Author Archives: Michael

Coming Up: Verdi Requiem

When you work on music notation software for a living and you sing in choruses, the two tend to intersect. The Verdi Requiem turns out to be one of music notation’s record holders. Continue reading

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Finale 2012 Released With MusicXML 3.0 Support

Last Friday, MakeMusic announced the release of Finale 2012. This is the first music notation editor with full support for the reading and writing MusicXML 3.0 files. Continue reading

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Steve Jobs 1955 – 2011

Although I knew it was coming sooner than later, it was still a real kick in the stomach to read that Steve Jobs died today. Continue reading

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Heart of a Soldier

I attended Sunday’s performance of the new Christopher Theofanidis opera Heart of a Soldier in its premiere run at San Francisco Opera, and found it to be a very moving and powerful piece. Continue reading

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A Chorister’s Preview of the SFS Centennial

The centennial season of the San Francisco Symphony has begun! What does that mean for the SFS Chorus? Continue reading

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MusicXML 3.0 and Dolet 6 Plug-ins Released

Yesterday was the big day! Recordare released version 3.0 of the MusicXML format and version 6.0 of our Dolet plug-ins for Finale and Sibelius. Together with Sibelius 7’s built-in MusicXML export, there are exciting times ahead. Continue reading

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MusicXML 3.0 Release Candidate 1

After two more weeks of testing, we now have a MusicXML 3.0 release candidate available for download and testing. If all goes well, this is the MusicXML 3.0 version that we will be releasing soon. Continue reading

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MusicXML 3.0 Beta 6

Testing revealed that Recordare needed another beta before releasing the final version of MusicXML 3.0. A new Beta 6 version is now available. Continue reading

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