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The Werner Icking Music Archive, often abbreviated WIMA, is a web archive of liberally-licensed sheet music of public domain music. WIMA continues the defunct GMD Music Archive and is named after its founder, the late Werner Icking. At present the archive is held by Christian Mondrup.

From 2007 to February 2010 the site was hosted by the Dep. of Computer Science (DAIMI) at the University of Aarhus, Denmark, but as they could no longer host it, Christian Mondrup opted for a commercial hosting provider located in Texas, U.S.

WIMA offers primarily classical music, but the archive also contains jazz scores. WIMA is also the home site of MusiXTeX, a suite of open source music typesetting utilities based on the typesetting system TeX

The majority of the compositions represented in WIMA is early music. Some of the early music scores published in WIMA are the first modern editions of these compositions. A number of contemporary composers have chosen to publish their works in WIMA.

The older music offered in WIMA is out of copyright. The scores are electronically typeset by volunteers and distributed in PDF, often accompanied by their typesetting files.

See also

Other public domain music projects

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