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Re: quoteDuring music is not sent to midi file

From: Phil Holmes
Subject: Re: quoteDuring music is not sent to midi file
Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2015 08:58:29 +0100

"Patrick Karl" <address@hidden> wrote in message news:address@hidden
My original submission on this topic was garbled, so I am redoing it.

The Notation Manual is clear that quoteDuring is a convenience feature:

It is very common for one voice to use the same notes as those from
another voice. For example,
first and second violins playing the same phrase during a particular
passage of the music. This
is done by letting one voice quote the other, without having to re-enter
the music all over again
for the second voice.

However, music so quoted is not sent to the midi file as demonstrated by
the following snippet:

\version "2.19.17"

music = \relative c'' {     c,4 d e f  }
\addQuote "music" \music

moreMusic = \relative c'' { r2  \quoteDuring "music" s2 }

\score { <<
    \new Staff \music
    \new Staff \moreMusic
         \layout { }
         \midi { }

The pdf output (attached) correctly shows the two quoted notes in the
second staff.  However, the midi file (also attached) has no notes in
channel 2, even though there is a channel 2.

This behavior greatly diminishes the convenience of using quoteDuring.
I think it's a bug.

I wouldn't agree. I think quoting is there purely as a visual way to tell a performer to get ready to play. I see no reason why the midi output should include quoted notes. I would expect this to be as-designed behaviour.

Phil Holmes

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