ITP: LilyPond 1.5.73

Jan Nieuwenhuizen
Thu Aug 15 01:03:00 GMT 2002

Joshua Daniel Franklin <> writes:

> I installed this by adding as a mirror
> and it all seemed to go fine. The examples (-1,-2,-3) compiled correctly and 
> looked great in acroread. I also tried a couple of the mutopia files, which
> seemed fine to my untrained eye.

Ok, thanks for the report.

> My only question is the ".midi" files produced; are these supposed
> to be sound files?

Yes, and I can even top that statement:

    $ uname -a
    CYGWIN_NT-5.1 ABBICCI 1.3.12(0.54/3/2) 2002-07-06 02:16 i686 unknown
    09:53:58 fred@ABBICCI:~
    $ file example-1.midi
    example-1.midi: Standard MIDI data (format 1) using 2 tracks

they *are* sound files, of flavour MIDI to be exact.  Am I correct in
assuming that your midi player has a problem with them?  What player
are you using, could you try another one?

> This definitely has my vote, giving anyone with a Windows machine and 
> free disk space a good music publishing system, too, is great! 
> Thanks for all your work, Jan.



> (Wrote thesis in LaTeX.)
(In that case, check out lilypond-book, it's lacking documentation
 but see e.g.

Jan Nieuwenhuizen <> | GNU LilyPond - The music typesetter       |

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