The RISM A/II dataset has included Plaine and Easie (PAE) encoded incipits
since its beginning in the 1960s.
What might not be obvious from Scurlock's work on AMC is that the first part of AMC lists the incipits
(the first line or words on a tablet) of medical compositions (series), which are, importantly, the actual texts known from Nineveh (seventh century BC), and are not known until now in such editions from Assur, where AMC was actually copied.
show two-octave scales and fingerings coinciding with the key of a piece, as well as rhythmic analyses and practice techniques.
There is a bibliography, an 'Index of Manuscripts Cited', an 'Index of Incipits
' and a 'General Index'.
The program features an intuitive interface, is available in four languages, has version control, lets users leave comments on records for other users, can import data from the Virtual International Authority File (VIAF), and has a custom-built module to display incipits
. Muscat uses MARC21, and thus has an internationally widespread and standardized data model at its core.
on Amulets From Late Antique Egypt: Text, Typology, and Theory
A comparison is made between the incipits
(beginnings) and excipits (endings) of both texts in order to show the structural poetic project that underlies them and that contributes to encrypt Rosero's fiction in an aesthetics practice of disappearance and perplexity.
After a long career involved with medieval song (Southern Methodist University) in which she undertook transcription and documentation of roughly 4,500 melodies, Mayer-Martin died in 2009, before completion of her goal of sorting and cataloguing melodies based on their incipits
. Fortunately, she had a partner in the endeavor.
Combining his own findings with the work of previous scholars, principally Italian musicologists, he then created a database consisting of 1836 records, with links joining the incipits
of each lauda and its secular source.
Each of the four CDs comes in a cover which prints the incipits
of each of the movements contained within: a lovely touch.
The strategies range from the obvious to the subtle: digressions, deferred satisfactions, ironic inversions, meditative pauses, sleights of hand, changes of register, generic admixtures, colloquial intimacy and authorizing pomposity, complicity and duplicity, the displacement of sympathies, the disequilibrium of alternating tenses and voices, incipits
which return to another beginning, dead ends and endings devoid of closure.
are short extracts of scores, taken from the beginning.