Get the best of all both worlds. Use nwc2ly to generate lilypond files from nwc files.
24 April 2005, Sunday - Added more content to this page
23 April 2005, Saturday - Started this page's skeleton
- 1.75 compressed and uncompressed nwc files
- running on any platform with a python interpreter
- Staffs, Titles, notes, barlines, rests, stemming, beaming, articulations ...
- Relative pitches and durations for easy editing
- versions earlier or later than 1.75
- midi information
- exporting note visibility information
- erm, lots of other stuff i guess
You could try convert existing nwc files created by yourself, distributed by friends, or from the many sources available. NWC Scriptorium has 1952 pieces and The Cyber Hymnal has over 5,000 of hymns in the nwc format.
Note: If you are using nwc version 2, you might want to use nwc2ly usertools exporter by Mike Wiering.
You would need python installed to run nwc2ly.py. If you have lilypond installed, most likely python has already been installed.You can run nwc2ly on the command line typing something like this.
python nwc2ly.py source.nwc output.lyIf an error occurs, results of the conversion are dumped to the screen. Anyway, if the conversion messages are too many, try redirecting output to a file.
python nwc2ly.py source.nwc output.ly > debug.txtIf you have trouble converting files, please send your source nwc files probably with your output dump to me.
You can also trying changing some options in nwc2ly to adjust how your output lilypond file be like.
Open nwc2ly.py in an editor and change the settings variables under Options. Options available are debug, relativePitch, relativeDuration, barLinesComments, insertBeaming, insertSteming.
Let me know how has this little tool help you, or the cool scores you managed to convert, or any cool tweaks and hacks used, bugs spotted or any features you hope for.
Email me at joshuakoo/at/myrealbox.com. Remember to remove the spam trap :)