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.

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

A note on prices

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

Information and orders

For information and orders please contact

Scoring legend

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

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

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



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

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

Title Catalogue number Price
Matins/Night office
Respond
Aichinger, Gregor, Cantabant Sancti canticum novum EMP1243 £2.00
SATB SATB Scoring legend Holy Innocents (December 28) ISMN M-2056-1243-6
The text is from Apocalypse (Revelations) 14,3; a similar text is also sung on All Saints.
Anerio, Felice, Factum est silentium EMP0524 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend St. Michael Archangel (September 29) ISMN M-2056-0524-7
One of the best of the four-part pieces of Anerio, and a very effective setting of the text. Besides the settings by Deering and Mouton there is also a splendid double-choir setting by Croce.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1605 Transposed up a tone
Anerio, Felice, Factum est silentium EMP1605 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend St. Michael Archangel (September 29) ISMN M-2056-1605-2
One of the best of the four-part pieces of Anerio, and a very effective setting of the text. Besides the settings by Deering and Mouton there is also a splendid double-choir setting by Croce, recently added to our catalogue. This version is one tone higher than the original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0524 Original pitch
Anonymous, Responsum acceperat Simeon EMP0327 £4.00
SMATBaB Scoring legend Purification BVM, Candlemas, Presentation of Christ (February 2) ISMN M-2056-0327-4
This splendid piece, some eight and a half minutes in length, is attributed to Josquin in the only printed source - Cantiones septem, sex et quinque vocum... Augsburg, M. Kriesstein, 1545 (RISM 1545/3 reprint 1546/5)- but the attribution has been rejected on stylistic grounds. It is nonetheless a fine piece and well worth singing.
Byrd, William, Emendemus in melius EMP1049 £3.00
SATTB Scoring legend Ash Wednesday ISMN M-2056-1049-4
A version of the piece laid out to permit its liturgical use as a Responsory either on the First Sunday in Lent or, with an added Gloria Patri, during the Imposition of Ashes on Ash Wednesday. Transposed down a 4th from the high-clefs original. Available on request at a higher pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0039 Simple version, down a tone
EMP0577 Simple version, down a fourth
Byrd, William, O magnum misterium EMP0507 £2.00
SAABa Scoring legend Christmas ISMN M-2056-0507-10
Well-known Christmas piece
Alternative version(s):
EMP1035 A tone higher than the original.
EMP1036 A third higher than the original.
Byrd, William, O magnum misterium EMP1035 £2.00
SAABa Scoring legend Christmas ISMN M-2056-1035-7
Well-known Christmas piece, here a tone higher than the original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0507 Original pitch
EMP1036 A third higher than the original.
Byrd, William, O magnum misterium EMP1036 £2.00
SAABa Scoring legend Christmas ISMN M-2056-1036-4
Well-known Christmas piece, here a third higher than the original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0507 Original pitch
EMP1035 A tone higher than the original.
Croce, Giovanni, Aspice Domine Show the score EMP0648 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend 1st Sunday in November ISMN M-2056-0648-10
A penitential piece: Look down O Lord from thy holy seat and think on us...
Croce, Giovanni, Audi Domine Show the score EMP0651 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend Pentecost (Whitsun) ISMN M-2056-0651-10
Hear the voice and prayer...
Croce, Giovanni, Decantabat populus EMP0723 £3.00
SATB SATB Scoring legend Sunday after Pentecost ISMN M-2056-0723-4
Croce's motet of 1594, which provided the model for his mass.
Croce, Giovanni, Ego rogabo patrem Show the score EMP0652 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend Ascension ISMN M-2056-0652-7
And I shall pray the Father, and he will send you a new Comforter......
Croce, Giovanni, Factum est silentium EMP0642 £3.00
SATB SATB Scoring legend St. Michael Archangel (September 29) ISMN M-2056-0642-8
A fine setting of the highly descriptive text.
Croce, Giovanni, Nesciens Mater EMP0732 £3.50
SATB SATB Scoring legend Circumcision of Our Lord (Jan. 1) and Christmastide ISMN M-2056-0732-6
A lovely setting of a beautiful text also set by Lambe and Mouton.
newCroce, Giovanni, Percussit Saul mille EMP0330 £3.00
SATB SATB Scoring legend Sunday after Pentecost ISMN M-2056-0330-4
A splendid double-choir piece, with the text 'Saul slew his thousands but David his ten thousands.' Model for the grand parody mass. This standard version is a tone lower than the high-clef original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0993 A fourth lower
EMP0995 Original pitch
newCroce, Giovanni, Percussit Saul mille EMP0993 £3.00
SATB SATB Scoring legend Sunday after Pentecost ISMN M-2056-0993-1
This version is a fourth lower than the high-clef original, ideal for performance with cornetts and sackbuts.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0330 A tone lower
EMP0995 Original pitch
This item is also presented as:
EMP1009 Set of parts
newCroce, Giovanni, Percussit Saul mille EMP0995 £3.00
SATB SATB Scoring legend Sunday after Pentecost ISMN M-2056-0995-5
A splendid double-choir piece, with the text 'Saul slew his thousands but David his ten thousands.' Model for the grand parody mass. This version is at the high-clef original pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0330 A tone lower
EMP0993 A fourth lower
newCroce, Giovanni, Percussit Saul mille EMP1009 £9.25
SATB SATB Scoring legend Sunday after Pentecost ISMN M-2056-1009-8
This version is a fourth lower than the high-clef original, ideal for performance with cornetts and sackbuts. A text found in no other setting, its belligerent - indeed pugnacious - character makes it apparent that it was written either for the annual Lepanto commemoration, or - most likely - to celebrate the Habsburg victory at Sisak in 1593. The source collection, Croce's first book of double-choir motets of 1594, was dedicated to Raimondo Della Torre, the Ambassador to Venice of the Holy Roman Empire. 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.
This item is also presented as:
EMP0993 Score
Donato, Baldassare, Aspice Domine EMP0735 £2.00
SSATTB Scoring legend 1st Sunday in November ISMN M-2056-0735-7
Donato, Baldassare, Derelinquat impius EMP0734 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend Invocabit Sunday (1st Sunday in Lent) ISMN M-2056-0734-10
A setting of a text from Isaiah 55.
Donato, Baldassare, Emendemus in melius EMP1073 £3.00
SATTB Scoring legend Lent ISMN M-2056-1073-9
One of several pieces from Donato's retrospective collection of 1599 which we are publishing for the International Academy of Sacred Music in Venice. This is a setting of the Respond with the Venetian verse 'Peccavimus cum patribus' sung on the first Sunday of Lent.
Donato, Baldassare, Non turbetur cor vestrum EMP1074 £3.00
SAATTB Scoring legend Ascension ISMN M-2056-1074-6
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 setting of a Respond sung on the Feast of the Ascension: Donato's setting has the repeat fully written out, with two parts swapping.
Esperança, Pedro da, O magnum mysterium EMP0713 £2.00
SATB plus instruments Scoring legend Christmas ISMN M-2056-0713-5
One of the Christmas Responsories by Esperanca in a manuscript at Coimbra, in which the verse (here 'Ave Maria') is sung by a single voice accompanied by instrumental ensemble. Effective with instruments also doubling the chorus.
Gabrieli, Andrea, Emendemus in melius Show the score EMP0280 £2.00
SAATTB Scoring legend Invocabit Sunday (1st Sunday in Lent) ISMN M-2056-0280-2
A wonderful setting of the text familiar from Byrd's setting, also suitable for general penitential use. Our standard version is a third lower than the original high cleffing.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0746 A fourth lower than original pitch
EMP0770 A tone lower than original pitch
Gabrieli, Andrea, Emendemus in melius Show the score EMP0746 £2.00
SAATTB Scoring legend Invocabit Sunday (1st Sunday in Lent) ISMN M-2056-0746-3
A wonderful setting of the text familiar from Byrd's setting, also suitable for general pentitential use. This version is a fourth lower than the original high cleffing.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0280 A third lower than original pitch
EMP0770 A tone lower than original pitch
Gabrieli, Andrea, Emendemus in melius EMP0770 £2.00
SAATTB Scoring legend Invocabit Sunday (1st Sunday in Lent) ISMN M-2056-0770-8
A wonderful setting of the text familiar from Byrd's setting, also suitable for general penitential use. This version is a tone lower than the original high clefs.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0280 A third lower than original pitch
EMP0746 A fourth lower than original pitch
Gabrieli, Giovanni, Confitebor tibi Domine a 13 (1615) EMP1258 £5.80
a 13: see description Scoring legend Office of the Dead ISMN M-2056-1258-10
Scored for three choirs: SATTB SMABa SATB and organ. The third choir is as usual the vocal Capella. The other two choirs can perfectly well be sung - they are both in vocal clefs - but Ch I could be a solo Soprano and four instruments, Ch II a solo baritone and three instruments. Most of the concerted pieces are comparatively short; in this case the final section of the piece is repeated, giving it a length of about 5 minutes.
Gabrieli, Giovanni, Exaudi Deus à 12 (1615) EMP1275 £5.00
a 12: see description Scoring legend Office of the Dead ISMN M-2056-1275-7
A setting of the first three verses of Psalm 54 (55). The opening of the Psalm is set as an Offertory during Lent; this large-scale setting was presumably for a non-liturgical performance. Scored for three choirs, SMAT TBaBSb SATB: the third choir is the vocal Capella, Choir I would normally be a solo Tenor with three high instruments, Choir II a solo Tenor with three low instruments.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1681 Vocal score
EMP1682 Primus chorus
EMP1683 Secundus chorus
EMP1684 Tertius chorus (capella)
EMP1685 Set of parts
Gabrieli, Giovanni, Exaudi Deus à 12 (1615) EMP1681 £3.75
a 12: see description Scoring legend Office of the Dead ISMN M-2056-1681-6
The vocal score omits the instrumental parts: Cantus, Altus and Octavus from Primus chorus and Quintus, Nonus and Bassus from Secundus chorus.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1275 Full score
EMP1682 Primus chorus
EMP1683 Secundus chorus
EMP1684 Tertius chorus (capella)
EMP1685 Set of parts
Gabrieli, Giovanni, Exaudi Deus à 12 (1615) EMP1682 £3.00
a 12: see description Scoring legend Office of the Dead ISMN M-2056-1682-3
The Primus chorus with Basso pro organo
Alternative version(s):
EMP1275 Full score
EMP1681 Vocal score
EMP1683 Secundus chorus
EMP1684 Tertius chorus (capella)
EMP1685 Set of parts
Gabrieli, Giovanni, Exaudi Deus à 12 (1615) EMP1683 £3.00
a 12: see description Scoring legend Office of the Dead ISMN M-2056-1683-10
The Secundus chorus with Basso pro organo
Alternative version(s):
EMP1275 Full score
EMP1681 Vocal score
EMP1682 Primus chorus
EMP1684 Tertius chorus (capella)
EMP1685 Set of parts
Gabrieli, Giovanni, Exaudi Deus à 12 (1615) EMP1684 £3.00
a 12: see description Scoring legend Office of the Dead ISMN M-2056-1684-7
The Tertius chorus (capella) with Basso pro organo
Alternative version(s):
EMP1275 Full score
EMP1681 Vocal score
EMP1682 Primus chorus
EMP1683 Secundus chorus
EMP1685 Set of parts
Gabrieli, Giovanni, Exaudi Deus à 12 (1615) EMP1685 £25.00
a 12: see description Scoring legend Office of the Dead ISMN M-2056-1685-4
A set of parts.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1275 Full score
EMP1681 Vocal score
EMP1682 Primus chorus
EMP1683 Secundus chorus
EMP1684 Tertius chorus (capella)
Gabrieli, Giovanni, Exaudi me Domine a 16 (1615) EMP1274 £5.00
Four choirs Scoring legend Office of the Dead ISMN M-2056-1274-10
A remarkable piece of late Renaissance polychoral writing, with extraordinary use of the madrigalian 'sospiri' figure. Denis Arnold wrote of its 'polyphonic web full of rich dissonance and ending with a grand plagal cadence.' It is a setting of a variant of the 'Libera me', presumably composed for the death of a prominent person, perhaps Doge Grimani (+ 1605). Scored for four vocal choirs, SATB SATB ATTB ATTB but obviously instruments may double or substitute for voices.
Gabrieli, Giovanni, Jubilate Deo a 10 (1615) EMP1276 £6.60
a 10: see description Scoring legend Office of the Dead ISMN M-2056-1276-4
This setting from Gabrieli’s posthumous 1615 collection of Symphoniae Sacrae, is – like the piece in the 1613 print - a setting of a composite text which seems to relate to the Nuptial Mass: it is not a straightforward setting of Psalm 100 (the Anglican’s ‘Jubilate’ from Matins.) The print specifies only two voices, Mezzosoprano (high countertenor) and Tenor, with the following instruments: 2 cornetti and bassoon, 5 trombones, and organ. All except the highest cornetto part (even the lowest Bass which descends to low C) are marked 'e Voce si placet', so the piece may be performed with as many singers are available.The overall cleffing is: MT (solo voices); TrSATTTBSb, org. It opens with an (optional) instrumental Sinfonia for all 10 instruments.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1686 Set of parts
Gabrieli, Giovanni, Jubilate Deo a 10 (1615) EMP1686 £22.00
a 10: see description Scoring legend Office of the Dead ISMN M-2056-1686-1
A set of parts.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1276 Full score
Gabrieli, Giovanni, O magnum mysterium EMP1255 £3.00
SMABa ATTB Scoring legend Christmas ISMN M-2056-1255-9
One of the best-known pieces of Giovanni Gabrieli, published in the 'Concerti di Andrea e Giovanni Gabrieli' of 1587. Its low second choir was probably performed with a solo falsettist and three sackbuts, but the piece is enirely in vocal clefs and a capella performance cannot be ruled out. Revised edition replacing our earlier one, and printing the alto voice in treble clef.
Gabrieli, Giovanni, O magnum mysterium EMP1289 £3.50
SMABa ATTB Scoring legend Christmas ISMN M-2056-1289-4
One of the best-known pieces of Giovanni Gabrieli, published in the 'Concerti di Andrea e Giovanni Gabrieli' of 1587. Its low second choir was probably performed with a solo falsettist and three sackbuts, but the piece is enirely in vocal clefs and a capella performance cannot be ruled out. This version includes an editorial organ continuo (single line).
Guerrero, Francisco, Elisabeth Zachariae EMP0744 £3.50
SATTB Scoring legend St John Baptist (June 24) ISMN M-2056-0744-9
One of Guerrero's loveliest motets, the model for Duarte Lobo's mass (EMP743)
Handl, Jakob (Gallus), Regnum mundi EMP0420 £2.00
SSMA Scoring legend Feasts of Virgins ISMN M-2056-0420-2
Now identified as a Respond (or Responsory) for Feasts of Virgins and Non-Virgins. The 'Ad aequales' scoring can be tranposed to suit different groups of voices. Our example is SSMA but TTBaB is equally valid.
Handl, Jakob (Gallus), Regnum mundi EMP0775 £2.00
SSTB Scoring legend Feasts of Virgins ISMN M-2056-0775-3
Now identified as a Respond (or Responsory) for Feasts of Virgins and Non-Virgins. The 'Ad aequales' scoring can be tranposed to suit different groups of voices. This version is SSTB.
Handl, Jakob (Gallus), Regnum mundi EMP1106 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Feasts of Virgins ISMN M-2056-1106-4
Now identified as a Respond (or Responsory) for Feasts of Virgins and Non-Virgins. The piece is in an 'Ad aequales' scoring, i.e. it can be transposed to suit different groups of voices. This version is a fifth lower than the original and works well for SATB.
Hassler, Hans Leo, Ite in universum mundum EMP1303 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Ascension ISMN M-2056-1303-7
This is one 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 a Responsory in Ascensiontide but I have not been able to find an exact liturgical match, nor does Hassler’s setting show any signs of being a Responsory. The text derives from Mark 16, 15 and 16. This version is a fourth below the high-clef original.
Hassler, Hans Leo, Ite in universum mundum EMP1314 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Ascension ISMN M-2056-1314-3
This is one 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 a Responsory in Ascensiontide but I have not been able to find an exact liturgical match, nor does Hassler’s setting show any signs of being a Responsory. The text derives from Mark 16, 15 and 16. This version is a tone below the high-clef original.
Hassler, Hans Leo, Tibi laus, tibi gloria EMP0364 £3.50
SSAB ATTB Scoring legend Holy Trinity ISMN M-2056-0364-9
A revised edition of this magnificent double-choir setting.
Josquin des Pres, Tu solus qui facis mirabilia EMP0694 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Unidentified ISMN M-2056-0694-7
This beautiful piece, which became famous through its use in the German film Vaya con Dios, is an oddity among Josquin's works. Its first Pars is the Elevation motet which replaces the Benedictus in his Missa D'ung aultre amer.
Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso), Hodie nobis coelorum Rex EMP0510 £2.00
SSATB Scoring legend Christmas ISMN M-2056-0510-10
A muscular Christmas piece from Munich MS Mus 48
Merulo, Claudio, Bonum est confiteri Domino EMP0780 £3.00
SSAATTB Scoring legend Lent ISMN M-2056-0780-7
This is the text of Psalm 91, 1-6. It finds frequent application in the liturgy, for example in the period after Epiphany. Revised edition 2008.
Merulo, Claudio, Magna enim sunt iudicia tua EMP1077 £2.00
SAATTB Scoring legend Summer ISMN M-2056-1077-7
One of several new pieces by Merulo which we are publishing for the International Academy of Sacred Music 2010 in Venice. The text is a Respond in August, and thus occupies a somewhat obscure place in the liturgy. It could well be political in origin. 'For thy judgments, O Lord, are great, and thy words cannot be expressed: For thou didst magnify thy people, O Lord, and didst honour them.' Wisdom 17, 1; 19,20
Mouton, Jean, Tua est potentia EMP0692 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend Christ the King (last Sunday in October) ISMN M-2056-0692-3
This magnificent motet was first printed in 15213 and frequently anthologised, surviving in several widely scattered manuscripts, including the Medici Codex.
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Fuit homo missus a Deo EMP0395 £3.00
SATTB Scoring legend St John Baptist (June 24) ISMN M-2056-0395-3
One of Palestrina's magnificent responsories.
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Libera me EMP0300 £3.75
SATB Scoring legend Office of the Dead ISMN M-2056-0300-7
Parsons, Robert, Peccantem me quotidie EMP1045 £2.00
MTTTB Scoring legend Office of the Dead ISMN M-2056-1045-6
A sombre setting of a Respond from the Office for the Dead. The piece survives without one of the voices which has been reconstructed by the Editor.
Regnart, Jacob, Tollite jugum meum EMP0545 £2.00
SSATB Scoring legend Feasts of Apostles ISMN M-2056-0545-2
One of the most attractive motets of the prolific Jacob Regnart, a setting of the familiar text (Take my yoke upon you) from St. Matthew, best known from its setting in Handel's Messiah.
Richafort, Jean, Quem dicunt homines EMP0227 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend SS Peter and Paul (June 29) (Manuscript edition) ISMN M-2056-0227-7
Schütz, Heinrich, Heu mihi Domine (SWV 65) EMP0766 £3.50
SATB,bc Scoring legend Office of the Dead ISMN M-2056-0766-1
This, surely the most penitential of the motets in Schütz' Cantiones Sacrae, is in many ways striking. Its text, alone of the collection, is derived from the Catholic liturgy, where it is closely related to a Respond at Matins for the Dead. The piece takes its place in the series taking their inspiration from Savonarola's famous meditation 'Infelix ego,' on Psalm 51 (Miserere mei Deus), which includes settings by Andrea Gabrieli, Lassus and Merulo. This version is offered a tone higher than the original.
Tallis, Thomas, Dum transisset Sabbatum EMP0312 £2.00
SATBaB Scoring legend Easter ISMN M-2056-0312-10
One of the best-known pieces by Tallis, originally in 'highest clefs' with a French violin clef (G1) for the top voice, here offered a fourth lower. Unusually, the chant is in the top voice.
Tallis, Thomas, Videte miraculum EMP0308 £3.00
SSATTB Scoring legend Purification BVM, Candlemas, Presentation of Christ (February 2) ISMN M-2056-0308-3
One of the truly great pieces of Tallis, scored for high and low boys' voices plus men ATTB. An alternatim setting of a Sarum Respond, which appears slightly abbreviated in long notes in the Tenor (Baritone) part.
Verdelot, Philippe, In te Domine speravi. EMP0693 £3.00
SATBaB Scoring legend Unidentified ISMN M-2056-0693-10
A powerful motet with two simultaneous texts, which survives in very differing and probably corrupt forms. My edition is based on the Psalmorum selectarum...1553-4, whereas the version in the Complete Works (CMM28) is drawn from a Roman manuscript in which the voice carrying the second text is transmitted erroneously. The principal text is of course Verses of Psalm 30; the secondary text 'Divitias et paupertates' is part of the respond Verbum iniquum. This text is presented in different prolations in the two halves of the piece, and is thus 'isorhythmic,' by the time of composition an antiquated device.
Verdelot, Philippe, In te Domine speravi. EMP0748 £3.00
SATBaB Scoring legend Unidentified ISMN M-2056-0748-7
A powerful motet with two simultaneous texts, which survives in very differing and probably corrupt forms. My edition is based on the Psalmorum selectarum...1553-4, whereas the version in the Complete Works (CMM28) is drawn from a Roman manuscript in which the voice carrying the second text is transmitted erroneously. The principal text is of course Verses of Psalm 30; the secondary text 'Divitias et paupertates' is part of the respond Verbum iniquum. This text is presented in different prolations in the two halves of the piece, and is thus 'isorhythmic,' by the time of composition an antiquated device. Transposed version, down a fourth.