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Re: LM Orchestral template

From: Trevor Daniels
Subject: Re: LM Orchestral template
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2015 20:42:26 +0100

Simon Albrecht wrote Tuesday, September 22, 2015 7:35 PM

> I just came across the Orchestral template in LM A.6.I, and noticed two 
> flaws, one minor and one serious:
> – Double basses usually aren’t notated in a \clef "bass_8", but as 
> transposing instruments (originating from the time when they were 
> sharing a staff with the violoncelli). All the scores I have here, from 
> Beethoven through Mendelssohn, Bruckner and Mahler to Hindemith, confirm 
> this. I attach a version of the template where this is changed.


> – The image rendition in the docs is extremely compressed, with 
> overlapping stuff, staves touching one another &c. This is a really bad 
> example and needs to be changed; how is this done? I don’t know the 
> framework in lilypond-book-preamble.ly; certainly there will be someone 
> who can quickly say how to allow the score more space.

I think for this example all that is needed is to reduce the global staff
size, which is set (unusually) in this file to 17.  I can't easily test this as
it is a pain for me to build the docs, but James might be willing to do
some experiments to choose the optimum staff size.


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