3.2.2 Custom titles

A more advanced option is to change the definitions of the following variables in the \paper block. The init file ‘../ly/titling-init.ly’ lists the default layout.

bookTitleMarkup

This is the title added at the top of the entire output document. Typically, it has the composer and the title of the piece

scoreTitleMarkup

This is the title put over a \score block. Typically, it has the name of the movement (piece field).

oddHeaderMarkup

This is the page header for odd-numbered pages.

evenHeaderMarkup

This is the page header for even-numbered pages. If unspecified, the odd header is used instead.

By default, headers are defined such that the page number is on the outside edge, and the instrument is centered.

oddFooterMarkup

This is the page footer for odd-numbered pages.

evenFooterMarkup

This is the page footer for even-numbered pages. If unspecified, the odd header is used instead.

By default, the footer has the copyright notice on the first, and the tagline on the last page.

The following definition will put the title flush left, and the composer flush right on a single line.

\paper {
  bookTitleMarkup = \markup {
   \fill-line {
     \fromproperty #'header:title
     \fromproperty #'header:composer
   }
  }
}

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