The Implications of Digital Music Libraries for Music Theory
SMT 2003, Madison
Eric Isaacson and Brent Yorgason
Indiana University

Selected Music Collections

MuseData Database
composer # of encoded compositions movements (approx.)
Bach, J. S. 417 1553
Beethoven, Ludwig van 10 72
Corelli, Arcangelo 72 363
Dvorák, Antonín 1 0
Handel, George F. 137 904
Haydn, Franz Josef 87 352
Marcello, Benedetto 1 3
Mozart, Wolfgang 47 171
Rovetta, Giovanni 1 9
Telemann, Georg P. 109 553
Vivaldi, Antonio 57 168

A MuseData File
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&
PART = 01
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&
(C) 1993, 2002 Center for Computer Assisted Research in the Humanities.
ID: {corelli/chry/trio/op1n08/stage2/01/01} [KHM:3933384130]
TIMESTAMP: DEC/26/2001 [md5sum:98ce10a72248e30f34a44558c3954e5e]
08/31/93 S. Rasmussen
WK#:1,8       MV#:1
Augener/Chrysander
Church Sonatas, Op. 1: Sonata VIII.
[Movement 1]
Violino 1
Group memberships: sound score
sound: part 1 of 4
score: part 1 of 4
&
Stage2 complete, 09/03/93
&
$  K:-2   Q:2   T:1/1  C:4  D:Grave.
C5     4        h     d
D5     4        h     d
measure 2
Ef5    4        h     d
D5     2        q     d
G5     1        e     d  [     (
F5     1        e     d  ]     )

A Humdrum File
!!!COM: Corelli, Arcangelo
!!!OTL: Sonate a tre [in c]
!!!XEN: Trio Sonata Opus 1, No. 8
!!!OPS: Opus 1
!!!ONM: No. 8
!!!OMV: Movement 1.
!!!YEC: Copyright 1994, Center for Computer Assisted Research in the Humanities
!!!YEM: Rights to all derivative electronic formats reserved.
!!!YEM: Refer to licensing agreement for further details.
!! For the following instrumentation: Violino I & II, Violone/Archlute,
!!    and Organo.
!! Grave.
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*Iorgan *Icello *Ivioln *Ivioln
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*c: *c: *c: *c:
*M4/4 *M4/4 *M4/4 *M4/4
*MM40 *MM40 *MM40 *MM40
=1- =1- =1- =1-
4c\ 4c\ 4r 2cc\
4A-\ 4A-\ 2cc\ .
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4GG/ 4GG/ 4b\ .
=2 =2 =2 =2
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8D\ 8D\ . .
8E-\ 8E-\ 2cc\ .
8F\J 8F\J . .
2G\ 2G\ . 4dd\
. . 4b\ (8gg\L
. . . 8ff\J)

Another Humdrum File
!!!COM: Beethoven, Ludwig van
!!!OPR: Symphony No. 8 in F Major
!!!ONM: Opus 93
!!!OTL: Allegro vivace
!!!OMV: 1
!!!SCT:
!!!SCA:
!!!YOR: Breitkopf & Härtel Edition
!!!EED: Frances Bennion
!!!ENC: Frances Bennion
!!!CDT: 1770/12/17/-1827/3/26/
!!!OCY: Deutschland; Österreich
!!!YEC: Copyright (c) 1994, 2000 Center for Computer Assisted Research in the Humanities
!!!YEM: Rights to all derivative editions reserved.
!!!YEM: Refer to licensing agreement for further details.
!!!YEN: United States of America
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=1 =1 =1 =1 =1 =1 =1 =1 =1 =1 =1 =1 =1 =1 =1 =1 =1 =1
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. . . . 2r 8aa 8aa . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . 8bb- 8bb- . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . 8ccc 8ccc . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . 8aa 8aa . . . . . . . . . . .
=2 =2 =2 =2 =2 =2 =2 =2 =2 =2 =2 =2 =2 =2 =2 =2 =2 =2
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8ccc 8G 8g 8G 8FF 8cc 8cc 8A 8FF 8FF 8ccc 8aa 8cc 8dd 8b 8A 8F 8g
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Desiderata
A centrally located, shared repository of scores
All in the public domain
Common tools for search and retrieval of scores with desired features
Common tools to convert to common formats

Variations2: IU Digital Music Library
Builds on VARIATIONS (9000 hours of audio)
Research Areas
Usability (Information Science)
Intellectual property (Law)
System design (Computer Science, Digital Libraries)
Metadata (University and Music Libraries)
Teaching and Learning (Music)
Networking (University IT Services)

Traditional Catalog Search

Variations2 Features
Search, optimized for music queries
Score Viewer
Media Player
“Opus” Window (synchronized score/audio)

Slide 11

Conclusions
http://variations2.indiana.edu