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Editions of sacred renaissance vocal music by the late Michael Procter

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Editions of sacred
renaissance music by the late Michael Procter.
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EMP1038 Masera, Agostin Two antiphons for Saints' Days
SMAT £3.00
Includes Iste sanctus for Martyrs, and Veni sponsa Christi for Virgins.
EMP0574 Handl, Jakob (Gallus) Two motets for Advent
various Motet general, Advent £4.00
Rorate coeli (SSATBB), a stirring piece, and O Sapientia (SATTB),very calm.
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.
EMP1174 Victoria, Tomas Luis de Una hora (In Coena Domini Resp. VIII)
AATB Tenebrae Responsories, In Cena Domini (Maundy Thursday, Gründonnerstag) £2.50
This is our standard version, transposed a fourth lower.
EMP1197 Victoria, Tomas Luis de Una hora (In Coena Domini Resp. VIII)
SSAT Tenebrae Responsories, In Cena Domini (Maundy Thursday, Gründonnerstag) £2.50
Mixed-voice version, transposed down a tone.
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.
EMP1172 Victoria, Tomas Luis de Unus ex discipulis meis (In Coena Domini Resp. VI)
ATBaB Tenebrae Responsories, In Cena Domini (Maundy Thursday, Gründonnerstag) £2.50
This is our standard version, transposed a fourth lower.
EMP1195 Victoria, Tomas Luis de Unus ex discipulis meis (In Coena Domini Resp. VI)
SATB Tenebrae Responsories, In Cena Domini (Maundy Thursday, Gründonnerstag) £2.50
Mixed-voice version, transposed down a tone.
EMP0424 Finck, Heinrich Veni creator spiritus/Accipite spiritum sanctum
SATTB Hymn, Pentecost (Whitsun) £2.50
A setting which combines the hymn text Veni creator with a Pentecost Antiphon.
EMP0423 Finck, Heinrich Veni sancte spiritus
SAATTBB Alleluia, Pentecost (Whitsun) £4.00
An unsual and very grand setting for seven voices, thought to have been composed for the Wedding of Ulrich von Württemberg and Sabine von Bayern in 1511, the occasion for which the great Wedding mass was also composed.
EMP0698 Anonymous Veni, veni Emanuel
Procession, Advent £2.50
A charming two-voice setting of the familiar chant, discovered by Dr Mary Berry in a small processional used by nuns in the 15th century, now in the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris.
EMP0864 Croce, Giovanni Verbum caro factum est
SAT (+SATB) bc Christmas £4.00
A delightful Christmas piece, setting a familiar mediaeval text (also found under the title In hoc anni circulo). Typical of the Sacre Cantilene Concertate, it has three solo voices and a 4-voice Ripieno (which can be multiplied in different parts of the church, with or without instruments) which joins in the tutti refrain.
EMP1623 Croce, Giovanni Verbum caro factum est
SAT (+SATB) bc Christmas £3.00
A delightful Christmas piece, setting a familiar mediaeval text (also found under the title In hoc anni circulo). Typical of the Sacre Cantilene Concertate, it has three solo voices and a 4-voice Ripieno (which can be multiplied in different parts of the church, with or without instruments) which joins in the tutti refrain. This is the ripieno chorus score.
EMP1637 Croce, Giovanni Verbum caro factum est
SAT (+SATB) bc Christmas £8.00
A delightful Christmas piece, setting a familiar mediaeval text (also found under the title In hoc anni circulo). Typical of the Sacre Cantilene Concertate, it has three solo voices and a 4-voice Ripieno (which can be multiplied in different parts of the church, with or without instruments) which joins in the tutti refrain. This is the set of parts for the ripieno chorus and basso continuo.
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.
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)
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.
EMP0266 Willaert, Adrian Victimae Paschali
SSATTB Sequence, Easter £4.75
Now in Sibelius version available at different pitches: the original is G-Dorian, i.e. high clefs. A magnificent and very powerful piece.
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).
EMP0272 de Lafage, Jean Vide Domine
SATB Motet general, Penitential £4.00
This powerful and moving piece is transmitted anonymously in Georg Rhau's Wittenberg anthology 'Symphoniae iucundae' of 1538. I have been able to establish a concordance for the piece and identify the composer as Jean de la Fage. He was probably trained before the beginning of the 16th century, and thus may have been born about 1475. One of his motets is attributed to Mouton, so that his style was recognised as assured and accomplished.
EMP0866 Croce, Giovanni Vidi speciosam
SATTB £3.00
A delightful setting, with Croce's typical flowing scale passages effectively illustrating the garlands of 'flores rosarum et lilia convalium' of the text.
EMP0728 Croce, Giovanni Virgo decus
SATB SATB Antiphon, Marian Feasts £4.00
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.
EMP0118 Isaac, Heinrich Virgo prudentissima
SSATBB Occasional piece £5.00
The famous 'Kaisermotette' for the Reichstag in Konstanz, 1507. Michael Procter considers this to be a contrafactum of a lost original setting of the liturgical text, which is the Magnificat Antiphon for the Assumption. The Missa Virgo Prudentissima, thought to have been performed in Innsbruck in 1503, was then a parody on the lost original. The Kaisermotette itself was retexted again in 1558 in honour of Maximilian's grandson Karl V, with the text 'Christus Filius Dei': this version is also available on request. Instrumental parts for the typical 'Maximilian scoring' with cornetti and trombones are also available.
EMP1676 Isaac, Heinrich Virgo prudentissima
SSATBB Occasional piece £12.50
Set of parts. The famous 'Kaisermotette' for the Reichstag in Konstanz, 1507. Michael Procter considers this to be a contrafactum of a lost original setting of the liturgical text, which is the Magnificat Antiphon for the Assumption. The Missa Virgo Prudentissima, thought to have been performed in Innsbruck in 1503, was then a parody on the lost original. The Kaisermotette itself was retexted again in 1558 in honour of Maximilian's grandson Karl V, with the text 'Christus Filius Dei': this version is also available on request. Instrumental parts for the typical 'Maximilian scoring' with cornetti and trombones are also available.
EMP1143 Procter, Michael Von Herzen will ich mich freuen
unison Introitus, Conception of BVM (December 8) £2.75
Another in a growing series of simple settings for liturgical use, originally composed for St Michael, Weingarten. This simple setting includes a congegational antiphon and two Psalm verses to be sung by the Cantor or Schola. (In German)
EMP0490 Wert, Giaches de Vox clamantis in deserto
SMATTB Motet general, Advent £4.00
The opening of Vox clamantis is an antiphon sung in Advent. Wert's setting is of a longer version of the text from Isaiah Chapter 40, which will be familiar from Handel's The Messiah: Every valley shall be exalted... The extraordinary ranges, deriving obviously from the text, make this splendid piece a challenge for any group.
EMP0345 Finck, Heinrich Wedding Mass 1511
SATTBaB Mass Ordinary Reiner Schneider-Waterberg £11.10
Missa O Venus bant, also known as Missa In Summis, composed for the wedding of Ulrich von Württemberg and Sabine von Bayern
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.
EMP1132 Procter, Michael Würdest du, Herr, uns’re Sünden beachten
SAB Introitus, 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time £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 the 28th Sunday of the year. (In German)