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
The mass
Mass Ordinary
Anonymous, Mass of the Cyprus MS (Turin J.II.9) EMP0271 £5.00
SST/SAT Scoring legend Summer - Ed: Bob Mitchell (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0271-10
The only cyclic mass in the well-known Cypriot manuscript, now in the library at Turin. from possibly as early as 1410. This edition was commissioned for the first Schola Polyphonica summer school in Cyprus in July 1994 and performed at Ayia Kyriaki, Paphos.
Baccusi, Ippolito, Missa Quel Rossignuol EMP0488 £9.80
SSATTB Scoring legend General Use 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 General Use 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 General Use 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 General Use 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 General Use 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 General Use 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 General Use 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 General Use 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 General Use 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 General Use 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 General Use 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 General Use 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 General Use 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
Cosset, Francois, Missa Exultate Deo EMP0686 £4.00
SATB Scoring legend General Use 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, Missa 6 vocum EMP0638 £7.40
SSATTB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0638-1
The first modern edition of Croce's only - and lovely - 6-voice mass, which survives complete in only one copy in the cathedral archive in Brescia. In that print it follows reprints of Croce's three 5-voice masses and is entitled simply 'Missa Quarta' (fourth mass). I have given it the working title Missa 6 vocum (mass for 6 voices). It is thought to be a parody mass whose model has not so far been identified. This version is a tone below original pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1660 Original pitch
Croce, Giovanni, Missa 6 vocum EMP1660 £6.60
SSATTB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-1660-1
The first modern edition of Croce's only - and lovely - 6-voice mass, which survives complete in only one copy in the cathedral archive in Brescia. In that print it follows reprints of Croce's three 5-voice masses and is entitled simply 'Missa Quarta' (fourth mass). I have given it the working title Missa 6 vocum (mass for 6 voices). It is thought to be a parody mass whose model has not so far been identified. This version is at original pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0638 Down a tone
Croce, Giovanni, Missa Decantabat populus EMP0722 £8.20
SATB SATB Scoring legend General Use 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 General Use 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 General Use 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 General Use 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 General Use 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 General Use 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 General Use 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 General Use 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 General Use 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 Prima sexti toni EMP0699 £5.00
SATTB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0699-2
The second of three short masses for five voices published in 1596, which were reprinted together with a fourth, for 6 voices, in 1599.
Croce, Giovanni, Missa Secunda tertii toni EMP0663 £5.80
TrMAABa Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0663-3
The second of three short masses for five voices published in 1596, which were reprinted together with a fourth, for 6 voices, in 1599. This is our standard version, a 4th below the original pitch
Alternative version(s):
EMP1018 A third below the original pitch.
EMP1019 Original pitch version.
Croce, Giovanni, Missa Secunda tertii toni EMP1018 £5.80
TrMAABa Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-1018-10
The second of three short masses for five voices published in 1596, which were reprinted together with a fourth, for 6 voices, in 1599. Here a 3rd below the original pitch
Alternative version(s):
EMP0663 Standard version, down a fourth.
EMP1019 Original pitch version.
Croce, Giovanni, Missa Secunda tertii toni EMP1019 £5.80
TrMAABa Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-1019-7
The second of three short masses for five voices published in 1596, which were reprinted together with a fourth, for 6 voices, in 1599. Here at original pitch
Alternative version(s):
EMP0663 Standard version, down a fourth.
EMP1018 A third below the original pitch.
Croce, Giovanni, Missa Sopra la Battaglia EMP0745 £7.40
SATB ATTB Scoring legend General Use 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 General Use 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 General Use 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 General Use 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 General Use 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 General Use 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 General Use 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, Missa Tertia octavi toni EMP0697 £5.80
SATTB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0697-8
The third of the short masses for five voices published in 1596, which were reprinted together with a fourth, for 6 voices, in 1599.
Croce, Giovanni, Requiem I EMP0800 £5.00
ATTB Scoring legend Requiem ISMN M-2056-0800-2
This is the San Marco setting of the Requiem whose manuscript bears the date 1598.
Croce, Giovanni, Requiem II EMP0801 £3.75
ATTB Scoring legend Requiem ISMN M-2056-0801-9
This is the second, very simple setting of the Requiem.
Dagneaux, Pierre, Missa Vox exultationis EMP0688 £5.00
SATB Scoring legend General Use 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
Daser, Ludwig, Missa super Ave Maria EMP0637 £8.20
SSATBB Scoring legend Marian Feasts 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 Marian Feasts 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
de Bournonville, Jean, Missa Ave maris stella EMP0687 £3.75
SATB Scoring legend General Use 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 General Use 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 la Rue, Pierre, Missa pro Defunctis EMP0411 £5.80
SATB Scoring legend Requiem ISMN M-2056-0411-10
The famous Requiem which is scored in abysmally low clefs (including Gamma-3). It is here offered at the correct transposition, which works out at SATB pitch, but is also available at the original pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0583 Original pitch (abysmally low)
De Monte, Philippe, Missa Cara la vita mia EMP0386 £9.80
SSATB Scoring legend General Use (Other) ISMN M-2056-0386-1
Based on the madrigal by Wert.
de Rore, Cipriano, Missa Praeter rerum seriem EMP0513 £6.60
SSATTBB Scoring legend Holy Trinity ISMN M-2056-0513-1
A magnificent setting based on Josquin's motet (A Mary Sequence) The work was composed for Duke Ercole II of Ferrara, and in the only surviving source (Munich Mus MS 46) one voice sings throughout the mass the text 'Hercules Secundus Dux Ferrariae Quartus vivit et vivet.' In this version prepared for liturgical performance in San Marco, Venice, alternative texts were supplied, either setting sections of the Ordinary or using a new text in honour of Holy Trinity. The work is offered here without the Credo, which was not sung in San Marco.
De Vento, Ivo, Missa Surrexit pastor bonus EMP0343 £8.20
SSATB Scoring legend Easter ISMN M-2056-0343-4
A lovely parody mass on Lassus' Easter motet (qv.)
Finck, Heinrich, Wedding Mass 1511 EMP0345 £10.60
SATTBaB Scoring legend Ed: Reiner Schneider-Waterberg ISMN M-2056-0345-8
Missa O Venus bant, also known as Missa In Summis, composed for the wedding of Ulrich von Württemberg and Sabine von Bayern
Gabrieli, Andrea, Missa 4 vocum (Missa brevis) EMP0078 £3.75
SATB Scoring legend General Use ISMN M-2056-0078-5
Now typeset (without Credo) and transposed
Gabrieli, Andrea, Missa Ove ch’i posi EMP0777 £9.00
SAATTB Scoring legend General Use 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 General Use 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 General Use 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 General Use 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
Hassler, Hans Leo, Missa II (Missa secunda) EMP1242 £4.00
SATB Scoring legend Eucharist ISMN M-2056-1242-9
One of the better-known the masses of Hassler. A high-clef piece usually offered, as here, a third lower than notated.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1317 Transposed down a fourth
Hassler, Hans Leo, Missa II (Missa secunda) EMP1317 £4.00
SATB Scoring legend Eucharist ISMN M-2056-1317-4
One of the better-known the masses of Hassler. A high-clef piece, here offered a fourth lower than notated.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1242 Transposed down a third
Hassler, Hans Leo, Missa sine nomine a 12 EMP1286 £14.60
a 12: see description Scoring legend General Use 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 General Use 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
Isaac, Heinrich, Missa Beatae Mariae Virginis EMP0406 £5.80
SSTTBB Scoring legend Votive Mass BVM ISMN M-2056-0406-6
A very beautiful alternatim Mass, here in the composer's revision for 6 voices, with the chant sections reconstructed from the Graduale Pataviense (Passau Gradual). The piece has been recorded by Hofkapelle with organ improvisations for the chant sections, together with the original 4-voice version sung with chant.
Isaac, Heinrich, Missa Beatae Mariae Virginis EMP0608 £5.00
STTB Scoring legend Votive Mass BVM ISMN M-2056-0608-4
The original 4-voice version of Isaac's Mary Mass, with the chant sections reconstructed from the Graduale Pataviense (Passau Gradual).
Isaac, Heinrich, Missa Paschale ii EMP0485 £4.00
SATB and STTB Scoring legend Easter ISMN M-2056-0485-1
An alternatim Mass, the chant to be improvised at the organ or sung choraliter - here again reconstructed from the Graduale Pataviense (Passau Gradual). Only in the Agnus is the second voice really a Tenor. The edition has been revised in 2006.
Josquin des Pres, Missa de Beata Maria Virgine EMP0124 £12.20
SATBaB Scoring legend Marian Feasts 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 Marian Feasts 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.
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Missa Congratulamini EMP0366 £7.40
SSATTB Scoring legend Easter ISMN M-2056-0366-3
A very fine mass built on Lassus' own Eastertide motet.
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Sanctus EMP0565 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Requiem ISMN M-2056-0565-10
A reconstruction of a movement from a Requiem which survives only in an organ score.
Lobo D, Missa Elisabeth Zachariae EMP0743 £7.50
SATTB Scoring legend General Use 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 General Use 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.
Monteverdi, Claudio, Messa da cappella II (1650) EMP1100 £9.50
SATB Scoring legend General Use 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 General Use 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.
Monteverdi, Claudio, Missa Sanctissimae Virgini (Missa In illo tempore) EMP1078 £10.60
SSATTB Scoring legend Marian Feasts 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 Marian Feasts 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 Marian Feasts 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
Ockeghem, Jehan (Jean), Missa Cuiusvis toni: Kyrie EMP1069 £3.75
SATB Scoring legend General Use 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.
Ockeghem, Jehan (Jean), Missa Sine nomine: Gloria EMP0169 £1.50
SAATB Scoring legend (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0169-10
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Missa Ascendo ad Patrem EMP0325 £3.50
SATTB Scoring legend Ascension (Other) ISMN M-2056-0325-10
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Missa Assumpta est Maria EMP0391 £9.50
SSATTB Scoring legend General Use ISMN M-2056-0391-5
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Missa Beatae Mariae Virginis EMP0294 £9.00
SSATTB Scoring legend Marian Feasts 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 Marian Feasts 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 Marian Feasts 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 Marian Feasts 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)
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Missa Dies sanctificatus EMP0580 £5.80
SATB Scoring legend Christmas ISMN M-2056-0580-3
A parody on Palestrina's charming Christmas motet, also available in our Edition. Michael Procter has questioned the attribution to Palestrina, for although the piece was included in the last collection of masses to be published in his lifetime, it scarcely seems up to his usual impeccable standards. It has nonetheless achieved recognition in recent scholarship, and is a worthy addition to the simpler 4-part masses suitable for Christmas use.
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Missa Fratres ego enim accepi EMP0543 £10.60
SATB SATB Scoring legend Corpus Christi ISMN M-2056-0543-8
A magnificent double-choir mass based on Palestrina's own motet. It is of course not only suitable for Corpus Christi, although that is the Feast for which the motet was composed.
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Missa Laudate Dominum EMP0201 £7.50
SATB SATB Scoring legend General Use (Other) ISMN M-2056-0201-7
A magnificent double-choir parody mass, suitable for use on Feasts.
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Missa Tu es Petrus EMP0662 £5.00
SSATBB Scoring legend General Use 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 General Use 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 General Use 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, Missa VIII Toni (Missa Festum nunc celebre) EMP0392 £7.40
SSATTB Scoring legend Ascension ISMN M-2056-0392-2
A comparatively early work. Its model is the Ascensiontide hymn Festum nunc celebre, in a version of the melody not found in Italian sources - which is perhaps the reason for its remaining unidentified in the first edition.
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Misssa Quando lieta sperai EMP0602 £9.50
SATTB Scoring legend General Use 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.
Taverner, John, Mass 'for a meane': Sanctus EMP0247 £2.00
MTTBaB Scoring legend General Use (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0247-5
The model for the Sanctus of Byrd's Mass for 4 voices.
Taverner, John, Mass 'Small Devotion' = Mass O Willelme EMP0248 £5.00
SATBaB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-0248-2
My reconstruction of Taverner's wonderful sonorous mass based on the antiphon 'O Willelme pastor bone'. The mass was previously known as 'Small devotion' through a misreading of the annotation 'S. Will Devocio' in the manuscript. Credo not yet included.
Various, Three French Masses EMP1014 £10.60
SATB Scoring legend General Use 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, Missa Gaudeamus EMP0313 £10.00
SSATTB Scoring legend (Other) ISMN M-2056-0313-7
Victoria, Tomas Luis de, Missa Gaudeamus EMP1093 £10.00
SSATTB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-1093-7
A revised edition of a splendid mass, which is a parody on Morales' motet Jubilate Deo, composed to celebrate the peace treaty brokered in 1538 by Pope Paul III between Charles V and Francois I which was signed on June 18 of that year in Nice. The motet has the chant 'Gaudeamus omnes' as a constantly recurring cantus firmus, and it also plays a prominent role in the mass, which could equally well have been called 'Missa Jubilate Deo'.
This item is included in:
EMP1097 Missa Gaudeamus and Jubilate Deo
Victoria, Tomas Luis de, Missa Gaudeamus and Jubilate Deo EMP1097 £9.80
SSATTB Scoring legend ISMN M-2056-1097-5
This booklet combines Victoria's mass with the motet by Morales on which it is based. Morales' motet was composed to celebrate the peace treaty brokered in 1538 by Pope Paul III between Charles V and Francois I which was signed on June 18 of that year in Nice. The motet has the chant 'Gaudeamus omnes' as a constantly recurring cantus firmus, so that Victoria's magnificent parody mass has the title 'Missa Gaudeamus'.
This item includes:
EMP1093 Missa Gaudeamus
EMP1096 Jubilate Deo
Victoria, Tomas Luis de, Missa Quarti toni (Missa super Senex puerum portabat) EMP1270 £6.50
SATB Scoring legend Corpus Christi ISMN M-2056-1270-2
The only mass identified simply by Tone, this is in fact a parody on Victoria's own motet for the Purification.
Victoria, Tomas Luis de, Missa Salve Regina EMP0314 £8.20
SSAT SATB Scoring legend Marian Feasts 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.
Victoria, Tomas Luis de, Missa Vidi speciosam EMP1245 £5.80
SSATTB Scoring legend Eucharist ISMN M-2056-1245-10
One of Victoria's loveliest masses, based on his own setting of the Song of Songs text (also available from us.) This version is the standard 4th below the pitch of the high-clef original: other pitches available on request.
Willaert, Adrian, Missa Mente tota (without Credo) EMP0320 £8.20
ATTBaBB Scoring legend General Use 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.