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\composer


Description

Name Variants Type Notation element
\composer P the composer name

Parameters

Name Type Description Default value Optional
name string the composer name none false
pageformat string a page location 53 true
Supports font parameters

pageformat works similarly to \title.

See the Mozart example.
See the Fauré example.
See the Jazz example.


\fingering


Description

Name Variants Type Notation element
\fingering \fing P fingering

Parameters

Name Type Description Default value Optional
position string above or below none true
Supports font parameters

The default position for fingering is close to the note head. When position is specified, the fingering is placed above or below the note, avoiding collisions with the stems and always outside the staff.

The position can be set at global voice level using the \auto tag.

See the Beethoven example.



Description

Name Variants Type Notation element
\footer P the score footer

Parameters

Name Type Description Default value Optional
text string the footer text none false
pageformat string a page location c6 true
Supports font parameters

pageformat works similarly to \title.

See the Jazz example.


\harmony


Description

Name Variants Type Notation element
\harmony P harmony marking

Parameters

Name Type Description Default value Optional
text string the harmony string (e.g. C7) none false
position string above or below below false
Supports font parameters

The harmony string may contain # and & characters. They are converted to sharp and flat symbols.

See the jazz example.


\instrument


Description

Name Variants Type Notation element
\instrument \instr P instrument marking

Parameters

Name Type Description Default value Optional
name string the instrument name none false
transp string a transposition string none true
autopos boolean automatic position control off true
Supports font parameters

See the Articulations example.
See the Mozart example.
See the Fauré example.


\lyrics


Description

Name Variants Type Notation element
\lyrics R lyrics

Parameters

Name Type Description Default value Optional
text string the lyrics none false
autopos string off true
Supports font parameters

The lyrics are mapped onto the enclosed notes and rests according to the following rules:

When autopos is on, the system moves the lyrics in case of collision.

See the Faure example.


\mark


Description

Name Variants Type Notation element
\mark P marks

The \text tag is both a range and a position tag. When a range is specified, the text doesn't take place: it is placed over the range. With no range, the text is inserted at its position.

Parameters

Name Type Description Default value Optional
text string the mark none false
enclosure string none, square, rectangle, bracket, triangle, diamond none true
Supports font parameters

See the Tempo example.


\text


Description

Name Variants Type Notation element
\text \label
\t
RP textual elements

The \text tag is both a range and a position tag. When a range is specified, the text doesn't take place: it is placed over the range. With no range, the text is inserted at its position.

Parameters

Name Type Description Default value Optional
text string the text none false
Supports font parameters

See the Notes example.


\title


Description

Name Variants Type Notation element
\title P the score title

Parameters

Name Type Description Default value Optional
name string the title of the piece none false
pageformat string a page location c2 true
Supports font parameters

pageformat is a 2 chars string that describes the location of the title on the page: the first char gives the x position, and the secod the y position. This location is relative to the page size and to the page margins (see \pageFormat).

Values for the first char must be in:

Values for the second char must be in:

See the Mozart example.
See the Fauré example.
See the Jazz example.