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N. Andrew Walsh
Hi List,

I'm transcribing a cantata in Latin, and the last section has two verses, each of which includes alternative versions of the text. My Latin is nonexistent, so I don't know why this would be, but here's an example (transcribed as best I can) of what it looks like:

1  [ qua ]  te ro go, [a ni - mæ] in coe - li [culmi - ne,] da
    [queis]              [ a ni - mis]               [ gaudi - is,]

2 re      -  cre a bit, san gui nic [e -i-dem] guttu- lam, si
                                              [e-is-dem]


So, I need to be able to have two separate verses (I can do that per NR2.1.2), but how do I include the alternate words *within* each verse? Is there some voodoo I could do that would make such a thing possible?

Thanks for the help,

A

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Michael Gerdau

Hi Andrew,

please always provide a minimum working example (MWE) possibly together with a sketchup of what you wish to achieve.

Here is how I understood your problem:

%-- snip --

\version "2.19.59"

music = \repeat unfold 20 { c' }


verseI = \lyricmode {
  \set stanza = "1"
  "[ qua ]"  te ro go, "[a" ni -- "mæ]" in coe -- li "[culmi" -- "ne,]" da
}
verseIb = \lyricmode {
  "[queis]" \skip 8 \skip 8 \skip 8 "[ a" ni -- "mis]" \skip 8 \skip 8 \skip 8 "[ gaudi" -- "is,]"
}

verseII = \lyricmode {
  \set stanza = "2"
  re      --  cre a bit, san gui nic "[e" -- i -- "dem]" guttu -- lam, si
}
verseIIb = \lyricmode {
  \repeat unfold 7 { \skip 8 } "[e" -- is -- "dem]"
}

\music
\addlyrics { \verseI }
\addlyrics { \verseIb }
\addlyrics { \verseII }
\addlyrics { \verseIIb }

%-- snip --


"N. Andrew Walsh" <[hidden email]> hat am 11. August 2017 um 10:58 geschrieben:

Hi List,

I'm transcribing a cantata in Latin, and the last section has two verses, each of which includes alternative versions of the text. My Latin is nonexistent, so I don't know why this would be, but here's an example (transcribed as best I can) of what it looks like:

1  [ qua ]  te ro go, [a ni - mæ] in coe - li [culmi - ne,] da
    [queis]              [ a ni - mis]               [ gaudi - is,]

2 re      -  cre a bit, san gui nic [e -i-dem] guttu- lam, si
                                              [e-is-dem]


So, I need to be able to have two separate verses (I can do that per NR2.1.2), but how do I include the alternate words *within* each verse? Is there some voodoo I could do that would make such a thing possible?

Thanks for the help,

A
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