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Re: software data bases of musical themes

In answer to Piet Vos' inquiry...

The paper by van Egmond and Butler in the latest Music Perception relies
on data scanned from the textual notation at the back of Barlow and

In addition, David Huron and the Center for Computer Assisted Research in
the Humanities are developing a Themefinder application, which integrates
a large database of musical themes with pattern-matching functions from
Huron's Humdrum Toolkit.

In its present form, unfortunately, the Themefinder is not available for
general use.
Paul von Hippel
Ph.D. candidate
Stanford Department of Music
Statistical music theory and music psychology,
with educational applications