As the pilot project of digital music editing at the ÖAW, digital-musicology presents a range of sample editions. The project aims to apply the new and partly still experimental methods of digitally storing and editing musical no­tation in scholarly practice. The coding technique of the Music Encoding Initiative (MEI) can be regarded as the standard in this field. Nevertheless, the MEI schema is still in the process of development. The rendering of the MEI-coded notation is a significant challenge. Today, rendering tools such as Verovio are able to produce satisfactory results. The quality of the music graphics created on screen is comparable to the printed image of professional music notation programmes, even though the range of characters and func­tions are still limited at present.

The musical examples coded in MEI are rendered and displayed in the brow­ser on the fly. A visually adapted version of the Verovio JavaScript-Toolkit ex­panded with bootstrap elements is used to present the music (zoom, page navigation, various music fonts, XML view and shifting between works). In the current version of Verovio (Release 0.9.10), it is not yet possible to display additional text (title, performance, tempo), dynamics and figured bass.

The following sample editions are available on digital-musicology :

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