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Re: Musescore and other music notation packages like Lilypond, Frescobal

From: Gottfried
Subject: Re: Musescore and other music notation packages like Lilypond, Frescobaldi, Denemo, Rosegarden
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2023 09:02:10 +0000


thanks for your help.

It gives the same result:

if I go into my lilypond manifest or open lilypond with
guix shell lilypond nano mercurial timidity++

I can’t create a document with:

guix shell lilypond nano -- nano
I can create a document.

I was able to clone your songbook
listen to it: > timidity delfini-tune.midi
was impossible. nothing happend after entering this command

to create a pdf was possible.

May be missing packages
like gtk stuff and something for midi.

with which command can I copy the songbook from this guix shell into my home folder?

kind regards


Am 21.03.23 um 08:24 schrieb Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide:
Hi Gottfried,

Gottfried <> writes:

You use
to create the document,

I tried to go into my lilypond profile

How do you go into the lilypond profile?
guix shell lilypond?

and to create a lilypond file:


but it doesn’t create a document.

message: can’t be found.

Than I created a file:

and opended it with:

So I can edit this file but
terminal message:
TypeError: Couldn't find foreign struct converter for 'cairo.Context'

This sounds like gtk stuff is missing.

Do I have to install something else?

How can I create a .ly file in the terminal?

As a start you can use the simplest editor: nano

guix shell lilypond nano -- nano

Just edit the file there, then press CTRL-o to save and CTRL-x to exit

for starters:

# get a shell with the required programs
guix shell lilypond nano mercurial timidity++

hg clone
cd draketos-songbook
# edit the file
# create pdf and midi
# see the output
evince delfini-tune.pdf
# listen to it
timidity delfini-tune.midi

(that example is a song I set for my kids, so don’t expect anything fancy)

Best wishes,

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