<incip>

<incip> (incipit) – The opening music and/or words of a composition.
Module MEI.shared
Attributes
@analog (optional) Contains a reference to a field or element in another descriptive encoding system to which this MEI element is comparable. Value of datatype string. att.bibl
@label (optional) Provides a name or label for an element. The value may be any string. Value of datatype string. att.commonPart
@n (optional) Provides a number-like designation for an element. Value conforms to token . att.common
@subtype (optional) Provide any sub-classification for the element, additional to that given by its type attribute. Value of datatype NMTOKEN. att.typed
@type (optional) Characterizes the element in some sense, using any convenient classification scheme or typology. Value of datatype NMTOKEN. att.typed
@xml:base (optional) Provides a base URI reference with which applications can resolve relative URI references into absolute URI references. Value conforms to data.URI . att.commonPart
@xml:id (optional) Regularizes the naming of an element and thus facilitates building links between it and other resources. Each id attribute within a document must have a unique value. Value of datatype ID. att.id
Member of
Contained by
MEI.frbr expression
MEI.header key mensuration meter work
MEI.shared incip tempo
May contain
Declaration
<classes>
<memberOf key= " att.common" />
<memberOf key= " att.bibl" />
<memberOf key= " att.typed" />
<memberOf key= " model.incipLike" />
</classes>
<content>
<rng:zeroOrMore>
<rng:ref name= " model.headLike" />
</rng:zeroOrMore>
<rng:optional>
<rng:ref name= " tempo" />
</rng:optional>
<rng:optional>
<rng:ref name= " role" />
</rng:optional>
<rng:optional>
<rng:choice>
<rng:ref name= " clef" />
<rng:ref name= " clefGrp" />
</rng:choice>
</rng:optional>
<rng:optional>
<rng:choice>
<rng:ref name= " perfRes" />
<rng:ref name= " perfResList" />
</rng:choice>
</rng:optional>
<rng:optional>
<rng:ref name= " key" />
</rng:optional>
<rng:optional>
<rng:ref name= " meter" />
</rng:optional>
<rng:optional>
<rng:ref name= " mensuration" />
</rng:optional>
<rng:zeroOrMore>
<rng:choice>
<rng:ref name= " incipCode" />
<rng:ref name= " incipText" />
<rng:ref name= " model.scoreLike" />
<rng:ref name= " model.graphicLike" />
<rng:ref name= " annot" />
</rng:choice>
</rng:zeroOrMore>
</content>
Remarks

The incipText element may be used to capture a text incipit, while score is available to provide an MEI-encoded musical incipit. Images of an incipit may be referenced using the graphic element. An incipit encoded in a text format other than MEI may be placed in the incipCode element.

MEI Guidelines Version 3.0.0

MEI Elements