<work>

<work> Provides a detailed description of a work, specifically its history, language use, and high-level musical attributes: key, tempo, meter, medium of performance, and intended duration.
Module MEI.header
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
@data (optional) Used to link metadata elements to one or more data-containing elements. One or more values from data.URI , separated by spaces. att.datapointing
@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
@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 componentGrp
MEI.header work workDesc
May contain
Declaration
<classes>
<memberOf key= " att.datapointing" />
<memberOf key= " att.common" />
<memberOf key= " att.bibl" />
<memberOf key= " model.workLike" />
</classes>
<content>
<rng:zeroOrMore>
<rng:ref name= " model.identifierLike" />
</rng:zeroOrMore>
<rng:optional>
<rng:ref name= " titleStmt" />
</rng:optional>
<rng:zeroOrMore>
<rng:ref name= " model.workIdent" />
</rng:zeroOrMore>
<rng:zeroOrMore>
<rng:ref name= " otherChar" />
</rng:zeroOrMore>
<rng:optional>
<rng:ref name= " creation" />
</rng:optional>
<rng:optional>
<rng:ref name= " history" />
</rng:optional>
<rng:optional>
<rng:ref name= " langUsage" />
</rng:optional>
<rng:optional>
<rng:ref name= " perfMedium" />
</rng:optional>
<rng:optional>
<rng:ref name= " perfDuration" />
</rng:optional>
<rng:optional>
<rng:ref name= " audience" />
</rng:optional>
<rng:optional>
<rng:ref name= " contents" />
</rng:optional>
<rng:optional>
<rng:ref name= " context" />
</rng:optional>
<rng:zeroOrMore>
<rng:ref name= " biblList" />
</rng:zeroOrMore>
<rng:optional>
<rng:ref name= " notesStmt" />
</rng:optional>
<rng:optional>
<rng:ref name= " classification" />
</rng:optional>
<rng:optional>
<rng:ref name= " expressionList" />
</rng:optional>
<rng:optional>
<rng:ref name= " componentGrp" />
</rng:optional>
<rng:optional>
<rng:ref name= " relationList" />
</rng:optional>
<rng:zeroOrMore>
<rng:ref name= " extMeta" />
</rng:zeroOrMore>
</content>
Remarks

The perfDuration element captures the intended duration of the work.

MEI Guidelines Version 3.0.0

MEI Elements