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Element: part-group [group part-group]

Description

The part-group element indicates groupings of parts in the score, usually indicated by braces and brackets. Braces that are used for multi-staff parts should be defined in the attributes element for that part. The part-group start element appears before the first score-part in the group. The part-group stop element appears after the last score-part in the group.
The number attribute is used to distinguish overlapping and nested part-groups, not the sequence of groups. As with parts, groups can have a name and abbreviation. Values for the child elements are ignored at the stop of a group.
A part-group element is not needed for a single multi-staff part. By default, multi-staff parts include a brace symbol and (if appropriate given the bar-style) common barlines. The symbol formatting for a multi-staff part can be more fully specified using the part-symbol element.

Derived By

Type part-group

Attributes
Name  Type  Required?  Default  Description 
type  start-stop  Yes 
number  xs:token  No  The number attribute is used to distinguish overlapping and nested part-groups, not the sequence of groups.
Content Model

Contains elements as defined in the following table.

Component  Type  Occurs  Default  Description 
  1..1 
group-name  group-name  0..1 

The group-name type describes the name or abbreviation of a part-group element. Formatting attributes in the group-name type are deprecated in Version 2.0 in favor of the new group-name-display and group-abbreviation-display elements.

group-name-display  name-display  0..1 

Formatting specified in the group-name-display element overrides formatting specified in the group-name element.

group-abbreviation  group-name  0..1 

Formatting specified in the group-abbreviation-display element overrides formatting specified in the group-abbreviation element.

group-abbreviation-display  name-display  0..1 

Formatting specified in the group-abbreviation-display element overrides formatting specified in the group-abbreviation element.

group-symbol  group-symbol  0..1 

The group-symbol type indicates how the symbol for a group is indicated in the score.

group-barline  group-barline  0..1 

The group-barline type indicates if the group should have common barlines.

group-time  empty  0..1 

The group-time element indicates that the displayed time signatures should stretch across all parts and staves in the group.

  0..1 
footnote  formatted-text  1..1  The footnote element specifies editorial information that appears in footnotes in the printed score. It is defined within a group due to its multiple uses within the MusicXML schema.
  0..1 
level  level  1..1  The level type is used to specify editorial information for different MusicXML elements.
Referenced By
Example

    <part-group number="1" type="start">
      <group-symbol default-x="-10">square</group-symbol>
      <group-barline>yes</group-barline>
    </part-group>
    <part-group number="2" type="start">
      <group-symbol default-x="-5">bracket</group-symbol>
      <group-barline>yes</group-barline>
    </part-group>
    <score-part id="P1">
      <part-name>Flute 1</part-name>
      <part-abbreviation>Fl. 1</part-abbreviation>
      <score-instrument id="P1-I1">
        <instrument-name>ARIA Player</instrument-name>
        <virtual-instrument>
          <virtual-library>Garritan Instruments for Finale</virtual-library>
          <virtual-name>001. Woodwinds/1. Flutes/Flute Plr1</virtual-name>
        </virtual-instrument>
      </score-instrument>
      <midi-device>Bank 1</midi-device>
      <midi-instrument id="P1-I1">
        <midi-channel>1</midi-channel>
        <midi-program>1</midi-program>
        <volume>80</volume>
        <pan>-70</pan>
      </midi-instrument>
    </score-part>
    <score-part id="P2">
      <part-name>Flute 2</part-name>
      <part-abbreviation>Fl. 2</part-abbreviation>
      <score-instrument id="P2-I2">
        <instrument-name>ARIA Player</instrument-name>
        <virtual-instrument>
          <virtual-library>Garritan Instruments for Finale</virtual-library>
          <virtual-name>001. Woodwinds/1. Flutes/Flute Plr1</virtual-name>
        </virtual-instrument>
      </score-instrument>
      <midi-device>Bank 1</midi-device>
      <midi-instrument id="P2-I2">
        <midi-channel>2</midi-channel>
        <midi-program>1</midi-program>
        <volume>80</volume>
        <pan>-62</pan>
      </midi-instrument>
    </score-part>
    <part-group number="1" type="stop"/>

 

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