Please - Best Soundfont addon for Piano and strings
In advance, I apologize if this question has been asked and answered in the past. I am a complete novice to MuseScore and soundfonts, and even writing music.
Years ago, I composed 30 or so instrumental piano songs on my old keyboard, and laboriously wrote the notes down on blank sheet music. I never studied music, cannot speed read music, and did all of this by ear, learning just enough about writing music notation manually, to create something my family could follow. I am now retired, and have vowed to start anew, using MuseScore, to convert all of that old error-filled music onto real sheet music, then play it back either through my MIDI keyboard, or through my computer speakers. I also hope to perhaps, add some strings and choral voices to each piece, once I have rewritten all the songs in MuseScore.
From this forum, it is my understanding that a person can download and install a much more elaborate, more beautiful set of instrument sounds than comes with my Windows 10 computer as a new soundfont. On this forum, I have found folks referencing some of the ones available. My problem is, at this stage, I don't know anything about soundfonts, how to install them, or IF I even need the crem-de-la-crem font? So, I am hoping to at least get started by asking this simple question:
"Is there a 3rd party soundfont, preferably free, that I can download onto my computer to really boast the tinny sound of my existing MIDI Grand Piano and Strings, to a really rich sounding spectacular piano and strings?" At this point, all I expect to play are piano and strings, and maybe choral voices. Perhaps later I can add the full range of instruments. In short, what downloadable soundfont would you recommend for a piano/strings guy and how do I get it? Further, does the MuseScore manual explain how to install it onto a Windows computer, or is there a set of steps I need to find elsewhere?
Thanks so much in advance.