Digital Presentation of the Long-Sixteenth-Century Church Music Connected to Carniola

Basic Info


The proposed research project will have two main aims. The first will be the development of the digital platform and publishing two digital editions of music monuments from the Slovenian and European cultural heritage and the second will be the study of yet poorly researched special topics within the history of the Central-European long-sixteenth-century music connected to the Slovenian lands. However, the central and most useful part of the project for music historians, music theorists, musicians and general public will be two pilot music editions – digital critical editions, performance materials and scholarly texts on composers and published compositions. In parallel, in-depth research will be carried out in the form of case studies dedicated to known – and maybe also newly found – lacunae in general or Slovenian research on sixteenth-century sacred and church music. The proposed project will bring also the following socio-economic and culturally relevant achievements: an exhibition, a public concert performance with a pre-concert talk, an experimental music workshop, and an international round table.

Project steps


  • Month 1: kick-off meeting of the project team and re-checking of arranged tasks
  • Month 2: launching of the project website, which will regularly inform the scientific and broader community about the contents, activities, events and results of the project
  • Months 1–12: collecting and studying of primary and secondary sources in order to collect material for the editions and studies and establish the context of research, including also visits to larger libraries abroad
  • Months 2–6: preparing and transcribing the primary sources for two pilot editions
  • Months 7–12: analysis of the gathered sources
  • Month 12: extracting the notation of the music document to MusicXML



  • Months 1–9: preparation of introductory studies and critical report for the two editions
  • Months 1–6: correcting the notation in MusicXML file
  • Months 2–10: preparation and presentation of partial results of the case studies in conferences
  • Months 4–10: preparation of the exhibition
  • Months 7–12: converting of MusicXML to MEI and enriching the new file
  • Months 10–12: preparation of the texts for the editions in TEI



  • Months 1–6: enriching the MEI file
  • Months 1–10: preparation and publishing of case studies
  • Month 2–7: preparation of the materials and the programme for a public concert performance with the pre-concert talk
  • Months 4–8: organization of the music workshop
  • Months 6–10: putting the two editions online
  • Month 10: organization of the international round table with a presentation of the digital platform and the two online music editions
  • Months 10–12: extra time for tasks which took more time than originally expected
  • Months 11–12: preparation of the final report


Project type
fundamental research project

digital humanities • music technology • Slovenian cultural heritage • 16th-century music • church music

Research areas
Musicology H320