Edition Michael Procter

Renaissance choral music

Editions of sacred renaissance vocal music by the late Michael Procter

Editions of sacred
renaissance music by the late Michael Procter.
Revised and made available by Robin Rigby.
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EMP0526 Byrd, William Beati mundo corde
SSATB Communion, All Saints (November 1) £4.00
One of the loveliest of the short pieces in Byrd's great Gradualia. The text is part of the Beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount. This version, a fourth lower than the original, has the catalogue number EMP0526.
EMP0609 Byrd, William Beati mundo corde
SSATB Communion, All Saints (November 1) £4.00
One of the loveliest of the short pieces in Byrd's great Gradualia. The text is part of the Beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount.This high pitch version, a tone lower than the original, has catalogue number EMP0609.
EMP0516 Merulo, Claudio Beata viscera Mariae Virginis
SMATTB Communion, Marian Feasts £3.00
A beautiful setting of the familiar Marian piece, originally cleffed TrSMAABa. It is usually offered transposed down a tone or down a fourth.
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.
EMP0492 Wert, Giaches de O sacrum convivium
SATTB Communion, Eucharist £3.00
EMP0264 Willaert, Adrian O salutaris hostia
SATTBaB Communion, General Use Manuscript edition £4.00
The text appears chiefly in connection with Corpus Christi, but the work is generally sung as a Communion motet.
EMP0416 Byrd, William Haec dicit Dominus
SATTB Holy Innocents (December 28) £4.00
One of the most extreme of Byrd's 'Jerusalem' motets.
EMP1315 Byrd, William Infelix ego
SMATBaB Penitential £6.00
Infelix ego is a Latin meditation on the Miserere, Psalm 51, composed in prison by Girolamo Savonarola by 8 May 1498, after he had been tortured on the rack, and two weeks before he was burned at the stake in the Piazza della Signoria in Florence on 23 May 1498. The prison authorities had spared only his right arm during the preliminary torture, so that Savonarola would be able to sign his confession: after doing so, and in a state of despair at not being strong enough to resist the pain of his prolonged torture, he wrote Infelix ego and a portion of a companion meditation, Tristitia obsedit me, on Psalm 30. He was executed before he was able to complete Tristitia obsedit me. Byrd's powerful setting, like that of Lassus, conveys all the intensity of the text. In this version the Baritone part is printed in the Bass clef: the alternative version, no 1316, prints this voice in the same octave-Treble clef as the Tenor.
EMP1316 Byrd, William Infelix ego
SMATBaB Penitential £6.00
Infelix ego is a Latin meditation on the Miserere, Psalm 51, composed in prison by Girolamo Savonarola by 8 May 1498, after he had been tortured on the rack, and two weeks before he was burned at the stake in the Piazza della Signoria in Florence on 23 May 1498. The prison authorities had spared only his right arm during the preliminary torture, so that Savonarola would be able to sign his confession: after doing so, and in a state of despair at not being strong enough to resist the pain of his prolonged torture, he wrote Infelix ego and a portion of a companion meditation, Tristitia obsedit me, on Psalm 30. He was executed before he was able to complete Tristitia obsedit me. Byrd's powerful setting, like that of Lassus, conveys all the intensity of the text. In this version the Baritone part is printed in the same octave-Treble clef as the Tenor: the alternative version, no 1316, prints this voice in the Bass clef.
EMP0061 Byrd, William O God that guides
S solo,SATTB instr. and SSATTB chorus Non-liturgical £4.00
A splendid verse anthem for New Year's Day, ideally for viols and voices but suitable for other instruments (please contact me for parts in suitable clefs.) It has two verses, the second closing with a short Amen.
EMP0417 Byrd, William Tribulationes civitatum
SATTB Penitential £4.75
Another of Byrd's 'Jerusalem' motets.
EMP1260 Byrd, William Unam petii
SATTB Penitential £4.00
A further 'Jerusalem' motet, this one printed in the Gradualia, and incorporating a daring diatribe against the King. This revised version restores original note values.
EMP0578 Byrd, William Vide Domine
SATTB £4.00
One of the most extreme of Byrd's 'Jerusalem' motets.Vide Domine is a non-liturgical text also set by other composers - including Clemens, and Jean Lafage (also published in Edition Michael Procter).
EMP0053 Byrd, William Why do I use my paper, ink and pen
SATTB St Edmund Campion (December 6) £4.00
Text by St. Henry Walpole on the death of Campion. Byrd's setting circulated widely in manuscript as a Consort Song (e.g. in the Dow partbooks) but was printed in Psalms, Sonets and Songs (1588) in a vocal version.
EMP1118 Clemens non Papa, Jacobus Ego flos campi
SSATTBB General Use £4.00
A ravishingly beautiful piece, in the rare 7-voice scoring, here revised in original note-values.
EMP1129 Clemens non Papa, Jacobus Ego flos campi
SSATTBB General Use £4.00
A ravishingly beautiful piece, in the rare 7-voice scoring, now revised in original note-values. This versions is a third higher than the original.
EMP0820 Croce, Giovanni Duo Seraphim clamabant
SSATB (+SATB) bc Holy Trinity £4.00
One of the shorter pieces in the 1610 collection. It has - naturally - a duo for 'Duo Seraphim' and a trio for 'Tres sunt', and only two tutti passages with the Ripieno, the second with a concluding 'Alleluia'.
EMP1628 Croce, Giovanni Duo Seraphim clamabant
SSATB (+SATB) bc Holy Trinity £3.00
One of the shorter pieces in the 1610 collection. It has - naturally - a duo for 'Duo Seraphim' and a trio for 'Tres sunt', and only two tutti passages with the Ripieno, the second with a concluding 'Alleluia'. This is the ripieno score.
EMP1642 Croce, Giovanni Duo Seraphim clamabant
SSATB (+SATB) bc Holy Trinity £8.50
One of the shorter pieces in the 1610 collection. It has - naturally - a duo for 'Duo Seraphim' and a trio for 'Tres sunt', and only two tutti passages with the Ripieno, the second with a concluding 'Alleluia'. This is the score and parts for the ripieno chorus and basso continuo.
EMP0827 Croce, Giovanni Incipite Virgini
SMATTB (+SATB) bc Marian Feasts £4.75
A splendid piece, which seems to be a unique setting of the text. It is one of the larger-scale pieces in the 1610 collection, with the solo group itself divided into two trios
EMP1137 Croce, Giovanni Incipite Virgini
SMATTB (+SATB) bc Marian Feasts £4.75
A splendid piece, which seems to be a unique setting of the text. It is one of the larger-scale pieces in the 1610 collection, with the solo group itself divided into two trios. This version is a fourth below the high-pitch original.
EMP1632 Croce, Giovanni Incipite Virgini
SMATTB (+SATB) bc Marian Feasts £3.00
A splendid piece, which seems to be a unique setting of the text. It is one of the larger-scale pieces in the 1610 collection, with the solo group itself divided into two trios. This is the ripieno score, a fourth below the high-pitch original.
EMP1646 Croce, Giovanni Incipite Virgini
SMATTB (+SATB) bc Marian Feasts £8.00
A splendid piece, which seems to be a unique setting of the text. It is one of the larger-scale pieces in the 1610 collection, with the solo group itself divided into two trios. This is the set of parts for the ripieno chorus and basso continuo.
EMP0725 Croce, Giovanni Laudans exultet gaudio
SATB SATB Assumption BVM (August 15) £4.00
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.
EMP0964 Croce, Giovanni Laudans exultet gaudio
SATB SATB St Francis (of Assisi) (October 4) £4.00
A version of the piece with the text adjusted to suit Feasts of St Francis (Franciscus).
EMP0965 Croce, Giovanni Laudans exultet gaudio
SATB SATB St James (July 25) £4.00
A version of the piece with the text adjusted to suit the Feast of St James (Jacobus).
EMP0840 Croce, Giovanni O viri Veneti
SATTB (+SATB) bc Assumption BVM (August 15) £4.75
This is one of the pieces assumed to have been composed for performance at one of the Venetian Scuole Grande, where Croce was in charge of the musicians during his position as Vice-Maestro at San Marco. It has a text which can be adapted to suit any Saint, male or female (the published text refers to 'beatus N/beata N' for example), and includes a prayxer for 'fraternitatem istam', i.e. this Confraternity. The piece is available in adapatations to any Saint, this version has the original text.
EMP1136 Croce, Giovanni O viri Veneti
SATTB (+SATB) bc Assumption BVM (August 15) £4.75
This is one of the pieces assumed to have been composed for performance at one of the Venetian Scuole Grande, where Croce was in charge of the musicians during his position as Vice-Maestro at San Marco. It has a text which can be adapted to suit any Saint, male or female (the published text refers to 'beatus N/beata N' for example), and includes a prayxer for 'fraternitatem istam', i.e. this Confraternity. The piece is available in adapatations to any Saint, this version is in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
EMP1625 Croce, Giovanni O viri Veneti
SATTB (+SATB) bc Assumption BVM (August 15) £3.00
This is one of the pieces assumed to have been composed for performance at one of the Venetian Scuole Grande, where Croce was in charge of the musicians during his position as Vice-Maestro at San Marco. It has a text which can be adapted to suit any Saint, male or female (the published text refers to 'beatus N/beata N' for example), and includes a prayxer for 'fraternitatem istam', i.e. this Confraternity. This version is in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is the ripieno score.
EMP1639 Croce, Giovanni O viri Veneti
SATTB (+SATB) bc Assumption BVM (August 15) £8.00
This is one of the pieces assumed to have been composed for performance at one of the Venetian Scuole Grande, where Croce was in charge of the musicians during his position as Vice-Maestro at San Marco. It has a text which can be adapted to suit any Saint, male or female (the published text refers to 'beatus N/beata N' for example), and includes a prayxer for 'fraternitatem istam', i.e. this Confraternity. This version is in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is the set of parts for the ripieno chorus and basso continuo.
EMP0846 Croce, Giovanni Quasi stella matutina
ATB (+SATB) bc Marian Feasts £4.00
This is one of the smaller-scale pieces from the 1610 collection. The text has been derived from Ecclesiasticus 50, 6-7 and ‘Marianised’ in particular by references from the Song of Songs.
EMP1622 Croce, Giovanni Quasi stella matutina
ATB (+SATB) bc Marian Feasts £3.00
This is one of the smaller-scale pieces from the 1610 collection. The text has been derived from Ecclesiasticus 50, 6-7 and ‘Marianised’ in particular by references from the Song of Songs. This is the ripieno score.
EMP1636 Croce, Giovanni Quasi stella matutina
ATB (+SATB) bc Marian Feasts £8.00
This is one of the smaller-scale pieces from the 1610 collection. The text has been derived from Ecclesiasticus 50, 6-7 and ‘Marianised’ in particular by references from the Song of Songs. This is the set of parts for the ripieno chorus and basso continuo.
EMP0848 Croce, Giovanni Resonent organa
SATTB (+SATB) bc Christmas £4.75
Another Marian piece from the 1610 collection, which has solos for each of the tenor soloists, a trio SAB and the grand tutti with the Ripieno.
EMP1627 Croce, Giovanni Resonent organa
SATTB (+SATB) bc Christmas £4.00
Another Marian piece from the 1610 collection, which has solos for each of the tenor soloists, a trio SAB and the grand tutti with the Ripieno. This is the score for the ripieno chorus.
EMP1641 Croce, Giovanni Resonent organa
SATTB (+SATB) bc Christmas £8.00
Another Marian piece from the 1610 collection, which has solos for each of the tenor soloists, a trio SAB and the grand tutti with the Ripieno. This is the set of parts for the ripieno chorus and basso continuo.