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## Documentation for stanza numbers /Sietse

 From: Sietse Brouwer Subject: Documentation for stanza numbers /Sietse Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2007 15:26:02 +0100

Dear developers,

One of my suggestions involves some shuffling around of parts, so I'll
first define into which parts I divide section 7.3.9.
Section 7.3.9 currently contains 4 topics:
from "Stanza numbers can be added" to "start of first syllable."
(2) printing stanzas at the end
from "Sometimes it is appropriate" to a snippet of Mary had a Little Lamb
from "Names of singers can" to a snippet where Ernie sings "je t'aime"
(4) printing stanzas at the end in side-to-side columns
from "When a piece of music" to a snippet ending in "This is verse
five. It has two lines"

[A]
In the last line of topic one, "just before the start of first
syllable." is missing a "the". It should read "just before the start
of the first syllable."

[B]
I recommend swapping topic 2 and topic 3, since 3 and 4 are about
stanzas at the end in columns next to each other.

[C] I also hereby submit a paragraph + code describing how to put a
dynamics marks in front of the stanza. I recommend putting it after
topic 1, as both deal with \set stanza.

I would have liked to explain why \set stanza must take place outside
\lyricmode: unfortunately, I don't know myself. All I know is that you
get the error message "Unexpected LYRIC_MARKUP". If you have an
explanation, I think it would be good to add it.

--start--
Stanzas differing in loudness are indicated by putting an appropriate
dynamics mark before each stanza. In Lilypond, everthing coming in
front of a stanza goes into the StanzaNumber object; dynamics marks
are no different. For technical reasons, you have to set the stanza
outside \lyricmode, like in the following example:

text = {
\set stanza = \markup { \dynamic "ff" "1. " }
\lyricmode {
Big bang
}
}

<<
\new Voice = "tune" {
\time 3/4
g'4 c'2
}
\new Lyrics \lyricsto "tune" \text



--end--

(For whoever makes the docs: this snippet compiles. Just precede it
with a \version and \layout { ragged-right = ##t }.)

section, saying the following:

--start--
Bugs
When the stanza number becomes too wide, it just writes over whatever
is to its left.
--end--

So, the new "More about stanzas" section covers five topics, in the
following order:
(4) printing stanzas at the end
(5) printing stanzas at the end in multiple columns

-------

Two more questions:
Firstly, do you think we should put the topics above into their own
subsections: 7.3.9.1 - 7.3.9.5?
Secondly: in my opinion, topic 5 (printing stanzas at the end in
multiple colums) is more of a template than it describes new
techniques. Perhaps it should be moved to the template appendix under
section D.4 "Vocal Ensembles". What do you all think?

Regards,

Sietse
Sietse Brouwer