2.1.21 StaffGroup

Groups staves while adding a bracket on the left side, grouping the staves together. The bar lines of the contained staves are connected vertically. StaffGroup only consists of a collection of staves, with a bracket in front and spanning bar lines.

This context creates the following layout object(s):

Arpeggio, SpanBar, SystemStartBar, SystemStartBrace, SystemStartBracket and SystemStartSquare.

This context sets the following properties:

Context StaffGroup can contain Staff, StaffGroup, ChoirStaff, FiguredBass, ChordNames, Lyrics, TabStaff, PianoStaff, GrandStaff, DrumStaff and RhythmicStaff.

This context is built from the following engraver(s):

System_start_delimiter_engraver

Create a system start delimiter (i.e., a SystemStartBar, SystemStartBrace, SystemStartBracket or SystemStartSquare spanner).

Properties (read)

systemStartDelimiter (symbol)

Which grob to make for the start of the system/staff? Set to SystemStartBrace, SystemStartBracket or SystemStartBar.

systemStartDelimiterHierarchy (pair)

A nested list, indicating the nesting of a start delimiters.

currentCommandColumn (layout object)

Grob that is X-parent to all current breakable (clef, key signature, etc.) items.

This engraver creates the following layout object(s):

SystemStartBar, SystemStartBrace, SystemStartBracket and SystemStartSquare.

Output_property_engraver

Apply a procedure to any grob acknowledged.

Music types accepted:

apply-output-event

Span_arpeggio_engraver

Make arpeggios that span multiple staves.

Properties (read)

connectArpeggios (boolean)

If set, connect arpeggios across piano staff.

This engraver creates the following layout object(s):

Arpeggio.

Span_bar_engraver

Make cross-staff bar lines: It catches all normal bar lines and draws a single span bar across them.

This engraver creates the following layout object(s):

SpanBar.


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