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Re: quoteDuring music is not sent to midi file

From: Thomas Morley
Subject: Re: quoteDuring music is not sent to midi file
Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2015 11:41:00 +0200

2015-04-02 9:58 GMT+02:00 Phil Holmes <address@hidden>:
> "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.

That's true for cueDuring (and friends).
But I'd expect _quoteDuring_ to insert stuff in music like other
music-functions may do. And ofcourse it does so.
Why not let it be part of a midi?
I think it's a valid bug-report, at least a feature-request.


> 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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