Newsletter 13

Hello again,

It is only a couple of days since I sent out TC10 news #12, but I just
received an announcement which will probably be of interest to many of
us. In TC10 news #3 (June 3rd, 1993) I had relayed the information
about the upcoming survey on recognition of musical notation, to be
published in the "Computing in Musicology" series. There was a survey
questionnaire for that. I hope several of you had answered this survey
at that time. Now, I received the announcement that the corresponding
volume is out. Here are the two mails I received :
>From: "Nancy Solomon" <Nancy.Solomon@STANFORD.BITNET>
>To: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
>Date: Thu, 17 Mar 94 18:31:27 PST


Just published!

Computing in Musicology

Volume 9
ISBN 0-936943-08-4

Computing in Musicology is an international directory of activities
related to the acquisition, representation, storage, manipulation,
and end uses of musical information in notation, analysis,
documentation, and sound control. It serves as a guide to
resources for novice users, as a forum for those at the forefront
of research applications, and as a digest for those who need a
concise introduction to activities in this rapidly evolving
multimedia field. It is edited by Walter B. Hewlett and Eleanor
Selfridge-Field and published by the Center for Computer Assisted
Research in the Humanities in Menlo Park, CA.

Volume 9 features the first controlled survey of software for
optical recognition of musical notation, the first published
description of the MuseData databases from the Center for COmputer
Assisted Research in the Humanities), the ninth annual survey of
notation software, and the results of a reader poll on software
preferences as well as numerous articles on document delivery,
online services, software tools, and special applications.

Copies for individual, institutional, and distributor purchase may
be ordered by phone (800) JSB-MUSE or (415) 322-3307; by fax (415)
329-8365; and by post to CCARH, 525 Middlefield Road, Suite 120,
Menlo Park, CA 94025-3443, USA. Queries may be directed to Nancy
Solomon via e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Other titles: Volumes 5-8 are still in print and cover a range of
other topics. Many articles in previous issues are still state-of-
the art. Enquiries may be directed to Nancy Solomon at
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and at the above numbers.

>From: "Nancy Solomon" <Nancy.Solomon@STANFORD.BITNET>
>To: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
>Date: Thu, 17 Mar 94 18:33:12 PST


Volume 9 (1993-94: ISBN 0-936943-08-4; ISSN 1057-9478) is now
available from the Center for Computer Assisted Research in the

>>>> Contents of this issue:

This 256-page issue, the largest ever, covers the following

1. MuseData: An Introduction to the CCARH Electronic Scores of
Classical Music.

2. Document Delivery: The Thesaurus Musicarum Latinarum Model;
CANTUS; The Chanson; Beethoven Bibliography Online; Music
Research Information Service; Music Theory Online.

3. Software Tools: Bach, the Font; Rhythmics; CWU Music Scores;
Gandharva; Tantrum and Justune; Common Music; Laboratorio
d'Informatica Musicale Workstation; WATER; ESAC Electronic

4. Applications: Fingering in Elizabethan Keyboard Music; A
Computer-Aided Study of Conducting; Tempo Hierarchies.

5. Optical Recognition: A Survey of Current Work (7 projects
responded to a survey and set pieces provided by CCARH); An
Interactive System [by William McGee]; Problems and Prospects [by
Nicholas Carter]; OCR as an Input Method: An Empirical Test
[Carter's system compared with CCARH's methods in the capture of
a Haydn symphony]

6. Music Notation Software: recent piano music--13 vendors
[Amadeus, CMN, COMUS, The Copyist, Erato Music Manuscriptor,
Finale, Graphire Music Printing System, MusE, Nightingale,
NoteAbility, NoteWriter, Personal Composer for Windows, Philip's
Music Scribe] show their results [the originals were in SCORE];
seven programs not previously shown [including Calliope, Capella
1.5, Score Perfect Professional, Sibelius 7] including resources
for lute tablature [Tab, Lute Code running with the Note
Processor] and Chinese cypher notation [MusicTeX].

7. Software and Data Formats: the results of a survey on usage
and preferences for applications in sound, printing, and
analysis. [If you were one of the 350 respondents, please use
the order form you will receive by mail.]


1. By phone from the U.S.: 1-800-JSB-MUSE
2. By phone from elsewhere: 1-415-322-3307
3. By fax [using the form that follows]: 1-415-329-8365
4. By completing and returning an order form by post.

Because of currency exchange problems experienced in the past,
special arrangements are being made for readers in Germany.
Please send us your name and postal address if you wish to
receive information.

All other readers may use the form below:



1. Items Requested
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Volume 7 182 pp. $22.00 ______
Volume 6 170 pp. $15.00 ______
Volume 5 177 pp. $12.00 ______
Volume 4 155 pp. $10.00 ______

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A discount of 20% is offered on orders of 3 or more items
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2. Delivery costs:

Shipping and handling, first item $ 2.00
Each additional item, surface mail, @ $1 ______
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b. Fax it, with credit card information, to 1-415-329-8365.

c. Place your order, using a credit card, by phone:
From inside the U.S. 1-800-JSB-MUSE
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5. Institutions may use this form to place a standing order.
Please return the above form by mail or fax with a purchase order
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>>>> Highlights of previous issues of COMPUTING IN MUSICOLOGY

Volume 8 (1992): Tutorial on Using Networks in Music Research;
Musical Information--Applications in Melody, Harmony, Rhythm,
Sound, Cognition, Representation and Standards; Notation Software
Survey (Handel, Beethoven).

Volume 7 (1991): Historical Musicology; Simulation of Historical
Repertories; Encoding Tablatures; Representation and Analysis
Software; Cognitive Approaches; Fractals; Systems for the
Visually Impaired; Notation Software Survey (Ravel, Mailer,
Brahms); Software for Automatic Recognition; Product News.

Volume 6 (1990): Encoding Gnomes and Mensural Notation; Optical
Recognition of Musical Data; Technical Standards; Software for
Dance Notation, Analysis, Teaching, and Composition; Workstations
and Hyperware; Historical Applications (Antiquities, Renaissance,
Baroque); Notation Software Survey (Gaskin, Bach, Wagner; shape

Volume 5 (1989): Software for the Visually Impaired; Artificial
Intelligence and Music; Music Information Processing Standards;
Notation Software Survey (Binchois, Haydn, C. P. E. Bach,
Byzantine notation); Log of Current Applications; Cumulative
Indices, 1985-89.

Volume 4 (1988): Bibliographical Databases (RISM, et al.);
Automatic Transcription; Perception, Cognition, and Performance;
Notation Software Survey (Tallis, Beethoven, medieval music).

COMPUTING IN MUSICOLOGY is edited by Walter B. Hewlett and
Eleanor Selfridge-Field. It is published by the

525 Middlefield Road, Suite 120
Menlo Park, CA 94025-3443
Federal ID #94-3038594

Enquiries concerning orders should be directed to Nancy Solomon
at the above phone and fax numbers, or by e-mail to:

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