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Re: LM Orchestral template

From: Phil Holmes
Subject: Re: LM Orchestral template
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2015 08:53:03 +0100

"James Lowe" <address@hidden> wrote in message news:address@hidden
On 22/09/15 20:51, Simon Albrecht wrote:
On 22.09.2015 21:42, Trevor Daniels wrote:
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’m afraid it won’t be as easy. I also thought that way, but I tried it
(loading the complete source file for the image with \include
"lilypond-book-preamble.ly" etc.) and it doesn’t make a difference:
everything gets smaller, but is compressed and cut the same.

Yes I verified this too.

Well I tried to fiddle about the 'Flexible Vertical Spacing' (NR 4.4.1)


I think a combination of these will help, the problem I have is that I
cannot work out which. :(

I've never got my head around these settings.


If you use the template locally, the spacings are fine. So it's something to do with the way snippets are compiled: perhaps a default paper-size setting? The version on the LSR is also badly spaced, so it may be possible to experiment with that to correct the version in the docs.


Phil Holmes

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