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Re: LilyPond, Finale and Sibelius (was Review of Valentin's Opera)

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: LilyPond, Finale and Sibelius (was Review of Valentin's Opera)
Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2009 18:00:02 -0300

I think there are a couple of memorable quotes here for the website...
 Do we now have a team that takes care of this?

On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 5:02 PM, Neil Thornock <address@hidden> wrote:
>> The way that music is entered for LilyPond causes me to think in a more
>> musical way - there have been times when I've been stumped as to how to
>> tell Lily to engrave something, only to realize that even if I did get
>> it exactly as the composer wanted, the music would be confusing to read.
>> LilyPond makes it much easier for me to work in my dual editor+engraver
>> role.
> From a compositional point of view, Finale encourages the worst kind
> of laziness.  LilyPond, by the manner in which it encourages a focus
> on the notational details, makes me think more critically toward my
> musical material.  LilyPond also encourages a kind of healthy
> perfectionism, because control over any element of the score *is*
> possible.  Finale keeps resetting to certain bad defaults, and
> eventually the typesetter caves and goes with it.  But with Lily I
> can't be lazy about it.  And that has translated itself into my
> composition work.  It's been a heaven send that way.
> --
> Neil Thornock, D.M.
> Assistant Professor of Music
> Composition/Theory
> Brigham Young University
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