Note: LilyPond is a text-based music engraver; it is more similar to a programming language than a graphical score editing program. Before downloading LilyPond, please read about our Text input.

Note: We do not recommend that you attempt to build LilyPond yourself; almost all user needs are better met with the pre-built version.

Source tarball

Source: lilypond-2.18.2.tar.gz

For an extensive listing of all versions (old and new), see our download site.

Compiling instructions

Instructions are listed in Compiling.