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Re: Mensural ligature

From: Graham King
Subject: Re: Mensural ligature
Date: Thu, 08 May 2014 12:51:38 +0100

On Wed, 2014-05-07 at 19:59 +0200, Jean-Charles Malahieude wrote:
Hi all!

On my way to typeset a mass by Monteverdi, I'm blocked with some 
ligatures (see 
for examples)
I can code the first one in its 8th image like this:

   << \tag #'Urtext { \[ d1 e1*3/4 \] }
      \tag #'Modern { d1 e2. } >> f4 g1

but don't find any way to get the E in black.

Thanks for any pointer how to construct this.


Lukas Pietsch did some marvellous work on getting black mensural notation (and other early notations) working properly in lilypond.  It can be found at but unfortunately it was written for lilypond 2.12 and throws errors in recent versions.  It might be that some of his techniques will help.  If you succeed with it, please let the list know!

-- Graham
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