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Re: Key Signature only on first staff

From: Brother Gabriel-Marie
Subject: Re: Key Signature only on first staff
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:48:57 -0500
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Okay, well, I have actually read the learning manual, just so everyone knows.

If I place  \omit Staff.KeySignature anywhere significant, it removes the key signature, but it removes it also from the first staff too.  I want the key signature at the very beginning.

On 7/21/2015 2:02 PM, Simon Albrecht wrote:
Am 21.07.2015 um 20:29 schrieb Brother Gabriel-Marie:
Mr. Albrecht,
Where do I add the
\omit Staff.KeySignature
in my composition?
After the first note or measure, so it affects all but the first key signatures.

You are using a different setup.
Or do I have to change the way I'm laying it out?
You have to do nothing. Laying out one’s LilyPond files can be a quite personal decision on what you like best; I was merely proposing a way which proves to be robust for larger and more complicated setups also.

In general, I’d suggest the Learning Manual as a must-read gentle introduction to LilyPond: <>.

Happy Ponding,

global = {
    \time 4/4
    \tempo 4=90
    \key b \major

melody = \relative c' {
   ...the music...

wordsOne = \lyricmode{
   \set stanza = "1"
    ...the lyrics...
wordsTwo = \lyricmode{
   \set stanza = "2"
    ...the lyrics...

\score {
        \new Staff {
        \addlyrics { \wordsOne }
        \addlyrics { \wordsTwo }
        \addlyrics { \wordsThree }
        \addlyrics { \wordsFour }
    \layout {
        \context {
        \context {
  \midi { }

On 7/21/2015 12:43 PM, Simon Albrecht wrote:
Hello Brother Gabriel,

Am 21.07.2015 um 19:11 schrieb BGM:
My piece is in B Major and the repetition of the key signature takes up a lot
of room on the page.

I would like to show it on the first staff only and suppress the rest.
That is unusual, but I’ve seen it done in hymn books on small formats.
What do I do?
The LilyPond command you want is very straightforward: \omit KeySignature.
I attach an example which also features a parallel music _expression_ containing layout information and omits the clefs.

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