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We test a segmentation algorithm, based on the calculation of the Jensen-Shannon divergence between probability distributions, to two symbolic sequences of literary and musical origin. The first sequence represents the successive appearance of characters in a theatrical play, and the second represents the succession of tones from the twelve-tone scale in a keyboard sonata. The algorithm divides the sequences into segments of maximal compositional divergence between them. For the play, thesearXiv:0707.0895v1 fatcat:4scmh2lgebaebetvp2b6yivfdi