Music Notation Software

Gordon J. Callon


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A
        Choosing a Notation Program
 ( basic introduction about factors to
 consider; PDF file [so needs
 Adobe Acrobat Reader to view] )
        [ Kelly's Music & Computers ]
Adobe Acrobat Reader Adobe Acrobat Reader
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the abc musical notation language [Chris Walshaw]

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Allegro

Allegro [MakeMusic! {Coda Music Technologies); see: Finale] [Macintosh & Windows]

algomusic.com [see: Java Music Specification Language]

Amadeus [see: Vivaldi Software]

Ararat Software; see: Score: : see New Notations (London)

Ars Nova

Ars Nova Software [see: Songworks II Polyphonic]

Pizzicato

Arpege Musique [see: Pizzicato]

Arkkra Enterprises [see: Mup]

Neuratron
Neuratron
  Neuratron AudioScore Professional
AudioScore Professional

AudioScore Professional 3—Intelligent Music Entry [Sound to MIDI conversion (Neuratron)] [Macintosh & Windows]

Autoscore

Autoscore (Wildcat Canyon Software) [Macintosh & Windows]



B
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Bach Musicological Font [Yo Tomita, School of Music, Queen's University of Belfast (font for use in word processors)] [Macintosh & Windows]

Bardon Enterprises [see: BarScribe]

Barfly

BarFly [Phil Taylor] [Macintosh] (Free)

BarScribe

BarScribe [Bardon Enterprises] [Windows]

Berlioz [Domenique Montel & Fréderic Magiera, Lédignan [near Nîmes] (in French)] [Macintosh & Windows]

Braeburn Software [see: Music Publisher]

Brahms [Jan Würthner] [Linux] (Free)

Braille Music Software,   See:

Bucket o' Tab [Windows] (Free)



C
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Cakewalk (About Us / Products / Events) [Windows]

Cakewalk
capella capella professional
[English site] capella professional
(Recordare)

capella (Capella Software [in German]) [Windows]

CERL
CERL

CERL [see: Lime]

Coda

(Coda) MakeMusic! {Coda Music Technologies) [see: Allegro; Finale; NotePad; PrintMusic!; SongWriter; MakeMusic! {Coda Music Technologies)]

Common Music Notation [Bill Schottstaedt] [Macintosh, NeXTstep, SGI, & Linux and ACL or Clisp] (Free)

Copyist
Copyist

Copyist (Sion Software) [see: QuickScore Elite] [Windows]

Cubase (Steinberg / North America Site) [Macintosh & Windows]



D

Dancing Dots Braille Music Technology-DDBMT [See: Lime, Goodfeel Braille Music Translator (Lime to Braille conversion)]

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DARMS: The Note-Processor Dialect [J. Stephen Dydo, in Beyond MIDI: The Handbook of Musical Codes: Online Resources (Eleanor Selfridge-Field, J. Stephen Dydo, & Walter B. Hewlett);1 Center for Computer Assisted Research in the Humanities at Stanford University] [DOS]

Datasonics [see: Music Master]

Denemo , a gtk+ frontend to GNU Lilypond [Matthew Hiller] [Linux & Windows] (free)

MagicScore
MagicScore

DG Software [see: MagicScore]

Django
Django

Django Notation and Tablature Software [Alain Veylit] [Windows]

Doremi, a shapenote font [Weelyrd Publishing] [Macintosh & Windows]


E

Emagic [see: Logic]

gvox

Encore (Passport Design Systems, now owned by: gvox) [Macintosh & Windows]

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F
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Finale (MakeMusic! {Coda Music Technologies}) [Macintosh & Windows]

Finale
NotePad
NotePad Plus
Finale Guitar
Allegro
FList

FList (Ararat Software) [see: Score]

Fonts of Music Symbols for use in Word Processors,   See:

Footime [Neuratron; see: PhotoScore]

Lugert Verlag
Lugert Verlag

Forte [Lugert Verlag - Materialien für Musikunterricht] [Windows]

Fronimo [DOS and Windows]

G
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gvox

G7 (Sibelius) [Macintosh & Windows]

GenieSoft

GenieSoft Music Software [see: Overture and Score Writer]

GNU Denemo [see: Denemo]

Goodfeel Braille Music Translator (Dancing Dots Braille Music Technology-DDBMT)

Graphire

Graphire [see: Music Press]

Grégoire

Grégoire: Sheet music editing software for Gregorian chant [Windows] (Free)

Gscore [Sebastien Tricaud] [Linux]

Guido Music Notation [Windows & ASCII/HTML: "...plain-text, i.e. readable and platform independent format...".] (Free)

Guitarmaster

Guitarmaster (RoboSens) [Windows]

Guitar Pro

Guitar Pro [Windows]

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gvox

gvox [see: Encore, MusicTime]


H
Harmony Assistant
Melody Assistant
OMeR
Melody Player
Myriad Music Plug-in

Harmony Assistant (Myriad Software) [Macintosh & Windows]

I
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iabc [see: the abc musical notation language]

Igor

IgorTM (NoteHeads [formerly Technoligor AB]) [Macintosh & Windows]

J

Java Music Specification Language (algomusic.com) [Macintosh & Windows; multiple platforms]

K

Kidnotes Font Package (DVM Publications) [Macintosh & Windows])



L
LilyPond
LilyPond

LilyPond - The GNU Project Music Typesetter [Main address (development branch)]
           [Unix, Linux, FreeBSD, AIX, NeXTStep, IRIX, and Solaris; Windows]

Lime
Lime

Lime (CERL Sound Group) [Macintosh & Windows]

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Linux Music Notation Software

Logic (Emagic) [Macintosh]

Lute Tablature Transcriber [Paul Beier, MusIco] [DOS] (Freeware)

M
MagicScore
MagicScore

MagicScore (DG Software) [Windows]

MakeMusic! {Coda Music Technologies) [see: Allegro; Finale; NotePad; SongWriter; PrintMusic!]

Mark of the Unicorn
Mark of the
Unicorn

Mark of the Unicorn (MOTU) [see: Mosaic]

Melody Assistant
Melody
Assistant

Melody Assistant (shareware, Myriad Software) [see: Harmony Assistant] [Macintosh & Windows])

Metronome and MetTimes Fonts (DVM Publications [Macintosh & Windows] [fonts for use in word processors])

middle C software

middle C software [optical music recognition software]

MidiIllustrator

MidiIllustrator (Rallentando Software) [Windows]

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MidiNotate

MidiNotate (Notation Software, Inc.) [Windows]

MidiScor

MidiScor (Ararat Software) [see: Score]

MidiScorWrite

MidiScorWrite (Ararat Software) [see: Score]

miniMusic NotePad (miniMusic) [PalmOS]

Mark of the Unicorn
Mark of the
Unicorn

Mosaic (MOTU—Mark of the Unicorn) [Macintosh]

Mozart

Mozart: The Music Processor (David Webber) [Windows]

MP Scan [scanning add-on module for Music Publisher (Braeburn Software)] [Windows]

Mup (Arkkra Enterprises) [Macintosh, DOS/Windows, Linux & Unix]

Muscript
Muscript

Muscript [Peter Billam] [Linux, Unix, Macintosh, DOS/Windows] (free)

Muse [Laurie Griffiths] [Windows] (shareware)

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MuseScore and MusE - Linux Music Editor [Werner Schweer] [Linux] (free)

MusEdit (Yowza Software) [Windows]

Musette (Don Rowe, Canzona Music) [Windows] (free)

Musicator
Musicator

Musicator (Musicator USA) [Windows]

MusicEase [Windows]

MusicEdit [Prof. Herbert Walz] [Linux & Windows]

Music Engraving Software Utilities [Jan J. de Kloe]: SIP; SipText; SipXML; SipXref; SipSplit; SipSib; SipThema; SipFind; SipPMXin; etc.

Music Master
Music
Master

Music Master (Datasonics) [Windows]

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Graphire

Music Press (Graphire) [Macintosh & Windows]

Music Publisher (Braeburn Software) [Windows]

gvox

MusicTime Deluxe (Passport Design Systems—now owned by: gvox) [Macintosh & Windows]

Recordare
MusicXML

MusicXML (Recordare)

SmartScore

Musitek [see: SmartScore]

MusiXTeX / MusicTeX / MuTeX (Werner Icking Music Archive [Werner Icking])

Myriad Software [see: Harmony Assistant]

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N
Neuratron

Neuratron [see: AudioScore Professional; PhotoScore; Sibelius]

Nightingale (Adept Music Notation Solutions, Inc.) [Macintosh]

Notation Software, Inc. [see: MidiNotate]

Notation Technologies [see: Play Music]

BerliOS

NoteEdit - A Score Editor [new version in beta: BerliOS Developer] [Linux]

NoteAbility [Keith Hamel, Opus1 Music Software] [Macintosh]

NotePad NotePad Plus

NoteHeads [see: IgorTM]

NotePad (free) & Finale NotePad Plus [MakeMusic! {Coda Music Technologies); see: Finale] [Macintosh & Windows]

Note Processor [see: DARMS: The Note-Processor Dialect; Lute Tablature Transcriber]

NoteWorthy Composer (NoteWorthy SoftWare, Inc.) [Windows]

NoteWorthy Composer
Notion Music Composition and Performance Software

Notion Music Composition and Performance Software [Virtuosoworks] [Windows]

npc Imaging

O

Octava (Obtiv) [Windows]

OMeR
OMeR

OMeR (Myriad Software) [Macintosh & Windows]

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Opus [see: Vivaldi Software]

Opus1 Music Software [see: NoteAbility Music Notation Software]

GenieSoft

Overture (GenieSoft Music Software) [Macintosh & Windows]



P

Partita [see: Finale, Sibelius]

gvox

Passport [see: gvox; Encore, MusicTime]

Personal Composer (Personal Composer Inc.) [Windows]

Philip's Music Writer (PMW) (Philip Hazel) [Unix]

PhotoScore
PhotoScore

PhotoScore [Scanning software for Sibelius, MusicXML, NIFF, and MIDI editing software (Neuratron)] [Macintosh & Windows]

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Pizzicato

Pizzicato (Arpege Musique)] [Macintosh & Windows]

Play Music

Play Music (Notation Technologies) [Windows]

PrintMusic

PrintMusic! (MakeMusic! {Coda Music Technologies)) [Macintosh & Windows]

Project XEMO

Project XEMO (Xemus Software LLC)

Pyware Music Writer ?? (Pygraphics) [Macintosh]



Q
Sion Software

QuickScore Elite and Copyist for Windows (Sion Software) [Windows]

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R
Recordare
MusicXML

Recordare (MusicXML)

RoboSens

RoboSens [see: Guitarmaster]

Rosegarden [Chris Cannam, Andy Green, and Richard Bown; chord naming and filter code contributed by Guillaume Laurent) [Unix or OpenVMS with the X window system & Linux] (free)

S
Saint Meinrad

Saint Meinrad Fonts (Saint Meinrad Archabbey, Liturgical Music Office) [fonts for use in word processors]

Salieri

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Scanning Software for Music

ScorCounter

ScorCounter (Ararat Software) [see: Score]

Score (San Andreas Press) [DOS & Windows]

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ScorEdit

ScorEdit (Ararat Software) [see: Score]

Score Perfect Professional
Scoretec

Score Perfect Professional (Columbus Soft & Scoretec) [Macintosh & Windows]

Columbus Soft
GenieSoft

Score Writer (GenieSoft Music Software) [Macintosh & Windows]

SharpEye Music Reader

Sibelius Demo Sibelius Viewer
Free Download:
The Sibelius Viewer, Scorch Sibelius Viewer
Free Download:
gvox G7

Sibelius [Macintosh & Windows]

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Sincrosoft [see: Vivaldi Software]

Sion Software

Sion Software [see: QuickScore Elite] [Windows]

SIP: Music Engraving Software Utilities [Jan J. de Kloe]: SIP; SipText; SipXML; SipXref; SipSplit; SipSib; SipThema; SipFind; SipPMXin; etc.

SmartScore

SmartScore (Musitek) [Windows & Macintosh]

Songworks
Songworks

Songworks II Polyphonic (Ars Nova Software) [Macintosh & Windows]

SongWriter

SongWriter (MakeMusic! {Coda Music Technologies) [see: Finale] [Macintosh & Windows]

Spe-Not Kkt. [see: Turandot]

Steinberg [see: Cubase]

StringWalker Tablature Sequencer [Alain Veylit] [Windows]

T
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Tab lute tablature software [Wayne Cripps] [Macintosh, Windows, Unix, Linux, & DOS, and by e-mail]

TaBazar [Peer Smola (in German)] [Windows]

TablEdit

TablEdit [Macintosh & Windows]

TabTrax

TabTrax (2112design) [Windows]

Tabs, Lyrics & Chords (Westcom Software) [Windows]

Technoligor AB (formerly Igor Technologies, now NoteHeads) [see: IgorTM]

Toccata (Optek Systems) [Windows]

Turandot

Turandot (Spe-Not Kkt.) [Windows]

U

Unix Music Notation Software

V
Notion Music Composition and Performance Software

Virtuosoworks [see: Notion Music Composition and Performance Software]

Vivaldi Software (VivaldiStudio) [Macintosh & Windows]

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Voyetra Turtle Beach [Windows]

Voyetra
contact information:
   (800)233-9377 (continental US only)
   (914)966-0600 (outside the US)
   (914)966-1102 (general fax)
   sales@voyetra.com

VS Pro (Datasonics) [see: Music Master]



W

Wedelmusic

Wedelmusic [Paolo Nesi] [XML compliant format]

Weelyrd Publishing [see: Doremi]

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Wildcat Canyon Software [see: Autoscore]

Wolfgang [Etienne Darbellay & Jean-François Marti] [Macintosh & Windows] (in French)

Worship Studio (WorshipMusic.com) [Windows 98 and earlier]

X
Project XEMO

Xemo [see: Project XEMO]

Xemus Software LLC [see: Project XEMO]

XML for music notation,   See:




  1. The www site "is an electronic extension to the book", Beyond MIDI: The Handbook of Musical Codes, edited by Eleanor Selfridge-Field (Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 1997). See: MIT Press: Beyond MIDI, The Handbook of Musical Codes <http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=3297>.
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Last updated: 21 January 2007.           Copyright © 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2007 by Gordon J. Callon. All rights reserved.
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