Edition Michael Procter

Renaissance choral music

Catalogue of editions by the late Michael Procter

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
Compline
Marian Antiphon
Anerio, Felice, Alma Redemptoris Mater EMP0523 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Advent and Christmastide (until Purification) ISMN M-2056-0523-10
A simple attractive setting, clearly influenced by Palestrina's but none the less worth exploring.
Anonymous, Alma Redemptoris Mater EMP0328 £1.50
chant Scoring legend Advent and Christmastide (until Purification) (Chant notation (St. Meinrad)) ISMN M-2056-0328-1
This edition of the antiphon is a new transcription of the chant as given in the Hartker ms (St. Gall 390-391). It differs considerably from the official Vatican Edition (Antiphonale Monasticum) which claims to be based on the same source.
Byrd, William, Salve Regina (1605) EMP0049 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Holy Trinity to the Saturday before Advent ISMN M-2056-0049-5
The simple setting from the Gradualia.
Cavalli, Francesco, Salve Regina EMP1107 £3.00
SATB,bc Scoring legend Holy Trinity to the Saturday before Advent ISMN M-2056-1107-1
A further piece from Cavalli's Musiche Sacre; the setting is through-composed and uses several different tempi to match the text.
Cornysh, William, Ave Maria mater Dei EMP1192 £2.00
ATBaB Scoring legend General Use 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.
Croce, Giovanni, Regina celi letare EMP0644 £3.00
SATB SATB Scoring legend Eastertide ISMN M-2056-0644-2
Simple double-choir setting from Croce's Compieta (Compline) collection of 1591
Alternative version(s):
EMP0966 Version a tone lower than the original
Croce, Giovanni, Regina celi letare EMP0966 £3.00
SATB SATB Scoring legend Eastertide ISMN M-2056-0966-5
Transposed version: the original is in high clefs, this version (in E flat) is a tone lower. Other transpositions are available on request.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0644 Original pitch version
Croce, Giovanni, Salve Regina EMP0731 £3.00
SATB MATB Scoring legend Holy Trinity to the Saturday before Advent ISMN M-2056-0731-9
Croce provided settings of all four standard Marian Antiphons in his 1591 collection of music for Compline. They are all comparatively simple and very effective.
Davy, Richard, Salve Regina Show the score EMP0763 £4.00
SSATTB Scoring legend Summer ISMN M-2056-0763-10
One of the 15 settings of Salve Regina in the Eton Choirbook. In Eton use, this text was required for the final Marian Antiphon each day during Lent (sic) but could also be sung at any time.
Frye, Walter, Ave regina...mater regis angelorum EMP0529 £2.00
SAAT Scoring legend Marian Feasts 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.
Ingegneri, Marco Antonio (Marc'Antonio), Salve regina EMP1104 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Holy Trinity to the Saturday before Advent ISMN M-2056-1104-10
One of a series of smaller-scale works by Ingegneri.
Isaac, Heinrich, Regina celi EMP0112 £3.00
SSATB Scoring legend Easter (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0112-6
Lambe, Walter, Nesciens Mater Show the score EMP0767 £3.50
SATBaB Scoring legend Advent and Christmastide (until Purification) ISMN M-2056-0767-8
One of the loveliest (and least complicated) of the pieces in the Eton Choirbook. Here revised and typeset and replacing the manuscript edition previously in our catalogue.
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Regina coeli EMP0564 £3.50
SSAATTB Scoring legend Eastertide ISMN M-2056-0564-3
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Salve regina EMP0475 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Holy Trinity to the Saturday before Advent ISMN M-2056-0475-2
Obrecht, Jacob, Alma Redemptoris Mater EMP0538 £3.00
SABa Scoring legend Dedication of a Church ISMN M-2056-0538-4
An extended setting of the Antiphon.
Obrecht, Jacob, Salve Regina EMP0539 £4.00
SSATTB Scoring legend Holy Trinity to the Saturday before Advent ISMN M-2056-0539-1
An awesome piece: in my ensemble Hofkapelle we refer to this is 'Obrecht's Ninth'. The piece is on a huge scale and lasts a good 12 minutes including the chant verses. I offer it in two versions, one for mixed and one for male voices.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0762 Down a third for male voices
Obrecht, Jacob, Salve Regina EMP0762 £4.00
SSATTB Scoring legend Holy Trinity to the Saturday before Advent ISMN M-2056-0762-3
This is the version for male voices.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0539 Original pitch
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Ave regina coelorum - Gaude gloriosa Show the score EMP0792 £3.00
SATTB Scoring legend Marian Feasts 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 Feasts 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 Feasts 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
Pearsall, Robert Lucas, Salve Regina EMP1105 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Holy Trinity to the Saturday before Advent ISMN M-2056-1105-7
A modern edition of a work published in 1856 and thus from the final year of Pearsall's life. He was received into the Roman Catholic church three days before his death, at the beginning of August 1856.
Rivafrecha, Martin de (Rivaflecha), Salve regina EMP1108 £3.00
SATB Scoring legend Holy Trinity to the Saturday before Advent ISMN M-2056-1108-8
A new and revised edition which replaces our earlier one. Only five pieces by Rivafrecha are known to have survived, all in the same manuscript in Seville. The composer was rated alongside Penalosa during his lifetime, and this piece is stunning. It is an alternatim setting, and I am grateful to Bruno Turner for providing me with a source of the chant known to the composer, which is incorporated in the edition.
Victoria, Tomas Luis de, Salve Regina EMP0315 £5.90
SSAT SATB Scoring legend Holy Trinity to the Saturday before Advent ISMN M-2056-0315-1
Victoria wrote no secular music. His 'love music', which in another composer would have been given expression in madrigals, is all in the Marian music to which he devoted so much care. Victoria left no less than four settings of the Salve Regina, of which this is the largest-scale. Revised edition with original note values restored.