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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5 voices
EMP0693 Verdelot, Philippe In te Domine speravi.
SATBaB Respond, Unidentified £4.00
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.
EMP0748 Verdelot, Philippe In te Domine speravi.
SATBaB Respond, Unidentified £4.00
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.
EMP0512 Willaert, Adrian O Crux splendidior
SATBaB Antiphon, Exaltation of the Holy Cross (September 14) £4.75
A splendid piece, some 7 minutes long. Available in versions for mixed and for male voices.
EMP0470 Handl, Jakob (Gallus) O Sapientia
SATBB Magnificat Antiphon, Advent £3.00
A setting of one of the 'Great O' Antiphons (Dec. 17)
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.
EMP0689 Byrd, William 8 motets for male voices
ATTBB £14.30
An anthology of pieces intended for male voices. It includes several of the 'Jerusalem' or political motets. The works represented are: Emendemus in melius (1575), Ne irascaris Domine, Vide Domine, Tribulationes civitatum and Domine tu jurasti (1589), Domine exaudi orationem meam and Haec dicit Dominus (1591) and Unam petii (1605). Most of these are not available in modern performing editions (except in our catalogue).
6 voices
EMP0530 Gibbons, Orlando Lift up your heads O ye gates
SSAATB Psalm-Motet, Advent £4.00
Few Full Anthems of Gibbons survive. This is a magnificent piece suitable for Advent and general use. This version is set a third higher than the original.
EMP1290 Gibbons, Orlando Lift up your heads O ye gates
SSAATB Psalm-Motet, Advent £4.00
Few Full Anthems of Gibbons survive. This is a magnificent piece suitable for Advent and general use. This version is set at the original pitch.
EMP0531 Gibbons, Orlando O Lord in thy wrath rebuke me not
SSAATB Psalm-Motet, Penitential £3.00
Few Full Anthems of Gibbons survive. This setting of part of Psalm 6, one of the Penitential Psalms, is suitable for Advent, Lent and general use.
EMP0559 Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso) Da pacem
SSAATB Vespers Prayer, General Use £3.00
The earlier (1556) of two settings of the familiar Vespers/Evensong Verse Give peace in our time, O Lord...
EMP1227 Victoria, Tomas Luis de Lamentations for Good Friday
SSAATB Lesson (Lesung), Good Friday (Karfreitag) £5.00
Victoria's print gives the title 'In Passione Domini' in place of the more usual 'In Parasceve.' The three readings for the first Nocturn at Tenebrae. The scoring varies: Lesson I is SATB, ending SSATB; Lesson II is SSAT, ending SSATB; Lesson III is SAATB, ending SSAATB.
EMP1220 Victoria, Tomas Luis de Lamentations for Maundy Thursday
SSAATB Tenebrae Responsories, In Cena Domini (Maundy Thursday, Gründonnerstag) £5.00
The three readings for the first Nocturn at Tenebrae. The scoring varies: Lesson I is SSAB, ending SSATB; Lesson II is SATB with an alternative ending for SSATB; Lesson III is SSATB, ending SSAATB.
EMP1026 Weelkes, Thomas Gloria in excelsis Deo
SSAATB Anthem, Christmas £4.00
This is one of the best-known pieces of English church music, but it has always been presented a third higher than the original. It is also available from us at that pitch, but this version is at the original pitch, suitable for AATTBaB etc.
EMP1027 Weelkes, Thomas Gloria in excelsis Deo
SSAATB Anthem, Christmas £4.00
This is one of the best-known pieces of English church music. Our edition seems to be the only one which is available at the original pitch, suitable for male voices SSAATB, but we also provide it a third higher, as here.
EMP1040 Weelkes, Thomas Gloria in excelsis Deo
SSAATB Anthem, Christmas £4.00
Most people know the piece (a) transposed up a third from the original pitch, and (b) in versions produced by collating all the remaining sources (or of course illegally copied from such editions). This version is based entirely on the set of manuscript partbooks in British Library Add. Mss 17786-17791, and reproduces the text as given there, which differs somewhat from the hybrid version. It is at the original pitch, suitable for AATTBaB etc.
EMP0488 Baccusi, Ippolito Missa Quel Rossignuol
SSATTB Mass Ordinary, General Use £10.30
A lovely parody mass, whose madrigal model has not yet been identified. Baccusi was maestro di cappella at Santo Stefano in Venice, possibly for two periods, at the end of the 16th century. This version is a 4th lower than the original.
EMP0949 Baccusi, Ippolito Missa Quel Rossignuol
SSATTB Mass Ordinary, General Use £10.30
A lovely parody mass, whose madrigal model has not yet been identified. Baccusi was maestro di cappella at Santo Stefano in Venice, possibly for two periods, at the end of the 16th century. This version is a tone lower than the original.
EMP0661 Byrd, William Mass propers for the Feast of SS Peter and Paul
SSATTB Mass Propers, SS Peter and Paul (June 29) £5.00
For the two feasts of St Peter, this and St Peter's Chains, Byrd provided the only 6-voice Propers in his great Gradualia - an obvious homage to the Roman Catholic Church, to which he remained loyal despite the very real dangers for Catholics in England at the time. The music is grand, as befits its intention.
EMP0527 Byrd, William Solve iubente Deo
SSATTB Magnificat Antiphon, St. Peter in Chains (S. Petri ad Vincula)(August 1) £3.00
A magnificent piece, one of the few for 6 voices in the Gradualia associated with the feasts of St Peter. The text is both Magnificat Antiphon at Vespers and Alleluia verse in the Mass. Byrd's print omits almost all the text for obvious political reasons; it has been reconstructed here.
EMP0638 Croce, Giovanni Missa 6 vocum
SSATTB Mass Ordinary £7.90
The first modern edition of Croce's only - and lovely - 6-voice mass, which survives complete in only one copy in the cathedral archive in Brescia. In that print it follows reprints of Croce's three 5-voice masses and is entitled simply 'Missa Quarta' (fourth mass). I have given it the working title Missa 6 vocum (mass for 6 voices). It is thought to be a parody mass whose model has not so far been identified. This version is a tone below original pitch.
EMP1660 Croce, Giovanni Missa 6 vocum
SSATTB Mass Ordinary £7.10
The first modern edition of Croce's only - and lovely - 6-voice mass, which survives complete in only one copy in the cathedral archive in Brescia. In that print it follows reprints of Croce's three 5-voice masses and is entitled simply 'Missa Quarta' (fourth mass). I have given it the working title Missa 6 vocum (mass for 6 voices). It is thought to be a parody mass whose model has not so far been identified. This version is at original pitch.
EMP0348 Gabrieli, Andrea Domine exaudi orationem meam (Ps. 101)
SSATTB Psalm, Penitential £6.00
The fifth Penitential Psalm (Ps. 101)
EMP0640 Gabrieli, Andrea Domine exaudi orationem meam (Ps. 142)
SSATTB Psalm, Penitential £4.75
The seventh Penitential Psalm, in this performing version down a third from the high clef original.
EMP0981 Gabrieli, Andrea Domine exaudi orationem meam (Ps. 142)
SSATTB Psalm, Penitential £4.75
The seventh Penitential Psalm, in this version at the pitch of the high clef original.
EMP0714 Hassler, Hans Leo Verbum caro factum est
SSATTB Motet general, Christmas £3.00
A splendid 6-voice setting
EMP1068 Hassler, Hans Leo Verbum caro factum est
SSATTB Motet general, Christmas £3.00
A splendid 6-voice setting. This version as the sexta vox (alto) in the treble clef.
EMP0114 Isaac, Heinrich Salve sancta parens a6
SSATTB Introitus, Marian Feasts £3.00
Magnificent 6-part Introit, probably from the Imperial Hofkapelle of Maximilian, and most likely intended for Nativity BVM.
EMP0486 Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso) Angelus Domini
SSATTB Motet general, Easter £3.00
A splendid Easter piece, typically combining a deep sense of the text and a madrigalistic approach to the words.
EMP1246 Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso) Magnificat Dessus le marché d'Arras
SSATTB Vesper Canticle, General Use £4.75
One of the more than 100 'imitation' Magnificats by Lassus, this one is a parody on his own delightful chanson.
EMP0372 Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso) Melancholia: 01. Unus Dominus
SSATTB £3.00
EMP0373 Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso) Melancholia: 02. Fratres qui gloriatur
SSATTB £3.00
EMP0374 Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso) Melancholia: 03. Peccavit David
SSATTB £3.00
EMP0375 Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso) Melancholia: 04. Omnes deliciarum
SSATTB £3.00
EMP0376 Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso) Melancholia: 05. Ne derelinquas amicum
SSATTB £4.00
EMP0377 Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso) Melancholia: 06. Qui patiens est
SSATTB £3.00
EMP0378 Lassus, Roland de (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso) Melancholia: 07. Non des mulieri potestatem
SSATTB £4.00