<lyrics>

<lyrics> Vocally performed 'text' of a musical composition, such as a song or opera.
Module MEI.lyrics
Attributes
@copyof (optional) Points to an element of which the current element is a copy. Value conforms to data.URI . att.common.anl
@corresp (optional) Used to point to other elements that correspond to this one in a generic fashion. One or more values from data.URI , separated by spaces. att.common.anl
@facs (optional) Permits the current element to reference a facsimile surface or image zone which corresponds to it. One or more values from data.URI , separated by spaces. att.facsimile
@fontfam (optional) Contains the name of a font-family. Value conforms to data.FONTFAMILY . att.typography
@fontname (optional) Holds the name of a font. Value conforms to data.FONTNAME . att.typography
@fontsize (optional) Indicates the size of a font expressed in printers' points, i.e., 1/72nd of an inch, relative terms, e.g., "small", "larger", etc., or percentage values relative to "normal" size, e.g., "125%". Value conforms to data.FONTSIZE . att.typography
@fontstyle (optional) Records the style of a font, i.e, italic, oblique, or normal. Value conforms to data.FONTSTYLE . att.typography
@fontweight (optional) Used to indicate bold type. Value conforms to data.FONTWEIGHT . att.typography
@label (optional) Provides a name or label for an element. The value may be any string. Value of datatype string. att.commonPart
@layer (optional) Identifies the layer to which a feature applies. One or more values of datatype positiveInteger, separated by spaces. att.layerident
@n (optional) Provides a number-like designation for an element. Value conforms to token . att.common
@next (optional) Used to point to the next event(s) in a user-defined collection. One or more values from data.URI , separated by spaces. att.common.anl
@place (optional) Captures the placement of the item with respect to the staff with which it is associated. Value conforms to data.STAFFREL . att.placement
@prev (optional) Points to the previous event(s) in a user-defined collection. One or more values from data.URI , separated by spaces. att.common.anl
@sameas (optional) Points to an element that is the same as the current element but is not a literal copy of the current element. One or more values from data.URI , separated by spaces. att.common.anl
@staff (optional) Signifies the staff on which a notated event occurs or to which a control event applies. Mandatory when applicable. One or more values of datatype positiveInteger, separated by spaces. att.staffident
@synch (optional) Points to elements that are synchronous with the current element. One or more values from data.URI , separated by spaces. att.common.anl
@translit (optional) Specifies the transliteration technique used. Value of datatype NMTOKEN. att.lang
@when (optional) Indicates the point of occurrence of this feature along a time line. Its value must be the ID of a when element elsewhere in the document. Value conforms to data.URI . att.alignment
@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
@xml:lang (optional) Identifies the language of the element's content. The values for this attribute are language 'tags' as defined in BCP 47. All language tags that make use of private use sub-tags must be documented in a corresponding language element in the MEI header whose id attribute is the same as the language tag's value. Value of datatype language. att.lang
Member of
Contained by
MEI.cmn measure
MEI.critapp lem rdg
MEI.lyrics lyrics
MEI.mensural ligature
MEI.neumes syllable
MEI.shared layer
May contain
MEI.lyrics verse
Declaration
<classes>
<memberOf key= " att.common" />
<memberOf key= " att.facsimile" />
<memberOf key= " att.lang" />
<memberOf key= " att.lyrics.log" />
<memberOf key= " att.lyrics.vis" />
<memberOf key= " att.lyrics.ges" />
<memberOf key= " att.lyrics.anl" />
<memberOf key= " model.lyricsLike" />
</classes>
<content>
<rng:oneOrMore>
<rng:ref name= " model.verseLike" />
</rng:oneOrMore>
</content>
Remarks

The staff attribute gives the staff to which the lyrics are attached. If there is more than one layer on that staff, the layer attribute may be used to indicate the layer from which the rhythm should be taken. Often, automatic text underlay may rely on the notes of the indicated staff. When this is not desirable, however, the rhythm of the lyrics may be recorded in the rhythm attribute of the parent verse element.

MEI Guidelines Version 3.0.0

MEI Elements