LilyPond 2.15.37

LilyPond 2.15.37

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April 24th, 2012

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LilyPond 2.15.37 Description

LilyPond 2.15.37 brings you an impressive as well as smart tool that prints music in the best traditions of classical engraving with minimum fuss.        

Major Features:
  1. Automated high-quality formatting
    • Automatic spacing, line breaking and page breaking.
    • Handling of polyphonic collisions for notes, dots, and rests.
    • Automatic placement of accidentals, beams, slurs, ties, based on optimal scoring algorithms.
    • Users don't need typographical expertise to produce excellent notation.
    • No user interaction necessary during running. Running the program can be automated which is convenient for mass converting databases of digitized music and printing algorithmic compositions.
    • The Feta font has been tailored especially for LilyPond, and was designed carefully mimicking the finest hand-engraved scores. It is available as a scalable font, but also as a Metafont.
  2. Special notation
    • Accidental cautionaries and suggestions, classic and modern styles
    • Ambituses
    • Arpeggio signs
    • Balloon texts (teaching)
    • Beamlets
    • Blanking arbitrary notation elements (teaching)
    • Chord names, in English, French or Italian
    • Cluster notation and rhythmic grouping signs
    • Coloring of arbitrary notation elements
    • Cross staff beaming
    • Cue-notes (automatic)
    • Dashed or dotted bar lines
    • Drum notation
    • EasyNotation note heads
    • Falls and doits
    • Feathered beams
    • Figured bass
    • Fingerings, including guitar right-hand fingering
    • Fret diagrams
    • Glissandi
    • Grace notes, acciaccatura and appoggiatura
    • Hairpin crescendi and decrescendi, also with circled tips (al niente)
    • Harmonics
    • Laissez vibrer ties
    • Ledger lines, including automatic shortening for tight spacing
    • Lyric extenders, hyphens, melismata
    • Measure repeats (“Percent styleâ€)
    • Mensural notation
    • Microtones
    • Metronome markings
    • Nested analysis brackets
    • Orchestral scores with automatic part combining
    • Ornaments; mordents, pralls and combinations thereof
    • Ottava brackets (octaviation)
    • Part extraction: see Orchestral scores
    • Piano pedals
    • Polymetric notation
    • Proportional notation
    • Quarter tone accidentals
    • Quoting of other music fragments, including transposing
    • Separator slashes between systems
    • Shaped note heads
    • Starting and stopping staves anywhere
    • Staves, tunable number of staff lines, individual positioning of staff lines
    • Stemlets
    • String numbering, also on chords
    • System separators
    • Tablature notation
    • Tie formatting for chords
    • Transposing
    • Tremolos, both for single notes and chords
    • Trills, also running and explicit pitches
    • Tuplets in arbitrary ratios, nested, broken with customisable endings
    • Vertical staff spacing using a skyline algorithm
  3. Robust design
    • No arbitrary limits: unlimited number of staves, voices, measures, lengths of texts, etc.
    • Pluggable output backend: output in EPS, PDF, PNG, PostScript, MIDI, SVG.
    • Lyrics in any language.
    • Text-based input with versatile music language.
    • Programmable and extensible with built-in LISP interpreter.
  4. Excellent support
    • Works with Unix, including MacOS X and Linux, and Windows (native and Cygwin).
    • Active user community.
    • Extensive documentation.
    • Supported by many other programs RoseGarden, NoteEdit (surpassed by Canorus), Canorus, PowerTab Tools, Denemo, plugin.
    • Imports ABC, ETF (Finale), MIDI, Music XML, Noteworthy Composer.
    • Editors with special LilyPond support Emacs, Vim, JEdit, WordPress.
  • Windows ME, NT, 2000, XP

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