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Partitura

Partitura is a Python package for handling symbolic musical information. It supports loading from and exporting to MusicXML and MIDI files.

The full documentation for partitura is available online at readthedocs.org.

Quickstart

The following code loads the contents of an example MusicXML file included in the package:

>>> import partitura
>>> my_xml_file = partitura.EXAMPLE_MUSICXML
>>> part = partitura.load_musicxml(my_xml_file)

The following shows the contents of the part:

>>> print(part.pretty())
Part id="P1" name="Piano"
 │
 ├─ TimePoint t=0 quarter=12
 │   │
 │   └─ starting objects
 │       │
 │       ├─ 0--48 Measure number=1
 │       ├─ 0--48 Note id=n01 voice=1 staff=2 type=whole pitch=A4
 │       ├─ 0--48 Page number=1
 │       ├─ 0--24 Rest id=r01 voice=2 staff=1 type=half
 │       ├─ 0--48 System number=1
 │       └─ 0-- TimeSignature 4/4
 │
 ├─ TimePoint t=24 quarter=12
 │   │
 │   ├─ ending objects
 │   │   │
 │   │   └─ 0--24 Rest id=r01 voice=2 staff=1 type=half
 │   │
 │   └─ starting objects
 │       │
 │       ├─ 24--48 Note id=n02 voice=2 staff=1 type=half pitch=C5
 │       └─ 24--48 Note id=n03 voice=2 staff=1 type=half pitch=E5
 │
 └─ TimePoint t=48 quarter=12
     │
     └─ ending objects
         │
         ├─ 0--48 Measure number=1
         ├─ 0--48 Note id=n01 voice=1 staff=2 type=whole pitch=A4
         ├─ 24--48 Note id=n02 voice=2 staff=1 type=half pitch=C5
         ├─ 24--48 Note id=n03 voice=2 staff=1 type=half pitch=E5
         ├─ 0--48 Page number=1
         └─ 0--48 System number=1

If lilypond or MuseScore are installed on the system, the following command renders the part to an image and displays it:

>>> partitura.render(part)

Score example

The notes in this part can be accessed through the property part.notes:

>>> part.notes
[<partitura.score.Note object at 0x...>, <partitura.score.Note object at 0x...>,
 <partitura.score.Note object at 0x...>]

The following code stores the start, end, and midi pitch of the notes in a numpy array:

>>> import numpy as np
>>> pianoroll = np.array([(n.start.t, n.end.t, n.midi_pitch) for n in part.notes])
>>> print(pianoroll)
[[ 0 48 69]
 [24 48 72]
 [24 48 76]]

The note start and end times are in the units specified by the divisions element of the MusicXML file. This element specifies the duration of a quarter note. The divisions value can vary within an MusicXML file, so it is generally better to work with musical time in beats.

The part object has a property :part.beat_map that converts timeline times into beat times:

>>> beat_map = part.beat_map
>>> print(beat_map(pianoroll[:, 0]))
[0. 2. 2.]
>>> print(beat_map(pianoroll[:, 1]))
[4. 4. 4.]

The following commands save the part to MIDI and MusicXML, respectively:

>>> partitura.save_score_midi(part, 'mypart.mid')
>>> partitura.save_musicxml(part, 'mypart.musicxml')

More elaborate examples can be found in the documentation.

License

The code in this package is licensed under the Apache 2.0 License. For details, please see the LICENSE file.

Installation

The easiest way to install the package is via pip from the PyPI (Python Package Index):

pip install partitura

This will install the latest release of the package and will install all dependencies automatically.

Acknowledgments

This work has received support from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 670035 (project "Con Espressione") and the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) under grant P 29840-G26 (project "Computer-assisted Analysis of Herbert von Karajan's Musical Conducting Style")

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