Canorus is a free cross-platform music score editor. It supports an unlimited number and length of staffs, polyphony, a MIDI playback of notes, chord markings, lyrics, import/export filters to formats like MIDI, MusicXML, ABC Music, MusiXTeX and LilyPond

Features

  • Polyphony
  • Canorus ML Format (optionally as archive)
  • Scripting and Plugins (Python working, Ruby planned)
  • Multiple Views for different tasks (Score, CLI, Source, Help
  • Several configuration options for Editing, Appearance, Playback, Print
  • Translations into many different languages
  • Multiple Platform support (like Windows, Mac, Linux, *BSD)
  • Standard Notation elements (Rests, Notes, Clefs, Key/Time Signatures etc.)
  • Several Import Possibilities (Midi, MusicXML, Simple Lilypond, more planned)
  • Many Exporters available (Midi, MusicXML, Lilypond, more planned)
  • Zooming of Score and Several Score Views
  • Lyrics
  • Properties for music elements (staff, note, barline, voices, slures etc.)
  • Document Properties (Title, Composer, Copyright, Arranger etc.)
  • Document Recovery
  • Midi Recording and Playback as well as GM instrument configuration
  • Undo/Redo, Copy&Paste
  • Marks (Fermata, (De)Crescendo, Dynamics, Repeat, Fingering etc.)
  • Print Preview and Printing via Lilypond (more backends planned)
  • Coloring of music elements (for education), only scriptable for now
  • PDF and SVG export based on Lilypond
  • Midi based on well-tested backends: PMidi and RTMidi

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Additional Project Details

Languages

Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Slovene

Intended Audience

Developers, End Users/Desktop, Testers

User Interface

Console/Terminal, Plugins, Qt

Programming Language

C++, Python, Ruby

Registered

2006-08-14