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musicxml2ly: manual page for musicxml2ly (LilyPond) 2.12.2


musicxml2ly - manual page for musicxml2ly (LilyPond) 2.12.2


musicxml2ly [OPTION]... FILE.xml


Convert MusicXML from FILE.xml to LilyPond input. If the given filename is -, musicxml2ly reads from the command line.


-h, --help
show this help and exit
show version number and exit
-v, --verbose
be verbose
use lxml.etree; uses less memory and cpu time
-z, --compressed
input file is a zip-compressed MusicXML file
-r, --relative
convert pitches in relative mode (default)
-a, --absolute
convert pitches in absolute mode
-l, --language=LANG
use a different language file '' and corresponding pitch names, e.g. 'deutsch' for
--nd --no-articulation-directions
do not convert directions (^, _ or -) for articulations, dynamics, etc.
--nrp --no-rest-positions
do not convert exact vertical positions of rests
do not convert beaming information, use lilypond's automatic beaming instead
-o, --output=FILE
set output filename to FILE, stdout if -


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Copyright © 2005--2009 by
 Han-Wen Nienhuys <hanwen [at]>,
 Jan Nieuwenhuizen <janneke [at]> and
 Reinhold Kainhofer <reinhold [at]>

This program is free software. It is covered by the GNU General Public License and you are welcome to change it and/or distribute copies of it under certain conditions. Invoke as `lilypond --warranty' for more information.


The full documentation for musicxml2ly is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and musicxml2ly programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info musicxml2ly

should give you access to the complete manual.