Zarlino CDROM Now Available

Date: Wed, 10 Sep 1997 11:00:27 -0500 (CDT)
From: Frans Wiering <Frans.Wiering@LET.RUU.NL>
Sender: "TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) public discussion list"

The Department of Computer and Humanities (Utrecht University) announces the publication of:

facsimile and transcription edited by Frans Wiering
Thesaurus Musicarum Italicarum, Volume 1
CD-ROM for Windows 95

Gioseffo Zarlino (1517-1590) was one of the most influential music theorists of the Renaissance. His principal work, Le istitutioni harmoniche, is a unique synthesis of the music theory of Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and the compositional practice of his own time. The Dimostrationi harmoniche presents music theory according to the axiomatic model of Euclid's Elements. In the Sopplimenti, Zarlino displays his wide reading of classical sources in a sharp response to Vincenzo Galilei's critique of his earlier writings.

This CD-ROM contains the first edition of the Istitutioni (1558), and all three treatises as they appear in the Tutte le Opere of 1588-89. Each document is available in two forms: a facsimile and a transcription. The texts are transcribed using Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML), following the guidelines of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI). All illustrations are included, and the music examples from both editions of the Istitutioni have been transcribed into modern notation. Longer examples from the 1558 edition can also be played from MIDI.

The CD-ROM also contains an SGML viewer for Windows 95, a viewer for the facsimiles, and two fonts. Together these provide a powerful and user-friendly software environment for the TMI.


The price of the CD-ROM is US$ 10, GBP 6, LIT. 20,000, DM 20 or DFL 20 (cost of software, CD production and mailing). To order, please send this amount IN CASH to the address below. If you prefer to pay by cheque, please DOUBLE the specified sums in order to cover the banking charges we shall unavoidably incur.

Utrecht University
Department of Computer and Humanities
Achter de Dom 22-24
NL 3512 JP Utrecht

fax     : +31-30-2539221
E-mail  :
WWW     :