I'm setting a piece and want to have the parts all printed out separately but also a main score with all the parts for the conductor.

Here is my try for the combined score:

\version "2.24.3"

parta = { c'4 d' e' }
partb = { c'4 f'  b' }
partc = { g'4 a' b' }

\new Staff
    \new Voice {

Three chords, with repeated notes represented on both sides of the note stems.

My problem is that I have some voices playing the same note, but I don't want these notes to be printed multiple times, the notes should just be combined to show the chord that is played in total.

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Well, one way you can do this is force all the voices to \voiceOne like this:

\new Staff
       \new Voice { \voiceOne \partc } 
       \new Voice { \voiceOne \parta } 
       \new Voice { \voiceOne \partb } 

But you might want to take a look at \partCombine as another way to combine parts for a conductor.

  • A problem with using \voiceOne is that it forces all stems up. You could fix this with \stemNeutral, but there are other things that \voiceOne does (such as changing the rest position) that you’d also need to revert. Commented Apr 21 at 4:08
  • Unfortunately, \partCombine only works with two parts. Commented Apr 21 at 4:09
  • Yes, \partCombine is great for two expressions. Do you know how hard it would be to expand it for more than two parts? Commented Apr 21 at 14:01
  • This is the closest thing I could find: lilypond.org/doc/v2.25/Documentation/snippets/…
    – ksnortum
    Commented Apr 21 at 19:51

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