A.1 Built-in templates

Some templates, suitable for a range of choral music, are built into LilyPond. These may be used to create simple choral music, with or without piano accompaniment, in two, four or eight staves. Unlike other templates, these templates are ‘built-in’, which means they do not need to be copied and edited: instead they are simply \include’d in the input file.

Note: Unlike most included files, these built-in templates must be \include’d at the end of the input file.

The required music expressions are entered by defining values for specific variables. These definitions must come before the \include’d file.


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