Katy Wright

Deputy Editor, Classical Music

Steinberg announces new scoring software

4:00, 17th May 2016

Steinberg’s new scoring software, developed over three years by much of the team previously working on Avid’s Sibelius, will be called Dorico and is scheduled for release in ‘the fourth quarter of 2016’.

It is named after the 16th-century Italian printer Valerio Dorico, who was the first to print the sacred music of Palestrina and Animuccia.

In a press release, the company paid homage to the history of music printing: ‘Dorico’s graphical output is intended to uphold the centuries-old craft of fine music engraving, with attention to even the smallest of details. Taking every subtlety into account, Dorico aims to fulfill the aesthetic demands of the most discerning engravers and publishers, providing extensive capabilities for graphical tweaking and editing.’

Product marketing manager Daniel Spreadbury said: ‘After working on Dorico for more than three years, we are excited to finally announce its name and forthcoming availability. All of us on the Dorico team are dedicated to building the best, most beautiful and most useful tool for working with music notation, and we will continue to work hard over the next few months to refine the application before the first version is available for everybody to try for themselves. This is just the beginning of the journey.’

The programme will have five modes: Setup, Write, Engrave, Play and Print. Click here for more details.

The full version will be priced at €579 (£456), with educational pricing for qualifying teachers and students starting at €349 (£275) including VAT. An opening ‘crossgrade’ offer for qualifying Sibelius and Finale users will be available for €299 (£235).


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