While transcribing Vexilla regis I came across a weird issue with augmenta being offset to the right.

\version "2.19.81"
\include "gregorian.ly"

cantus = \relative c' {
  \[ \augmentum g \melisma \flexa \augmentum f \melismaEnd \] \divisioMaior
  f \[ g( \pes a ) \]

cantusLyrics = \lyricmode { tor sus -- pen }

\score { \new VaticanaVoice = "cantus" \cantus \addlyrics \cantusLyrics }

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The augmenta from the first ligature are almost hidden by the last ligature.

When I leave the last ligature off, the augmenta are rendered correctly: enter image description here

What's causing this and how can I fix it? Is there an error somewhere that I'm not seeing?

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    I'm afraid I can't help, but I can confirm the same problem with LilyPond 2.18.2. I did have to use the following score block though: \score { << \new VaticanaVoice << \clef "vaticana-fa1" \music >> >> } This appears to be a similar problem to the one described in this mailing list post and in this thread, with a possible workaround described.
    – Greg
    Feb 16, 2018 at 18:44
  • @Greg Have you seen my response? May 8, 2022 at 13:22
  • Some time passed since my response and I gained some experience. I have to say, that gregorio with LaTeX is so advanced now, that it is superior to lilypond Vaticana in my opinion. Furthermore most scores are available on gregobase. May 8, 2022 at 13:23

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I got the same problem and did some research. It looks like that it appears only at a divisio. In some archive of the lilypond mailing list, I found the solution.

If you add two s8 notes here, each augmentum will be rendered correctly:

\relative c' {  \[ \augmentum g \melisma \flexa \augmentum f \melismaEnd \]%
     s8 s \divisioMaior f \[ g( \pes a ) \]

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