LilyPond... music notation for everyone
What is LilyPond?
LilyPond is a music engraving program, devoted to producing the highest-quality sheet music possible. It brings the aesthetics of traditionally engraved music to computer printouts. LilyPond is free software and part of the GNU Project.
Read more in our Introduction!
LilyPond 2.17.97 released! December 8, 2013
We are excited to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.97 as a potential final beta release for the upcoming stable release 2.18. The developers believe this to be feature-complete, the documentation to be accurate, and no important issues to be overlooked. For upgrading the syntax of your input files to the latest version, see Updating files with convert-ly. Please test this release and report back any problems, see Bug reports.
LilyPond blog. June 2, 2013
Janek Warchoł has created a LilyPond blog. You can find it at lilypondblog.org!
LilyPond 2.16.2 released! January 4, 2013
We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.16.2. This release is mainly to correct a problem with lilypond-book running on Windows. We recommend that only people requiring this functionality upgrade to this version.
The LilyPond Report #28. November 12, 2012
The October issue of the LilyPond Report focuses on the meeting of LilyPond developers and users in Waltrop, Germany last August. Of course, there are also some musings on LilyPond triggered by the release of 2.16.0 and 2.17.0 occuring from that venue.
There are also two monthly financial reports from David Kastrup whose work on LilyPond is solely paid for by financial contributions from other developer and users (thank you!), and a report about experiences from a web-based music typesetting service using LilyPond internally.
Come read LilyPond Report 28 now; comments and contributions are warmly encouraged!
LilyPond 2.16.1 released! November 9, 2012
We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.16.1. This has a number of updates to the previous stable version, and should cause no problems. We recommend that everybody upgrade to this version.
Lilypond 2.16.0 released! August 24, 2012
We are proud to announce the release of GNU LilyPond 2.16.1. LilyPond is a music engraving program, devoted to producing the highest-quality sheet music possible. It brings the aesthetics of traditionally engraved music to computer printouts.
Many improvements have been made in the past year since the previous main stable version. A few major improvements are:
- Support for kievan square notation
- User and programming interfaces have greatly improved
- Music functions have become quite more versatile
A full list of new features is given in:
Happy music typesetting! LilyPond 2.16 was brought to you by...
Main development team:
Bertrand Bordage, Trevor Daniels, Colin Hall, Phil Holmes, Ian Hulin, Reinhold Kainhofer, David Kastrup, Jonathan Kulp, Werner Lemberg, John Mandereau, Patrick McCarty, Joe Neeman, Han-Wen Nienhuys, Jan Nieuwenhuizen, Graham Percival, Mark Polesky, Neil Puttock, Mike Solomon, Carl Sorensen, Francisco Vila, Valentin Villenave, Jan Warchoł
Aleksandr Andreev, Sven Axelsson, Peter Chubb, Karin Hoethker, Marc Hohl, David Nalesnik, Justin Ohmie, Benkő Pál, Julien Rioux, Patrick Schmidt, Adam Spiers, Heikki Taurainen, Piers Titus van der Torren, Jan-Peter Voigt, Janek Warchol
James Lowe, Pavel Roskin, Alberto Simoes, Stefan Weil
Colin Campbell, Eluze, Phil Holmes, Marek Klein, Ralph Palmer, James Lowe
Colin Campbell, Christian Hitz, Phil Holmes
Jean-Charles Malahieude, Till Paala, Yoshiki Sawada
|Introduction||Start here to creating sheet music.|
|Manuals||Read The Fine Manuals (RTFM).|
|Community||Contact other users.|