Default layout of headers and footers

Headers and footers are lines of text appearing at the top and bottom of pages, separate from the main text of a book. They are controlled by the following \paper variables:

These markup variables are defined in ly/ and do the following by default.

The following shows an example how to change the tag line.

\book {
  \header {
    tagline = "... music notation for Everyone"
  \score {
    \relative {
      c'4 d e f

[image of music]

Set tagline to #f if you don’t want a tag line.

See also

Notation Reference: Custom layout for headers and footers.

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