Music 824: Computer Applications in Music Research
Ohio State University
School of Music

Humdrum Exercise #4

For this exercise you will need to know how to use a text editor like nano, pico, vi or emacs. In addition, you will need to know the following commands:

UNIX Commands Humdrum Commands
grep -h

Change directories /var/opt/Humdrum/Scores and answer the following questions.

  1. In the Haydn directory, search for all string quartets marked "Presto". Most presto movements occur as the fourth movement (often indicated in the filename by the trailing letter "d"). Which string quartet has the "presto" marking for the third movement? Answer.

  2. Find the directory containing Hungarian folksongs ("Magyar"). Which folksong has a meter signature of 5/8? Answer.

  3. Which Hungarian folksong is entitled "Vater und Tochter"? Answer.

  4. The Corelli directory contains 12 trio sonatas by Arcangelo Corelli. The highest pitch in these sonatas is E6 (kern "eee"). In which sonata does this pitch occur? Answer.

  5. The 'AIN' reference record encodes the instrumentation. Do all of the Corelli Opus 1 trio sonatas have the same instrumentation? Answer.

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