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Make engraved music sheets with Lilypond. A typical workflow to create a sheet looks like this:

  1. create a textdocument, e.g. myFirstSheet.ly, with texteditor;
  2. run Lilypond
  3. check the Postscript and, if any, Midi files
  4. if not ok, edit the textdocument and go back to step 2.

This shellscript supports the process. It shows a dialog to select the Lilypond source-document and subsequently asks to redo or stop.

The script uses X11 XDialog which was installed using MacPorts.
Music engravings can be embedded in an Open Office document with OOOLilypond.
A quick introduction to Lilyond by M. Lamers.