Using Lilypond, I would like to indicate alternate endings to the piece I am engraving; an "Optional 'Screen Gems' Ending" which is 2 measures long or another "Low Fat" ending (not my terms; they are in the original score) which is 1 meaasure. I would like notation similar to 1st and 2nd endings but without the repeat, of course. How do I do this? Thanks!


See here for the LilyPond documentation on long repeats.

\version "2.19.82"

voltaFirst = \markup \text "Gems"
voltaSecond = \markup \text "Fat"

\relative c' {
  \repeat volta 2 {
    e4 e e e
  \alternative {{
    \set Score.repeatCommands = #(list(list 'volta voltaFirst))
    g2 g g g \bar "||"
    \set Score.repeatCommands = #(list(list 'volta voltaSecond))
  \bar "|."

Text other than numbers in repeats

You can add usual markup arguments after \text to change how it's displayed.

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