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MusicXML 3.0 Beta 5

Recordare has released a new Beta 5 version of the MusicXML 3.0 format with many documentation improvements. We have specified and clarified several parts of the format in response to developer requests collected over the past few years. Continue reading

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MusicXML 3.0 Beta 4

Last week, Recordare released a new Beta 4 version of the MusicXML 3.0 format. We are getting close to the final version of MusicXML 3.0, so please let us know if there are things we should be adding or changing to better meet your needs. Continue reading

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Mahler 2 Reviews

It’s good to see how much people enjoyed the San Francisco Symphony performances of Mahler’s 2nd last weekend, especially with all the raves about the chorus as well as the orchestra. Continue reading

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Coming Up: Mahler, Duruflé, Beethoven

I have three exciting concerts coming up with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus in the next few weeks, all of which we have been rehearsing simultaneously. Continue reading

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MusicXML 3.0 Beta 3

Earlier this week, Recordare released a new Beta 3 version of the MusicXML 3.0 format. Beta 3 includes several new features and improvements based on our implementation experiences to date. Continue reading

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Digital Sheet Music Panel at SF MusicTech Summit #8

On Monday, May 9 there will be a special event at the 8th SF MusicTech Summit in San Francisco. I will be participating in SF MusicTech’s first-ever panel discussion on digital sheet music and music notation. Continue reading

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MusicXML 3.0 Beta 2

Last week Recordare released a new Beta 2 version of the MusicXML 3.0 format. Then today, Recordare released a new version of the MusicXML 3.0 sound taxonomy. There are now 861 standard sound names available, 40% more than in Beta 1. Continue reading

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MusicXML 3.0 Beta 1

MusicXML 3.0 has now entered its beta test! The major new features in Beta 1 include a standard taxonomy of over 600 instrument sounds, better support for Chinese, Turkish, and educational music; catching up with changes in music notation software and practice; and suggestions from MusicXML 2.0 users. Continue reading

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