MuseScore 1.0 is released

Feb 7, 2011 - 08:16

We are proud to present MuseScore 1.0, our best and most stable release to date. MuseScore 1.0 is free software available for Windows, Mac and Linux and translated in 35 languages. It is the ideal solution for creating beautiful sheet music.

Download MuseScore 1.0

Read the release notes to find out what is new.


Looking back

Last year has proven to be a year of change for MuseScore. Not only did MuseScore pass 1 million downloads since its conception, it also tripled its number of monthly downloads in the fourth quarter of 2010. We attribute this growth to the rising use of MuseScore in music education around the world.

Triple MuseScore download rate in 2010

What’s next?

While MuseScore 1.0 is rolling out, let’s also look at what is in store for future versions of MuseScore. The developer team is already busily preparing the next big MuseScore release. Important developments include initial work on tablature notation for fretted instruments such as guitar and lute, and linked parts for ensemble music which automatically synchronizes notes between the full score and the extracted parts while editing. If you are eager to see the latest developments first hand, check out the nightly builds.

Parallel to the development of MuseScore, we also want to mention a new option to bring your scores to the web and mobile devices (see the current favorites for a selection of scores already on the web). This is an on-going commercial project hosted at Funds raised by will in return support future development of the free and open-source notation editor we have grown to love: MuseScore.

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Thank you all!

What started 8 years ago as a hobby project of Werner Schweer, has now grown to a community of more than 150 contributors. It is thanks to the passion, time and dedication of all the developers, translators, documentation writers, designers and people helping out in the forum, that MuseScore 1.0 is now available for the world.