Greensleeves with LaTeX
Daniel Taupin, a physicists, which was also a musician and a
TeX expert, created, in the ninetieth, an excellent package for
typesetting polyphonic music with TeX (and afterewards LaTeX). Several
other people join the project and the result is the package known as
MusiXTeX, available from CTAN. Unfortunately, the package is nost as
well known as it would deserve, in spite of the very fine results it
produces. We decided, therefore, to choose this package for our
Distractions column and to provide an example, in the hope that people
will be interested. We chose for exemplification, one of the best known
peice of Renaissance music, the English traditional Greensleeves, which is presented
her in the guitar transcription.
Here is the pdf version of the song:
as well the source.
We would like to mention that the actual processing of the source has
- The file is processed first with LaTeX;
- The executable musixflx, lying in the same directory with
MusiXTeX and which takes as argument the name of the file (withiout
extension) has to be run;
- The source is processed once more with LaTeX.