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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
Free Download:
Kelly's

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

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

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Barfly

BarFly [Phil Taylor] [Macintosh] (Free)

BerliOS

BerliOS Developer [see: Canorus, NoteEdit, & NtEd]

Berlioz

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

Braeburn
Braeburn Software

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

Calliope Music Notation Editor (SourceForge.net) [NeXTStep, MacOS X, GnuStep, All POSIX (Linux/BSD/UNIX-like OSes)]

Canorus (Reinhard Katzmann, Matevž Jekovec, Georg Rudolph, Leon Vinken; and see BerliOS) [Linux, Windows, MacOSX] (free)

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]

Steinberg

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



D
Dancing Dots

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

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ccarh
ccarh

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: Musick's Handmade: Resources for Early Music and Tablature [Alain Veylit] [Windows]

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


E

Emagic [legacy product support only]

gvox

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




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

Finale
Allegro
FList

FList (Ararat Software) [see: Score]

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

Footime [Neuratron; see: PhotoScore]

Lugert Verlag
Lugert Verlag

Forte (Lugert Verlag - Materialien für Musikunterricht [in German]) [Windows]

Frescobaldi
Frescobaldi

Frescobaldi, a KDE4 frontend to GNU Lilypond [Wilbert Berendsen] [Linux & Windows] (free)

Fripp (Julianne Sharer) [Linux] (Free)

Fronimo [DOS and Windows]

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G
G7

G7 (Sibelius) [Macintosh & Windows]

GenieSoft

GenieSoft Music Software [see: Overture and Score Writer]

GNU Denemo [see: Denemo]

Dancing Dots

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] (Free) [and see: the abc musical notation language]

Gsharp [Robert Strandh] [Linux] (Free)

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

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Guitarmaster

Guitarmaster (RoboSens) [Windows]

Guitar Pro

Guitar Pro [Windows]

gvox

gvox [see: Encore, MusicTime]

 

H
Harmony Assistant
Harmony Assistant
Melody Assistant
Melody Assistant
Optical Music easy Reader
Optical Music easy Reader
PDFtoMusic
PDFtoMusic
PDFtoMusic Pro
PDFtoMusic Pro
Virtual Singer
Virtual Singer
Melody Player
Melody Player
Myriad Music Plug-in
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]

Impro-Visor

  Impro-Visor (Bob Keller, Computer Science Department, Harvey Mudd College) [Java 1.5 or later (so : Macintosh {some}, Windows, Linux, etc.)] (free)  

J
Jam

Jam (PYVA-NET) [Windows]

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

K
KGuitar
KGuitar

KGuitar (Mikhail Yakshin AKA GreyCat et al.) [Unix & Linux]) (free)

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

KlavarScript—klavar notation software (Marco van der Kolk) [Windows]



L
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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]

Linux Music Notation Software

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Logic (see: Emagic) [legacy product support only]

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!]

Melody Assistant
Melody
Assistant

Melody Assistant & Melody Player (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

MidiIllustrator (Rallentando Software) [Windows]

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Notation Software, Inc.

MidiNotate [now Notation Composer; see: Notation Software, Inc.]

MidiScor

MidiScor (Ararat Software) [see: Score]

MidiScorWrite

MidiScorWrite (Ararat Software) [see: Score]

miniMusic NotePad (miniMusic) [PalmOS]

Mozart

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

Braeburn
Braeburn Software

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 [Windows, Macintosh, & Linux] and MusE [Werner Schweer] [Linux] (both free)

Yowza

MusEdit (Yowza Software) [Windows]

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

Musicator
Musicator

Musicator (Musicator USA) [Windows]

MusicEase [Windows]

MusicEdit [Prof. Herbert Walz] [(in German); 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] ???

Braeburn
Braeburn Software

Music Publisher (Braeburn Software) [Windows]

MusicTeacherTools.com

MusicTeacherTools.com

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])

Mutopia: The LilyPond music archive [see: LilyPond]

Myriad Software [see: Harmony Assistant]

Myriad Music Plug-in (Myriad Software) [see: Harmony Assistant] (free)

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N
Neuratron

Neuratron [see: AudioScore Professional; PhotoScore; Sibelius]

Nightingale
Nightingale

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

Notation Composer

Notation Composer; Notation Player; Notation Musician; [see: Notation Software, Inc.]

Notation Software, Inc.

Notation Technologies [see: Play Music]

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

NoteEdit - A Score Editor [discontinued; Linux]

Noteflight

Noteflight [online WWW application]

NoteHeads [see: IgorTM]

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

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

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

NoteWorthy Composer
Notion Music Composition and Performance Software

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

npc Imaging

NtEd (J.Anders) [Linux] (free)

 

O
      
Octava, English site
Octava English site

Octava (Obtiv) [(in German); Windows]

OMeR
OMeR

OMeR (Myriad Software) [Macintosh & Windows]

Online applications,   See:

Opus [see: Vivaldi Software]

Opus1 Music Software [see: NoteAbilityPro Music Notation Software]

Opus  

Opus Technologies

GenieSoft

Overture (GenieSoft Music Software) [Macintosh & Windows]



P
gvox

Passport [see: gvox; Encore, MusicTime]

PDFtoMusic and PDFtoMusic Pro [see: Harmony Assistant]

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Personal Composer (Personal Composer Inc.) [Windows]

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

PhotoScore
PhotoScore

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

Pizzicato

Pizzicato (Arpege Musique)] [Macintosh & Windows]

Play Music

Play Music (Notation Technologies) [Windows]

PowerTab Tools [see: LilyPond]

Columbus Soft

PriMus (Columbus Soft) [Macintosh & 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
Rosegarden

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

Salieri
Salieri

Salieri

Scanning Software for Music

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ScorCounter

ScorCounter (Ararat Software) [see: Score]

Score (San Andreas Press) [DOS & Windows]

ScorEdit

ScorEdit (Ararat Software) [see: Score]

Score Perfect Professional
Scoretec

Score Perfect Professional (Scoretec) [Macintosh & Windows]

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

SongWriter

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

Spe-Not Kkt. [see: Turandot]

Steinberg

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

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]

Optek Systems
Optek Systems

Toccata (Optek Systems) [Windows]

Turandot

Turandot (Spe-Not Kkt.) [Windows]

U

Unix Music Notation Software, See:

V

Virtual Singer (Myriad Software) [see: Harmony Assistant]

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Notion Music Composition and Performance Software

Virtuosoworks [see: Notion Music Composition and Performance Software]

Vivaldi Software (VivaldiStudio) [Macintosh & Windows]

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]

Wildcat Canyon Software [see: Autoscore]

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

Worship Studio & Composer (WorshipMusic.com) [Windows]

X
Project XEMO

??? Xemo ??? [see: Project XEMO]

??? Xemus Software LLC ??? [see: Project XEMO]

Xenoage Player
Xenoage
Player

Xenoage Player [Xenoage Software] [Linux, Macintosh, Windows, Solaris] (free)

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XML for music notation,   See:

Y
Yowza

Yowza Software [see: MusEdit]



AudioFanzine  
  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>.
See also AudioFanzine (French: Music software news & forums / Produits Logiciels de musique; Music Notation Software Products / Produits Editeurs de Partitions.

Last updated: 20 May 2009.           Copyright © 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, & 2009 by Gordon J. Callon. All rights reserved.



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