copying lyrics to clipboard

• Feb 12, 2019 - 09:10

Copying lyrics to clipboard does not collect all the lyrics.
I've attached two files: the MuS one is part of a Shubert's mass of which only the Soprano part is visible.
The second file it's a PDF of a doc I wrote by extracting soprano's lyrics and adding the measure# in red.
In blue it's the missing lyrics area.

Attachment Size
test2.mscz 45.37 KB
s.pdf 147.54 KB


In reply to by Trottolina

I don't usually use lyrics so I didn't comment previously expecting someone who deals more with choral music to respond. What I found is that the lyrics that did not copy are not in voice 1.

I see no compelling reason to put the lyrics anywhere but voice 1. You can select the measures with the non-voice 1, right click a lyric, choose Select>All similar elements in range selection, cut the selected lyrics, select a voice 1 note and paste the lyrics. They will then be transferred to voice 1.

The lyrics not in voice 1 not being copied I see is a problem. I don't know how it should be addressed. How should the lyrics be pasted into a document in such a situation? There are legitimate uses for different voices with lyrics, like a score where alto and soprano are on the same staff with soprano lyrics above and alto lyrics below.

In reply to by mike320

Thanks Mike320, that helps. Now, as for how should be addressed I'll give you my idea.
In my experience with music scores I see frequently on one stave multiple voices (typically not more than two).
Let's say, for instance SOPRANO 1 and SOPRANO 2 (the same apply to ALTO, TENORE and BASSO).
While S1 can have different notes from S2, I HAVE NEVER SEEN (but that's only in my experience for what it counts) different lyrics.

In reply to by Trottolina

As I initially said, my experience with choral works is limited. There are others with far more experience around here that would be a better option to look at the issues involved in copying lyrics to the clipboard.

I know there are scores with the Soprano and Alto on the same staff, and they at times have different rhythms and/or lyrics. For example, the Soprano may hold a note on a word while the alto repeats the word using a shorter rhythm. In a case like this, the use of voices makes sense and the soprano is written above the staff, while the alto is written below it.

In reply to by Trottolina

You can absolutely tell which voice a lyric is in. Select a measure and voice 1 lyrics are blue, voice 2 are green and voice 3 are orange. If you use the selection filter, uncheck voice 1 and select a group of measures, you will see that only non-blue lyrics (and everything else) are selected. You can then right click any lyric and choose select>All similar elements in range selection to choose all of the lyrics not in voice 1. You can then cut all of them with ctrl+x, click the voice 1 note and press ctrl+v to put them into voice 1. Don't forget to check voice 1 at this point so you can later make voice 1 selections. You now have all of the lyrics you selected in voice 1. You may need to do this in multiple places to move all of the lyrics to voice 1 so they can all be copied to the clipboard.

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