Am 21.01.2009 um 12:28 schrieb Gilles Sadowski:
My problem is that when combining the top parts as separate voices, it
looks rather messy and confusing. I can combine two parts with
\partcombine, and that does give a much better copy, but it still leaves
the third part. I know that \partcombine can only handle two parts, but
has anyone any idea how three parts might similarly be combined?
I think I need the same thing: combining 2 *OR MORE* parts in one staff or
I need this for orchestral music in order to produce a simplified output
such as "woodwinds" or "brass" staves instead of a dozen staves with 90% of
void measures each...
Couldn't tweak \partcombine but perhaps because I'm just a basic Lilypond
I'm not sure that "\partcombine" is the best option. You could try using
"Voice" contexts, something along the following lines (for the combined
If you need more voices on one staff, there is also "\voiceThree" and
"\voiceFour" (see manual).
To that end, not using \voiceOne or \voiceTwo will give you note collision errors (which you can turn off), but stems and slurs in the proper direction. It will not, however, adjust accordingly if one voice has, say, a half note, and the other voice quarter notes, you'll need to manually override the bad positioning. But otherwise, it may be an acceptable solution, if all the voices have the same rhythm.