[macOS & Windows]
DA CAPO FOR DORICO & FINALE V27 FEATURE 2 SMUFL COMPLIANT MUSIC FONTS: “DA CAPO” & “DA CAPO LIGHT”.
Da Capo fonts are elegant engraver music fonts with a standard and a lighter appearance, yet more robust than some other music fonts, but more accurately representing the look of smooth engraved music. Da Capo can be used for modern sophisticated Pop or Rock, Jazz Bands, Piano and Vocals, Choirs, Marching Bands, and all types of musical ensembles even Symphonies! Da Capo comes with a unique subtle individuality, but with a softer and fatter look which makes it a great use for school manuals and education materials. Both fonts look fun and easy, and will not scare your students! Da Capo works with Finale v27 and Dorico™ Pro version as an alternative to Finale Maestro and Bravura font or any other SMuFL font.
- Da Capo Music Font – Full score – Green Trees Are Bending
- Da Capo Light Music Font – Full score – Green Trees Are Bending
- Da Capo Music Font – Full score – Constellations
- Da Capo Light Music Font – Full score – Constellations
- Da Capo Music Font – Full score – Au Tombeau de Rachmaninoff
- Da Capo Light Music Font – Full score – Au Tombeau de Rachmaninoff
- Da Capo Music Font – Full score – Dorico Prelude
- Da Capo Light Music Font – Full score – Dorico Prelude
INSTALLING DA CAPO FONTS
It’s easy to install Da Capo fonts since they come with four installers, two installers each for macOS and Windows.
APPLYING DA CAPO FONTS IN DORICO™ PRO
When running Dorico, it will find the new metadata files and will make an entry for the fonts in its list of available SMuFL fonts. However, to use the Da Capo fonts:
- Open a Dorico score,
- Go to Engrave mode (Ctrl+3 or Cmd+3), click on the Engrave > Music Fonts menu option,
- In the dialog window that appears, click on the name of the font in the list, then click the button “Change Music Font” and select Da Capo or Da Capo Light to apply the font to your open score project
- Again, Engrave > Font Styles… > Font Style to “Default Music Text Font” choose: Da Capo Text or Da Capo Light Text
- You’d need also to change the character style: Engrave > Character Styles… > set Font to Da Capo Text or Da Capo Light Text
- You can optionally check or uncheck the box to use the recommended engraving options; click “OK”, and you’ll notice that your score project is taking effect of the changes with the newly selected Da Capo/Da Capo Light font.
In case you want to make “Da Capo” fonts as your default music font when opening Dorico, please contact us, we will be happy to show you how to do it.
Changing the Music Font in Finale v27
Go to Document > Set Default Music Font… select Da Capo or Da Capo Light font and click OK.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Stems connections can be misaligned after converting the default music font to a SMuFL-based font, for more info on how to fix this issue click here.