• Version

  • Date Added
    (to site)

    August 11th, 2010
  • Author

    Dr. Jörg Anders (Founder), Reinhard Katzmann (project leader) Matevž Jekovec (developer, composer) Georg Rudolph (LilyPond meister) Leon Vinken (MusicXML meister)
  • License

    GNU General Public License (GPL) (?)
  • Description

    Canorus is a free extensible music score editor. It supports note writing, import/export of various file formats, MIDI input and output, scripting and more! Using a Qt4 framework Canorus offers a fast and modern GUI and cross-platformability.

    Key features of this program include:

    - Score source view with on-the-fly parser and rendering to the scoreview
    - Command line interface & Scripting support
    - Plugins
    - Function marks
    - Archived XML-based file format with resources attached
    - Qt4 and cross-platform ability
    - Modern user interface (vector graphics for music elements, multiple viewports on a single score)
    - Doxygen documentation
    - Multiple voices – Polyphony and unlimited number of contexts
    - Multiple viewports on the same music score
    - MIDI playback
    - Transposition
    - Lyrics
    - LilyPond export, basic import
    - MusicXml basic import
    - Midi export, basic import

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