Adding the current date to the tagline

There are a couple ways to get the current date in your score - using Scheme and a header that suits you (as you may find in the Adding the current date to a score example), or placing the same Scheme code in a \markup block.

One more option is to place the date in the tagline. This places the date at the bottom of the last page and appears like this -

Engraved on April 26, 2009 with Lilypond 2.12.2 (

The format of the date can be changed according to these parameters: