[scribus] Gregorian scores in Scribus

CLIVE CATTERALL clive.catterall at btinternet.com
Fri Nov 20 16:48:11 CET 2009

Just a quick music typesetting question... 

Pierre, do you use a GUI front end for Lilypond? Four or five years ago I sweated entering some motets by Victoria and got so fed up with the lilypond punctuation, incomprehensible parsing messages, difficulties lining up syllables/melisma etc. that I went back to pencil and manuscript paper. I liked the output of Lilypond. Good typesetting does make sightreading easier, especially for older singers/players. You can read the note groups by "words" rather than by "letters".

But ...

I'm not a software engineer - I hate keeping track of nested blocks, angled brackets etc. - and the lilypond developers are well known for their dislike of GUIs. I see that good things have been done more recently with third party software that produces .ly output. Do you have experience of any front-ends?


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