Edition Michael Procter

Renaissance choral music

Editions of sacred renaissance vocal music by the late Michael Procter

Liturgical feast

Editions of sacred
renaissance music by the late Michael Procter.
Revised and made available by Robin Rigby.
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Temporale - Proper of the time
EMP0523 Anerio, Felice Alma Redemptoris Mater
SATB Marian Antiphon, Advent and Christmastide (until Purification) £3.00
A simple attractive setting, clearly influenced by Palestrina's but none the less worth exploring.
EMP0328 Anonymous Alma Redemptoris Mater
chant Marian Antiphon, Advent and Christmastide (until Purification) Chant notation (St. Meinrad) £2.50
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.
EMP0170 Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da Alma Redemptoris Mater
SATB Advent and Christmastide (until Purification) £2.50
An exquisite and simple setting of the antiphon.
EMP1243 Aichinger, Gregor Cantabant Sancti canticum novum
SATB SATB Respond, Holy Innocents (December 28) £3.00
The text is from Apocalypse (Revelations) 14,3; a similar text is also sung on All Saints.
EMP0416 Byrd, William Haec dicit Dominus
SATTB Holy Innocents (December 28) £4.00
One of the most extreme of Byrd's 'Jerusalem' motets.
EMP0326 Anonymous Clangat tuba
ATB Motet general, St Thomas à Becket (December 29) £3.00
A piece in honour of St Thomas a Becket (December 29th) prepared for Michael's New Year course at St Odile.
EMP1070 Anonymous Clangat tuba
SAT Motet general, St Thomas à Becket (December 29) £3.00
A piece in honour of St Thomas a Becket (December 29th) prepared for Michael's New Year course at St Odile.
EMP0287 Byrd, William Mass propers for the Feast of Mary, Mother of God (January 1st)
SSATB Mass Propers, Mary, Mother of God (January 1) £5.00
The Feast of Mary, Mother of God, is celebrated on January 1st, replacing the Circumcision. The Feast was of course unknown in Byrd's Day but the Proper is all in the Gradualia and has been assembled here by Michael Procter, just as Byrd intended should be done for other Marian feasts.
EMP0508 Byrd, William O admirabile commercium
SSAB Magnificat Antiphon, Circumcision of Our Lord (Jan. 1) and Christmastide £3.00
Less well-known Christmas piece with demanding ranges for SSA (or T with top Bflat)
EMP0853 Croce, Giovanni Sit nomen Domini benedictum
ATB (+SATB) bc Holy Name of Jesus (Sunday between Jan. 1 and Epiphany) £4.00
A composite text drawing on references in several psalms.
EMP1138 Croce, Giovanni Sit nomen Domini benedictum
ATB (+SATB) bc Holy Name of Jesus (Sunday between Jan. 1 and Epiphany) £4.00
A composite text drawing on references in several psalms, and presumably compiled by Croce himself. This version is a fourth below the high-clef original.
EMP1621 Croce, Giovanni Sit nomen Domini benedictum
ATB (+SATB) bc Holy Name of Jesus (Sunday between Jan. 1 and Epiphany) £3.00
A composite text drawing on references in several psalms, and presumably compiled by Croce himself. This ripieno score is a fourth below the high-clef original.
EMP1635 Croce, Giovanni Sit nomen Domini benedictum
ATB (+SATB) bc Holy Name of Jesus (Sunday between Jan. 1 and Epiphany) £8.00
A composite text drawing on references in several psalms, and presumably compiled by Croce himself. This is the set of parts for the ripieno chorus and basso continuo.
EMP0845 Croce, Giovanni Psallite Deo nostro
MATTTB (+MATB) bc Antiphon, Vigil of Epiphany £4.75
This is one of the larger-scale pieces from the 1610 collection, with sections for different groups of soloists and no less than five tuttis with the Ripieno.
EMP1630 Croce, Giovanni Psallite Deo nostro
MATTTB (+MATB) bc Antiphon, Vigil of Epiphany £3.00
This is one of the larger-scale pieces from the 1610 collection, with sections for different groups of soloists and no less than five tuttis with the Ripieno. This is the ripieno score.
EMP1644 Croce, Giovanni Psallite Deo nostro
MATTTB (+MATB) bc Antiphon, Vigil of Epiphany £8.00
This is one of the larger-scale pieces from the 1610 collection, with sections for different groups of soloists and no less than five tuttis with the Ripieno. This is the set of parts for the ripieno chorus and basso continuo.
EMP0571 Croce, Giovanni Exaudi Deus
SATB Introitus, Lent £2.50
A lovely little piece, which has become a favourite. The text (from Psalm 54) was frequently sung as part of the Introit or at the Communion: Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication. Attend unto me, and hear me. Available separately or in 'Three motets for four voices'.
EMP0780 Merulo, Claudio Bonum est confiteri Domino
SSAATTB Respond, Lent £4.00
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.
EMP0779 Merulo, Claudio Laetabimur in salutari tuo
SAATBaB Communion, Lent £3.00
The text is the Communion on the Tuesday following the 4th Sunday in Lent.
EMP1058 Whyte or White, Robert Christe qui lux es et dies (IV)
SSATB Compline Hymn, Lent £4.00
The fourth setting of the text by White. The hymn was sung in Sarum Rite at Compline of the First and Third Sunday in Lent.
EMP1049 Byrd, William Emendemus in melius
SATTB Respond, Ash Wednesday £4.00
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.
EMP0730 Merulo, Claudio Exaudi me Domine
SMATTB Ash Wednesday £4.00
This is a setting of Ps 68, 17-19, which does not appear to have a specific liturgical function. However, the first part of the text, in the variant Exaudi nos Domine...respice nos Domine is the Antiphon for the blessing of ashes before Mass on Ash Wednesday. .
EMP0280 Gabrieli, Andrea Emendemus in melius
SAATTB Respond, Invocabit Sunday (1st Sunday in Lent) £3.00
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.
EMP0746 Gabrieli, Andrea Emendemus in melius
SAATTB Respond, Invocabit Sunday (1st Sunday in Lent) £3.00
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.
EMP0770 Gabrieli, Andrea Emendemus in melius
SAATTB Respond, Invocabit Sunday (1st Sunday in Lent) £3.00
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.
EMP0605 Gabrieli, Andrea Letare Hierusalem
SAATB Introitus, Laetare Sunday (4th Sunday in Lent) £3.00
A suitably joyful setting for the one Sunday in Lent where violet vestments are set aside.
EMP1236 Procter, Michael Verschaff mir Recht O Gott
SAB Introitus, Passion Sunday (5th Sunday in Lent) £2.50
Another in a growing series of simple 3-part settings for liturgical use, originally composed for the Choralschola of St Michael, Weingarten. This is the Introit for Passion Sunday. (In German)
EMP0143 Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso) Lagrime di S Pietro
SSAATTB Passiontide Manuscript edition £20.50
The final and greatest work of Orlandus Lassus, now recorded by Hofkapelle: a cycle of 21 movements - 20 sacred madrigals with Italian texts by Luigi Tansillo, and a final Latin motet, thought to be by Lassus himself. This practical edition is based on the edition by Therstappen (1935), corrected and where necessary transposed.
EMP1223 Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso) Vexilla regis prodeunt
SAATBB Hymn, Passiontide £4.75
Lassus' magnificent hymn setting - some 8 minutes in length - was the model of Andrea Gabrieli's Mass (see EMP1221). Its unusual scoring SAATBB was also taken over by Gabrieli.
EMP0491 Wert, Giaches de O crux ave
SATTB Motet general, Passiontide £4.00
A verse from the hymn Vexilla regis, in honour of Holy Cross.
EMP1230 Victoria, Tomas Luis de Lamentations (complete)
SSAATTBB Lesson (Lesung), Triduum sacrum (Holy Week) £11.90
The three readings for the first Nocturn at Tenebrae on each of the three days of the Triduum Sacrum. The scoring varies from SSAT and SATB, to SSAATB and SSATTB. The final lesson on Saturday has an alternative ending for SATB SATB.
EMP1211 Victoria, Tomas Luis de Tenebrae Responsories
Alternating ATBaB and AATB Tenebrae Responsories, Triduum sacrum (Holy Week) £10.30
Complete set, all 18 pieces transposed down a fourth.
EMP1212 Victoria, Tomas Luis de Tenebrae Responsories
Alternating SATB and SSAT Tenebrae Responsories, Triduum sacrum (Holy Week) £10.30
Complete set, all 18 pieces transposed down a tone.
EMP0296 Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da Lamentations III (Thur.)
various Lesson (Lesung), In Cena Domini (Maundy Thursday, Gründonnerstag) £7.10
The three readings for the first Nocturn at Tenebrae (Matins) of Maundy Thursday from Palestrina's third set of Lamentations. I Incipit Aleph (SSATB), II Vau Et egressus (SATTB), III Jod Manum suum (SSATTB)
EMP0961 Procter, Michael Ubi caritas et amor
SABa Offertorium, In Cena Domini (Maundy Thursday, Gründonnerstag) £2.50
A simple three-voice arrangement of the plainsong sung either at the Offertory or during the washing of feet at the Mass of the Last Supper.
EMP1170 Victoria, Tomas Luis de Amicus meus (In Coena Domini Resp. IV)
ATBaB Tenebrae Responsories, In Cena Domini (Maundy Thursday, Gründonnerstag) £2.50
This is our standard version, transposed a fourth lower.