# Music LaTex a two-hand piece of music (C-major K545 by Mozart)

I have the following code and it supposes to output the following music (C-major K545 by Mozart)

But I am unable to make it work, can someone see what is the problem for my package and document setup

\documentclass[11pt,urlcolor=blue, linkcolor=blue]{article}

\usepackage{musixtex}
\usepackage{wasysym}

\begin{document}

\begin{music}
\parindent 1cm
\def\nbinstruments{1}\relax % a single instrument
\def\instrumenti{Piano}%    % whose name is Piano
\nbporteesi=2\relax         % with two staffs
\generalmeter{\meterfrac{4}{4}}\relax % 4/4 meter chosen
\debutextrait               % starting real score
\normal                     % normal 12 pt note spacing
\temps\Notes\ibu0f0\qh0{cge}\tbu0\qh0g|\hl j\enotes
\temps\Notes\ibu0f0\qh0{cge}\tbu0\qh0g|\ql l\sk\ql n\enotes
\barre                      % bar
\Notes\ibu0f0\qh0{dgf}|\qlp i\enotes
\notes\tbu0\qh0g|\ibbl1j3\qb1j\tbl1\qb1k\enotes
\temps\Notes\ibu0f0\qh0{cge}\tbu0\qh0g|\hl j\enotes
\finextrait                 % terminate excerpt
\end{music}

\end{document}


for other info, please see this.

I am using the document class [article].

• If you want to typeset a complete score (and not just a part which is included in the text of a bigger document) then I strongly recommend using something like musescore. LaTeX is great but music scores are not on its strong side… – clemens Jun 17 '17 at 10:19

Don't confuse MusicTeX with MusiXTeX. The example loads musixtex, then code for the music becomes (documentation, "1.2 A simple example"):

\documentclass[11pt]{article}

\usepackage{musixtex}
\usepackage{wasysym}

\begin{document}

\begin{music}
\setlength{\parindent}{1cm}
\instrumentnumber{1}        % a single instrument
\setname1{Piano}            % whose name is Piano
\setstaffs1{2}              % with two staffs
\generalmeter{\meterfrac{4}{4}} % 4/4 meter chosen
\startextract               % starting real score
\Notes\ibu0f0\qb0{cge}\tbu0\qb0g|\hl j\en
\Notes\ibu0f0\qb0{cge}\tbu0\qb0g|\ql l\sk\ql n\en
\bar                        % bar
\Notes\ibu0f0\qb0{dgf}|\qlp i\en
\notes\tbu0\qb0g|\ibbl1j3\qb1j\tbl1\qb1k\en
\Notes\ibu0f0\qb0{cge}\tbu0\qb0g|\hl j\en
\zendextract                % terminate excerpt
\end{music}

\end{document}


MusicTeX is older and seems no longer maintainted. TeX Live does not include it and needs to be installed first. Therefore, I would prefer MusiXTeX. Also, I recommend to take a look at LilyPond.