att.nNumberLike

Attributes used to supply a number-like designation for an element.
Module
Attributes
n
n(optional)Provides a number-like designation that indicates an element’s position in a sequence of similar elements. May not contain space characters. Value conforms to data.WORD.
n(optional)Provides a number-like designation that indicates an element’s position in a sequence of similar elements. May not contain space characters. Value conforms to data.WORD.
Component declarations that are shared between two or more modules.
n(optional)Provides a number-like designation that indicates an element’s position in a sequence of similar elements. May not contain space characters. Value conforms to data.WORD.
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abbr, accMat, accessRestrict, accid, acquisition, actor, add, addDesc, addName, addrLine, address, altId, ambNote, ambitus, analytic, anchoredText, annot, app, appInfo, application, argument, arpeg, arranger, artic, attUsage, attacca, audience, author, avFile, availability, bTrem, back, barLine, barre, beam, beamSpan, beatRpt, bend, bibl, biblList, biblScope, biblStruct, bifolium, binding, bindingDesc, bloc, body, bracketSpan, breath, byline, caesura, caption, captureMode, carrierForm, castGrp, castItem, castList, catRel, catchwords, category, cc, chan, chanPr, change, changeDesc, choice, chord, chordDef, chordMember, chordTable, classDecls, classification, clef, clefGrp, clip, colLayout, collation, colophon, componentList, composer, condition, contentItem, contents, context, contributor, corpName, corr, correction, country, cpMark, creation, cue, curve, custos, cutout, damage, date, decoDesc, decoNote, dedicatee, dedication, del, depth, desc, dim, dimensions, dir, distributor, district, div, divLine, domainsDecl, dot, dynam, edition, editionStmt, editor, editorialDecl, encodingDesc, ending, epigraph, episema, event, eventList, exhibHist, expan, expansion, explicit, expression, expressionList, extMeta, extent, f, fTrem, facsimile, famName, fb, fermata, fig, figDesc, fileChar, fileDesc, fing, fingGrp, foliaDesc, foliation, folium, foreName, front, funder, gap, genDesc, genName, genState, genre, geogFeat, geogName, gliss, graceGrp, graphic, group, grpSym, hairpin, halfmRpt, hand, handList, handShift, harm, harpPedal, head, height, heraldry, hex, hispanTick, history, identifier, imprimatur, imprint, incip, incipCode, incipText, inscription, instrDef, instrGrp, interpretation, item, itemList, key, keyAccid, keySig, l, label, labelAbbr, langUsage, language, layout, layoutDesc, lb, lem, lg, li, librettist, ligature, line, liquescent, list, locus, locusGrp, lv, lyricist, mNum, mRest, mRpt, mRpt2, mSpace, manifestation, manifestationList, mapping, marker, mdiv, measure, meiCorpus, mensur, mensuration, metaMark, metaText, meter, meterSig, meterSigGrp, midi, monogr, mordent, multiRest, multiRpt, music, name, nameLink, namespace, nc, ncGrp, neume, normalization, note, noteOff, noteOn, notesStmt, num, octave, orig, oriscus, ornam, ossia, otherChar, p, pad, part, parts, patch, pb, pedal, perfDuration, perfMedium, perfRes, perfResList, performance, periodName, persName, pgDesc, pgFoot, pgHead, phrase, physDesc, physLoc, physMedium, plateNum, playingSpeed, plica, port, postBox, postCode, price, prog, projectDesc, propName, propValue, proport, provenance, ptr, pubPlace, pubStmt, publisher, q, quilisma, quote, rdg, recipient, recording, ref, refrain, reg, region, reh, relatedItem, relation, relationList, rend, repository, resp, respStmt, rest, restore, revisionDesc, role, roleDesc, roleName, rubric, samplingDecl, sb, score, scoreDef, scoreFormat, scriptDesc, scriptNote, seal, sealDesc, secFolio, section, seg, segmentation, seqNum, series, seriesStmt, settlement, sic, signatures, signifLet, slur, soundChan, source, sourceDesc, sp, space, speaker, specRepro, sponsor, stack, staffGrp, stageDir, stamp, stdVals, stem, street, strophicus, styleName, subst, supplied, support, supportDesc, surface, syl, syllable, symName, symProp, symbol, symbolDef, symbolTable, sysReq, table, tagUsage, tagsDecl, taxonomy, td, tempo, term, termList, textLang, th, tie, title, titlePage, titleStmt, tr, trackConfig, treatHist, treatSched, trill, trkName, tuplet, tupletSpan, turn, typeDesc, typeNote, unclear, unpub, useRestrict, vel, verse, volta, watermark, when, width, work, workList, zone
catRelContains the name of a related category.
divMajor structural division of text, such as a preface, chapter or section.
divLineRepresents a division (divisio) in neume notation. Divisions indicate short, medium, or long pauses similar to breath marks in modern notation.
listA formatting element that contains a series of items separated from one another and arranged in a linear, often vertical, sequence.
nameProper noun or noun phrase.
ncSign representing a single pitched event, although the exact pitch may not be known.
neumeSign representing one or more musical pitches.
propNameName of a property of the symbol.
qContains material which is distinguished from the surrounding phrase-level text using quotation marks or a similar method. Use quote for block-level quotations.
titleTitle of a bibliographic entity.
abbrA generic element for 1) a shortened form of a word, including an acronym or 2) a shorthand notation.
accessRestrictDescribes the conditions that affect the accessibility of material.
accidRecords a temporary alteration to the pitch of a note.
accMatHolds a description of any additional material bound with an item, such as non-contemporaneous documents or fragments.
acquisitionRecords information concerning the process by which an item was acquired by the holding institution.
actorName of an actor appearing within a cast list.
addMarks an addition to the text.
addDescProvides a description of significant additions found within an item, such as marginalia or other annotations.
addNameContains an additional name component, such as a nickname, epithet, or alias, or any other descriptive phrase used within a personal name.
addressContains a postal address, for example of a publisher, an organization, or an individual.
addrLineSingle line of a postal address.
altIdMay contain a bibliographic identifier that does not fit within the meiHead element’s id attribute, for example because the identifier does not fit the definition of an XML id or because multiple identifiers are needed.
ambitusRange of a voice, instrument or piece.
ambNoteHighest or lowest pitch in a score, staff, or layer.
analyticContains bibliographic elements describing an item (e.g., an article or poem) published within a monograph or journal and not as an independent publication.
anchoredTextContainer for text that is fixed to a particular page location, regardless of changes made to the layout of the measures around it.
annotProvides a statement explaining the text or indicating the basis for an assertion.
app(apparatus) – Contains one or more alternative encodings.
appInfoGroups information about applications which have acted upon the MEI file.
applicationProvides information about an application which has acted upon the current document.
argumentContains a formal list or prose description of topics addressed.
arpegIndicates that the notes of a chord are to be performed successively rather than simultaneously, usually from lowest to highest. Sometimes called a "roll".
arrangerA person or organization who transcribes a musical composition, usually for a different medium from that of the original; in an arrangement the musical substance remains essentially unchanged.
articAn indication of how to play a note or chord.
attaccaAn instruction to begin the next section or movement of a composition without pause.
attUsageDocuments the usage of a specific attribute of the element.
audienceDefines the class of user for which the work is intended, as defined by age group (e.g., children, young adults, adults, etc.), educational level (e.g., primary, secondary, etc.), or other categorization.
authorThe name of the creator of the intellectual content of a non-musical, literary work.
availabilityGroups elements that describe the availability of and access to a bibliographic item, including an MEI-encoded document.
avFileReferences an external digital audio or video file.
backContains any appendixes, advertisements, indexes, etc. following the main body of a musical text.
barLineVertical line drawn through one or more staves that divides musical notation into metrical units.
barreA barre in a chord tablature grid.
beamA container for a series of explicitly beamed events that begins and ends entirely within a measure.
beamSpanAlternative element for explicitly encoding beams, particularly those which extend across bar lines.
beatRptAn indication that material on a preceding beat should be repeated.
bendA variation in pitch (often micro-tonal) upwards or downwards during the course of a note.
biblProvides a loosely-structured bibliographic citation in which the sub-components may or may not be explicitly marked.
biblListList of bibliographic references.
biblScopeDefines the scope of a bibliographic reference, for example as a list of page numbers, or a named subdivision of a larger work.
biblStructContains a bibliographic citation in which bibliographic sub-elements must appear in a specified order.
bifoliumDescribes a folded sheet of paper.
bindingContains a description of one binding, i.e., type of covering, boards, etc. applied to an item.
bindingDescDescribes the present and former bindings of an item.
blocContains the name of a geopolitical unit consisting of two or more nation states or countries.
bodyContains the whole of a single musical text, excluding any front or back matter.
bracketSpanMarks a sequence of notational events grouped by a bracket.
breathAn indication of a point at which the performer on an instrument requiring breath (including the voice) may breathe.
bTremA rapid alternation on a single pitch or chord.
bylineContains the primary statement of responsibility given for a work on its title page.
caesuraBreak, pause, or interruption in the normal tempo of a composition. Typically indicated by "railroad tracks", i.e., two diagonal slashes.
captionA label which accompanies an illustration or a table.
captureModeThe means used to record notation, sound, or images in the production of a source/manifestation (e.g., analogue, acoustic, electric, digital, optical etc.).
carrierFormThe specific class of material to which the physical carrier of the source/manifestation belongs (e.g., sound cassette, videodisc, microfilm cartridge, transparency, etc.). The carrier for a manifestation comprising multiple physical components may include more than one form (e.g., a filmstrip with an accompanying booklet, a separate sound disc carrying the sound track for a film, etc.).
castGrpGroups one or more individual castItem elements within a cast list.
castItemContains a single entry within a cast list, describing either a single role or a list of non-speaking roles.
castListContains a single cast list or dramatis personae.
catchwordsDescribes the system used to ensure correct ordering of the quires making up an item, typically by means of annotations at the foot of the page.
categoryContains an individual descriptive category in a user-defined taxonomy, possibly nested within a superordinate category.
ccMIDI parameter/control change.
chanMIDI channel assignment.
changeIndividual change within the revision description.
changeDescDescription of a revision of the MEI file.
chanPrMIDI channel pressure/after touch.
choiceGroups a number of alternative encodings for the same point in a text.
chordA simultaneous sounding of two or more notes in the same layer *with the same duration*.
chordDefChord tablature definition.
chordMemberAn individual pitch in a chord defined by a chordDef element.
chordTableChord/tablature look-up table.
classDeclsGroups information which describes the nature or topic of an entity.
classificationGroups information which describes the nature or topic of an entity.
clefIndication of the exact location of a particular note on the staff and, therefore, the other notes as well.
clefGrpA set of simultaneously-occurring clefs.
clipDefines a time segment of interest within a recording or within a digital audio or video file.
collationRecords a description of how the leaves or bifolia of an item are physically arranged.
colLayoutAn empty formatting element that signals the start of columnar layout.
colophonContains a statement providing information regarding the date, place, agency, or reason for production of the item.
componentListContainer for intellectual or physical component parts of a bibliographic entity.
composerThe name of the creator of the intellectual content of a musical work.
conditionThe physical condition of an item, particularly any variances between the physical make-up of the item and that of other copies of the same item (e.g., missing pages or plates, brittleness, faded images, etc.).
contentItemContains a single entry within a content description element.
contentsList of the material contained within a resource.
contextThe historical, social, intellectual, artistic, or other context within which the work was originally conceived (e.g., the 17th century restoration of the monarchy in England, the aesthetic movement of the late 19th century, etc.) or the historical, social, intellectual, artistic, or other context within which the expression was realized.
contributorNames of individuals, institutions, or organizations responsible for contributions to the intellectual content of a work, where the specialized elements for authors, editors, etc. do not suffice or do not apply.
corpNameIdentifies an organization or group of people that acts as a single entity.
corrContains the correct form of an apparent erroneous passage.
correctionStates how and under what circumstances corrections have been made in the text.
countryContains the name of a geopolitical unit, such as a nation, country, colony, or commonwealth, larger than or administratively superior to a region and smaller than a bloc.
cpMarkA verbal or graphical indication to copy musical material written elsewhere.
creationNon-bibliographic details of the creation of an intellectual entity, in narrative form, such as the date, place, and circumstances of its composition. More detailed information may be captured within the history element.
cueMIDI cue point.
curveA curved line that cannot be represented by a more specific element, such as a slur.
custosSymbol placed at the end of a line of music to indicate the first note of the next line. Sometimes called a "direct".
cutoutA cutout is a section of a document sheet that has been removed and is now missing.
damageContains an area of damage to the physical medium.
dateA string identifying a point in time or the time period between two such points.
decoDescContains a description of the decoration of an item.
decoNoteContains a description of one or more decorative features of an item.
dedicateeEntity to whom a creative work is formally offered.
dedicationContains a dedicatory statement.
delContains information deleted, marked as deleted, or otherwise indicated as superfluous or spurious in the copy text by an author, scribe, annotator, or corrector.
depthDescription of a measurement taken through a three-dimensional object.
descContainer for text that briefly describes the feature to which it is attached, including its intended usage, purpose, or application as appropriate.
dimAny single dimensional specification.
dimensionsInformation about the physical size of an entity; usually includes numerical data.
dirAn instruction expressed as a combination of text and symbols — such as segno and coda symbols, fermatas over a bar line, etc., typically above, below, or between staves, but not on the staff — that is not encoded elsewhere in more specific elements, like tempo or dynam.
distributorPerson or agency, other than a publisher, from which access (including electronic access) to a bibliographic entity may be obtained.
districtContains the name of any kind of subdivision of a settlement, such as a parish, ward, or other administrative or geographic unit.
domainsDeclIndicates which domains are included in the encoding.
dotDot of augmentation or division.
dynamIndication of the volume of a note, phrase, or section of music.
editionA word or text phrase that indicates a difference in either content or form between the item being described and a related item previously issued by the same publisher/distributor (e.g., 2nd edition, version 2.0, etc.), or simultaneously issued by either the same publisher/distributor or another publisher/distributor (e.g., large print edition, British edition, etc.).
editionStmtContainer for meta-data pertaining to a particular edition of the material being described.
editorThe name of the individual(s), institution(s) or organization(s) acting in an editorial capacity.
editorialDeclUsed to provide details of editorial principles and practices applied during the encoding of musical text.
encodingDescDocuments the relationship between an electronic file and the source or sources from which it was derived as well as applications used in the encoding/editing process.
endingAlternative ending for a repeated passage of music; i.e., prima volta, seconda volta, etc.
epigraphContains a quotation, anonymous or attributed, appearing on a title page.
episemaEpisema.
eventContains a free-text event description.
eventListContains historical information given as a sequence of significant past events.
exhibHistA record of public exhibitions, including dates, venues, etc.
expanContains the expansion of an abbreviation.
expansionIndicates how a section may be programmatically expanded into its 'through-composed' form.
explicitContains the explicit of a manuscript item; that is, the closing words of the text proper, exclusive of any rubric or colophon which might follow it.
expressionIntellectual or artistic realization of a work.
expressionListGathers bibliographic expression entities.
extentUsed to express size in terms other than physical dimensions, such as number of pages, records, bytes, physical components, etc.
extMetaProvides a container element for non-MEI metadata formats.
fSingle element of a figured bass indication.
facsimileContains a representation of a written source in the form of a set of images rather than as transcribed or encoded text.
famNameContains a family (inherited) name, as opposed to a given, baptismal, or nick name.
fbSymbols added to a bass line that indicate harmony. Used to improvise a chordal accompaniment. Sometimes called Generalbass, thoroughbass, or basso continuo.
fermataAn indication placed over a note or rest to indicate that it should be held longer than its written value. May also occur over a bar line to indicate the end of a phrase or section. Sometimes called a 'hold' or 'pause'.
figGroups elements representing or containing graphic information such as an illustration or figure.
figDescContains a brief prose description of the appearance or content of a graphic figure, for use when documenting an image without displaying it.
fileCharStandards or schemes used to encode the file (e.g., ASCII, SGML, etc.), physical characteristics of the file (e.g., recording density, parity, blocking, etc.), and other characteristics that have a bearing on how the file can be processed.
fileDescContains a full bibliographic description of the MEI file.
fingfinger – An individual finger in a fingering indication.
fingGrp(finger group)– A group of individual fingers in a fingering indication.
foliaDescDescribes the order of folia and bifolia making up the text block of a manuscript or print.
foliationDescribes the numbering system or systems used to count the leaves or pages in a codex.
foliumDescribes a single leaf of paper.
foreNameContains a forename, given or baptismal name.
frontBundles prefatory text found before the start of the musical text.
fTremA rapid alternation between a pair of notes (or chords or perhaps between a note and a chord) that are (usually) farther apart than a major second.
funderNames of individuals, institutions, or organizations responsible for funding. Funders provide financial support for a project; they are distinct from sponsors, who provide intellectual support and authority.
gapIndicates a point where material has been omitted in a transcription, whether as part of sampling practice or for editorial reasons described in the MEI header.
genDesc(genetic description) - Bundles information about the textual development of a work.
genNameContains a name component used to distinguish otherwise similar names on the basis of the relative ages or generations of the persons named.
genreTerm or terms that designate a category characterizing a particular style, form, or content.
genStateDescribes a distinctive state in the textual development of a work.
geogFeatContains a common noun identifying a geographical feature.
geogNameThe proper noun designation for a place, natural feature, or political jurisdiction.
glissA continuous or sliding movement from one pitch to another, usually indicated by a straight or wavy line.
graceGrpA container for a sequence of grace notes.
graphicIndicates the location of an inline graphic.
groupContains a composite musical text, grouping together a sequence of distinct musical texts (or groups of such musical texts) which are regarded as a unit for some purpose, for example, the collected works of a composer.
grpSymA brace or bracket used to group two or more staves of a score or part.
hairpinIndicates continuous dynamics expressed on the score as wedge-shaped graphics, e.g., < and >.
halfmRptA half-measure repeat in any meter.
handDefines a distinct scribe or handwriting style.
handListContainer for one or more hand elements.
handShiftMarks the beginning of a passage written in a new hand, or of a change in the scribe, writing style, ink or character of the document hand.
harmAn indication of harmony, e.g., chord names, tablature grids, harmonic analysis, figured bass.
harpPedalHarp pedal diagram.
headContains any heading, for example, the title of a section of text, or the heading of a list.
heightDescription of the vertical size of an object.
heraldryContains a heraldic formula or phrase, typically found as part of a blazon, coat of arms, etc.
hexArbitrary MIDI data in hexadecimal form.
hispanTickHispanic tick.
historyProvides a container for information about the history of a resource other than the circumstances of its creation.
identifierAn alpha-numeric string that establishes the identity of the described material.
imprimaturContains a formal statement authorizing the publication of a work, sometimes required to appear on a title page or its verso.
imprintInformation relating to the publication or distribution of a bibliographic item.
incipThe opening music and/or words of a musical or textual work.
incipCodeIncipit coded in a non-XML, plain text format, such as Plaine & Easie Code.
incipTextOpening words of a musical composition.
inscriptionAn inscription added to an item, such as a bookplate, a note designating the item as a gift, and/or the author’s signature.
instrDefMIDI instrument declaration.
instrGrpCollects MIDI instrument definitions.
interpretationDescribes the scope of any analytic or interpretive information added to the transcription of the music.
itemSingle instance or exemplar of a source/manifestation.
itemListGathers bibliographic item entities.
keyKey captures information about tonal center and mode.
keyAccidAccidental in a key signature.
keySigWritten key signature.
lContains a single line of text within a line group.
labelA container for document text that identifies the feature to which it is attached. For a "tool tip" or other generated label, use the label attribute.
labelAbbrA label on the pages following the first.
languageDescription of a language used in the document.
langUsageGroups elements describing the languages, sub-languages, dialects, etc., represented within the encoded resource.
layoutDescribes how text is laid out on the page, including information about any ruling, pricking, or other evidence of page-preparation techniques.
layoutDescCollects layout descriptions.
lbAn empty formatting element that forces text to begin on a new line.
lem(lemma) – Contains the lemma, or base text, of a textual variation.
lgMay be used for any section of text that is organized as a group of lines; however, it is most often used for a group of verse lines functioning as a formal unit, e.g., a stanza, refrain, verse paragraph, etc.
liSingle item in a list.
librettistPerson or organization who is a writer of the text of an opera, oratorio, etc.
ligatureA mensural notation symbol that combines two or more notes into a single sign.
lineA visual line that cannot be represented by a more specific; i.e., semantic, element.
liquescentLiquescent.
locusDefines a location within a manuscript or manuscript component, usually as a (possibly discontinuous) sequence of folio references.
locusGrpGroups locations which together form a distinct but discontinuous item within a manuscript or manuscript part, according to a specific foliation.
lvA "tie-like" indication that a note should ring beyond its written duration.
lyricistPerson or organization who is a writer of the text of a song.
manifestationA bibliographic description of a physical embodiment of an expression of a work.
manifestationListA container for the descriptions of physical embodiments of an expression of a work.
mappingOne or more characters which are related to the parent symbol in some respect, as specified by the type attribute.
markerMIDI marker meta-event.
mdivContains a subdivision of the body of a musical text.
measureUnit of musical time consisting of a fixed number of note values of a given type, as determined by the prevailing meter, and delimited in musical notation by bar lines.
meiCorpusA group of related MEI documents, consisting of a header for the group, and one or more mei elements, each with its own complete header.
mensurCollects information about the metrical relationship between a note value and the next smaller value; that is, either triple or duple.
mensurationCaptures information about mensuration within bibliographic descriptions.
metaMarkA graphical or textual statement with additional / explanatory information about the musical text. The textual consequences of this intervention are encoded independently via other means; that is, with elements such as <add>, <del>, etc.
metaTextMIDI text meta-event.
meterCaptures information about the time signature within bibliographic descriptions.
meterSigWritten meter signature.
meterSigGrpUsed to capture alternating, interchanging, mixed or other non-standard meter signatures.
midiContainer for elements that contain information useful when generating MIDI output.
mNumDesignation, name, or label for a measure, often but not always consisting of digits. Use this element when the n attribute on measure does not adequately capture the appearance or placement of the measure number/label.
monogrContains bibliographic elements describing an item, for example, a published book or journal, score, recording, or an unpublished manuscript.
mordentAn ornament indicating rapid alternation of the main note with a secondary note, usually a step below, but sometimes a step above.
mRestComplete measure rest in any meter.
mRptAn indication that the previous measure should be repeated.
mRpt2An indication that the previous two measures should be repeated.
mSpaceA measure containing only empty space in any meter.
multiRestMultiple measures of rest compressed into a single symbol, frequently found in performer parts.
multiRptMultiple repeated measures.
musicContains a single musical text of any kind, whether unitary or composite, for example, an etude, opera, song cycle, symphony, or anthology of piano solos.
nameLinkContains a connecting phrase or link used within a name but not regarded as part of it, such as "van der" or "of", "from", etc.
namespaceSupplies the formal name of the namespace to which the elements documented by its children belong.
ncGrpCollection of one or more neume components.
normalizationIndicates the extent of normalization or regularization of the original source carried out in converting it to electronic form.
noteA single pitched event.
noteOffMIDI note-off event.
noteOnMIDI note-on event.
notesStmt(notes statement)– Collects any notes providing information about a text additional to that recorded in other parts of the bibliographic description.
numNumeric information in any form.
octaveAn indication that a passage should be performed one or more octaves above or below its written pitch.
origContains material which is marked as following the original, rather than being normalized or corrected.
oriscusOriscus.
ornamAn element indicating an ornament that is not a mordent, turn, or trill.
ossiaCaptures original notation and a differently notated version *present in the source being transcribed*.
otherCharAny characteristic that serves to differentiate a work or expression from another.
pOne or more text phrases that form a logical prose passage.
padAn indication of extra visual space between notational elements.
partAn alternative visual rendition of the score from the point of view of a particular performer (or group of performers).
partsProvides a container for performers' parts.
patchDescribes a physical writing surface attached to the original document.
pbAn empty formatting element that forces text to begin on a new page.
pedalPiano pedal mark.
perfDurationUsed to express the duration of performance of printed or manuscript music or the playing time for a sound recording, videorecording, etc.
perfMediumIndicates the number and character of the performing forces used in a musical composition.
performanceA presentation of one or more musical works.
perfResName of an instrument on which a performer plays, a performer's voice range, or a standard performing ensemble designation.
perfResListSeveral instrumental or vocal resources treated as a group.
periodNameA label that describes a period of time, such as 'Baroque' or '3rd Style period'.
persNameDesignation for an individual, including any or all of that individual's forenames, surnames, honorific titles, and added names.
pgDescContains a brief prose description of the appearance or description of the content of a physical page.
pgFootA running footer.
pgHeadA running header.
phraseIndication of 1) a "unified melodic idea" or 2) performance technique.
physDescContainer for information about the appearance, construction, or handling of physical materials, such as their dimension, quantity, color, style, and technique of creation.
physLocGroups information about the current physical location of a bibliographic item, such as the repository in which it is located and its shelf mark(s), and its previous locations.
physMediumRecords the physical materials used in the source, such as ink and paper.
plateNumDesignation assigned to a resource by a music publisher, usually printed at the bottom of each page, and sometimes appearing also on the title page.
playingSpeedPlaying speed for a sound recording is the speed at which the carrier must be operated to produce the sound intended (e.g., 33 1/3 rpm, 19 cm/s, etc.).
plicaPlica
portMIDI port.
postBox(postal box or post office box) contains a number or other identifier for some postal delivery point other than a street address.
postCode(postal code) contains a numerical or alphanumeric code used as part of a postal address to simplify sorting or delivery of mail.
priceThe cost of access to a bibliographic item.
progMIDI program change.
projectDescProject-level meta-data describing the aim or purpose for which the electronic file was encoded, funding agencies, etc. together with any other relevant information concerning the process by which it was assembled or collected.
proportDescription of note duration as arithmetic ratio.
propValueA single property value.
provenanceThe record of ownership or custodianship of an item.
ptrDefines a traversible pointer to another location, using only attributes to describe the destination.
publisherName of the organization responsible for the publication of a bibliographic item.
pubPlaceName of the place where a bibliographic item was published.
pubStmtContainer for information regarding the publication or distribution of a bibliographic item, including the publisher’s name and address, the date of publication, and other relevant details.
quilismaQuilisma.
quoteContains a paragraph-like block of text attributed to an external source, normally set off from the surrounding text by spacing or other typographic distinction.
rdg(reading) – Contains a single reading within a textual variation.
recipientThe name of the individual(s), institution(s) or organization(s) receiving correspondence.
recordingA recorded performance.
refDefines a traversible reference to another location. May contain text and sub-elements that describe the destination.
refrainRecurring lyrics, especially at the end of each verse or stanza of a poem or song lyrics; a chorus.
regContains material which has been regularized or normalized in some sense.
regionContains the name of an administrative unit such as a state, province, or county, larger than a settlement, but smaller than a country.
rehIn an orchestral score and its corresponding parts, a mark indicating a convenient point from which to resume rehearsal after a break.
relatedItemContains or references another bibliographic item which is related to the present one.
relationDescribes a relationship or linkage amongst entities.
relationListGathers relation elements.
rendA formatting element indicating special visual rendering, e.g., bold or italicized, of a text word or phrase.
repositoryInstitution, agency, or individual which holds a bibliographic item.
respA phrase describing the nature of intellectual responsibility.
respStmtTranscription of text that names one or more individuals, groups, or in rare cases, mechanical processes, responsible for creation, realization, production, funding, or distribution of the intellectual or artistic content.
restA non-sounding event found in the source being transcribed.
restoreIndicates restoration of material to an earlier state by cancellation of an editorial or authorial marking or instruction.
revisionDescContainer for information about alterations that have been made to an MEI file.
roleName of a dramatic role, as given in a cast list.
roleDescDescribes a character’s role in a drama.
roleNameContains a name component which indicates that the referent has a particular role or position in society, such as an official title or rank.
rubricContains a string of words through which a manuscript signals the beginning or end of a text division, often with an assertion as to its author and title, which is in some way set off from the text itself, usually in red ink, or by use of different size or type of script, or some other such visual device.
samplingDeclContains a prose description of the rationale and methods used in sampling texts in the creation of a corpus or collection.
sbAn empty formatting element that forces musical notation to begin on a new line.
scoreFull score view of the musical content.
scoreDefContainer for score meta-information.
scoreFormatDescribes the type of score used to represent a musical composition (e.g., short score, full score, condensed score, close score, etc.).
scriptDescContains a description of the letters or characters used in an autographic item.
scriptNoteDescribes a particular script distinguished within the description of an autographic item.
sealA single seal or similar attachment.
sealDescDescribes the seals or similar external attachments applied to an item.
secFolioMarks the word or words taken from a fixed point in a codex (typically the beginning of the second leaf) in order to provide a unique identifier for the item.
sectionSegment of music data.
seg(arbitrary segment) represents any segmentation of text below the "text component" level.
segmentationDescribes the principles according to which the musical text has been segmented, for example into movements, sections, etc.
seqNumMIDI sequence number.
seriesContains information about the serial publication in which a bibliographic item has appeared.
seriesStmtGroups information about the series, if any, to which a publication belongs.
settlementContains the name of a settlement such as a city, town, or village identified as a single geopolitical or administrative unit.
sicContains apparently incorrect or inaccurate material.
signaturesProvides a description of the leaf or quire signatures found within a codex.
signifLetSignificantive letter(s).
slurIndication of 1) a "unified melodic idea" or 2) performance technique.
soundChanReflects the number of apparent sound channels in the playback of a recording (monaural, stereophonic, quadraphonic, etc.).
sourceA bibliographic description of a source used in the creation of the electronic file.
sourceDescA container for the descriptions of the source(s) used in the creation of the electronic file.
spContains an individual speech in a performance text.
spaceA placeholder used to fill an incomplete measure, layer, etc. most often so that the combined duration of the events equals the number of beats in the measure.
speakerContains a specialized form of heading or label, giving the name of one or more speakers in a dramatic text or fragment.
specReproThe equalization system, noise reduction system, etc. used in making the recording (e.g., NAB, DBX, Dolby, etc.).
sponsorNames of sponsoring individuals, organizations or institutions. Sponsors give their intellectual authority to a project; they are to be distinguished from funders, who provide the funding but do not necessarily take intellectual responsibility.
stackAn inline table with a single column.
staffGrpA group of bracketed or braced staves.
stageDirContains any kind of stage direction within a dramatic text or fragment.
stampContains a word or phrase describing an official mark indicating ownership, genuineness, validity, etc.
stdValsSpecifies the format used when standardized date or number values are supplied.
stemA stem element.
streetfull street address including any name or number identifying a building as well as the name of the street or route on which it is located.
strophicusStrophicus.
styleNameA label for a characteristic style of writing or performance, such as 'bebop' or 'rock-n-roll'.
substGroups transcriptional elements when the combination is to be regarded as a single intervention in the text.
suppliedContains material supplied by the transcriber or editor for any reason.
supportProvides a description of the physical support material of a written item.
supportDescGroups elements describing the physical support material of an item.
surfaceDefines a writing surface in terms of a rectangular coordinate space, optionally grouping one or more graphic representations of that space, and rectangular zones of interest within it.
sylIndividual lyric syllable.
syllableNeume notation can be thought of as "neumed text". Therefore, the syllable element provides high-level organization in this repertoire.
symbolA reference to a previously defined symbol.
symbolDefDeclaration of an individual symbol in a symbolTable.
symbolTableContains a set of user-defined symbols.
symNameContains the name of a symbol, expressed following Unicode conventions.
symPropProvides a name and value for some property of the parent symbol.
sysReqSystem requirements for using the electronic item.
tableContains text displayed in tabular form.
tagsDeclProvides detailed information about the tagging applied to a document.
tagUsageDocuments the usage of a specific element within the document.
taxonomyDefines a typology either implicitly, by means of a bibliographic citation, or explicitly by a structured taxonomy.
tdDesignates a table cell that contains data as opposed to a cell that contains column or row heading information.
tempoText and symbols descriptive of tempo, mood, or style, e.g., "allarg.", "a tempo", "cantabile", "Moderato", "♩=60", "Moderato ♩ =60").
termKeyword or phrase which describes a resource.
termListCollection of text phrases which describe a resource.
textLangIdentifies the languages and writing systems within the work described by a bibliographic description, not the language of the description.
thDesignates a table cell containing column or row heading information as opposed to one containing data.
tieAn indication that two notes of the same pitch form a single note with their combined rhythmic values.
titlePageContains a transcription of the title page of a text.
titleStmtContainer for title and responsibility meta-data.
trA formatting element that contains one or more cells (intersection of a row and a column) in a table.
trackConfigNumber of physical/input tracks on a sound medium (e.g., eight track, twelve track).
treatHistA record of the treatment the item has undergone (e.g., de-acidification, restoration, etc.).
treatSchedScheduled treatment, e.g., de-acidification, restoration, etc., for an item.
trillRapid alternation of a note with another (usually at the interval of a second above).
trkNameMIDI track/sequence name.
tupletA group of notes with "irregular" (sometimes called "irrational") rhythmic values, for example, three notes in the time normally occupied by two or nine in the time of five.
tupletSpanAlternative element for encoding tuplets, especially useful for tuplets that extend across bar lines.
turnAn ornament consisting of four notes — the upper neighbor of the written note, the written note, the lower neighbor, and the written note.
typeDescContains a description of the typefaces or other aspects of the printing of a printed source.
typeNoteDescribes a particular font or other significant typographic feature of a printed resource.
unclearContains material that cannot be transcribed with certainty because it is illegible or inaudible in the source.
unpubUsed to explicitly indicate that a bibliographic resource is unpublished.
useRestrictContainer for information about the conditions that affect use of a bibliographic item after access has been granted.
velMIDI Note-on/off velocity.
verseDivision of a poem or song lyrics, sometimes having a fixed length, meter or rhyme scheme; a stanza.
voltaSung text for a specific iteration of a repeated section of music.
watermarkContains a description of a watermark or similar device.
whenIndicates a point in time either absolutely (using the absolute attribute), or relative to another when element (using the since, interval and inttype attributes).
widthDescription of the horizontal size of an object.
workProvides a detailed description of a work — a distinct intellectual or artistic creation — specifically its history, language use, and high-level musical attributes (e.g., key, tempo, meter, medium of performance, and intended duration).
workListGrouping mechanism for information describing non-bibliographic aspects of a text.
zoneDefines an area of interest within a surface or graphic file.
Common Music Notation (CMN) repertoire component declarations.
arpegIndicates that the notes of a chord are to be performed successively rather than simultaneously, usually from lowest to highest. Sometimes called a "roll".
attaccaAn instruction to begin the next section or movement of a composition without pause.
bTremA rapid alternation on a single pitch or chord.
beamA container for a series of explicitly beamed events that begins and ends entirely within a measure.
beamSpanAlternative element for explicitly encoding beams, particularly those which extend across bar lines.
beatRptAn indication that material on a preceding beat should be repeated.
bendA variation in pitch (often micro-tonal) upwards or downwards during the course of a note.
bracketSpanMarks a sequence of notational events grouped by a bracket.
breathAn indication of a point at which the performer on an instrument requiring breath (including the voice) may breathe.
fTremA rapid alternation between a pair of notes (or chords or perhaps between a note and a chord) that are (usually) farther apart than a major second.
fermataAn indication placed over a note or rest to indicate that it should be held longer than its written value. May also occur over a bar line to indicate the end of a phrase or section. Sometimes called a 'hold' or 'pause'.
glissA continuous or sliding movement from one pitch to another, usually indicated by a straight or wavy line.
graceGrpA container for a sequence of grace notes.
hairpinIndicates continuous dynamics expressed on the score as wedge-shaped graphics, e.g., < and >.
halfmRptA half-measure repeat in any meter.
harpPedalHarp pedal diagram.
lvA "tie-like" indication that a note should ring beyond its written duration.
mNumDesignation, name, or label for a measure, often but not always consisting of digits. Use this element when the n attribute on measure does not adequately capture the appearance or placement of the measure number/label.
mRestComplete measure rest in any meter.
mRptAn indication that the previous measure should be repeated.
mRpt2An indication that the previous two measures should be repeated.
mSpaceA measure containing only empty space in any meter.
measureUnit of musical time consisting of a fixed number of note values of a given type, as determined by the prevailing meter, and delimited in musical notation by bar lines.
meterSigWritten meter signature.
meterSigGrpUsed to capture alternating, interchanging, mixed or other non-standard meter signatures.
multiRestMultiple measures of rest compressed into a single symbol, frequently found in performer parts.
multiRptMultiple repeated measures.
octaveAn indication that a passage should be performed one or more octaves above or below its written pitch.
ossiaCaptures original notation and a differently notated version *present in the source being transcribed*.
pedalPiano pedal mark.
rehIn an orchestral score and its corresponding parts, a mark indicating a convenient point from which to resume rehearsal after a break.
slurIndication of 1) a "unified melodic idea" or 2) performance technique.
tieAn indication that two notes of the same pitch form a single note with their combined rhythmic values.
tupletA group of notes with "irregular" (sometimes called "irrational") rhythmic values, for example, three notes in the time normally occupied by two or nine in the time of five.
tupletSpanAlternative element for encoding tuplets, especially useful for tuplets that extend across bar lines.
CMN ornament component declarations.
mordentAn ornament indicating rapid alternation of the main note with a secondary note, usually a step below, but sometimes a step above.
trillRapid alternation of a note with another (usually at the interval of a second above).
turnAn ornament consisting of four notes — the upper neighbor of the written note, the written note, the lower neighbor, and the written note.
Corpus component declarations.
meiCorpusA group of related MEI documents, consisting of a header for the group, and one or more mei elements, each with its own complete header.
Critical apparatus component declarations.
app(apparatus) – Contains one or more alternative encodings.
lem(lemma) – Contains the lemma, or base text, of a textual variation.
rdg(reading) – Contains a single reading within a textual variation.
Dramatic text component declarations.
spContains an individual speech in a performance text.
stageDirContains any kind of stage direction within a dramatic text or fragment.
Editorial and transcriptional component declarations.
abbrA generic element for 1) a shortened form of a word, including an acronym or 2) a shorthand notation.
addMarks an addition to the text.
choiceGroups a number of alternative encodings for the same point in a text.
corrContains the correct form of an apparent erroneous passage.
cpMarkA verbal or graphical indication to copy musical material written elsewhere.
damageContains an area of damage to the physical medium.
delContains information deleted, marked as deleted, or otherwise indicated as superfluous or spurious in the copy text by an author, scribe, annotator, or corrector.
expanContains the expansion of an abbreviation.
gapIndicates a point where material has been omitted in a transcription, whether as part of sampling practice or for editorial reasons described in the MEI header.
handShiftMarks the beginning of a passage written in a new hand, or of a change in the scribe, writing style, ink or character of the document hand.
metaMarkA graphical or textual statement with additional / explanatory information about the musical text. The textual consequences of this intervention are encoded independently via other means; that is, with elements such as <add>, <del>, etc.
origContains material which is marked as following the original, rather than being normalized or corrected.
regContains material which has been regularized or normalized in some sense.
restoreIndicates restoration of material to an earlier state by cancellation of an editorial or authorial marking or instruction.
sicContains apparently incorrect or inaccurate material.
substGroups transcriptional elements when the combination is to be regarded as a single intervention in the text.
suppliedContains material supplied by the transcriber or editor for any reason.
unclearContains material that cannot be transcribed with certainty because it is illegible or inaudible in the source.
Facsimile component declarations.
facsimileContains a representation of a written source in the form of a set of images rather than as transcribed or encoded text.
surfaceDefines a writing surface in terms of a rectangular coordinate space, optionally grouping one or more graphic representations of that space, and rectangular zones of interest within it.
zoneDefines an area of interest within a surface or graphic file.
Figures and tables component declarations.
figGroups elements representing or containing graphic information such as an illustration or figure.
figDescContains a brief prose description of the appearance or content of a graphic figure, for use when documenting an image without displaying it.
graphicIndicates the location of an inline graphic.
tableContains text displayed in tabular form.
tdDesignates a table cell that contains data as opposed to a cell that contains column or row heading information.
thDesignates a table cell containing column or row heading information as opposed to one containing data.
trA formatting element that contains one or more cells (intersection of a row and a column) in a table.
Fingering component declarations.
fingfinger – An individual finger in a fingering indication.
fingGrp(finger group)– A group of individual fingers in a fingering indication.
FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records) declarations.
expressionIntellectual or artistic realization of a work.
expressionListGathers bibliographic expression entities.
itemSingle instance or exemplar of a source/manifestation.
itemListGathers bibliographic item entities.
manifestationA bibliographic description of a physical embodiment of an expression of a work.
manifestationListA container for the descriptions of physical embodiments of an expression of a work.
Genetic encoding component declarations.
genDesc(genetic description) - Bundles information about the textual development of a work.
genStateDescribes a distinctive state in the textual development of a work.
Harmony component declarations.
chordDefChord tablature definition.
chordMemberAn individual pitch in a chord defined by a chordDef element.
chordTableChord/tablature look-up table.
fSingle element of a figured bass indication.
fbSymbols added to a bass line that indicate harmony. Used to improvise a chordal accompaniment. Sometimes called Generalbass, thoroughbass, or basso continuo.
harmAn indication of harmony, e.g., chord names, tablature grids, harmonic analysis, figured bass.
Metadata header component declarations.
accessRestrictDescribes the conditions that affect the accessibility of material.
acquisitionRecords information concerning the process by which an item was acquired by the holding institution.
altIdMay contain a bibliographic identifier that does not fit within the meiHead element’s id attribute, for example because the identifier does not fit the definition of an XML id or because multiple identifiers are needed.
appInfoGroups information about applications which have acted upon the MEI file.
applicationProvides information about an application which has acted upon the current document.
attUsageDocuments the usage of a specific attribute of the element.
audienceDefines the class of user for which the work is intended, as defined by age group (e.g., children, young adults, adults, etc.), educational level (e.g., primary, secondary, etc.), or other categorization.
availabilityGroups elements that describe the availability of and access to a bibliographic item, including an MEI-encoded document.
bifoliumDescribes a folded sheet of paper.
bylineContains the primary statement of responsibility given for a work on its title page.
captureModeThe means used to record notation, sound, or images in the production of a source/manifestation (e.g., analogue, acoustic, electric, digital, optical etc.).
carrierFormThe specific class of material to which the physical carrier of the source/manifestation belongs (e.g., sound cassette, videodisc, microfilm cartridge, transparency, etc.). The carrier for a manifestation comprising multiple physical components may include more than one form (e.g., a filmstrip with an accompanying booklet, a separate sound disc carrying the sound track for a film, etc.).
catRelContains the name of a related category.
categoryContains an individual descriptive category in a user-defined taxonomy, possibly nested within a superordinate category.
changeIndividual change within the revision description.
changeDescDescription of a revision of the MEI file.
classDeclsGroups information which describes the nature or topic of an entity.
classificationGroups information which describes the nature or topic of an entity.
componentListContainer for intellectual or physical component parts of a bibliographic entity.
conditionThe physical condition of an item, particularly any variances between the physical make-up of the item and that of other copies of the same item (e.g., missing pages or plates, brittleness, faded images, etc.).
contentItemContains a single entry within a content description element.
contentsList of the material contained within a resource.
contextThe historical, social, intellectual, artistic, or other context within which the work was originally conceived (e.g., the 17th century restoration of the monarchy in England, the aesthetic movement of the late 19th century, etc.) or the historical, social, intellectual, artistic, or other context within which the expression was realized.
correctionStates how and under what circumstances corrections have been made in the text.
cutoutA cutout is a section of a document sheet that has been removed and is now missing.
dedicationContains a dedicatory statement.
domainsDeclIndicates which domains are included in the encoding.
editionStmtContainer for meta-data pertaining to a particular edition of the material being described.
editorialDeclUsed to provide details of editorial principles and practices applied during the encoding of musical text.
encodingDescDocuments the relationship between an electronic file and the source or sources from which it was derived as well as applications used in the encoding/editing process.
exhibHistA record of public exhibitions, including dates, venues, etc.
extMetaProvides a container element for non-MEI metadata formats.
fileCharStandards or schemes used to encode the file (e.g., ASCII, SGML, etc.), physical characteristics of the file (e.g., recording density, parity, blocking, etc.), and other characteristics that have a bearing on how the file can be processed.
fileDescContains a full bibliographic description of the MEI file.
foliaDescDescribes the order of folia and bifolia making up the text block of a manuscript or print.
foliumDescribes a single leaf of paper.
handDefines a distinct scribe or handwriting style.
handListContainer for one or more hand elements.
historyProvides a container for information about the history of a resource other than the circumstances of its creation.
incipCodeIncipit coded in a non-XML, plain text format, such as Plaine & Easie Code.
incipTextOpening words of a musical composition.
inscriptionAn inscription added to an item, such as a bookplate, a note designating the item as a gift, and/or the author’s signature.
interpretationDescribes the scope of any analytic or interpretive information added to the transcription of the music.
keyKey captures information about tonal center and mode.
langUsageGroups elements describing the languages, sub-languages, dialects, etc., represented within the encoded resource.
languageDescription of a language used in the document.
mensurationCaptures information about mensuration within bibliographic descriptions.
meterCaptures information about the time signature within bibliographic descriptions.
namespaceSupplies the formal name of the namespace to which the elements documented by its children belong.
normalizationIndicates the extent of normalization or regularization of the original source carried out in converting it to electronic form.
notesStmt(notes statement)– Collects any notes providing information about a text additional to that recorded in other parts of the bibliographic description.
otherCharAny characteristic that serves to differentiate a work or expression from another.
patchDescribes a physical writing surface attached to the original document.
perfDurationUsed to express the duration of performance of printed or manuscript music or the playing time for a sound recording, videorecording, etc.
perfMediumIndicates the number and character of the performing forces used in a musical composition.
perfResName of an instrument on which a performer plays, a performer's voice range, or a standard performing ensemble designation.
perfResListSeveral instrumental or vocal resources treated as a group.
physDescContainer for information about the appearance, construction, or handling of physical materials, such as their dimension, quantity, color, style, and technique of creation.
physMediumRecords the physical materials used in the source, such as ink and paper.
plateNumDesignation assigned to a resource by a music publisher, usually printed at the bottom of each page, and sometimes appearing also on the title page.
playingSpeedPlaying speed for a sound recording is the speed at which the carrier must be operated to produce the sound intended (e.g., 33 1/3 rpm, 19 cm/s, etc.).
priceThe cost of access to a bibliographic item.
projectDescProject-level meta-data describing the aim or purpose for which the electronic file was encoded, funding agencies, etc. together with any other relevant information concerning the process by which it was assembled or collected.
provenanceThe record of ownership or custodianship of an item.
pubStmtContainer for information regarding the publication or distribution of a bibliographic item, including the publisher’s name and address, the date of publication, and other relevant details.
revisionDescContainer for information about alterations that have been made to an MEI file.
samplingDeclContains a prose description of the rationale and methods used in sampling texts in the creation of a corpus or collection.
scoreFormatDescribes the type of score used to represent a musical composition (e.g., short score, full score, condensed score, close score, etc.).
segmentationDescribes the principles according to which the musical text has been segmented, for example into movements, sections, etc.
seriesStmtGroups information about the series, if any, to which a publication belongs.
soundChanReflects the number of apparent sound channels in the playback of a recording (monaural, stereophonic, quadraphonic, etc.).
sourceA bibliographic description of a source used in the creation of the electronic file.
sourceDescA container for the descriptions of the source(s) used in the creation of the electronic file.
specReproThe equalization system, noise reduction system, etc. used in making the recording (e.g., NAB, DBX, Dolby, etc.).
stdValsSpecifies the format used when standardized date or number values are supplied.
sysReqSystem requirements for using the electronic item.
tagUsageDocuments the usage of a specific element within the document.
tagsDeclProvides detailed information about the tagging applied to a document.
taxonomyDefines a typology either implicitly, by means of a bibliographic citation, or explicitly by a structured taxonomy.
termListCollection of text phrases which describe a resource.
titleStmtContainer for title and responsibility meta-data.
trackConfigNumber of physical/input tracks on a sound medium (e.g., eight track, twelve track).
treatHistA record of the treatment the item has undergone (e.g., de-acidification, restoration, etc.).
treatSchedScheduled treatment, e.g., de-acidification, restoration, etc., for an item.
unpubUsed to explicitly indicate that a bibliographic resource is unpublished.
useRestrictContainer for information about the conditions that affect use of a bibliographic item after access has been granted.
watermarkContains a description of a watermark or similar device.
workProvides a detailed description of a work — a distinct intellectual or artistic creation — specifically its history, language use, and high-level musical attributes (e.g., key, tempo, meter, medium of performance, and intended duration).
workListGrouping mechanism for information describing non-bibliographic aspects of a text.
Lyrics component declarations.
refrainRecurring lyrics, especially at the end of each verse or stanza of a poem or song lyrics; a chorus.
verseDivision of a poem or song lyrics, sometimes having a fixed length, meter or rhyme scheme; a stanza.
voltaSung text for a specific iteration of a repeated section of music.
Mensural repertoire component declarations.
ligatureA mensural notation symbol that combines two or more notes into a single sign.
mensurCollects information about the metrical relationship between a note value and the next smaller value; that is, either triple or duple.
plicaPlica
proportDescription of note duration as arithmetic ratio.
stemA stem element.
MIDI component declarations.
ccMIDI parameter/control change.
chanMIDI channel assignment.
chanPrMIDI channel pressure/after touch.
cueMIDI cue point.
hexArbitrary MIDI data in hexadecimal form.
instrDefMIDI instrument declaration.
instrGrpCollects MIDI instrument definitions.
markerMIDI marker meta-event.
metaTextMIDI text meta-event.
midiContainer for elements that contain information useful when generating MIDI output.
noteOffMIDI note-off event.
noteOnMIDI note-on event.
portMIDI port.
progMIDI program change.
seqNumMIDI sequence number.
trkNameMIDI track/sequence name.
velMIDI Note-on/off velocity.
Manuscript description component declarations.
accMatHolds a description of any additional material bound with an item, such as non-contemporaneous documents or fragments.
addDescProvides a description of significant additions found within an item, such as marginalia or other annotations.
bindingContains a description of one binding, i.e., type of covering, boards, etc. applied to an item.
bindingDescDescribes the present and former bindings of an item.
catchwordsDescribes the system used to ensure correct ordering of the quires making up an item, typically by means of annotations at the foot of the page.
collationRecords a description of how the leaves or bifolia of an item are physically arranged.
colophonContains a statement providing information regarding the date, place, agency, or reason for production of the item.
decoDescContains a description of the decoration of an item.
decoNoteContains a description of one or more decorative features of an item.
explicitContains the explicit of a manuscript item; that is, the closing words of the text proper, exclusive of any rubric or colophon which might follow it.
foliationDescribes the numbering system or systems used to count the leaves or pages in a codex.
heraldryContains a heraldic formula or phrase, typically found as part of a blazon, coat of arms, etc.
layoutDescribes how text is laid out on the page, including information about any ruling, pricking, or other evidence of page-preparation techniques.
layoutDescCollects layout descriptions.
locusDefines a location within a manuscript or manuscript component, usually as a (possibly discontinuous) sequence of folio references.
locusGrpGroups locations which together form a distinct but discontinuous item within a manuscript or manuscript part, according to a specific foliation.
rubricContains a string of words through which a manuscript signals the beginning or end of a text division, often with an assertion as to its author and title, which is in some way set off from the text itself, usually in red ink, or by use of different size or type of script, or some other such visual device.
scriptDescContains a description of the letters or characters used in an autographic item.
scriptNoteDescribes a particular script distinguished within the description of an autographic item.
sealA single seal or similar attachment.
sealDescDescribes the seals or similar external attachments applied to an item.
secFolioMarks the word or words taken from a fixed point in a codex (typically the beginning of the second leaf) in order to provide a unique identifier for the item.
signaturesProvides a description of the leaf or quire signatures found within a codex.
stampContains a word or phrase describing an official mark indicating ownership, genuineness, validity, etc.
supportProvides a description of the physical support material of a written item.
supportDescGroups elements describing the physical support material of an item.
typeDescContains a description of the typefaces or other aspects of the printing of a printed source.
typeNoteDescribes a particular font or other significant typographic feature of a printed resource.
Names and dates component declarations.
addNameContains an additional name component, such as a nickname, epithet, or alias, or any other descriptive phrase used within a personal name.
blocContains the name of a geopolitical unit consisting of two or more nation states or countries.
corpNameIdentifies an organization or group of people that acts as a single entity.
countryContains the name of a geopolitical unit, such as a nation, country, colony, or commonwealth, larger than or administratively superior to a region and smaller than a bloc.
districtContains the name of any kind of subdivision of a settlement, such as a parish, ward, or other administrative or geographic unit.
famNameContains a family (inherited) name, as opposed to a given, baptismal, or nick name.
foreNameContains a forename, given or baptismal name.
genNameContains a name component used to distinguish otherwise similar names on the basis of the relative ages or generations of the persons named.
geogFeatContains a common noun identifying a geographical feature.
geogNameThe proper noun designation for a place, natural feature, or political jurisdiction.
nameLinkContains a connecting phrase or link used within a name but not regarded as part of it, such as "van der" or "of", "from", etc.
periodNameA label that describes a period of time, such as 'Baroque' or '3rd Style period'.
persNameDesignation for an individual, including any or all of that individual's forenames, surnames, honorific titles, and added names.
postBox(postal box or post office box) contains a number or other identifier for some postal delivery point other than a street address.
postCode(postal code) contains a numerical or alphanumeric code used as part of a postal address to simplify sorting or delivery of mail.
regionContains the name of an administrative unit such as a state, province, or county, larger than a settlement, but smaller than a country.
roleNameContains a name component which indicates that the referent has a particular role or position in society, such as an official title or rank.
settlementContains the name of a settlement such as a city, town, or village identified as a single geopolitical or administrative unit.
streetfull street address including any name or number identifying a building as well as the name of the street or route on which it is located.
styleNameA label for a characteristic style of writing or performance, such as 'bebop' or 'rock-n-roll'.
Neume repertoire component declarations.
divLineRepresents a division (divisio) in neume notation. Divisions indicate short, medium, or long pauses similar to breath marks in modern notation.
episemaEpisema.
hispanTickHispanic tick.
liquescentLiquescent.
ncSign representing a single pitched event, although the exact pitch may not be known.
ncGrpCollection of one or more neume components.
neumeSign representing one or more musical pitches.
oriscusOriscus.
quilismaQuilisma.
signifLetSignificantive letter(s).
strophicusStrophicus.
syllableNeume notation can be thought of as "neumed text". Therefore, the syllable element provides high-level organization in this repertoire.
Performance component declarations.
avFileReferences an external digital audio or video file.
clipDefines a time segment of interest within a recording or within a digital audio or video file.
performanceA presentation of one or more musical works.
recordingA recorded performance.
whenIndicates a point in time either absolutely (using the absolute attribute), or relative to another when element (using the since, interval and inttype attributes).
Pointer and reference component declarations.
ptrDefines a traversible pointer to another location, using only attributes to describe the destination.
refDefines a traversible reference to another location. May contain text and sub-elements that describe the destination.
Component declarations that are shared between two or more modules.
accidRecords a temporary alteration to the pitch of a note.
actorName of an actor appearing within a cast list.
addrLineSingle line of a postal address.
addressContains a postal address, for example of a publisher, an organization, or an individual.
ambNoteHighest or lowest pitch in a score, staff, or layer.
ambitusRange of a voice, instrument or piece.
analyticContains bibliographic elements describing an item (e.g., an article or poem) published within a monograph or journal and not as an independent publication.
annotProvides a statement explaining the text or indicating the basis for an assertion.
arrangerA person or organization who transcribes a musical composition, usually for a different medium from that of the original; in an arrangement the musical substance remains essentially unchanged.
articAn indication of how to play a note or chord.
authorThe name of the creator of the intellectual content of a non-musical, literary work.
barLineVertical line drawn through one or more staves that divides musical notation into metrical units.
biblProvides a loosely-structured bibliographic citation in which the sub-components may or may not be explicitly marked.
biblListList of bibliographic references.
biblScopeDefines the scope of a bibliographic reference, for example as a list of page numbers, or a named subdivision of a larger work.
biblStructContains a bibliographic citation in which bibliographic sub-elements must appear in a specified order.
bodyContains the whole of a single musical text, excluding any front or back matter.
caesuraBreak, pause, or interruption in the normal tempo of a composition. Typically indicated by "railroad tracks", i.e., two diagonal slashes.
captionA label which accompanies an illustration or a table.
castGrpGroups one or more individual castItem elements within a cast list.
castItemContains a single entry within a cast list, describing either a single role or a list of non-speaking roles.
castListContains a single cast list or dramatis personae.
chordA simultaneous sounding of two or more notes in the same layer *with the same duration*.
clefIndication of the exact location of a particular note on the staff and, therefore, the other notes as well.
clefGrpA set of simultaneously-occurring clefs.
colLayoutAn empty formatting element that signals the start of columnar layout.
composerThe name of the creator of the intellectual content of a musical work.
contributorNames of individuals, institutions, or organizations responsible for contributions to the intellectual content of a work, where the specialized elements for authors, editors, etc. do not suffice or do not apply.
creationNon-bibliographic details of the creation of an intellectual entity, in narrative form, such as the date, place, and circumstances of its composition. More detailed information may be captured within the history element.
custosSymbol placed at the end of a line of music to indicate the first note of the next line. Sometimes called a "direct".
dateA string identifying a point in time or the time period between two such points.
dedicateeEntity to whom a creative work is formally offered.
depthDescription of a measurement taken through a three-dimensional object.
descContainer for text that briefly describes the feature to which it is attached, including its intended usage, purpose, or application as appropriate.
dimAny single dimensional specification.
dimensionsInformation about the physical size of an entity; usually includes numerical data.
dirAn instruction expressed as a combination of text and symbols — such as segno and coda symbols, fermatas over a bar line, etc., typically above, below, or between staves, but not on the staff — that is not encoded elsewhere in more specific elements, like tempo or dynam.
distributorPerson or agency, other than a publisher, from which access (including electronic access) to a bibliographic entity may be obtained.
divMajor structural division of text, such as a preface, chapter or section.
dotDot of augmentation or division.
dynamIndication of the volume of a note, phrase, or section of music.
editionA word or text phrase that indicates a difference in either content or form between the item being described and a related item previously issued by the same publisher/distributor (e.g., 2nd edition, version 2.0, etc.), or simultaneously issued by either the same publisher/distributor or another publisher/distributor (e.g., large print edition, British edition, etc.).
editorThe name of the individual(s), institution(s) or organization(s) acting in an editorial capacity.
endingAlternative ending for a repeated passage of music; i.e., prima volta, seconda volta, etc.
eventContains a free-text event description.
eventListContains historical information given as a sequence of significant past events.
expansionIndicates how a section may be programmatically expanded into its 'through-composed' form.
extentUsed to express size in terms other than physical dimensions, such as number of pages, records, bytes, physical components, etc.
funderNames of individuals, institutions, or organizations responsible for funding. Funders provide financial support for a project; they are distinct from sponsors, who provide intellectual support and authority.
genreTerm or terms that designate a category characterizing a particular style, form, or content.
groupContains a composite musical text, grouping together a sequence of distinct musical texts (or groups of such musical texts) which are regarded as a unit for some purpose, for example, the collected works of a composer.
grpSymA brace or bracket used to group two or more staves of a score or part.
headContains any heading, for example, the title of a section of text, or the heading of a list.
heightDescription of the vertical size of an object.
identifierAn alpha-numeric string that establishes the identity of the described material.
imprintInformation relating to the publication or distribution of a bibliographic item.
incipThe opening music and/or words of a musical or textual work.
keyAccidAccidental in a key signature.
keySigWritten key signature.
labelA container for document text that identifies the feature to which it is attached. For a "tool tip" or other generated label, use the label attribute.
labelAbbrA label on the pages following the first.
lbAn empty formatting element that forces text to begin on a new line.
lgMay be used for any section of text that is organized as a group of lines; however, it is most often used for a group of verse lines functioning as a formal unit, e.g., a stanza, refrain, verse paragraph, etc.
librettistPerson or organization who is a writer of the text of an opera, oratorio, etc.
lyricistPerson or organization who is a writer of the text of a song.
mdivContains a subdivision of the body of a musical text.
monogrContains bibliographic elements describing an item, for example, a published book or journal, score, recording, or an unpublished manuscript.
musicContains a single musical text of any kind, whether unitary or composite, for example, an etude, opera, song cycle, symphony, or anthology of piano solos.
nameProper noun or noun phrase.
noteA single pitched event.
numNumeric information in any form.
ornamAn element indicating an ornament that is not a mordent, turn, or trill.
pOne or more text phrases that form a logical prose passage.
padAn indication of extra visual space between notational elements.
partAn alternative visual rendition of the score from the point of view of a particular performer (or group of performers).
partsProvides a container for performers' parts.
pbAn empty formatting element that forces text to begin on a new page.
pgDescContains a brief prose description of the appearance or description of the content of a physical page.
pgFootA running footer.
pgHeadA running header.
phraseIndication of 1) a "unified melodic idea" or 2) performance technique.
physLocGroups information about the current physical location of a bibliographic item, such as the repository in which it is located and its shelf mark(s), and its previous locations.
pubPlaceName of the place where a bibliographic item was published.
publisherName of the organization responsible for the publication of a bibliographic item.
recipientThe name of the individual(s), institution(s) or organization(s) receiving correspondence.
relatedItemContains or references another bibliographic item which is related to the present one.
relationDescribes a relationship or linkage amongst entities.
relationListGathers relation elements.
rendA formatting element indicating special visual rendering, e.g., bold or italicized, of a text word or phrase.
repositoryInstitution, agency, or individual which holds a bibliographic item.
respA phrase describing the nature of intellectual responsibility.
respStmtTranscription of text that names one or more individuals, groups, or in rare cases, mechanical processes, responsible for creation, realization, production, funding, or distribution of the intellectual or artistic content.
restA non-sounding event found in the source being transcribed.
roleName of a dramatic role, as given in a cast list.
roleDescDescribes a character’s role in a drama.
sbAn empty formatting element that forces musical notation to begin on a new line.
scoreFull score view of the musical content.
scoreDefContainer for score meta-information.
sectionSegment of music data.
seriesContains information about the serial publication in which a bibliographic item has appeared.
spaceA placeholder used to fill an incomplete measure, layer, etc. most often so that the combined duration of the events equals the number of beats in the measure.
speakerContains a specialized form of heading or label, giving the name of one or more speakers in a dramatic text or fragment.
sponsorNames of sponsoring individuals, organizations or institutions. Sponsors give their intellectual authority to a project; they are to be distinguished from funders, who provide the funding but do not necessarily take intellectual responsibility.
stackAn inline table with a single column.
staffGrpA group of bracketed or braced staves.
sylIndividual lyric syllable.
symbolA reference to a previously defined symbol.
tempoText and symbols descriptive of tempo, mood, or style, e.g., "allarg.", "a tempo", "cantabile", "Moderato", "♩=60", "Moderato ♩ =60").
termKeyword or phrase which describes a resource.
textLangIdentifies the languages and writing systems within the work described by a bibliographic description, not the language of the description.
titleTitle of a bibliographic entity.
titlePageContains a transcription of the title page of a text.
widthDescription of the horizontal size of an object.
Tablature component declarations.
barreA barre in a chord tablature grid.
Text component declarations.
argumentContains a formal list or prose description of topics addressed.
backContains any appendixes, advertisements, indexes, etc. following the main body of a musical text.
epigraphContains a quotation, anonymous or attributed, appearing on a title page.
frontBundles prefatory text found before the start of the musical text.
imprimaturContains a formal statement authorizing the publication of a work, sometimes required to appear on a title page or its verso.
lContains a single line of text within a line group.
liSingle item in a list.
listA formatting element that contains a series of items separated from one another and arranged in a linear, often vertical, sequence.
qContains material which is distinguished from the surrounding phrase-level text using quotation marks or a similar method. Use quote for block-level quotations.
quoteContains a paragraph-like block of text attributed to an external source, normally set off from the surrounding text by spacing or other typographic distinction.
seg(arbitrary segment) represents any segmentation of text below the "text component" level.
User-defined symbols component declarations.
anchoredTextContainer for text that is fixed to a particular page location, regardless of changes made to the layout of the measures around it.
curveA curved line that cannot be represented by a more specific element, such as a slur.
lineA visual line that cannot be represented by a more specific; i.e., semantic, element.
mappingOne or more characters which are related to the parent symbol in some respect, as specified by the type attribute.
propNameName of a property of the symbol.
propValueA single property value.
symNameContains the name of a symbol, expressed following Unicode conventions.
symPropProvides a name and value for some property of the parent symbol.
symbolDefDeclaration of an individual symbol in a symbolTable.
symbolTableContains a set of user-defined symbols.
Declaration
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<desc xml:lang="en">Attributes used to supply a number-like designation for an element.</desc>
<attList>
<attDef ident="n" usage="opt">
<desc xml:lang="en">Provides a number-like designation that indicates an element’s position in a sequence of similar elements. May not contain space characters.</desc>
<datatype>
<rng:ref name="data.WORD"/>
</datatype>
</attDef>
</attList>
</classSpec>