LilyPond sheet music text editor
  8 reviews

Frescobaldi is a LilyPond sheet music editor. It aims to be powerful, yet lightweight and easy to use. Frescobaldi is Free Software, freely available under the GNU General Public License.


* Powerful text editor with syntax highlighting and automatic completion
* Music view with advanced Point & Click
* MIDI player to proof-listen LilyPond-generated MIDI files
* MIDI capturing to enter music
* Powerful Score Wizard to quickly setup a music score
* Snippet Manager to store and apply text snippets, templates or scripts
* Use multiple versions of LilyPond, automatically selects the correct version
* Built-in LilyPond documentation browser and built-in Frescobaldi User Guide
* Smart layout-control functions like coloring specific objects in the PDF
* MusicXML, MIDI and ABC import
* Modern user interface with configurable colors, fonts and keyboard shortcuts
* Translated into Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Czech, Russian,
Spanish, Galician, Turkish, Polish, Brazillian Portuguese and Ukrainian.
Music functions:

* Transpose music
* Change music from relative to absolute and vice versa
* Change the language used for note names
* Change the rhythm (double, halve, add/remove dots, copy, paste) etc.
* Hyphenate lyrics using word-processor hyphenation dictionaries
* Add spanners, dynamics, articulation easily using the Quick Insert panel
* Update LilyPond syntax using convert-ly, with display of differences
In order to use lyric hyphenation, please install your languages' appropriate hyphenation packages, e.g. hyphen-fr for French, hyphen-ca for Catalan, etc.

Frescobaldi is designed to run on all major operating systems (Linux, macOS and MS Windows). It is named after Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643), an Italian composer of keyboard music in the late Renaissance and early Baroque period.
Latest reviews
Klavierspieler 3 years ago

The only way I use lilypond.

grzybudiegiftmacher 4 years ago

Excellent editor! The best solution for Lilypond.

Juan-Guillermo 5 years ago

El mejor entorno para LilyPond, no hay mejor manera de editar partituras.

tuprofe_demusica 5 years ago

La mejor IDE para LILYPOND. Rapido y fácil de usar, previsualizacion instantanea. Infaltable.

sinihisi 6 years ago

the best ide for lilypond

MartinP 6 years ago

Clicking on note in rendering window does not link to location in source file, Firefox starts instead. UPDATE - Fixed this - it was an issue with capital letters in file names. Project was imported from windows, where this is no problem

serveracim 8 years ago

I don't know what I would have done without it.

Piilen 9 years ago

Great front-end for Lilypond, works in gnome as well not just KDE