Quatercentenary edition of the sacred music of Giovanni Croce.
General Editor: Michael Procter
Consulting Editors: Richard Charteris, Martin Morell
To appear in 14 volumes with critical commentary, a new biographical essay by Martin Morell, and essays on modal and liturgical organisation. The edition celebrates the 400th anniversary of the death of Croce in 1609.
The Edition was launched in 2009, the 400th anniversary of the composer's death. An international Festival in Venice in May 2009, concurrently with the 18th International Academy of Sacred Music, celebrated the life and work of Giovanni Croce, with concerts and church services, including liturgical performances of Croce's Requiem I in the Basilica di San Marco and of his four-choir Missa super Jubilate Deo in S. Maria Formosa.
With regret, we announce that following the sad death of Michael Procter in May 2012, the Croce Quatercentenary Edition cannot be completed. Of the fourteen volumes that Michael planned, volumes I, II, VIII and XIII are complete. Volumes III, IV, V, VI, VII, IX and XIV will be abandoned. Volumes X, XI and XII will be completed by Professor Richard Charteris
The works of Giovanni Croce will be included in several courses with Michael Procter during the quatercentenary year 2009:
The works of Giovanni Croce will be particularly featured in the 18th International Academy of Sacred Music 2009:
Giovanni Croce's Requiem I will be performed in St Mark's on the 400th anniversary of the composer's death by Ensemble Hofkapelle: