About JT:CPW

Johannes Tinctoris: Complete Practical Works (JT:CPW) is a digital critical edition, in the original mensural notation, of the compositions of the fifteenth-century music theorist Johannes Tinctoris (c.1435–1511). Presented here are all Tinctoris’s practical compositions, including those composed as examples in the treatise De arte contrapuncti. Also included are selected works of Guillaume du Faÿ and Antoine Busnoys, which were edited by the project team as test material for MeRIT, the Mensural Rhythm Interpretation Tool, our software that automatically interprets imperfection and alteration.

Where the music we have edited exists in multiple sources, we have presented our preferred readings in the default view. We have also encoded all variants, which may be consulted using the ‘show/hide variants’ button at the far right of the top menu bar. When ‘show variants’ is selected, content with multiple readings appears in green. On selecting the green mensural notation or text, the variant readings will appear within yellow pop-up boxes.

The editions in JT:CPW are provided under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. This means that users are free to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, and to transform, and build upon the material as they wish. However, appropriate credit must be given, a link to the license must be provided, and any changes made must be clearly indicated. Our editions may not be used for commercial purposes such as the making of recordings without permission. For such enquiries, please contact jeffrey dot dean at stingrayoffice dot com. For full details of the terms of the CC BY-NC license, please follow the above link.

JT:CPW and MeRIT are outputs of Interpreting the Mensural Notation of Music (2017–2022), an AHRC-funded research project hosted at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. For more information about the project and its team, funding, and outputs, please see the ‘about’ menu at the top of this page.