Edition Michael Procter

Renaissance choral music

Catalogue of editions by the late Michael Procter

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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
8 voices
SATB SATB Scoring legend
Aichinger, Gregor, Cantabant Sancti canticum novum EMP1243 £2.00
Holy Innocents (December 28) - Respond ISMN M-2056-1243-6
The text is from Apocalypse (Revelations) 14,3; a similar text is also sung on All Saints.
Croce, Giovanni, Buccinate EMP0066 £3.00
Ascension - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0066-2
One of my earliest transcriptions, made as a student in the 1970s, now finally typeset. A splendid piece appropriate for the Ascension but presumably originally written for the annual Lepanto celebration at S. Giustina, for which the phrase 'exultate Deo adjutori nostro' would have been very apposite.
This item is also presented as:
EMP1004 Set of parts
Croce, Giovanni, Buccinate EMP1004 £8.75
Ascension - Motet general ISMN M-2056-1004-3
A splendid piece appropriate for the Ascension but presumably originally written for the annual Lepanto celebration at S. Giustina, for which the phrase 'exultate Deo adjutori nostro' would have been very apposite. 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:
EMP0066 Full score
Croce, Giovanni, Decantabat populus EMP0723 £3.00
Sunday after Pentecost - Respond ISMN M-2056-0723-4
Croce's motet of 1594, which provided the model for his mass.
Croce, Giovanni, Deus in adjutorium meum intende EMP0738 £2.00
General Use - 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
General Use - 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, Factum est silentium EMP0642 £3.00
St. Michael Archangel (September 29) - Respond ISMN M-2056-0642-8
A fine setting of the highly descriptive text.
Croce, Giovanni, Gaudeamus omnes EMP0826 £3.50
Feasts (interchangeable names) - Introitus ISMN M-2056-0826-2
A piece, probably composed for a celebration at one of the Venetian Scuole Grande, 'in honore Beati N.' so that the name of the Saint being celebrated may be inserted. 'Gaudeamus omnes' suggests the opening of several Introits, but the piece may be sung as required.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1050 For All Saints.
Croce, Giovanni, Gaudeamus omnes EMP1050 £3.50
All Saints (November 1) - Introitus ISMN M-2056-1050-10
Version of EMP0826 adapted for use on the Feast of All Saints.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0826 Original version.
Croce, Giovanni, In spiritu humilitatis EMP0274 £3.00
Penitential - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0274-1
This very beautiful piece by Giovanni Croce is a setting of one of the Antiphons sung on the first Sunday in Lent (AM 342) - but also part of the prayer spoken by the Priest during the Offertory of the Mass. The text is thus of a penitential character: With humble spirits and contrite hearts may we be accepted by Thee, O Lord: and may our sacrifice be such that it be acceptable to Thee this day, and be pleasing to Thee, O Lord God. The piece was printed in a collection published by Grandi, Motetti a cinque voci (sic) in 1620.
Croce, Giovanni, Incipite Domino EMP0067 £3.00
Motet general ISMN M-2056-0067-9
One of my earliest transcriptions, made as a student in the 1970s, now finally typeset. A splendid piece making full use of the instrumental references in the text - tympanis, citharis, cymbalis... This performing edition is offered a 4th lower than the high-clef original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0980 Original pitch
This item is also presented as:
EMP1005 Set of parts
Croce, Giovanni, Incipite Domino EMP0980 £3.50
Motet general ISMN M-2056-0980-1
One of my earliest transcriptions, made as a student in the 1970s, now finally typeset. A splendid piece making full use of the instrumental references in the text - tympanis, citharis, cymbalis... This version is at the original high pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0067 A fourth lower than original pitch
Croce, Giovanni, Incipite Domino EMP1005 £10.00
Motet general ISMN M-2056-1005-10
A splendid piece making full use of the instrumental references in the text - tympanis, citharis, cymbalis... This performing edition is offered a 4th lower than the high-clef original. 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:
EMP0067 Full score
Croce, Giovanni, Laudans exultet gaudio EMP0725 £3.00
Assumption BVM (August 15) ISMN M-2056-0725-8
I have been unable to find either a liturgical place or any other setting of this text which is obviously for the Assumption. I suppose it to have been composed for a celebration at one of the Scuole Grande in Venice, for which Croce was for many years in charge of the music. The motet provides for other feasts by giving an alternative text 'in honore beati N' etc.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0964 For St Francis
EMP0965 For St James
EMP1043 For All Saints
Croce, Giovanni, Laudans exultet gaudio EMP0964 £3.00
St Francis (of Assisi) (October 4) ISMN M-2056-0964-1
A version of the piece with the text adjusted to suit Feasts of St Francis (Franciscus).
Alternative version(s):
EMP0725 For Marian Feasts especially Assumption
EMP0965 For St James
EMP1043 For All Saints
Croce, Giovanni, Laudans exultet gaudio EMP0965 £3.00
St James (July 25) ISMN M-2056-0965-8
A version of the piece with the text adjusted to suit the Feast of St James (Jacobus).
Alternative version(s):
EMP0725 For Marian Feasts especially Assumption
EMP0964 For St Francis
EMP1043 For All Saints
Croce, Giovanni, Laudans exultet gaudio EMP1043 £3.00
All Saints (November 1) - Introitus ISMN M-2056-1043-2
Version of EMP0725 adapted for use on the Feast of All Saints.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0725 For Marian Feasts especially Assumption
EMP0964 For St Francis
EMP0965 For St James
Croce, Giovanni, Laudate Dominum in sanctis eius Ps. 150 EMP0646 £3.00
Easter - Psalm at Lauds ISMN M-2056-0646-6
Croce provided settings of all five 'Cinque Laudate' psalms in his Vespertina collection. This setting of the 'other' Laudate psalm (which is also sung at the Office of the Dead) is from the Motetti 8 voci of 1594.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0963 Version a minor third higher than the original
This item is also presented as:
EMP1007 Set of parts
Croce, Giovanni, Laudate Dominum in sanctis eius Ps. 150 EMP0963 £3.00
Easter - Psalm at Lauds ISMN M-2056-0963-4
This version is given a third higher than the original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0646 Original pitch version
Croce, Giovanni, Laudate Dominum in sanctis eius Ps. 150 EMP1007 £8.50
Easter - Psalm at Lauds ISMN M-2056-1007-4
Croce provided settings of all five 'Cinque Laudate' psalms in his Vespertina collection. This setting of the 'other' Laudate psalm (which is also sung at the Office of the Dead) is from the Motetti 8 voci of 1594. 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:
EMP0646 Version at original pitchl
Croce, Giovanni, Miserere mei EMP0918 £3.75
Passiontide - Psalm at Lauds ISMN M-2056-0918-4
A stark and affective setting from Croce's oddly titled 'Salmi che si cantano a terza'. This setting was clearly intended for Lauds in the Triduum Sacrum, the last three days of Holy Week immediately before Easter.
Croce, Giovanni, Missa Decantabat populus EMP0722 £8.20
General Use - 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 Percussit Saul mille EMP0869 £9.00
General Use - 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
General Use - 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 EMP0946 £9.00
General Use - 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 EMP1010 £12.00
General Use - 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, Nesciens Mater EMP0732 £3.50
Circumcision of Our Lord (Jan. 1) and Christmastide - Respond ISMN M-2056-0732-6
A lovely setting of a beautiful text also set by Lambe and Mouton.
Croce, Giovanni, O Viri o Galilaei EMP0639 £3.00
Ascension - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0639-8
A fine double-choir piece whose text has not yet been identified, but is a rhymed version of the Introit for the Ascension. Possibly a Sequence.
Croce, Giovanni, Omnes gentes EMP0331 £3.00
Ascension - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0331-1
A magnificent double-choir setting of the familiar Ascensiontide text.
This item is also presented as:
EMP1006 Set of parts
Croce, Giovanni, Omnes gentes EMP1006 £8.50
Ascension - Motet general ISMN M-2056-1006-7
A magnificent double-choir setting of the familiar Ascensiontide text. 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:
EMP0331 Full score
Croce, Giovanni, Percussit Saul mille EMP0330 £3.00
Sunday after Pentecost - Respond 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
Croce, Giovanni, Percussit Saul mille EMP0993 £3.00
Sunday after Pentecost - Respond 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
Croce, Giovanni, Percussit Saul mille EMP0995 £3.00
Sunday after Pentecost - Respond 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
Croce, Giovanni, Percussit Saul mille EMP1009 £9.25
Sunday after Pentecost - Respond 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
Croce, Giovanni, Plange quasi virgo EMP0844 £2.00
Holy Saturday (Easter Eve)(Karsamstag) - Tenebrae Responsories ISMN M-2056-0844-6
One of the many Responsories hidden among Croce's output, possibly composed for extra-liturgical use at one of the Scuole Grande of Venice. This happens to be a Tenebrae Responsory, one of four anthologised by Argilliano in 1612, although the piece was originally published in the 1594 double-choir motets. Argilliano provided a 4-voice setting of the (Roman) verse which is missing in all Croce's Responsories.
Croce, Giovanni, Quaeramus cum pastoribus - Quid tu vides in stabulo? EMP0729 £4.00
Christmas - Antiphon ISMN M-2056-0729-6
Croce, Giovanni, Regina celi letare EMP0644 £3.00
Eastertide - Marian Antiphon 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
Eastertide - Marian Antiphon 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, Stabat Mater EMP0334 £1.50
Seven Sorrows of Mary (Maria perdolens), (September 15) - Sequence ISMN M-2056-0334-2
Simple faburden/'Anglican chant' setting
Croce, Giovanni, Veni in hortum meum EMP0332 £3.00
General Use 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
General Use 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
Croce, Giovanni, Virgo decus EMP0728 £3.00
Marian Feasts - Antiphon ISMN M-2056-0728-9
An extraordinary piece: an 'echo motet' in which a feature familiar from madrigal writing is put to sacred, if not liturgical use. The second choir echoes the final syllables of each phrase sung in choir I, producing a text of its own.
De Monte, Philippe, Super flumina Babilonis EMP1150 £3.75
General Use 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
General Use ISMN M-2056-1151-4
This version is transposed a third higher.
Gabrieli, Giovanni, Hodie Christus natus est EMP1261 £3.00
Christmas ISMN M-2056-1261-10
A contrafactum of Gabrieli's madrigal O che felice giorno. It appears that the composer retexted the piece himself, and it has become well-known in its own right.
Hassler, Hans Leo, O Domine Jesu Christe EMP0363 £3.00
General Use - 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
General Use - 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), Duo Seraphim EMP0721 £3.50
Holy Trinity ISMN M-2056-0721-10
One of two splendid pieces by Ingegneri edited for the 2007 Venice Academy. Duo Seraphim was frequently sung extra-liturgically for Holy Trinity, for which its text is appropriate.
Ingegneri, Marco Antonio (Marc'Antonio), O quam suavis EMP1087 £3.00
Corpus Christi - Magnificat Antiphon ISMN M-2056-1087-6
In our continuing series of pieces by this shamefully neglected composer, this is the Magnificat Antiphon at First Vespers of Corpus Christi: O sacrum convivium, which we are publishing simultaneously, is that for Second Vespers.
Ingegneri, Marco Antonio (Marc'Antonio), O sacrum convivium EMP1088 £3.00
Corpus Christi - Magnificat Antiphon ISMN M-2056-1088-3
In our continuing series of pieces by this shamefully neglected composer, this is the Magnificat Antiphon at Second Vespers of Corpus Christi: O quam suavis, which we are publishing simultaneously, is that for First Vespers.
Ingegneri, Marco Antonio (Marc'Antonio), Tibi laus, tibi gloria EMP0720 £3.50
Holy Trinity ISMN M-2056-0720-3
One of two splendid pieces by Ingegneri edited for the 2007 Venice Academy. This is for the feast of Holy Trinity. Ingegneri's setting gives it a solemnity and gravitas befitting the great occasion.
Ingegneri, Marco Antonio (Marc'Antonio), Two Double-Choir Motets EMP1012 £4.80
Holy Trinity ISMN M-2056-1012-8
Includes Tibi laus, tibi gloria and Duo Seraphim, which are also available separately.
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Fratres ego enim accepi EMP0542 £3.50
Corpus Christi - Lesson (Lesung) ISMN M-2056-0542-1
A magnificent double-choir setting which was the model for the Missa Fratres ego.
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Jubilate Deo EMP0185 £3.00
Christmas - Psalm ISMN M-2056-0185-10
A splendid double-choir setting, printed as the final work in Palestrina's great Third Book of motets, which I have suggested he intended as a retrospective for his 50th birthday. The Psalm is set for Lauds of Feasts, including Christmas. A high-clef setting usually offered down a fourth.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1687 Transposed down a tone
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Jubilate Deo EMP1687 £3.00
Christmas - Psalm ISMN M-2056-1687-8
A splendid double-choir setting, printed as the final work in Palestrina's great Third Book of motets, which I have suggested he intended as a retrospective for his 50th birthday. The Psalm is set for Lauds of Feasts, including Christmas. A high-clef setting here offered down a tone.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0185 Transposed down a fourth
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Missa Fratres ego enim accepi EMP0543 £10.60
Corpus Christi - Mass Ordinary 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
General Use - Mass Ordinary (Other) ISMN M-2056-0201-7
A magnificent double-choir parody mass, suitable for use on Feasts.
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Stabat Mater dolorosa EMP0568 £4.00
Seven Sorrows of Mary (Maria perdolens), (September 15) - Sequence ISMN M-2056-0568-1
The famous double-choir setting, here offered in a revised edition with original note-values, a fourth lower than the high clef original. Altos in 'octave treble' tenor clef.
Alternative version(s):
EMP1091 Down a fourth. Altos in treble clef
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Stabat Mater dolorosa EMP1091 £4.00
Seven Sorrows of Mary (Maria perdolens), (September 15) - Sequence ISMN M-2056-1091-3
The famous double-choir setting, here offered in a revised edition with original note-values, a fourth lower than the high clef original. Altos in treble clef.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0568 Down a fourth. Altos in tenor clef
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Surge illuminare: Et ambulabunt EMP0212 £3.75
Advent - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0212-3
This version is at our preferred performing pitch, a fourth lower than the original.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0979 Original pitch
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Surge illuminare: Et ambulabunt EMP0979 £4.80
Advent - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0979-5
This version is at the original high clef pitch.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0212 A fourth lower
Philips, Peter, Ecce vicit Leo EMP0302 £3.00
Easter - Motet general ISMN M-2056-0302-1
Stanford, Sir Charles (C.V.), Coelos ascendit hodie EMP0998 £4.80
Ascension - Anthem ISMN M-2056-0998-6
I have listed the piece for the Ascension, for which alone it is appropriate. However, the piece has achieved wide currency as a concert piece and can be sung at any time.
Victoria, Tomas Luis de, Laudate Dominum omnes gentes EMP1059 £3.50
General Use - 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
General Use - 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.