Edition Michael Procter

Renaissance choral music

Editions of sacred renaissance vocal music by the late Michael Procter

Most recently reissued

Over 450 of Michael Procter's editions have been reissued since he died in 2012. These are the most recent additions.
Editions of sacred
renaissance music by the late Michael Procter.
Revised and made available by Robin Rigby.
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EMP0642 Croce, Giovanni Factum est silentium
SATB SATB Respond, St. Michael Archangel (September 29) £4.00
A fine setting of the highly descriptive text.
EMP0726 Croce, Giovanni Anima mea liquefacta est
SATB ATTB Antiphon, Assumption BVM (August 15) £4.00
EMP0727 Croce, Giovanni Ave Virgo sponsa Dei
SATB ATTB Antiphon, Marian Feasts £4.00
EMP0731 Croce, Giovanni Salve Regina
SATB MATB Marian Antiphon, Holy Trinity to the Saturday before Advent £4.00
Croce provided settings of all four standard Marian Antiphons in his 1591 collection of music for Compline. They are all comparatively simple and very effective.
EMP1075 Cavalli, Francesco In convertendo
SSTTB, bc Vesper Psalm, Feasts of Apostles £4.75
A delightful piece, a setting of one of the psalms sung at Tuesday Vespers and on Feasts of Apostles. In line with its unusual scoring it falls into sections mainly for SS, TT, ST duos, the B sometimes singing alone, sometimes with one or more of the other voices, with occasional tuttis.
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)
EMP1148 Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da Lamentations Liber III
various Lesson (Lesung), Holy Saturday (Easter Eve)(Karsamstag) £.00
Michael Procter never completed his latest revision of Palestrina's third book of Lamentations, with original note values. Instead, we recommend the three component volumes: EMP0296 Maundy Thursday, EMP1299 Good Friday and EMP0298 Holy Saturday.
EMP1299 Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da Lamentations III (Fri.)
various Lesson (Lesung), Good Friday (Karfreitag) £6.30
Die drei 'Lesungen' für Matutin (Tenebrae) vom Karfreitag: I Heth (SATTB), II Lamed (SATTB), III Aleph (SSATTB)
EMP0066 Croce, Giovanni Buccinate
SATB SATB Motet general, Ascension £4.00
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.
EMP0329 Croce, Giovanni Missa Percussit Saul mille
SATB SATB bc Mass Ordinary, General Use £9.50
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.
EMP0330 Croce, Giovanni Percussit Saul mille
SATB SATB Respond, Sunday after Pentecost £4.00
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.
EMP0331 Croce, Giovanni Omnes gentes
SATB SATB Motet general, Ascension £4.00
A magnificent double-choir setting of the familiar Ascensiontide text.
EMP0639 Croce, Giovanni O Viri o Galilaei
SATB SATB Motet general, Ascension £4.00
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.
EMP0869 Croce, Giovanni Missa Percussit Saul mille
SATB SATB Mass Ordinary, General Use £9.50
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.
EMP0927 Croce, Giovanni Missa Percussit Saul mille
SATB SATB Mass Ordinary, General Use £9.50
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.
EMP0945 Croce, Giovanni Missa Percussit Saul mille
SATB SATB bc Mass Ordinary, General Use £9.50
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.
EMP0946 Croce, Giovanni Missa Percussit Saul mille
SATB SATB Mass Ordinary, General Use £9.50
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.
EMP0993 Croce, Giovanni Percussit Saul mille
SATB SATB Respond, Sunday after Pentecost £4.00
This version is a fourth lower than the high-clef original, ideal for performance with cornetts and sackbuts.
EMP0994 Croce, Giovanni Missa Percussit Saul mille
SATB SATB bc Mass Ordinary, General Use £9.50
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.
EMP0995 Croce, Giovanni Percussit Saul mille
SATB SATB Respond, Sunday after Pentecost £4.00
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.
EMP1004 Croce, Giovanni Buccinate
SATB SATB Motet general, Ascension £9.25
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.
EMP1006 Croce, Giovanni Omnes gentes
SATB SATB Motet general, Ascension £9.00
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.
EMP1009 Croce, Giovanni Percussit Saul mille
SATB SATB Respond, Sunday after Pentecost £9.75
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.
EMP1010 Croce, Giovanni Missa Percussit Saul mille
SATB SATB Mass Ordinary, General Use £12.50
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.
EMP0427 Parsons, Robert Ave Maria
MTTBaB Motet general, Marian Feasts £4.00
The famous piece is here presented at the original pitch, clearly for men's voices.
EMP0185 Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da Jubilate Deo
SATB SATB Psalm, Christmas £4.00
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.
EMP1687 Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da Jubilate Deo
SATB SATB Psalm, Christmas £4.00
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.
EMP0386 de Monte, Philippe Missa Cara la vita mia
SSATB Mass Ordinary, General Use Other £10.30
Based on the madrigal by Wert.
EMP1127 Senfl, Ludwig De profundis
SATTB Psalm, Penitential £4.75
This beautful and powerful setting of Psalm 129, one of the Penitential Psalms, was recorded by Hofkapelle on CHR77217.
EMP0913 Croce, Giovanni Magnificat VIII Toni
SATB ATTB Vesper Canticle, General Use £4.00
From Croce's Vespertina collection of 1597. This version is at original pitch.
EMP0722 Croce, Giovanni Missa Decantabat populus
SATB SATB Mass Ordinary, General Use £8.70
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.
EMP0723 Croce, Giovanni Decantabat populus
SATB SATB Respond, Sunday after Pentecost £4.00
Croce's motet of 1594, which provided the model for his mass.
EMP0738 Croce, Giovanni Deus in adjutorium meum intende
SATB SATB Versicle and Response, General Use £3.00
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.
EMP0879 Croce, Giovanni Missa Decantabat populus
SATB SATB bc Mass Ordinary, General Use £8.70
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.
EMP0968 Croce, Giovanni Lamentations B (Good Friday)
SATB Lesson (Lesung), Good Friday (Karfreitag) £4.00
The set of three Lectiones from the Lamentations for Good Friday, from Croce's first set of Lamentations 1603.