Historical musical pieces make their way to us through multiple documents and it often happens that multiple sources introduce differences and variants in the music.
meiView is an experimental web application designed to display 15–16th century music and provide a dynamic mechanism for the user to select which variant they want to see.
The application currently is in a demonstration phase, displaying a fragment of a choral piece by the late 15th-century Franco-Flemish composer Henricus Isaac (edited by David Lee). The purpose of this demonstration is to showcase one possible mechanism for critical editions in a digital and dynamic environment.
Click on the green dots to see the differences between the sources! In the sidebar you can see the highlighted sources and variants you have selected. When you select a variant, the score automatically updates so that the selected variant is included.