1946 Schott Christmas song #2 using MuseScore 4

• Dec 30, 2022 - 17:01

We have this piano + lyrics book with a copyright date of 1946 in our family, and I know that in the early 1970ies it was part of our family’s Christmas tradition to sing songs from that book accompanied by the piano. It is obviously manually engraved and with tune #2 you can see that MuseScore does a pretty good job without much extra mingling. I had to make some rests invisible, because the original used a very efficient style without a requirement to add 2nd voice rests in other parts of the bar.

Frohe Weihnacht 2 original.png

Frohe Weihnacht 2 with invisibles.png

What is missing?
* Automatic vertically centering of dynamics between piano staves would be nice.
* Pedal marking has either the asterisk or a line, in MuseScore 4 there is no "no line" option (and the width: 0 does not work as expected). I reported this as #340762: Pedal marking property is missing "Line visible" option
* I increased the lyrics dash padding, but it only moves the dash away from the preceding syllable and into the following syllable; I reported this as a bug: #340753: Lyrics Dash pad (padding) considers only preceding syllable

BTW, this book is still available from Schott Music (Edition 4006), and judging from the screenshots available unchanged.


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