2.9 Ancient notation

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Support for ancient notation includes features for mensural notation, Gregorian chant notation, and Kievan square notation. These features can be accessed either by modifying style properties of graphical objects such as note heads and rests, or by using one of the predefined contexts for these styles.

Many graphical objects, such as note heads and flags, accidentals, time signatures, and rests, provide a style property, which can be changed to emulate several different styles of ancient notation. See

Some notational concepts are introduced specifically for ancient notation,

See also

Music Glossary: custos, ligature, mensural notation.

Notation Reference: Mensural note heads, Mensural accidentals and key signatures, Mensural rests, Gregorian clefs, Mensural flags, Mensural time signatures, Custodes, Divisiones, Ligatures.

LilyPond Notation Reference v2.25.18 (development-branch).