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Produces sheet music using a high level descriptive file as input. It excels at typesetting classical music, but you can also use it for pop music.


User tutorial available in HTML format from; User reference manual available in HTML format from

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Download version 2.18.2 (stable)
released on 17 March 2014

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GPLv3orlaterKelly Hopkins18 November 2009

Leaders and contributors

Mats Bengtsson Contributor
Roy Tankin Contributor
Han-Wen Nienhuys Maintainer
Jan Nieuwenhuizen Maintainer
Adrian Mariano Contributor
Alexandre Oliva Contributor

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Support E-mail
Developer Download
Bug Tracking E-mail
Help E-mail
Developer E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build Python 1.5
Required to build Guile 1.3.4
Required to build GNU make
Required to build flex (v. 2.5.4 or newer)
Required to build bison (v. 1.25 or newer)
Required to build EGCS 1.1 or newer or gcc 2.95.2 or newer
Required to use GUILE 1.3.4 or newer

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 1 August 2014.


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