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Re: Work structure question

From: Guy Stalnaker
Subject: Re: Work structure question
Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2020 22:47:32 -0600

Thanks everyone!

It took me several hours to work out how to get from the examples David directed me to in the Docs to a MWE that had the lyrics where I wanted them to be to using that structure into my existing score, but I did do it.

Guy Stalnaker

On Sat, Jan 11, 2020 at 5:51 PM Carl Sorensen <address@hidden> wrote:



When you want help on the list, the best thing to do is to set up a compilable tiny example:


If you do that, then we can just make the needed changes.


Pseudocode like you wrote in your email is hard to give good answers about.


But I’ll show you a pseudocode example for your pseudocode example.  You need some special music to be put into NullVoice contexts to space the lyrics.  They won’t show up in the staffs, but the lyrics will be aligned to them.



\new ChoirStaff  <<

\new Staff = “upper”

\new Voice = "soprano" { S }

\new Voice = "alto" { A }

              \new NullVoice = “mainlyrics” { M } % M needs only the rhythms, pitches don’t matter – should

                                                                               % have the rhythms only for the main voices.

              \new NullVoice = “soplyrics” {SL} % Mostly s or \skip; rhythms at some pitch whenever special soprano words  are present


               \new Lyrics \with { AlignAboveContext =  “upper”} \lyricsto “soplyrics” \sopSpecial

\new Lyrics \lyricsto "mainlyrics" \verseOne

\new Lyrics \lyricsto "mainlyrics" \verseTwo

\new Lyrics \lyricsto "mainlyrics" \verseThree

\new Lyrics \lyricsto "mainlyrics" \verseFour


\new Staff

\new Voice = "tenor" { T }

\new Voice = "bass" { B }






I could share with you some examples of this, but they aren’t anywhere close to tiny examples,so I don’t want to post them to the list.







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