[macOS & Windows]
DA CAPO FOR DORICO™ FEATURES 2 SMUFL COMPLIANT MUSIC FONTS: “DA CAPO” & “DA CAPO LIGHT”.
Da Capo fonts are an 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 a smooth engraved music featuring almost 2800 glyphs. Da Capo can be used for modern sophisticate Pop or Rock, Jazz Bands, Piano and Vocals, Choirs, Marching Bands, and all types of musical ensembles even Symphonies! Da Capo come with a unique subtle individuality, but with a softer and fatter look which make it great use for school manuals and education materials. Both fonts look fun and easy, and will not scare your students! Da Capo work with Finale v27 and Dorico™ Pro version as an alternative to 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 file and will make an entry for the font in its list of available music fonts. However, to use the Scordatura font:
- 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” 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”, 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.
APPLYING DA CAPO FONTS IN FINALE™ v27
Finale v27 will load any SMuFL font, as long as the *document* is a new SMuFL-compliant document. Old .musx files can’t be converted at present, without exporting/importing XML into a new document. So, in order to use Da Capo SMuFL fonts in Finale v27, you will need to export your old files as .xml / .musicxml then import the xml file again and then set default music font to ‘Da Capo’ or ‘Da Capo Light’.