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Subject: [Lilypond-auto] [LilyIssues-auto] [testlilyissues:issues] Re: #3208 Wrong MultiMeasureRest glyph
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2018 23:08:01 -0000

Undotted quarter would match the principles of mensural notation
(rests are never dotted and always perfect if mensuration says so);
half would be the result of scaling the "whole rest in 3/4 time"

Mensural notation has perfect and imperfect division, yes, but only for maxima, longa, brevis and semibrevis (= whole) notes/values. So I see no point in having undotted minima and seminiminma (half and quarter) rests: this principle of mensural notation doesn’t apply to these values. Or am I mistaken? Of course, modern notation often shifts durations (f. e. tempus imperfectum cum prolatione major could be written as 6/8 time) but this is “modernized” notation and should not use quarter but dotted quarter rests for semibrevis rests.

[issues:#3208] Wrong MultiMeasureRest glyph

Status: Started
Created: Wed Feb 27, 2013 03:07 AM UTC by Anonymous
Last Updated: Thu Jan 11, 2018 09:53 AM UTC
Owner: Malte Meyn

Originally created by: *anonymous

Originally created by: address@hidden

Thomas Morley reported here:

as follows:

With measures longer than two whole notes LilyPond chooses different
glyphs for MultiMeasureRest.

\version "2.17.12"

\new Staff {

  \time 7/4


  \time 9/4

  \time 18/4

Discussion on the user-list:

According to Gould LilyPond's default seems to be correct.
Werner objects.

At least there's need for discussion, I think.

Attached an image showing "LilyPond's default" vs "Correct?"


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