LilyPond automates engraving. It formats music beautifully and automatically and uses friendly syntax to input files.
LilyPond was born out of frustration with the boring and uninteresting look of computer printed-outs. Programmers can solve the printing problem. Every musician loves to read beautiful music.
LilyPond does exactly that: it prints music with minimal fuss in the best traditions classical engraving. Do not waste time tuning spacing, moving around symbols or shaping slurs. Sharp sheet music will impress your friends and colleagues!