“The name is Pond...
“A thing of beauty is a joy forever”
The inspiration for LilyPond came when two befriended musicians got annoyed with the bland and boring look of computer print-outs. Every musician prefers reading beautiful music, so couldn't we programmers solve that printing problem?
LilyPond just does that: it prints music in the best traditions of classical engraving with minimum fuss. Don't waste time on tuning spacing, moving around symbols, or shaping slurs. Impress friends and colleagues with sharp sheet music!
Han-Wen Nienhuys & Jan Nieuwenhuizen.
- Print your music with LilyPond! Find out why.
- Don't take our word for it: read what others are saying.
- Curious? Take a brief tour of LilyPond, or dive into the crash course.
- Need help? See our Getting help page.
- Questions? Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions.
- Try it out! Download it directly.