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## RE: Number over the percent repeat?

 From: Steven Weber Subject: RE: Number over the percent repeat? Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2008 10:42:15 -0700

```This has been on the list before (or maybe the LSR) since I know I didn't
come up with it myself, but here's how I do it:

<<
{
\repeat volta 5 { c1 ~ }
c1
}
\new Voice
{
\set countPercentRepeats = ##t
\override PercentRepeatCounter #'font-size = #-3
\override PercentRepeat #'transparent = ##t
\repeat percent 6 { s1 }
}
>>

--Steven

-----Original Message-----
Reinhold Kainhofer
Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2008 8:57 AM
Subject: Re: Number over the percent repeat?

Am Mittwoch, 9. April 2008 schrieben Sie:
> Reinhold Kainhofer wrote:
> > Am Mittwoch, 9. April 2008 schrieb Graham Percival:
> >> Stan Mulder <address@hidden> wrote:
> >>> In a percent repeat, can I get the number of measures to be repeated
> >>> over the double percent sign?
> >>
> >> It's the second example in the 2.11 docs.
> >
> > While we are at it: Is there something similar for long tied notes and
> > for rests over multiple measures?
>
> Good question! The following attempt didn't work ;-)
> \set restNumberThreshold = #0 R1*5

No, because that's no what I'm after. What I want is something like:

R1^"1" | R1^"2" | R1^"3" | R1^"4" | R1^"5"

only that it should not look like some ordinary text markup, but like the
multi-measure rest numbers. You see this every now and then in old
hand-engraved sacral pieces. I admit that the first time I saw this, I was
confused why they had multi-measure rest numbers 1 and 2 above the rests
(i.e. I first thought it was three measures rest instead of two), but once
you know that, it can be quite useful.

The thing is that if you want to transcribe old editions as close as
possible
to the original edition, you'll need something like that. I probably
wouldn't
use it in a new edition, though.

However, for long tied notes, this is still used today and quite useful:
Something like:

c1~^"1" | c1~^"2" | c1~^"3" | c1~^"4" | c1~^"5" | c1~^"6" | c1~^"7" |
c1~^"8" | c1~^"9" | c1^"10" |

Again, the numbers should not look like text markup, but rather like
multi-measure rest numbers. And I don't want to count the notes manually ;-)

Cheers,
Reinhold

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* Financial and Actuarial Mathematics, TU Wien,
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