<incip>

(incipit) – The opening music and/or words of a musical or textual work.
Module
MEI.shared
Attributes
analog, class, copyof, corresp, follows, label, n, next, precedes, prev, resp, sameas, synch, type, xml:base, xml:id
analog(optional)Contains a reference to a field or element in another descriptive encoding system to which this MEI element is comparable. Value is plain text.
class(optional)Contains one or more URIs which denote classification terms that apply to the entity bearing this attribute. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
copyof(optional)Points to an element of which the current element is a copy. Value conforms to data.URI.
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.
follows(optional)points to one or more events in a user-defined collection that are known to be predecessors of the current element. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
label(optional)Captures text to be used to generate a label for the element to which it's attached, a "tool tip" or prefatory text, for example. Should not be used to record document content. Value is plain text.
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.
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.
precedes(optional)Points to one or more events in a user-defined collection that are known to be successors of the current element. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
prev(optional)Points to the previous event(s) in a user-defined collection. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
resp(optional)Indicates the agent(s) responsible for some aspect of the text's transcription, editing, or encoding. Its value must point to one or more identifiers declared in the document header. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
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.
synch(optional)Points to elements that are synchronous with the current element. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
type(optional)Designation which characterizes the element in some sense, using any convenient classification scheme or typology that employs single-token labels. One or more values of datatype NMTOKEN, separated by spaces.
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.
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 is a valid xml:id.
(MEI.shared) Attributes common to many elements.
(MEI.shared) Attributes that form the basis of the att.common class.
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.
(MEI.shared) Attributes that uniquely identify an element.
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 is a valid xml:id.
(MEI.shared)
label(optional)Captures text to be used to generate a label for the element to which it's attached, a "tool tip" or prefatory text, for example. Should not be used to record document content. Value is plain text.
(MEI.shared) Attributes that specify element-to-element relationships.
copyof(optional)Points to an element of which the current element is a copy. Value conforms to data.URI.
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.
follows(optional)points to one or more events in a user-defined collection that are known to be predecessors of the current element. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
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.
precedes(optional)Points to one or more events in a user-defined collection that are known to be successors of the current element. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
prev(optional)Points to the previous event(s) in a user-defined collection. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
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.
synch(optional)Points to elements that are synchronous with the current element. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
(MEI.shared) Attributes used to supply a number-like designation for an element.
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.
(MEI.shared) Attributes capturing information regarding responsibility for some aspect of the text's creation, transcription, editing, or encoding.
resp(optional)Indicates the agent(s) responsible for some aspect of the text's transcription, editing, or encoding. Its value must point to one or more identifiers declared in the document header. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
(MEI.shared) Attributes which can be used to classify features.
type(optional)Designation which characterizes the element in some sense, using any convenient classification scheme or typology that employs single-token labels. One or more values of datatype NMTOKEN, separated by spaces.
(MEI.shared) Attributes which can be used to classify features.
class(optional)Contains one or more URIs which denote classification terms that apply to the entity bearing this attribute. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
(MEI.shared) Bibliographic attributes.
analog(optional)Contains a reference to a field or element in another descriptive encoding system to which this MEI element is comparable. Value is plain text.
Component declarations that are shared between two or more modules.
analog(optional)Contains a reference to a field or element in another descriptive encoding system to which this MEI element is comparable. Value is plain text.
class(optional)Contains one or more URIs which denote classification terms that apply to the entity bearing this attribute. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
copyof(optional)Points to an element of which the current element is a copy. Value conforms to data.URI.
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.
follows(optional)points to one or more events in a user-defined collection that are known to be predecessors of the current element. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
label(optional)Captures text to be used to generate a label for the element to which it's attached, a "tool tip" or prefatory text, for example. Should not be used to record document content. Value is plain text.
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.
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.
precedes(optional)Points to one or more events in a user-defined collection that are known to be successors of the current element. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
prev(optional)Points to the previous event(s) in a user-defined collection. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
resp(optional)Indicates the agent(s) responsible for some aspect of the text's transcription, editing, or encoding. Its value must point to one or more identifiers declared in the document header. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
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.
synch(optional)Points to elements that are synchronous with the current element. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
type(optional)Designation which characterizes the element in some sense, using any convenient classification scheme or typology that employs single-token labels. One or more values of datatype NMTOKEN, separated by spaces.
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.
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 is a valid xml:id.
Member of
model.incipLikeGroups elements used to represent a textual or musical incipit.
Contained by
(MEI.shared) Groups elements used to represent a textual or musical incipit.
(MEI.header) Groups elements that may appear as part of the physical description of a bibliographic item.
physDescGroups elements that may appear as part of the physical description of a bibliographic item.
(MEI.header) Groups elements that assist in the identification of a work.
expressionGroups elements that assist in the identification of a work.
workGroups elements that assist in the identification of a work.
FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records) declarations.
expressionIntellectual or artistic realization of a work.
Metadata header component declarations.
physDesc(physical description) – Container for information about the appearance, construction, or handling of physical materials, such as their dimension, quantity, color, style, and technique of creation.
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).
May Contain
clef(incipit) – The opening music and/or words of a musical or textual work.
clefGrp(incipit) – The opening music and/or words of a musical or textual work.
incipCode(incipit) – The opening music and/or words of a musical or textual work.
incipText(incipit) – The opening music and/or words of a musical or textual work.
key(incipit) – The opening music and/or words of a musical or textual work.
mensuration(incipit) – The opening music and/or words of a musical or textual work.
meter(incipit) – The opening music and/or words of a musical or textual work.
perfRes(incipit) – The opening music and/or words of a musical or textual work.
perfResList(incipit) – The opening music and/or words of a musical or textual work.
role(incipit) – The opening music and/or words of a musical or textual work.
tempo(incipit) – The opening music and/or words of a musical or textual work.
(MEI.figtable) Groups elements that indicate the location of an inline graphic, illustration, or figure.
graphicGroups elements that indicate the location of an inline graphic, illustration, or figure.
(MEI.shared) Groups annotation-like elements.
annotGroups annotation-like elements.
(MEI.shared) Groups elements used to provide a heading at the start of a text division or other markup component.
headGroups elements used to provide a heading at the start of a text division or other markup component.
(MEI.shared) Groups elements that represent a score.
scoreGroups elements that represent a score.
Figures and tables component declarations.
graphicIndicates the location of an inline graphic.
Metadata header component declarations.
incipCodeIncipit coded in a non-XML, plain text format, such as Plaine & Easie Code.
incipTextOpening words of a musical composition.
keyKey captures information about tonal center and mode.
mensurationCaptures information about mensuration within bibliographic descriptions.
meterCaptures information about the time signature within bibliographic descriptions.
perfRes(performance resource) – Name 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.
Component declarations that are shared between two or more modules.
annot(annotation) – Provides a statement explaining the text or indicating the basis for an assertion.
clefIndication of the exact location of a particular note on the staff and, therefore, the other notes as well.
clefGrp(clef group) – A set of simultaneously-occurring clefs.
head(heading) – Contains any heading, for example, the title of a section of text, or the heading of a list.
roleName of a dramatic role, as given in a cast list.
scoreFull score view of the musical content.
tempoText and symbols descriptive of tempo, mood, or style, e.g., "allarg.", "a tempo", "cantabile", "Moderato", "♩=60", "Moderato ♩ =60").
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.

Declaration
<elementSpec ident="incip" module="MEI.shared">
<desc>(incipit) – The opening music and/or words of a musical or textual work.</desc>
<classes>
<memberOf key="att.common"/>
<memberOf key="att.bibl"/>
<memberOf key="model.incipLike"/>
</classes>
<!-- Can XSLT be used within content to "select" an incipit from the already-encoded MEI transcription in the music element? <rng:ref name="macro.XSLT"/> -->
<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="model.annotLike" />
<rng:ref name="model.graphicLike" />
<rng:ref name="model.scoreLike" />
<rng:ref name="incipCode" />
<rng:ref name="incipText" />
</rng:choice>
</rng:zeroOrMore>
</content>
<remarks>
<p>The
<gi scheme="MEI">incipText</gi>
element may be used to capture a text incipit, while
<gi scheme="MEI">score</gi>
is available to provide an MEI-encoded musical incipit. Images of an incipit may be referenced using the
<gi scheme="MEI">graphic</gi>
element. An incipit encoded in a text format other than MEI may be placed in the
<gi scheme="MEI">incipCode</gi>
element.</p>
</remarks>
</elementSpec>