Villancicos about Music from Seventeenth-Century Spain and New Spain

Edited by Andrew A. Cashner, Web Library of Seventeenth-Century Music, no. 32


Version History

Version Date Comment
1.1 2018-12 Error corrections, terminology changes, software updates
1.0 2017-12 Expanded bibliography and minor corrections
0.1 2017-11 Initial test release

All of the contents of this repository, including LaTeX and Lilypond source code as well as the resulting typeset publication in PDF format, are copyright © 2018 Andrew A. Cashner.

The complete typeset edition is published by the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music as part of the Web Library of Seventeenth-Century Music. The published edition is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

Users may download editions, print them for personal use, and perform them in non-profit settings, provided proper acknowledgement is given to both the editor and to the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music. Permission for performance in professional (for profit) settings must be negotiated directly between the performers or their agents and the editor. The editor remains the owner of all rights to the edition.

Lilypond "Packages"

This project uses a number of Lilypond "packages" developed by the editor specifically for the needs of early music. These packages aim to make the user interface more flexible and to separate content from presentation to a greater degree. They allow convenient usage of features including preparatory staves, mensural coloration brackets, mensural time signatures, and editorial lyrical text. Those packages are available in a separate Git repository,


Given the copyright and license notice above, the following information is provided solely for those curious about how the document was produced. The license does not permit you to produce your own altered versions of this document without permission.

The master document is a LaTeX file which pulls in subfiles from the various directories. To compile the master document, you should have a complete installation of TeXLive 2018 from, and a Unix-like shell with GNU Make and basic utilities. At the command line, simply run the command make to produce the complete PDF.

Lilypond Scores

The musical scores are separate Lilypond files under the scores directory. They are compiled separately using the shell script in that directory. You should have a complete installation of Lilypond version 2.19 or higher from To produce PDFs of the individual scores:

cd scores

The master LaTeX document simply includes these PDFs and adds sectioning commands, page numbers, and headers to them using the pdfpages package.