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Re: lilypond-user Digest, Vol 206, Issue 45

From: Arle Lommel
Subject: Re: lilypond-user Digest, Vol 206, Issue 45
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 20:02:37 -0500

Sic scripsit Aaron Hill:

> In your larger document, do you use \autoBeamOff?

This was the problem. I did’t recall turning autoBeam off so I didn’t think to 
check for it.

Sic scripsit Kieran MacMillan:

> Well, that would follow "traditional" (meaning pre-1900) engraving rules for 
> vocal writing, when melismas were indicated by beams (or lack thereof) and 
> not slurs. But I think it’s worth logging, even if it just ends up being a 
> parameter/switch with the default staying as is.

Sounds like this means it isn’t a bug, but it wasn’t obvious that this would be 
expected behavior as I was unaware of the pre-1900 convention. It certainly 
doesn’t match the Bartók sources I’m working with (although Kodály does seem to 
follow this convention).


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