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Sun, 24 Sep 2006 20:19:59 -0400
Dear Lilypond users,
I would like to place brackets around passages of music -- not around
arpeggiated chords or notes in chords or anything like that, but a
right-pointing bracket at the beginning of a passage, spanning the whole
staff or system, and likewise a left-pointing one at the end of the passage.
This is to indicate that the passage in question ( a long melisma called a
"fita") can be either sung or omitted at the discretion of a chanter or
director. There is a not-very-attractive example of this kind of thing at the
end of the 7th system in the piece of music posted here:
Whoever engraved this piece in the early 20th c. used parentheses, but I would
rather used something that looks close to a SystemStartBracket, but maybe
thinner, and of course reversible for the close of the fita.
* I have already tried doing this with markups, * using both parentheses and
brackets. The problem with this method (besides all the trial-and-error
tweaking of sizes and offsets) is that by the time the things are big enough
to embrace the system, they are awfully fat and unsightly.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
- bracketed passages,
Monk Panteleimon <=