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Element: part-list [group score-header]

Description

The part-list identifies the different musical parts in this movement. Each part has an ID that is used later within the musical data. Since parts may be encoded separately and combined later, identification elements are present at both the score and score-part levels. There must be at least one score-part, combined as desired with part-group elements that indicate braces and brackets. Parts are ordered from top to bottom in a score based on the order in which they appear in the part-list.

Derived By

Type part-list

Content Model

Contains elements as defined in the following table.

Component  Type  Occurs  Default  Description 
  1..1 
  0..* 
part-group  part-group  1..1 

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.

score-part  score-part  1..1  Each MusicXML part corresponds to a track in a Standard MIDI Format 1 file. The score-instrument elements are used when there are multiple instruments per track. The midi-device element is used to make a MIDI device or port assignment for the given track. Initial midi-instrument assignments may be made here as well.
  0..* 
  1..1 
score-part  score-part  1..1  Each MusicXML part corresponds to a track in a Standard MIDI Format 1 file. The score-instrument elements are used when there are multiple instruments per track. The midi-device element is used to make a MIDI device or port assignment for the given track. Initial midi-instrument assignments may be made here as well.
  1..1 
part-group  part-group  1..1 

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.

Referenced By
Example

  <part-list>
    <part-group number="1" type="start">
      <group-symbol default-x="-5">bracket</group-symbol>
      <group-barline>yes</group-barline>
    </part-group>
    <score-part id="P1">
      <part-name>Trumpet in Bb</part-name>
      <part-name-display>
        <display-text>Trumpet in B</display-text>
        <accidental-text>flat</accidental-text>
      </part-name-display>
      <part-abbreviation>Bb Tpt.</part-abbreviation>
      <part-abbreviation-display>
        <display-text>B</display-text>
        <accidental-text>flat</accidental-text>
        <display-text> Tpt.</display-text>
      </part-abbreviation-display>
      <score-instrument id="P1-I1">
        <instrument-name>ARIA Player</instrument-name>
        <virtual-instrument>
          <virtual-library>Garritan Instruments for Finale</virtual-library>
          <virtual-name>002. Brass/2. Trumpets/Trumpet 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>Horn in F</part-name>
      <part-abbreviation>Hn.</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>002. Brass/1. French horns/French horn 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>-34</pan>
      </midi-instrument>
    </score-part>
    <score-part id="P3">
      <part-name>Trombone</part-name>
      <part-abbreviation>Tbn.</part-abbreviation>
      <score-instrument id="P3-I3">
        <instrument-name>ARIA Player</instrument-name>
        <virtual-instrument>
          <virtual-library>Garritan Instruments for Finale</virtual-library>
          <virtual-name>002. Brass/3. Trombones/Trombone Plr1</virtual-name>
        </virtual-instrument>
      </score-instrument>
      <midi-device>Bank 1</midi-device>
      <midi-instrument id="P3-I3">
        <midi-channel>3</midi-channel>
        <midi-program>1</midi-program>
        <volume>80</volume>
        <pan>4</pan>
      </midi-instrument>
    </score-part>
    <part-group number="1" type="stop"/>
  </part-list>

 

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