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MusicXML 2.0 XSD released

Last year I asked some questions on the xml-dev list about creating an
XSD version of the MusicXML 2.0 DTD as a first step towards a "General
MusicXML" format. Yesterday, we released the XSD version of the
MusicXML 2.0 format. It is available at:


So far our experience with it has been very good overall, especially
for the goal of making applications more reliable. We have tested
dozens of applications against the XSD definition and in nearly every
case we have found some problems in XSD validation that had otherwise
eluded the application developers. I think this will really help in
making a more reliable experience for MusicXML users. It should also
better enable some new applications using XQuery and XML data binding

MusicXML is now supported by over 100 applications, including Finale,
Sibelius, Cubase, Notion, PDFtoMusic Pro, and LilyPond. This combined
support makes MusicXML the first universal format for digital sheet
music files.

Thanks again to the xml-dev list for its support of MusicXML over the years!

Best regards,

Michael Good
Recordare LLC

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