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Type: Journal article
Title: The "Universal Instrumentation Code": bringing consistency to orchestral instrumentation information
Author: Carroll, M.
Grimshaw, P.
Koehne, J.
Citation: Music Reference Services Quarterly, 2014; 17(1):1-20
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Issue Date: 2014
ISSN: 1058-8167
1540-9503
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Mark Carroll, Peter Grimshaw and James Koehne
Abstract: The development of a system for the digital publication of music is rapidly moving from the realm of fantasy to immediate reality. But a number of significant hurdles impede the development of an efficient and effective system for delivering music digitally, not the least being the current inconsistencies and idiosyncrasies which abound in the referencing systems of published music around the globe. Using the knowledge gained from developing a system to represent the diverse catalogues of many music publishers in his Zinfonia publisher portal, Peter Grimshaw of BTM Innovation has developed a Universal Instrumentation Code which reconciles the various styles by which information about published music is categorised and represented. As outlined here, the Code enables significant new functionality to support the digital publication of music.
Keywords: Instrumentation; music publishing; music librarianship; orchestras; digital publishing; printed music; music scoring; music bibliography
Rights: © Mark Carroll, Peter Grimshaw and James Koehne
DOI: 10.1080/10588167.2014.873226
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