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We are proud to announce the release of GNU LilyPond 2.24.0. LilyPond is a music engraving program devoted to producing the highest-quality sheet music possible. It brings the aesthetics of traditionally engraved music to computer printouts.

This version includes improvements and fixes since the branching of the previous stable release in October 2020. A list of added features and other user-visible changes can be found at This release switches to Guile 2.2 and features a completely rewritten infrastructure for creating the official packages, finally allowing us to offer 64-bit binaries for macOS and Windows.

These pre-built binaries are linked from and available from GitLab: Please note that there is a known issue on Windows where compiling very large scores (several hundreds of pages) can result in crashes. We hope to address this in a future bugfix release.

LilyPond 2.24 is brought to you by

Main Developers:

Jean Abou Samra, Colin Campbell, Dan Eble, Jonas Hahnfeld, Phil Holmes, David Kastrup, Werner Lemberg, Han-Wen Nienhuys, Francisco Vila

Core Contributors:

Erlend E. Aasland, Kevin Barry, Martín Rincón Botero, Tim Burgess, Thibaut Cuvelier, Jefferson Felix, David Stephen Grant, Jordan Henderson, Masamichi Hosoda, Nihal Jere, Martin Joerg, Michael Käppler, Doug Kearns, Mark Knoop, Thomas Morley, Lukas-Fabian Moser, Martin Neubauer, Knut Petersen, Valentin Petzel, Pete Siddall, Alen Šiljak, Samuel Tam, Timofey, Nathan Whetsell

Font Contributors:

Johannes Feulner, David Stephen Grant, Owen Lamb

Documentation Writers:

Michael Käppler, Daniel Tobias Johansen Langhoff, Thomas Morley, John Wheeler


Federico Bruni, Walter Garcia-Fontes, Dénes Harmath, Masamichi Hosoda, Guyutongxue, Chengrui Li, Jean-Charles Malahieude, Benkő Pál

and numerous other contributors.