Maestro Font Map

This page contains information about SMuFL-compliant music fonts. The first SMuFL-compliant music font family is Bravura, designed by Daniel Spreadbury at Steinberg for Dorico, its next-generation music notation application. Bravura draws on the heritage of the finest European music engraving of the 19th and early 20th centuries, with a bolder and more substantial look than most other music fonts: thin strokes are slightly thicker than in other fonts, improving the overall “blackness” of the font and its legibility when read at a distance.

Bravura is currently atversion 1.392, which implements SMuFL 1.4.

The Bravura font family consists of two fonts: Bravura, which is intended for use in scoring applications; and Bravura Text, which is intended for use in text-based applications. The Bravura font family is available as an OpenType font with PostScript outlines, in SVG font format and in Web Open Font Format (WOFF), implementing all of the glyphs in SMuFL version 1.4, and also implementing all of the glyphs in the Unicode Musical Symbols range (U+1D100–U+1D1DD), of which SMuFL is a superset. The Bravura font family is made available under the SIL Open Font License, which means that the fonts are free to download, use, embed, redistribute with other software (including commercial software) or to create derivative versions.

The only restrictions on its use are that they cannot be sold on their own, any derivative versions cannot use the reserved font name “Bravura”, and any derivative versions must likewise also be licensed under the SIL Open Font License. For more information about the SIL Open Font License, read the answers to these Frequently Asked Questions. If you make any improvements or additions to Bravura, you are invited to submit those improvements via GitHub for consideration for inclusion in the font. Please consider allowing others in the community to benefit from any improvements you make by allowing Steinberg to improve the core font, rather than choosing to create a derivative font. The first commercial SMuFL-compliant font is November 2.0, by composer, pianist, software developer and font designer Robert Piéchaud, is available for sale from Klemm Music.

  1. November was one of the first digital music typefaces to mimic the slightly weathered look of traditional music engraving, with its slightly rounded terminals producing a warmer image through its carefully reproduced imperfections, just as the metal punches used in engraving would wear away slightly after years of repeated use.
  2. Choose the new font/style and click OK.

    SMuFL fonts should not require manual adjustments but, if you use a non-SMuFL font, you may have to fine-tune the positions of individual elements, such as the eighth-note flags; select the element's corresponding category in the Document Options dialog box to make global adjustments to this element as needed.

November 2.0 adds hundreds of new symbols, and is now fully SMuFL-compliant. November 2.0 is available as an OpenType font with PostScript outlines. Note that November 2.0 is sold under a commercial license, with options for single users and multi-user organisations (such as schools).

  1. Choose Document > Document Options > Fonts. The Document Options - Fonts dialog box appears, with buttons and pop-up menus for various elements of the file.

    The Set Font button refers to the font used for the notes, rests, accidentals, and other musical symbols; if you use this button to substitute a non-SMuFL font or a music font not included with Finale, you’ll need to make some adjustments to music characters in the Document Options dialog box. Finale makes the necessary adjustments automatically if you choose a SMuFL-based font or MakeMusic legacy font like Maestro, Engraver, Broadway Copyist, Jazz, or Petrucci as your default music font.

  2. The font may not be freely redistributed, or used to create derivative versions without the express permission of the designer and copyright holder. Petaluma is a font family with a handwritten appearance, in the style of the hand copyists for Sher Publishing’s Real Book series, Ernie Mansfield and Ann Krinitsky.
  3. The font family consists of three fonts: Petaluma itself, a SMuFL-compliant music font with around 1350 glyphs; Petaluma Text, a version of Petaluma designed for mixing with regular text fonts in contexts like dynamics, metronome marks, and so on; and Petaluma Script, a regular alphanumeric script font.
  4. Like Bravura, the Petaluma font family is made available under the SIL Open Font License, which means that the fonts are free to download, use, embed, redistribute with other software (including commercial software) or to create derivative versions.
  5. The only restrictions on its use are that they cannot be sold on their own, any derivative versions cannot use the reserved font name “Bravura”, and any derivative versions must likewise also be licensed under the SIL Open Font License.
  6. For more information about the SIL Open Font License, read the answers to these Frequently Asked Questions. Petaluma is included with Dorico Pro and Dorico Elements: to obtain a copy, download the trial version.

Leland is a font family modeled after the appearance of the symbols produced by the venerable SCORE music publishing application, and named after its creator, Leland Smith, who sadly passed away in 2013.

  1. The font was designed by Martin Keary and Simon Smith, and is made available under the SIL Open Font License.
  2. Leland is the default music font in MuseScore 3.6 and later: to obtain a copy, either download and install MuseScore, or visit the font’s GitHub page.
  3. Sebastian is a font family released under the SIL Open Font License that not only provides the font software itself but also the source files in Unified Font Object (UFO) format.
  4. Developed by Florian Kretlow and expanded upon by Ben Byram-Wigfield, it provides more than 1200 glyphs.
  5. To obtain a copy of Sebastian, visit the font’s GitHub page.
  6. MakeMusic recently released six SMuFL-compliant fonts for Finale. In Finale v27, you can switch between any SMuFL-compliant font without needing to worry whether the characters in your music notation will change or have their location and page layout changed.
  7. To change the entire library of chord suffixes at once, click the Set Font button in the Replace With section. The Font dialog box appears, letting you specify new font, size, and style characteristics for the suffixes.

    For best results, be sure that the Fix Chord Suffix Spacing checkbox is selected, so that Finale automatically adjusts the individual characters in each chord suffix to compensate for the new font and size.

  8. With the release of Finale v27, these SMuFL-compliant fonts are now available:.
  9. Click OK to confirm the settings in the Change Chord Suffix Fonts dialog box and return to your document. The chord suffixes are updated based on your selected changes.

    Finale does not change any musical symbols within the suffix, such as the in F79. You can import a chord suffix library to access suffixes with the correct musical symbols.

Finale Ash – A SMuFL version of the legendary and long-unavailable AshMusic handwritten font. Finale Maestro – The SMuFL version of Finale’s Maestro font family, expanded to over 2,700 glyphs.

  1. Finale Broadway – The SMuFL version of Finale’s Broadway Copyist font family.
  2. Finale Engraver – The SMuFL version of Finale’s Engraver font family. Finale Jazz – The SMuFL version of Finale’s Jazz font family.

Finale Legacy – The SMuFL version of Finale’s Petrucci and Tamburo fonts. All fonts are licensed under the SIL Open Font license. More information about the Finale font families is available here. Music Type Foundry, from font designer Abraham Lee, offers a range of commercial SMuFL fonts, at the time of writing comprising the families:.

  1. Norfonts, from font designer Nor Eddine Bahha, offers a range of commercial SMuFL fonts, at the time of writing including the families:.
  2. Groove, a handwritten music font. Rhapsody, a Broadway-style handwritten music font.
  3. The Copyist, a handwritten music font in the style of Bert Kosow. BopMusic, a handwritten music font. RealScore, a handwritten music font. Scordatura, an engraved music font. Soli, an engraved music font. Tutti, an engraved music font.
  4. Leipzig is a font developed by Laurent Pugin and is the default font used by Verovio, an open source library for the rendering and manipulation of music in the Music Encoding Initiative (MEI) format.

The font is made available under the SIL Open Font License. To obtain a copy, visit the Verovio GitHub page. The Maestro font was the default music font for Finale versions from 2000 through v26 (in Finale v27.0 the default music font has now become the SMuFL-based Finale Maestro font). It was modeled after Notaset transfers which were a preferred look of many publishers in the era immediately preceding music notation software.

Maestro’s noteheads aren’t as wide as those in the Engraver font, and its articulations are significantly different. If a keystroke is separated by a plus sign (+), the keys must be pressed in succession.

  1. If a keystroke combination is separated by a comma, type the first keystroke combination, release the keys, and press the character after the comma.
  2. All of these characters can also be selected by using Text > Font to choose the desired font and Text > Inserts > Symbol to open the Symbol Selection dialog box.
  3. In addition to musical characters, the Maestro Times font includes Times New Roman uppercase, lowercase, numeric, punctuation, and symbol characters.
  4. The character sets for the Maestro and Maestro Wide fonts are very similar.
  5. The main difference is the width of the notation noteheads in the Maestro Wide font, which are displayed below. See the Maestro Character Set for a full list of keystrokes and characters.

Designers: Philip Bouwsma, Patrick Griffin. Foundry: Canada Type. Classifications: Script, Formal Script. Try this font now! Use the controls below to customize your text string and its appearance. Try this web font now! Simply edit the sample text below or change colors and size. @font-face{font-family:"Maestro W05 Bold";src:url("//fast.fonts.net/dv2/14/370e10b7-754c-4a29-a297-8526fd6ee762.woff2?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("woff2"),url("//fast.fonts.net/dv2/3/9e06a8a9-6494-4ef1-a17b-b1e3fa0432e1.woff?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("woff")} .

  1. @font-face{font-family:"Maestro W15 Bold";src:url("//fast.fonts.net/dv2/14/65107610-f336-4bd5-9fac-0ae4b3412d19.woff2?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("woff2"),url("//fast.fonts.net/dv2/3/775abe6b-d83c-4cf4-9eec-64c51e25182a.woff?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("woff")} .
  2. @font-face{font-family:"Maestro W01 Bold";src:url("//fast.fonts.net/dv2/14/f8cb54e3-a84f-4a44-b036-34d11b5b2b14.woff2?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("woff2"),url("//fast.fonts.net/dv2/3/cbb19524-eaed-43a7-8365-da5518aeac27.woff?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("woff")} .
  3. Try this font now! Use the controls below to customize your text string and its appearance.

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Maestro Times Character Set

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Font nameDescription
Finale Maestro SMuFLThe Finale Maestro font is a SMuFL-compliant update to Finale's classic engraved default music font, Maestro. This update looks similar to the legacy Maestro font with the characters now mapped to the SMuFL specification and minor updates added to some glyphs. Additionally, this single font now incorporates the characters from the Finale AlphaNotes, Finale Mallets, Finale Percussion, Finale Numerics, Maestro Percussion and Maestro Wide fonts.
Finale Engraver SMuFLThe Finale Engraver font is a SMuFL-compliant version of Bruce Nelson's Engraver legacy font. This contains the same characters as the Engraver legacy font and also incorporates the EngraverFontExtras and EngraverTime fonts.
Finale Broadway SMuFLThe Finale Broadway font is the SMuFL-compliant version of Finale's premiere handwritten Broadway Copyist legacy font. This contains the same characters as the Broadway Copyist legacy font and also contains Broadway Copyist Perc characters.
Finale Broadway Legacy Text SMuFLThe Finale Broadway Legacy Text font is the SMuFL-compliant version of the handwritten Broadway Copyist Text and Broadway Copyist Text Ext fonts.
Finale Broadway Text SMuFLThe Finale Broadway Text font is the SMuFL-compliant version of the handwritten Finale Copyist Text and Finale Copyist Text Ext fonts. This font includes enclosures and basic notes and accidentals for creating chord suffixes.
Finale Jazz SMuFLThe Finale Jazz font is the SMuFL-compliant version of the handwritten Jazz legacy font and also includes the legacy JazzPerc and JazzCord fonts.
Finale Jazz Text SMuFLThe Finale Jazz Text is the SMuFL-compliant version of the handwritten Jazz Text and Jazz Text Ext legacy fonts. This font contains a full set of text and enclosures.
Finale Jazz Text Lowercase SMuFLThe Finale Jazz Text Lowercase is a text font designed as an extension to Finale Jazz Text and contains lowercase versions of the alphabet characters, as opposed to the small caps characters contained in Finale Jazz Text.
Finale Legacy SMuFLThe Finale Legacy font is the SMuFL-compliant version of the Petrucci, Seville and Tamburo fonts.
Finale Maestro Text SMuFLThe Finale Maestro Text font is the SMuFL-compliant version of the MaestroTimes font. This includes Regular, Italic, Bold and Bold Italic.
Finale Ash SMuFLThe Finale Ash font is a SMuFL-compliant, modern update to the legendary, long-unavailable handwritten Ash font. This is artfully crafted to represent the classic AshMusic font developed in 1996 for Express Music Services, Inc. by Ashley Wells.
Finale Ash Text SMuFLThe Finale Ash Text font is a SMuFL-compliant text font designed to compliment the Finale Ash music font.
Maestro (Maestro Percussion, Maestro Wide, MaestroTimes)The Maestro font is Finale’s default music font. This elegant font is more robust than the older Petrucci, and more accurately represents the look of engraved music. Maestro Wide is identical with the exception of wider noteheads.
Broadway Copyist (Broadway Copyist Perc, Broadway Copyist Text)The Broadway Copyist font, Finale's premiere handwritten music font, comes with handwritten text and percussion fonts as well.
Engraver (Engraver Font Extras, Engraver Text, Engraver Time)The Finale Engraver font set was developed by Bruce Nelson to meet the Music Publisher Association's music font design specifications. It includes a larger notehead with a different notehead angle. It also includes “Let Ring” noteheads, “Double-stopped unison” noteheads, “Trill to” noteheads, “Tone-cluster” noteheads, variations on dynamics and articulations, tempo markings, and harp pedaling symbols.
Jazz (JazzCord, JazzPerc, JazzText)The Jazz font was the premiere handwritten music font prior to Finale 2010 and includes handwritten text, percussion, and chord symbol fonts as well.
Finale LyricsThe Finale Lyrics font contains standard text characters. It was designed specifically for optimal lyric spacing. To see a complete list of characters, use your system's font character map. With the Finale v27.0 release, this font was updated and additional characters were added.
Finale AlphaNotesCreated for use with beginning music students, the Finale AlphaNotes font places note names inside noteheads. Use the AlphaNotes plug-ins to implement this font quickly, or use one of the AlphaNotes templates (located in the Finale/Music Files/Templates folder) to use these characters automatically.
Finale CopyistFinale Copyist is primarily a text font that emulates the look and feel of natural felt-tip print handwriting.
Finale PercussionThe Finale Percussion font consists of pictogram glyphs that you can use in your score to visually indicate individual percussion instruments.
Finale MalletsThe Finale Mallets font includes icons to represent any variety of mallet usages, including the ability to create a cross-mallet symbol. For example, you could use two 'zero-width' characters (e.g. ) to indicate that the performer should use two different mallets in one hand.
Finale NumericsThe Finale Numerics font includes all the characters you need to create harmonic analysis and figured bass. Zero-width characters allow you to stack characters easily. Use the Lyrics tool to add your harmonic analysis or figured bass beneath the staff.
PetrucciNamed for the sixteenth-century Italian who first used movable type for printing polyphonic music, Petrucci was the default music font for Finale products for years but is now shipped for compatibility.
SevilleSeville was the default font used for selecting fretboard diagrams in Finale. Because Finale now uses a different system for creating fretboard diagrams, Seville is included only for compatibility.
TamburoNamed for the Italian term for drum, Tamburo is a font primarily comprised of noteheads. It contains a variety of symbols particularly useful for percussion notation, including instrument noteheads and several articulation marks. Tamburo also includes a full set of symbols for use in hymnal shape note music, where each note of the scale is displayed with a unique notehead. Moreover, Tamburo expands your choice of accidentals for quarter-tone music.

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