Indiana University - Jacobs School of Music - Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature

TME IconPeter M. Lefferts, TME Project Director
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

This project, initiated and run by Peter M. Lefferts (School of Music, University of Nebraska-Lincoln), is designed to extend the Thesaurus Musicarum Latinarum and to continue the endeavor of capturing all texts on music theory and aesthetics in electronic form. Texts on Music in English focuses on major treatises written in English, allowing them to be searched and browsed. It will eventually comprise all relevant manuscript and printed materials written in English from the Middle Ages through the seventeenth century. The TME has an international Advisory Board whose members are Dr. Jessie Ann Owens (Professor of Music, University of California at Davis), Dr. Ronald Woodley (formerly Senior Lecturer and director of Postgraduate Studies in Music at Lancaster University, now Honorary Senior Research Fellow there), and Dr. Penelope Gouk (Fellow, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Manchester). For more information please consult the Introduction to Texts on Music in English.


The data contained in Texts on Music in English (hereafter TME) is made available to scholars for non-commercial educational use and scholarship. It has been compiled from public domain and copyrighted materials. Copyrighted materials have been included in TME by permission of the copyright holders, who reserve all rights to their materials. The Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature (CHMTL) claims copyright on the compilation, the encoding system, the Introduction, the TME Canon, and all individual text and graphics files created and edited by the TME staff from public domain material. The CHMTL believes that non-commercial use of TME by scholars in searching for words and phrases would constitute "fair use" under the law. Nevertheless, the users of TME are individually responsible for insuring that their own use of these materials does not violate the rights of any third parties. Neither The University of Nebraska, Indiana University, the TME Project Director, nor any member of the TME staff shall be responsible for any improper or unlawful use of the materials contained in TME.

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Introduction to
Texts on Music in English
Principles of Orthography for
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