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Re: Horizontal spacing - choir

From: Carl-Henrik Buschmann
Subject: Re: Horizontal spacing - choir
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 20:24:15 +0100

I tried this inside the lyrics, i dont see any change though:

\override LyricText #'font-name = #Alegreya-Regular (thought it does not compile in lilybin - it works 
fine on my mac).

DRAWING blanks, again.


> 14. feb. 2016 kl. 17.40 skrev Carl-Henrik Buschmann <address@hidden>:
> Thank you for the heads up. Will revise the dynamics, slurs and phrasings.
> Fonts. I’ve tried looking in the manual but i shoot blanks: how do i change 
> the font and font size of the lyrics?
>> 14. feb. 2016 kl. 15.44 skrev Simon Albrecht <address@hidden>:
>> Hello,
>> On 14.02.2016 12:58, Carl-Henrik Buschmann wrote:
>>> I need advice on how to best typeset my SATB score. The problem revolves 
>>> around horizontal spacing.
>>> I feel it is a bit cramped and the breaks do not flow naturally.
>> I don’t think it’s cramped – well, I like ‘cramped’ old Peters editions, so 
>> that may be anachronistic and personal taste.
>>> What can i do to improve?
>> Choose a narrower text font – I like and often use Alegreya from 
>> I’d not advise using a smaller text font, since it gives 
>> an ill proportion between text and music size. However I find it perfectly 
>> alright to use a fontsize of 16 for choral scores. It will remain well 
>> legible.
>> What’s more, (well-made) choral scores _always_ print dynamics above the 
>> staff to not have them on the same side like the lyrics. There’s a number of 
>> cases in your example where I’d also move slurs and ties, maybe even scripts 
>> above the staff. But that’s a matter of style as well.
>> And I’d suggest to always use proper lyric hyphens, since the misaligned 
>> syllables at the end of bars 19 and 39 are confusing. You can avoid creating 
>> a melisma with the slur by either removing slurMelismaBusy from 
>> melismaBusyProperties or using phrasing slurs { \( \) }.
>> HTH, Simon

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