[MEI-L] Measure 2 of Erlkonig

Cundiff, Morgan mcundiff at loc.gov
Thu Mar 16 02:14:59 CET 2017

Hi Craig,

Thanks for the response and the explanation. It seems the issue is being able to set the duration of the <bTrem> (when used for dotted-quarter-note-as-triplet) to one beat in the 4/4 measure.


From: mei-l [mei-l-bounces at lists.uni-paderborn.de] On Behalf Of Craig Sapp [craigsapp at gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 1:13 AM
To: Music Encoding Initiative
Subject: Re: [MEI-L] Measure 2 of Erlkonig

Hi Morgan,

I cannot get it to align either.  The main problem is that the dotted quarter note chords in the top staff are triplets, but they are not encoded inside of <tuplet>.  It seems that verovio does not allow <bTrem> inside <tuplet> nor <tuplet> inside <bTrem>.  I tried both ways:

VM72:1 [Warning] Element <tuplet> within <bTrem> is not supported and will be ignored
VM72:1 [Warning] Element <bTrem> within <tuplet> is not supported and will be ignored

Probably verovio does not yet support @copyof as well:

 <bTrem copyof="#bTrem1"/>

A second problem is that verovio requires a duration on the <chord>, and durations on <note>s inside the chord are ignored:

<chord stem.dir="up" stem.mod="1slash">
                    <note pname="g" oct="3" dur="8" dots="1"/>
                    <note pname="g" oct="4" dur="8" dots="1"/>

This should be :

<chord stem.dir="up" stem.mod="1slash" dur="8" dots="1">
                    <note pname="g" oct="3"/>
                    <note pname="g" oct="4"/>

The lack of duration causes verovio to assign a breve duration to the chord, which is another thing causing the alignment problem.


On 14 March 2017 at 17:46, Cundiff, Morgan <mcundiff at loc.gov<mailto:mcundiff at loc.gov>> wrote:
I am working through the MEI-1st tutorial and checking my results by rendering in Verovio. Several of the given solutions in the tutorial do not render properly but there is one spot in particular I would like some help with.

Can someone show me how to MEI-encode the second bar of The Erl King as found on bottom of this page (No. 8 Complete Measure) such that it will render correctly in Verovio?


I am having trouble making the <bTrem>'s  properly align (in time) with the notes in the staff below.

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