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Re: Lyrics above context

From: Guy Stalnaker
Subject: Re: Lyrics above context
Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2019 08:00:31 -0600

And the answer is, "No, I can't incorporate into the larger score." 

Follow-up question then: can this type of Dynamics directive be applied in a temporary polyphonic passage? Because that's what I'm trying to do. Final four measures split into two voices, explicitly created:

\new Voice = "Solo" { \voiceOne } \new Voice = "sopranoOoos" { \voiceTwo } 

If I put \new Dynamics {} before or after either of these two \new Voice inside the polyphonic code LP puts the dynamics beneath the entire 4-stave score. If I add \with { alignAboveContext = #"sopranos } LP puts the dynamics exactly as originally, immediately above the staff, but below the lyrics, so nothing gained by the added code.


On Tue, Jan 1, 2019, 11:25 PM Guy Stalnaker <address@hidden wrote:

That is exactly what I want. Now to figure out how to incorporate it into the existing score (because this is only for the final 4 measures and not the entire work).

Much thanks,


On 1/1/2019 11:13 PM, Tyler Mitchell wrote:
On Tue, Jan 01, 2019 at 11:37:31AM -0600, Guy Stalnaker wrote:

At the end of a choral work I want soprano solo, their text above the
staff, with remaining sopranos "Ooo" below the staff. There are also
dynamics, a dimenuendo, and a note re: Solo, etc. Right now LP engraves the
following by putting the lyrics above the dynamics, etc. Can I get the
lyrics below the dynamics, etc. (that is, immediate above the staff)?
I think this is one way of doing it (assuming I understand what you
were looking for). I had to put that bit of padding in there so
that the descenders of 'mf' and 'p' didn't smash into the lyrics:

%%% code begin
\score {
    \new Dynamics \with { \override VerticalAxisGroup.nonstaff-nonstaff-spacing = #'((padding . 1)) } {
      \partial 4 a'4^\mf^\dim ^"Solo, Remaining voices Ooos" \bar "||"
      a'4. bf'8 c''4 a' |
      g'2 f'\p |
    \new Staff = "sopranos" <<
      << \new Voice = "Solo"
         { \voiceOne
             \partial 4 a'4 \bar "||"
             a'4. bf'8 c''4 a' |
             g'2 f' |
         \new Lyrics \with { alignAboveContext = #"sopranos" } \lyricsto "Solo" {
           Yet what I can I give Him,
         \new Voice = "sopranoOoos"
         { \voiceTwo
             \partial 4 f'4( ~ |
             f'4. g'8 a'4 f' |
             f'2 d') |
         \new Lyrics \lyricsto "sopranoOoos" { Ooo }
      >> \bar "|."
  \layout { }
%%%% code end


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