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Re: lilypond question (aligning lyrics)

From: Jan Nieuwenhuizen
Subject: Re: lilypond question (aligning lyrics)
Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 11:41:58 +0100
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Jeff Ousley <address@hidden> writes:

> Thanks for the reply. I truly appreciate it and will
> try your suggestion. Forgive my ignorance, what is
> melismata? Did I miss something in the lilypond doc? I
> see it mentioned once, but not as you do.

Hmm, indeed, it's missing from the glossary.

    One entry found for melisma.
    Main Entry: melisma #
    Pronunciation: mi-'liz-m&
    Function: noun
    Form(s): plural melismata # /-m&-t&/
    Inflected Form(s): plural melismata # /-m&-t&/
    Etymology: New Latin, from Greek, song, melody, from melizein
    to sing, from melos song
    Date: circa 1880
    1 : a group of notes or tones sung on one syllable in plainsong    
    2 : melodic embellishment
    3 : CADENZA
    - melismatic # /"me-l&z-'ma-tik/ adjective

In this case, it's 1 :.

> thanks!


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