SmartMusic Finale Garritan MusicXML

Sounds File

    MusicXML™ Sounds DTD

    Version 3.0
    Copyright © 2004-2011 MakeMusic, Inc.
    This MusicXML™ work is being provided by the copyright
    holder under the MusicXML Public License Version 3.0,
    available from:

    Starting with Version 3.0, the MusicXML format includes a
    standard set of instrument sounds to identify musical
    timbres. These values are used in the instrument-sound

    The standard sounds are listed in the sounds.xml file
    included with MusicXML 3.0. This is the document type
    definition for that file.

    Suggested use:
    <!DOCTYPE sounds PUBLIC
        "-//Recordare//DTD MusicXML 3.0 Sounds//EN"

<!-- Elements -->

    Sounds is the document element.
<!ELEMENT sounds (sound+)>

    The sound element lists one of the standard sounds available
    in MusicXML 3.0. The required id attribute lists the MusicXML
    sound identifier string used by the instrument-sound element.

    The optional any, solo, and ensemble elements can be used for
    mapping MusicXML sound IDs to an application's or virtual
    instrument library's method of identifying sounds. These
    methods could include Sibelius SoundWorld IDs, capella
    genericsound IDs, and General MIDI patch numbers.

    The any element is used when a MusicXML ID refers to a single
    application or library sound ID, regardless of whether a
    solo or ensemble sound is used. The solo and ensemble elements
    are used when an application has different IDs for solo and
    ensemble sounds, as represented by the solo and ensemble
    elements in a MusicXML score file. The number attribute for
    the ensemble element represents the size of the ensemble,
    corresponding to the content of the ensemble element in a
    MusicXML score file.

    The primary attribute is used to distinguish a primary choice
    when multiple options are available in a single sounds.xml
    file. The primary attribute for the sound element is used when
    multiple sound elements map to the same application or library
    ID. In this case, the primary attribute indicates which of the
    MusicXML IDs is primary when mapping to a MusicXML sound id.

    Multiple any, solo, and ensemble elements can be used when
    multiple application sounds map to the same MusicXML sound id.
    The primary attribute indicates which of the any, solo, or
    ensemble elements is primary when mapping from a MusicXML
    sound id.
<!ELEMENT sound (any* | (solo*, ensemble*))>
<!ATTLIST sound
    primary (yes | no) #IMPLIED
    primary (yes | no) #IMPLIED
<!ATTLIST solo
    primary (yes | no) #IMPLIED
<!ELEMENT ensemble (#PCDATA)>
<!ATTLIST ensemble
    primary (yes | no) #IMPLIED