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Correct way to engrave tempo instructions?

From: Alex Klein
Subject: Correct way to engrave tempo instructions?
Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2004 12:50:38 +0200
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Hi guys,
I was wondering, what is the correct way to engrave the tempo instructions (for example "Allegro vivace") in a classical piece? I usually use the piece text in the header (which works nice but in most scores I know the tempo instruction is set above the bar not flushed to the left and is in bold letters), but what if one needs to insert a tempo instruction in the middle of the piece. There are of course the tempo markers, but I need the "text version" for this. Would be nice if there would be a command like

\tempo 4=140 "Allegro vivace"

which would result in just the text being printed in the score but the numbers used for the midi file.


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