The Zentralbibliothek Zurich and several other Libraries in Switzerland own large numbers of music scores. Several of these scores are accessible via the digital platforms e-manuscripta and e-rara. But what if you want to hear the music instead of just seeing the score sheets?
We would like to make digitised music scores deposited on e-manuscripta and e-rara audible, using OMR and notational software. Our overall goal would be to develop a workflow resulting in audio files. Such a workflow would at any rate include manual steps. Rather than developing a fully automated pipeline, this little explorative study is an attempt to find out about the potentials of OMR in a cultural heritage context, possibly making written music more accessible.
- Anna Keller
- Henrike Hoffmann
- Alexa Renggli
- Neni Milo
- Nobutake Kamiya
- Lionel Walter
Image: Hans Georg Nägeli: Christliche Lieder zur Feyer der Reformation, Zürich 1818, Zentralbibliothek Zürich, Mus WB 7132 (https://doi.org/10.3931/e-rara-20956)