12.0255 music retrieval

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Mon, 12 Oct 1998 06:18:48 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 255.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Thu, 08 Oct 98 12:52:46 EDT
From: Joseph Raben <JQRQC@CUNYVM.CUNY.EDU>
Subject: Music retrieval software

In the response to the query regarding music retrieval software, reference is
made to the pioneering work of Barry S. Brook, Jan Larue, and George Logemann
but I see no mention of Brook's Plaine and Easy system, one of the efforts to
standardize music input for computers. Another omission is the work of
Harry Lincoln at Binghamton to develop a system for not only inputting but
printing incipits, which he used for his monograph on Renaissance melodies.
Of course, all printed music today depends on computerized printing, so that
the input problem must have been solved in the commercial, if not the academic

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