[MEI-L] Sample encoding of mensural notation

Roland, Perry D. (pdr4h) pdr4h at eservices.virginia.edu
Sat Jan 14 00:02:41 CET 2017

Hi Daniel,

Unfortunately, the files Eleanor refers to are encodings of *modern notation/measured transcriptions* of mensural notation, not encodings of mensural notation per se.  They also don't validate against the latest version of MEI.  :-(


Perry Roland
Metadata Librarian for Research and Scholarship
University of Virginia
P. O. Box 400874
Charlottesville, VA 22904
434-982-2702 (w)
pdr4h (at) virginia (dot) edu

From: mei-l [mailto:mei-l-bounces at lists.uni-paderborn.de] On Behalf Of Eleanor Selfridge-Field
Sent: Friday, January 13, 2017 5:57 PM
To: Music Encoding Initiative
Subject: Re: [MEI-L] Sample encoding of mensural notation

Hi, Daniel,

There are hundreds of examples of the MEI encodings of mensural notation at the Josquin Research Project (http://jrp.stanford.edu).  The data here does not originate as MEI, so the examples are a little artificial.  Nonetheless, the encodings provide a simple model of what this kind of notation looks like in MEI.  I looked at Dufay (http://josquin.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/jrp?a=mei&f=Duf3007.2) as an arbitrary choice.  (The display currently comes from MuseData.)  Here is Josquin’s Miserere: http://josquin.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/jrp?a=mei&f=Jos1803.

Best regards,

Eleanor Selfridge-Field
Braun Music Center #130
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-3076
esfield at stanford.edu<mailto:esfield at stanford.edu>

From: mei-l [mailto:mei-l-bounces at lists.uni-paderborn.de] On Behalf Of Daniel Alles
Sent: Friday, January 13, 2017 3:36 AM
To: mei-l at lists.uni-paderborn.de<mailto:mei-l at lists.uni-paderborn.de>
Subject: [MEI-L] Sample encoding of mensural notation

Hello everyone in the world of music encoding,

at the moment, I am preparing my dissertation for my M.A.-degree at the Goethe-University in Frankfurt, Germany, which I am planning to write this year about the possibilities and difficulties of editing mensural notation.

Since I have barely no experience in encoding music at all (however, the tutorial an the MEI-Website was very helpful to get the first steps and to encode a first piece of CMN), I am now wondering, if I could find a sample encoding of mensural notation, to get an overview on how it is done. I tried encoding out by relating on a sample I found at http://www.digital-musicology.at/de-at/mei_mensual.html, but I'm not sure, whether I did something wrong or how else the common standard is. (If someone is interested: You can find my first attempts here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/15v9inaose2z8e8/AACXfPru5v3H5fg2cwgNZJFKa?dl=0, all comments on them are very welcome!)

I did not find any MN-sample in the sample encodings package, so could anyone please send me one?

Yours sincerely,
Daniel Alles
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