Dorico 5 is out with the inclusion of more SMuFL music fonts; speedier note input workflows; playback enhancements such as scrubbing, space and stage templates, pitch contour emphasis, MIDI trigger regions, and Groove Agent SE; an instrument editor; and a host of other worthwhile enhancements.
Scoring Express jazz templates for Finale released; Sibelius and Dorico suites updated
The Scoring Express Jazz package of templates and libraries for Finale is now available, adding to the popular Chamber and Theatre & Studio packages, and bringing it on par with the versions already available for Sibelius and Dorico.
The Nepomuk text font: it takes a certain type
Nepomuk is a text font inspired by the type commonly found in music plate engraving from the late 19th to the mid 20th-century. It’s available on Notation Central. Learn all about its origins and design.
Using Dorico’s flows and condensing features to prepare Handel’s Messiah
How many versions of Handel’s Messiah are there? It’s hard to say, but by using Dorico’s flows and condensing features, it’s possible to prepare a version to suit your particular performance.
22 in 22: Scoring Express on sale for 22% off
We kick off the Notation Central Black Friday sale with Scoring Express, the collection of professional templates based on the same templates we use at NYC Music Services, for 22% off.
Create separate parts from a group when using the Staff Names feature in Sibelius
When creating parts from a grouped instrument, Sibelius will only create one part with all of the staves, instead of individual parts for each staff. Here’s how to create separate parts from an instrument with more than one staff.
Orchestra librarians want you to know about instrument names
Here’s a video tutorial, with a complete transcript, from Thomas Goss of Orchestration Online on the subject of correctly labeling instrument names and numbers in your score, and its importance to the orchestra staff and librarian.
Scoring Express for Dorico and Finale released; Sibelius templates updated
We’re very excited to announce the availability of all-new Scoring Express professional music notation templates for Dorico and Finale, as well as updates to the Sibelius versions.
Orchestra librarians want you to know about parts paper sizes
Before you do any work on parts, you’ll want to get one basic parameter from the librarian: the paper size their orchestra prefers for their instrument parts. Here’s a video tutorial from Thomas Goss of Orchestration Online on the subject, with a complete transcript.
Robert Puff, leading music preparer and notation expert, dies at 66
Robert Puff, one of the foremost music preparers working in concert and commercial music, and music notation software expert whose advice was available on his highly-regarded industry web site Of Note, died on Thursday, April 21, 2022.