LilyPond came about when two musicians wanted to go beyond the soulless look of computer-printed sheet music. Musicians prefer reading beautiful music, so why couldn’t programmers write software to produce elegant printed parts?
The result is a system which frees musicians from the details of layout, allowing them to focus on making music. LilyPond works with them to create publication-quality parts, crafted in the best traditions of classical music engraving.
|Features||What can LilyPond do?|
|Examples||I want to see some music!|
|Freedom||Freedom and the GPL.|
|Productions||Real-life use of LilyPond.|
|Reviews||What do people say about it?|
|Text input||You write music as text?!|
|Easier editing||Other ways of working with LilyPond.|