This will mainly be of interest to those of you interested in using an external sample engine for sound, although the SF2s may be usable in Musescore 2.0.
I am creating a virtual instrument library called Anthony's Philharmonic in the SFZ and SF2 format. Since I am a Musescore user myself, I have tailored this library to my own usage of Musescore and LinuxSampler.
The first release will be of woodwinds and a Steinway grand piano. You can hear some brief comparisons of my library to FluidR3 and Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0o8wjgczPh0. All of the demos in this video were made with no external manipulation in a DAW. These are the actual sounds of each library as played by Musescore into LinuxSampler (for FluidR3, Qsynth).
The library will be available in SFZ and SF2 format; however, it is highly recommended that you use SFZ, not only for the advanced programming features, but also because most SF2 engines cannot make use of disk streaming technology, which will make it difficult to use a library of this size. Linuxsampler and other SFZ players make use of disk streaming so that even more humble computers will run smoothly with such a large library.
You can visit http://www.anthonydeaton.com for more details about Anthony's Philharmonic. Both the About page and the Philharmonic page contain information about the library. I will also have videos on the Videos page demonstrating how to use my library with Musescore, LinuxSampler and Zita-Rev1.
I will begin uploading the library in the next few days, so hopefully by next week it will be available for download at the Philharmonic page of my website. I will post again in this thread when the downloads are ready :)