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Re: Absolute temporal positioning of mm-rests

From: Malte Meyn
Subject: Re: Absolute temporal positioning of mm-rests
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2018 12:06:31 +0100
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Am 09.03.2018 um 11:45 schrieb Arttu Punkkinen:

I was wondering, if there is a way to specify a multimeasure rest which length is only relatively defined so that it ends at predetermined bar number?

I often find myself needing to adjust or add material between multimeasure rests, which currently need manual adjustment to keep alignment.

Not for bar numbers but for “anchors” that can be placed in a separate music expression, you could use the code below. You find the file alignTo.ily attached. This is a modified version of the file posted here:

The following commands are defined:
• \anchor, to be used as
        \anchor "anchorname"
• \until, to be used as
        s \until "anchorname"
        R \until "anchorname"
or even
        f \until "anchorname"
The latter for long notes is probably useful only if you use the Completion_heads_engraver.
• \quoteUntil, to be used as
        \quoteUntil "instrument" "anchorname"
Here you have to use \alignTo in the \addQuote command for correct results.
• \alignTo and \useAndAlignTo, to be used as
        \alignTo \anchormusic \music
The former only makes use of the anchors, the latter also uses the music of \anchormusic (f. e. key signature changes).

Thanks to the original authors!


\version "2.19.81"

\include "alignTo.ily"

global = {
  \key es \major
  \anchor "1st theme"
  \time 3/4
  \anchor "mid"
  \anchor "coda"
  \tempo "Coda"
  s2. \bar "|."

flute = \relative {
  R \until "1st theme"
  es'4 f g as bes c d2.
  s \until "mid"
  es4 d c bes as g f es f es2.
\addQuote "flute" \alignTo \global \flute

clarinet = \relative {
  \transposition bes
  R \until "mid"
  es4 f g as bes c
  \quoteUntil "flute" "coda"
\addQuote "clarinet" \alignTo \global \clarinet

\new StaffGroup <<
  \new Staff \useAndAlignTo \global \flute
  \new Staff \transpose bes c' \useAndAlignTo \global \clarinet

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