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MedMel The Music
of Medieval
Vernacular Lyric

The MedMel project contains digital editions of monodic melodies of Troubadours, Trouvères and Trobadores lyrics, and it is aimed at musicologists, philologists and performers.
The MedMel database allows you to search lyrics and melodic patterns, customize your visualization, switch from modern to ancient notation, export the music sheet and listen to the melody.
The digital editions are created with the MelMed Editor, which we made publicly available for scholars and musicians who need an expressive and simple tool to transcribe medieval music.
Find out more

Viewer

In the Viewer you will find all the public transcriptions. You will be able to search by song, author, or manuscript, and customize your visualization.






Melody Search

Search melodic segments within the encoded melodies. You can look up exact matches or apply a percentage of tollerance and find similar patterns and variants.






Compare Melodies

Visualize different versions of a song or compare any melody you want. Hide identical notes, higlight differences and make exciting musicological discoveries.






Medieval Music Editor

Transcribe in modern stemless, square, and even Messin notation. Export your edition as pdf, html, MEI Neume files, or simply take a screenshot. To get started, log in and follow a few simple instructions






Viewer

In the Viewer you will find all the public transcriptions. You will be able to search by song, author, and manuscripta, find digital edition of melodies and customize your visualizion.



Melody Search

Search melodic segments within the encoded melodies. You can look up exact matches or apply a percentage of tollerance and find similar patterns and variants.



Compare Melodies

Visualize different versions of a song or compare any melody you want. Hide identical notes, higlight differences and make exciting musicological discoveries.



Medieval Music Editor

Transcribe in modern stemless, square and even Messin notation. Export your edition as pdf, html, MEI Neume files, or simply take a screenshot. To get started, log in and follow a few simple instructions






Projects

Digital Edition of Troubadour Melodies

A complete digital edition of troubadour the 333 exant melodies in modern and ancient notation.
Editors: S. Milonia, A. Camprubí Vinyals, S. M. Visalli, E. Faillace

Trouvère Chansonnier U
(Paris, BnF, fr. 20050)

This small French manuscript copied in Lorraine in the middle of the 13th century is the most ancient chansonnier of the Gallo-Romance tradition and the only one with Messine musical notation. While this is primarily a French collection, it also contains an invaluable section of Occitan lyrics.
Editor: S. Milonia.

Trouvère Chansonnier K
(Paris, Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal, 5198)

This beautiful 14th century French chansonnier, collects 483 trouvère melodies in square notation. It is closely related for both text and music to the important family of chansonniers XN, O and P.
Editor: A. Camprubí Vinyals; Status: 137/483 items

PI: Stefano Milonia (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen)
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