-2056-0499-8
One of the best-known of Purcell's Anthems. It is scored for 5-part chorus with extended solo passages for Tenor and for Bass. The text is a paraphrase of Psalm 3.
Purcell, Henry, Lord, how long wilt thou be angry EMP0500 £3.00
atb, SSATB, organ Scoring legend Anthem ISMN M-2056-0500-1
Scored for SSATB chorus, with solos for ATB. The text is a paraphrase from Psalm 79.
Purcell, Henry, O God thou art my God EMP0501 £3.00
ssaatb, SATB div, organ Scoring legend Anthem ISMN M-2056-0501-8
This splendid piece is scored for 4-part chorus, which divides for the final Hallelujah (source of the hymn tune 'Westminster Abbey.' There are solo verses for SSA(or T) and ATB. The text is a paraphrase from Psalm 63.
Purcell, Henry, O Lord God of hosts EMP0502 £3.75
ssaatb, SSAATTBB, organ Scoring legend Anthem ISMN M-2056-0502-5
A very fine piece scored for 8-part chorus with solo verses for SSATB. The text is a paraphrase from Psalm 80.
Purcell, Henry, Out of the deep EMP0503 £3.75
sab, SATB, organ Scoring legend Anthem ISMN M-2056-0503-2
A very effective piece scored for 4-part chorus with solo verses for SAB. The text is a para-phrase from Psalm 130, one of the Penitential Psalms.
Purcell, Henry, Remember not Lord our offences EMP0504 £2.00
SSATB org Scoring legend Anthem ISMN M-2056-0504-9
This very familiar piece is scored throughout for 5-part chorus. The text is taken from the Litany, and remained unchanged in all English prayer-books from 1549 to 1662.
Purcell, Henry, Save me O God EMP0505 £3.00
ssaatb, SSATB, organ Scoring legend Anthem ISMN M-2056-0505-6
Well-known in Cathedral choirs, this piece is scored for 5-part chorus SSATB with verses for SSA and ATB. The text seems not previously to have been identified, but is a paraphrase of Psalm 54.
Schein, Johann Hermann, Lehre uns bedenken (Israelsbrünnlein) EMP0569 £3.50
SSATB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0569-8
Schütz, Heinrich, Ad dominum cum tribularer/Quid detur tibi SWV71-72 EMP0305 £3.50
SATB,bc Scoring legend Graduale ISMN M-2056-0305-2
Schütz, Heinrich, Cantate Domino SWV 81 EMP0622 £3.50
SATB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0622-10
One of the few pieces in the Cantiones Sacrae which have achieved popularity! A rhythmical challenge to any choir.
Schütz, Heinrich, Tischgesänge: Oculi omnium/Confitemini Domino. SWV 88-93 EMP0620 £3.75
SATB Scoring legend 'Grace' at mealtime ISMN M-2056-0620-6
Two Latin pieces intended for use before (Das Benedicite vor dem Essen) and after meals (Das Deo Gratias nach dem Essen). Each consists of Psalm verses, the Pater noster (the same both times) and a prayer.
Schütz, Heinrich, Verba mea auribus percipe SWV 61 EMP0623 £3.50
SATB Scoring legend Motet general ISMN M-2056-0623-7
One of the most old-fashioned, motet-style pieces in the Cantiones Sacrae, reminiscent of Andrea Gabrieli.
Senfl, Ludwig, Nisi Dominus EMP0573 £3.50
SATB Scoring legend Psalm-Motet ISMN M-2056-0573-5
A setting of the whole of Psalm 126. A most effective work, in Senfl's Josquinesque style. The piece appears in the Complete Works with an extra Tenor voice which is not found in my source and which is obviously not original.
Stanford, Sir Charles (C.V.), Three Motets Op. 38 EMP0996 £5.80
Anthem ISMN M-2056-0996-2
This is a reprint of the first edition (1905) of the famous pieces - Justorum animae, Coelos ascendit hodie, Beati quorum via integra est - which have won such firm places in the repertoire of English church choirs. Harold Copeman established that the pieces were all written to be sung before dinner at Trinity College, Cambridge and were influenced by Prof. HAJ Munro, who was promoting a new school Latin - so that an (English) school Latin pronunciation should ideally be used. The pieces are also available separately: see separate entries for scorings.
Szamotuł, Wacław z , Już się zmierzka EMP0619 £1.50
SATB Scoring legend Evening use ISMN M-2056-0619-10
One of the few Renaissance pieces with a Polish text which have found their way into the repertoire. A simple but effective setting of a prayer for protection during the night
Taverner, John, Mass 'for a meane': Sanctus EMP0247 £2.00
MTTBaB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0247-5
The model for the Sanctus of Byrd's Mass for 4 voices.
Taverner, John, O splendor gloriae EMP0251 £3.50
SATBaB Scoring legend Votive Antiphon (Jesus) (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0251-2
One of Taverner's most splendid compositions.
Taverner, John, O Willelme EMP0252 £2.00
SMATB Scoring legend Votive Antiphon ISMN M-2056-0252-9
A reconstruction of the piece as it was probably originally intended. It survives incomplete, lacking the Tenor, in Christ Church and Peterhouse mss, in one with the title Christe Jesu, in the other as O Christe Jesu, and incorporating a prayer in the one case for Henry VIII and in the other for Elizabeth I. It seems to have started life as a setting of the Antiphon to St William (of York) sung each evening at Cardinal College (later Christ Church), Oxford and incporporating a prayer for Cardinal Wolsey, Founder of the College. It provided the model for the Missa O Willelme, also known as the 'Small Devotion' Mass.
Tomkins, Thomas, O praise the Lord, all ye heathen EMP1309 £6.50
SSSAAATTTBBB Scoring legend Psalm-Motet ISMN M-2056-1309-9
This is the only piece for 12 voices to survive from Tomkins; it was published in Musica Deo Sacra 1668. The text is of course that of the shortest Psalm, No 116 (117), but it receives here a very spacious setting (18 pages in our edition). This version is at the original written pitch with SATB clefs, i.e. for male voices. A higher version is also available with the catalogue number 1310.
Tomkins, Thomas, O praise the Lord, all ye heathen EMP1310 £6.50
SSSAAATTTBBB Scoring legend Psalm-Motet ISMN M-2056-1310-5
This is the only piece for 12 voices to survive from Tomkins; it was published in Musica Deo Sacra 1668. The text is of course that of the shortest Psalm, No 116 (117), but it receives here a very spacious setting (18 pages in our edition). This version is a third above the original written pitch which was for male voices. An original pitch version is also available with the catalogue number 1309.
Turges (Sturges), Edmund, Gaude flore virginali Show the score EMP0768 £4.00
SSATB Scoring legend Votive Antiphon (Mary) ISMN M-2056-0768-5
A magnificent and beautiful piece, one of no less than 12 settings in the Eton Choirbook, including two by Turges. The text is a meditation on the Seven Joyful Mysteries of the Virgin Mary. This setting, with three boys’ voices, was possibly composed for New College, Oxford.
Various, Three French Masses EMP1014 £10.60
SATB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-1014-2
Three masses by French composers.
This item includes:
EMP0687 de Bournonville, Jean Missa Ave maris stella
EMP0686 Cosset, Francois Missa Exultate Deo
EMP0688 Dagneaux, Pierre Missa Vox exultationis
Victoria, Tomas Luis de, Laudate Dominum omnes gentes EMP1059 £3.50
SATB SATB Scoring legend Psalm-Motet ISMN M-2056-1059-3
One of four double-choir Psalms included in Victoria's collection of hymns, 1581. Here at original pitch (the original has 'normal' clefs, SATB SATB)
Victoria, Tomas Luis de, Laudate Dominum omnes gentes EMP1060 £3.00
SATB SATB Scoring legend Psalm-Motet ISMN M-2056-1060-9
One of four double-choir Psalms included in Victoria's collection of hymns, 1581. Here a third above original pitch, better suited to mixed choirs.
Victoria, Tomas Luis de, Nunc dimittis EMP1268 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Evening use ISMN M-2056-1268-9
A simple alternatim setting (Chant and 4-part polyphony).
Willaert, Adrian, Missa Mente tota (without Credo) EMP0320 £8.20
ATTBaBB Scoring legend Mass Ordinary ISMN M-2056-0320-5
As far as we know this is the only modern edition of the piece, a parody on part of Josquin's Vultum tuum.
Willaert, Adrian, O salutaris hostia EMP0264 £3.00
SATTBaB Scoring legend Communion (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0264-2
The text appears chiefly in connection with Corpus Christi, but the work is generally sung as a Communion motet.