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What's new in Mozart?

This is where we'll announce the most recent news of Mozart and the web site.

 

3 November 2016

Mozart 13 Service Pack 13.0.13

A free update is now available for Mozart 13. You can get it from the Help/CheckForUpdates menu of Mozart13 download from the support section of this website.   It fixes a couple more miscellaneous prolems, (see support/bugfix13.htm). Its installation is highly recommended.

17 August 2016

MozartReader 13.0.12

The free MozartReader available on the site is now version 13.0.12. This includes all the latest fixes and an updated Danish language module.

16 August 2016

Mozart 13.0.12

The evaluation copy and full version of Mozart available on the site (for free and when you buy Mozart respectively) are now version 13.0.12 which include all the latest fixes.

15 August 2016

Mozart 13 Service Pack 13.0.12

A free update is now available for Mozart 13. You can get it from the Help/CheckForUpdates menu of Mozart13 download from the support section of this website.   It fixes a few more miscellaneous teething troubles, (see support/bugfix13.htm). Its installation is highly recommended.

7 July 2016

MIDI synthesis

A number of Mozart users have been looking to get better results from Mozart's play back and are looking to see what MIDI synthesisers may be available. Others have had success with the (free) CoolSoft virtualMIDISynth. We have therefore added more information about MIDI including the simplest way to obtain and install the CoolSoft synthesiser with a sound font.

1 July 2016

Mozart 13 Service Pack 13.0.11

A free update is now available for Mozart 13. You can get it from the Help/CheckForUpdates menu of Mozart13 download from the support section of this website.   It fixes a few more miscellaneous teething troubles, (see support/bugfix13.htm). Its installation is highly recommended.

1 July 2016

MozartReader13 Update 13.0.11

An update is now available for the free MozartReader13. You can get it from the Help/CheckForUpdates menu of MozartReader13 or download manually from the home page.

1 June 2016

Mozart Reader 13 Update 13.0.10

An update is now available for the free Mozart Reader. It is now available from MozartReader13's Help/CheckForUpdates menu or downloadable directly from the home page.

31 May 2016

Mozart 13 Service Pack 13.0.10

A first service pack is now available from Mozart 13's Help/CheckForUpdates menu or from the support section of this website.   It fixes miscellaneous teething troubles, and extends the interface somewhat. Its installation is highly recommended.

Mozart 13 now out!

29 April 2016

Mozart 13 is out!

Mozart now adopts the modern "Ribbon Bar"" interface.

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Details of new features are to be found in the information section on the new features page. Because the changes since Mozart 12 are mainly in the interface, we are offering upgrades from Mozart 12 to Mozart 13 free of charge.

Both Mozart and the MozartReader are now version 13.0.9.0.

6 April 2016

Mozart...

...has for 20 years been developed and distributed by 'Integral Science and Software Ltd' a company owned and managed by David and Margaret Webber. The other activities of the company have been wound down over the last couple of years, and from today David and Margaret will focus on Mozart, through the auspices of the Mozart Music Software partnership. We've disincorporated!

24 March 2016

Mozart Reader 13.0.4

A new version of the Mozart Reader is now available from Mozart Reader's Help/CheckForUpdates menu or from the home page http://www.mozart.co.uk/.   It fixes one minor problem with Print Preview, and more of its text is available in languages other than English.

31 December 2015

Mozart 12 Service Pack 12.0.7

The new service pack is now available from Mozart 12's Help/CheckForUpdates menu or from the support section of this website.   It fixes miscellaneous problems which have been reported.

3 June 2015

Mozart 12 Service Pack 12.0.6

The new service pack is now available from Mozart 12's Help/CheckForUpdates menu or from the support section of this website.   It fixes a reported problem, and its installation is definitely recommended. [The fix was omitted from the previous Service Pack by an oversight.]

30 May 2015

Mozart 12 Service Pack 12.0.5

The new service pack is now available from Mozart 12's Help/CheckForUpdates menu or from the support section of this website.   It fixes a couple of reported problems, and its installation is definitely recommended.

29 April 2015

MozartReader 13.0 released

We're pleased to announce the availability of a new free program - MozartReader13 - (to replace the old Mozart Viewer).

The MozartReader incorporates a more modern interface (see illustration below) and a number of other improvements over the old MozartViewer.

MozartReader

The version number - 13 (we're not superstitious!) - presages Mozart 13, but that is still a long way down the line.

The idea of a "Ribbon Bar"" interface, which came out with Microsoft Office 2007, originally had (what one might politely call) 'mixed' reviews but users of Windows 8 will now find it not only on Microsoft Office, but also on Windows Explorer, WordPad, and a whole host of other programs; the Ribbon has become ubiquitous.  What has become clear since 2007 is that the utility of a Ribbon interface depends crucially on the definition of the tab categories (see illustration) and the arrangement of the commands on the Ribbon. In this respect, we're particularly interested in feedback from Mozartists on this new MozartReader. So even if you yourself use the full Mozart editor, please do have a look at the MozartReader (which will run happily in parallel with Mozart), and let us know what you think.

25 April 2015

Mozart 12 Service Pack 12.0.4

The new service pack is now available from Mozart 12's Help/CheckForUpdates menu or from the support section of this website.   It fixes a couple of reported problems, and its installation is definitely recommended.

With this service pack installed, Mozart's chord symbols may be written in a variety of fonts:

F♯maj7     G♯Δ9     B♭7

  etc.

16 March 2015

Mobile phone access to this site

We're making this site more readable on mobile phones, starting with the home page, and working in. Changes on the computer screen include the use of a 12pt font instead of 10pt, and responsive behaviour when the browser window is made narrower. Results so far on a largish mobile phone screen (720px wide) look encoraging. The music illustration on the home page is a limiting factor on smaller screens.

9 March 2015

Mozart 12 Service Pack 12.0.3

The new service pack is now available from Mozart 12's Help/CheckForUpdates menu or from the support section of this website.   It fixes a couple of reported problems, and its installation is definitely recommended.

11 February 2015

Updated Danish Modules for Mozart 11 and 12

Updated Danish Modules are now available for Mozart 11 and 12 at:
 
Mozart 11: downloads/language-modules-mozart-11.php
Mozart 12: downloads/language-modules-mozart-12.php

21 January 2015

Mozart 12 Service Pack 12.0.2

The new service pack is now available from Mozart 12's Help/CheckForUpdates menu or from the support section of this website.   It fixes quite a few teething troubles, and its installation is definitely recommended.

3 January 2015

Mozart shop

A happy new year to all Mozartists.

But it's a sad day for the Mozart shop. New VAT laws mean that we can no longer sell the product as a download to EU countries other than the UK.

Well we could, but we'd have to add VAT at the rate applicable in the purchaser's country. That would make it much more expensive than the CD-ROM inclusive of postage and packing. And if you buy the CD-ROM we give you free access to the installer on the internet, so that you can get started right away. So I can't imagine that anyone would want to pay extra not to have the CD.

Essentially then, the new law has compelled us not to sell downloads to the EU.

Please note:

  • The UK is completely unaffected.
  • Countries outside the EU are completely unaffected.
  • CD-ROM sales are completely unaffected.
  • Free downloads (eg the Mozart Evaluation Copy and the Mozart Viewer) are completely unaffected.

Further comment:

The law is just plain stupid, or it puts the lie to Governments' claims to wanting to support small businesses. Or both. Thousands and thousands of businesses are affected across Europe, many of them much smaller than Mozart. If you devise a knitting pattern, and want to sell a single copy in the EU for 10p as a downloadable PDF, then you have to charge VAT, and work out how much that will be in the country you sell it to. If you write a book and want to sell it as a downloadable e-book, then you need to charge VAT at different rates in all the EU countries you sell it to. The big guys like Amazon, with their in-house accounts departments, must be laughing their heads off watching a law designed to catch them, rapidly putting their smaller competitors out of business.

A couple of articles:

29 December 2014

Mozart shop pages updated

The Mozart shop pages have been updated to conform to SagePay's 'Protocol 3' for passing encrypted customer information to the credit card pages run by SagePay. These changes should be completely transparent to our customers, but introduce greater security.

22 December 2014

Mozart 12 and Mozart 11 Danish language modules

Danish language modules for Mozart 12 and Mozart 11 have been further updated.

6 December 2014

Mozart 12 and Mozart 11 language modules

Mozart's language modules for Mozart 12 and Mozart 11 have been updated.

Modules for French, Italian Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, and Czech are nominally* complete and available at downloads/language-modules-mozart-12.php. The Danish module is under active development. Volunteer native speakers are still very welcome to help with Danish and other languages.

* Some text will always be in the language of your Windows installation.

7 November 2014

Mozart 12 language modules

A set of updated language modules for Mozart 12 is now available at downloads/language-modules-mozart-12.php

We shall keep this page updated as translation modules develop.

5 November 2014

Mozart 12 teething troubles fixed!

Mozart 12 free Service pack 12.0.1 is now available!   This fixes one specific infelicity: failure of the Open File selector dialogue to appear when Mozart 12 was run on Windows XP.   You can install it via Mozart 12's Help/CheckForUpdates menu, or download it manually from support/service-pack-mozart-12.htm.

We note that Microsoft has stoped supporting Windows XP, but we plan to ensure that Mozart continues to run on it for some time yet. (The problem solved by this service pack was due to Windows XP responding (or not) in a slightly different way from later versions of Windows, to requests for the file selector.)

Mozart 12 now out!

3 November 2014

Mozart 12 is out!

This is our 20th anniversary edition folowing the first upload of Mozart 1 to the internet on 5 November 1994.  Details of new features are to be found in the information section on the new features page.

29 October 2014

Web site spring cleaning

OK well not exacltly spring cleaning, but we've been doing some tidying and have smartened up the home page.

Unfortunately the page of users' contributions has gone for the moment, for various reasons. When this site began the World Wide Web was in its infancy and relatively few people had their own sites. Showing off users' Mozart pieces here was therefore a useful service. Over the years, as more and more people have the opportunity to put things all over the internet, we've had fewer and fewer submissions, leaving the page looking rather outdated. So with a heartfelt sigh, as we fondly remember receiving submissions from some now very long-standing Mozart users, we're afraid it has to go.

1 August 2014

Mozart 11 free Service pack 11.0.14 is available!

This fixes one or two infelicities as explained at support/bugfix11.htm.  You can install it via Mozart 11's Help/CheckForUpdates menu, or download it manually from support/service-pack-mozart-11.htm.

17 May 2014

 Music Enhanced Text Fonts on this web site

The principal font for text on this site is now "MZ Open Sans" - a derivative of Google's 'Open Sans' font enhanced with music symbols under our 'Music Enhanced Text Font' programme. (See definition of Music Enhanced Text Fonts.)

 

The music enhancements will allow us to intoduce phrases like "B♭ clarinet" into the normal text on the site, without changing fonts or introducing images.

14 May 2014

 Music Enhanced Text Fonts

In a slight volte-face we've modified the definition of our Music Enhanced Text Fonts specification.

The Unicode code points of the 'Level 2' symbols in the private use area of the Unicode BMP have been adjusted to conform to the SMuFL specification. There are few (perhaps one provisional) SMuFL compliant text fonts available at this moment, but today's adjustment gives the best possibility for future-proofing the Music Enhanced Text Fonts.

See: definition of Music Enhanced Text Fonts.

 

Music Enhanced Text Fonts now available in the downloads area of the site, now include:

Font Text sample Chord name example
MZ Buenard Sonata in E♭ G♯Δ7♭5
MZ Economica Sonata in E♭ G♯Δ7♭5
MZ Limelight Sonata in E♭ G♯Δ7♭5
MZ Lora Sonata in E♭ G♯Δ7♭5
MZ RobotoSlab Sonata in E♭ G♯Δ7♭5
MZ ShadowsIntoLightTwo Sonata in E♭ G♯Δ7♭5
MZ StintUltraCondensed Sonata in E♭ G♯Δ7♭5
Mozart Jazz Text Study in F♯ minor G♯Δ7♭5
     

10 May 2014

 Music Enhanced Text Fonts

Our Music Enhanced Text Fonts programme, announced here on 5 May, is now officially launched!

See: definition of Music Enhanced Text Fonts.

 

We've started the programme with the release of a variety of such fonts which are now available in the downloads area of the site.

5 May 2014

 Music Enhanced Text Fonts

Mozart Music Software has begun a 'Music Enhanced Text Fonts' initiative, to define and produce text fonts which contain some specific symbols useful for text accompanying music. These include accidentals at code points U+266D to U+266F as well as other symbols for writing chord names and lyrics.

For example:

Font Text Chord name
MZ Lora Sonata in E♭ G♯Δ7♭5
Mozart Jazz Text Study in F♯ minor G♯Δ7♭5
     

 

Music Enhanced Text Fonts are also required to contain the undertie symbol at U+203F, which can be used to create ligatures between words in lyric lines. For example:

Gloria‿al' E-gi-to ad I-si-de che‿il sa-cro suol pro-teg-ge!

More news on how to obtain these fonts will be forthcoming in the near future.

30 March 2014

Mozart 11 free Service pack 11.0.13 is available!

This fixes one or two infelicities as explained at support/bugfix11.htm.  You can install it via Mozart 11's Help/CheckForUpdates menu, or download it manually from support/service-pack-mozart-11.htm.

The Mozart evaluation copy, and Mozart Viewer available from this site are also now updated to version 11.0.13.

7 March 2014

Mozart 11 in Dutch

The Dutch language version of Mozart 11 has now caught up with the (relatively) new Troubleshooting command on the help menu. You can download and install the updated Dutch module from our downloads area at downloads/language-modules-mozart-11.php

7 March 2014

Mozart 11 in Danish

The Danish language version of Mozart 11 is progressing well. You can download and install the latest version from our downloads area at downloads/language-modules-mozart-11.php

23 February 2014

Mozart 11 evaluation copy

The free evaluation copy of Mozart available rom this site is now version 11.0.12

22 February 2014

[dk] Mozart 11 in Danish

We have started a Sdanish language module with the kind help of Niels Rasmussen.   At time of writing it is rather embryonic but may be found on the language modules page.

 

If any native Danish speakers would like to help, please contact dave@mozart.co.uk

22 February 2014

Mozart 11 free Service pack 11.0.12 is available!

This fixes one or two infelicities as explained at support/bugfix11.htm.  You can install it via Mozart 11's Help/CheckForUpdates menu, or download it manually from support/service-pack-mozart-11.htm.

We'll shortly bre making available a Danish language module for Mozart 11. Mozart 11 must be current up to this version before installing the Danish language module.

29 October 2013

Mozart 11 free Service pack 11.0.11 is available!

This fixes one or two infelicities as explained at support/bugfix11.htm.  You can install it via Mozart 11's Help/CheckForUpdates menu, or download it manually from support/service-pack-mozart-11.htm.

7 September 2013

Free Mozart 11 Language Module updates

If you're using Mozart 11 in a language other than English, there's now a free language module update available here.    This should cure any problems with a vanishing status bar when you change languages.  Before installing the language module update, please make sure you have the latest free service pack installed.

27 August 2013

MIDI play-back on the web site

MIDI support in web browsers seems to be getting worse and worse. Our latest attempt to embed MIDI with an "<object>" tag, seems to work with a Microsoft plug-in in Internet Explorer 10, and with the latest Apple QuickTime plug-in in Firefox 22.   But Chrome seems to want to ignore everything :-(

24 August 2013

Mozart 11 free Service pack 11.0.10 is available!

This fixes one or two infelicities as explained at support/bugfix11.htm.  You can install it via Mozart 11's Help/CheckForUpdates menu, or download it manually from support/service-pack-mozart-11.htm.

The available Mozart evaluation copy is now also updated to version 11.0.10.

27 July 2013

Mozart 11 language modules updated!

Updated Mozart 11 language modules for most of the supported languages have been released.

26 May 2013

Mozart 11 free Service pack 11.0.9 is available!

This fixes an embarrassing bug introduced in SP11.0.8. Apologies for that. You can install it via Mozart 11's Help/CheckForUpdates menu.

24 May 2013

Mozart 11 free Service pack 11.0.8 is available!

This fixes a few more reported infelicities in Mozart 11, and its installation is highly recommended. You can install it via Mozart 11's Help/CheckForUpdates menu.

24 January 2013

Mozart 11 free Service pack 11.0.7 is available!

This fixes a few more reported infelicities in Mozart 11, and its installation is highly recommended. It also improves (slightly) the import of MIDI files containing percussion tracks. You can install it via Mozart 11's Help/CheckForUpdates menu.

8 January 2013

Mozart web site revamp

A spring cleaning of this web site is under way.   OK, it's a bit early for spring, but we expect it to take a while. Phase 1 comprises mainly cosmetic changes which include (in no particular order):

  • Pages will comply with the HTML5 standard.
    Some have been verified for compliance; the others will be in due course.
  • Round-cornered boxes are becoming square.
    This is a fashion statement in the era of Windows 8 'tiles' - usually we wait for fashion to catch up with us, but in this case we've made an exception. It also simplifies the coding of the pages and will make further developments easier.
  • We now have our trademark 'diagonal Chopin' music (as seen in Mozart's 'about box') decorating the top of each page, in this case cunningly blurred so that the tile text remains legible.
  • There's a picture of a house instead of 'Home' on the main menu - wow!
  • We've reviewed the structure of the site, but on the whole we're happy with the broad demarcation into sections: 'information', 'downloads', 'support', 'sales'.
    More on this below.

Phase 2 will include:

  • - some restructuring of the site.
    The main problem is the 'information' section which is vast, and the indications are that visitors do not always find the information they want, even when it is there.
  • - a content review - especially the information section: some pages will go; some will be edited; we hope to introduce new ones.  Requests for content are welcome - please put them on the mozart forum.
  • - more pictures!
  • Reformatting of the information section will proceed in parallel with the review of structure and content.

4 November 2012

Mozart 11 Service pack 11.0.6 is available!

This fixes a few more reported infelicities in Mozart 11, and its installation is highly recommended. You can install it via Mozart 11's Help/CheckForUpdates menu.

4 November 2012

Mozart Evaluation Copy 11.0.6 is available!

The fully-featured free Evaluation Copy of Mozart is now version 11.0.6 which fixes one or two minor infelicities. You can obtain it from the downloads page.

4 November 2012

Mozart Viewer 11.0.6 is available!

The free Mozart Viewer is now version 11.0.6 which fixes one or two minor infelicities. You can obtain it from the downloads page.

13 June 2012

Mozart 11 Service pack 11.0.5 is available!

This fixes a few more reported infelicities in Mozart 11, and its installation is highly recommended. You can install it via Mozart 11's Help/CheckForUpdates menu.

The available evaluation copy is also now 11.0.5

11 April 2012

Mozart 11 Service pack 11.0.4 is available!

This fixes a few more reported infelicities in Mozart 11, and its installation is highly recommended. You can install it via Mozart 11's Help/CheckForUpdates menu.

6 March 2012

Music illustration on home page

The music illustration on the home page is now chosen at random from those available when you load the page. With luck, this will mean that people see more of the different things Mozart can do withot having to try explicitly!

20 November 2011

Mozart 11 Service pack 11.0.3 is available!

This fixes a few more teething troubles with the new Mozart 11, and its installation is highly recommended. You can install it via Mozart 11's Help/CheckForUpdates menu.

The evaluation copy and Mozart Viewer available from the site are now also version 11.0.3.

1 November 2011

Mozart 11 Service pack 11.0.2 is available!

This fixes a few more teething troubles with the new Mozart 11, and its installation is highly recommended. You can install it via Mozart 11's Help/CheckForUpdates menu.

The evaluation copy and Mozart Viewer available from the site are now also version 11.0.2.

19 October 2011

Mozart 11 Service pack 11.0.1 is available!

This fixes quite a few teething troubles with the new Mozart 11, and its installation is highly recommended. You can install it via Mozart 11's Help/CheckForUpdates menu.

15 September 2011

Mozart Viewer 11 is released!

The Mozart Viewer available on this site isnow version 11. It will read, print, and play files from all versions of Mozart including the newly released Mozart 11

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6 September 2011

Mozart 11 is released!

New features are listed on the new features page.

17 May 2011

Mozart 10 Service Pack 10.0.12 available

A new service pack is available for Mozart 10.   This fixes a number of small infelicities and one more serious bug (which fortunately only occurred in rather unusual circumstances). As usual the service pack is available from the support area of this web site or from the Help/CheckForUpdates menu of Mozart 10.  

The evaluation copy of Mozart and the Mozart Viewer available form this site are now also version 10.0.12.

4 April 2011

Mozart 9 Language Modules Updated

Whilst it is not generally our policy to update older versions of Mozart, it has come to our attention that the language modules for Mozart 9 available on this site would not install after the installation of the latest Mozart 9 service pack. This is now corrected.

16 March 2011

Mozart 10 is now version 10.0.11

This applies to the evaluation copy and the full program when you buy a download version.  

15 February 2011

Mozart 10 Service Pack 10.0.11 available

A new service pack is available for Mozart 10.   This fixes a number of small infelicities, and makes some improvment to the functionality of Mozart. As usual the service pack is available from the support area of this web site or from the Help/CheckForUpdates menu of Mozart 10.  

24 October 2010

Mozart Jazz Font

A new release of the Mozart Jazz Font package for Mozart 10 (a jazz music symbols font, a jazz text font, and templates and samples) is now available, which fixes one or two teeting troubles.  

21 October 2010

Mozart Jazz Font

The new Mozart Jazz Font package (a jazz music symbols font, a jazz text font, and templates and samples)is now available.   Requires Mozart 10  

20 October 2010

Mozart 10 Service Pack 10.0.10 available

A new service pack is available for Mozart 10.   This paves the way for the imminent release of the Mozart jazz Font, and fixes one or two more small infelicities.

As usual the service pack is available from the support area of this web site or from the Help/CheckForUpdates menu of Mozart 10.  

30 September 2010

Mozart 10 Service Pack 10.0.9 available

A new service pack is available for Mozart 10.   This is highly recommended as it fixes one or two small but significant infelicities.

As usual the service pack is available from the support area of this web site or from the Help/CheckForUpdates menu of Mozart 10.  

1 July 2010

Mozart pricing structure change

The pricing structure of Mozart has changed. Mozart Music Software has deregistered from VAT as part of a company consolidation - with a more central focus on Mozart itself. Prices within the European Union are approximately unchanged, and an increase can now be avoided when UK VAT goes up to 20% in the near future. It does however mean that prices outside the EU will henceforth match those within the EU. The increase is mitigated somewhat for those choosing to pay in US$ owing to the greater strength of the US$ today than when dollar prices were last set.

16 June 2010

Mozart 10 Service Pack 10.0.8 available

A new service pack is available for Mozart 10.   This is highly recommended as it fixes one or two small but significant infelicities.

As usual the service pack is available from the support area of this web site or from the Help/CheckForUpdates menu of Mozart 10.  

18 April 2010

Mozart 10 Evaluation Copy and Viewer 10.0.7 available

The free Mozart evaluation copy and the free Mozart Viewer available on this site are now version 10.0.7.

18 April 2010

Mozart 10 Service Pack 10.0.7 available

A new service pack is available for Mozart 10.   This is highly recommended as it fixes one or two small but significant infelicities.

As usual the service pack is available from the support area of this web site or from the Help/CheckForUpdates menu of Mozart 10.  

This service pack is necessary if you which to try the new (still embryonic) Welsh language module available in the downloads area.

1 April 2010

Mozart 10 Service Pack 10.0.6 available

A new service pack is available for Mozart 10.   This is highly recommended as it fixes quite a few small infelicities.

As usual the service pack is available from the support area of this web site or from the Help/CheckForUpdates menu of Mozart 10.  

24 March 2010

Mozart instruments in Czech

There is now a Czech version of Mozart's instrument data base.   It needs Mozart 10.0.3 or later.   Thanks to František Kroupa for providing this translation.

17 February 2010

Mozart in Chinese

There is now a Chinese language module (simplified Chinese script as used in mainland China).   It needs Mozart 10.0.5.1 or later.

17 February 2010

Mozart evaluation copy

This is now version 10.0.5.1 which will allow the use of the new Chinese module.

15 February 2010

Mozart viewer

This is now version 10.0.4 correcting a bug in 10.0.3

13 February 2010

Mozart evelaution copy, and Mozart viewer

The Mozart evalution copy, and Mozart viewer available on this site are now both version 10.0.3

13 February 2010

Mozart 10 Service Pack 10.0.3 available

A new service pack is available for Mozart 10.   This is highly recommended as it fixes quite a few 'teething troubles'.   If you are using Mozart in language other than English, the new language module version 10.0.3.161 should be installed automatically with this service pack.

As usual the service pack is available from the support area of this web site or from the Help/CheckForUpdates menu of Mozart 10.  

5 January 2010

Mozart Web Site

This site now has a public directory listing in the form of a "Google site map".

6 December 2009

Mozart Viewer 10.0.2 released

The free Mozart Viewer available from the downloads area of this site, which anyone can use to view, print, and play Mozart files is now version 10.0.2. It will read Mozart files from any version of Mozart.

4 December 2009

Mozart 10.0.1

The free service pack for Mozart 10, which upgrades version 10.0.0 to 10.0.1 is now available also from the support area of this web site.

If you buy Mozart, the download version is now Mozart 10.0.1 and, if you just want to try it out, the evalution copy now available is also version 10.0.1

3 December 2009

Mozart Service Pack 10.0.1

This free service pack is now available for users of Mozart 10. It will update your installation to version 10.0.1. The CheckForUpdates command on Mozart 10's help menu should get it automatically for you - a manual download option will be available soon.

This service pack fixes a couple of bugs which caused occasional upleasantness when pasting. It is highly recommended to install it.

25 November 2009

Mozart 10 in Swedish

The Swedish language module for Mozart 10 is now complete. Thanks to Lennart B�rjeson for this excellent addition to Mozart.

20 November 2009

The Mozart shop

We have now set up PayPal as an alternative payment option in the Mozart shop.
(http://www.mozart.co.uk/shop/shop.php)

17 November 2009

Mozart 10 installer

Two people have reported problems with the downloaded installer for the full version of Mozart. These have been fixed and should not recur in future downloads.

1 November 2009

Mozart 10 is out!

Mozart 10 is now available. The evaluation copy on the site is now version 10, and Mozart 10 is on sale, with the usual individual and site licence options, and an excellent upgrade offer for those using earlier versions.

Mozart 10 includes many new features and improvements.

In order to achieve some of the improvements we have had to drop support for older versions of Windows, including Windows 98: Mozart 10 requires Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7.

New: Mozart sales department

The company which brings you Mozart, Mozart Music Software now has its own sales department!   Since the release of Mozart 4 we have outsourced the sales and marketing effort first to The Thompson Partnership, run by Nick Thompson, and latterly, after Nick's semi-retirement , to MarineSoft run by Steven Thompson.   This has allowed David Webber of Mozart Music Software to concentrate on what he does best: the technical and musical aspects of the software design and development.  He will continue in this - with all sorts of new, grand ideas for the future - while the new in-house sales department is run by Margaret Webber.  We'd like to express our deepest thanks to Nick and Steven for their efforts over the years.  They've done an excellent job, which we aim to continue with, and we're already realising it isn't as easy as they have made it look. 

Our new shop pages take you through the usual ordering process of "what do you want?" and "where do you want us to send it?" before going direct to the merchant-bank credit-card processing gateway provided by sage pay.   We hope you'll find the process smooth and straightforward.  As with the Mozart software itself, our policy is one of continued refinement where desirable.

25 September 2009

Mozart Web Site

The web site has undergone a major revamp. The warm gold background as been replaced by cool white which provides a background which will facilitate further artistic developments. The menu bar is now along the very top, which ought to make it easier to locate.

12 August 2009

Mozart Service Pack 9.3.3

The new free service pack is now available for users of Mozart 9. It will update your installation to version 9.3.1 The CheckForUpdates command on Mozart 9's help menu should get it automatically for you, or you can download it manually from

 http://www.mozart.co.uk/support/servicepack9.htm

This service pack fixes a couple of small musical bugs, and version-checking problem with network installations.  Details can be found, as usual, in

http://www.mozart.co.uk/support/bugfix9.htm

22 June 2009

Mozart Viewer 9.3.2 available

The free Mozart Viewer available on this site is now version 9.3.2. It fixes one or two minor bugs in the earlier version, and updates the help system, and ordering information.

29 April 2009

Mozart evaluation copy 9.3.1 fixed!

A bug crept into the last upload of the evaluation copy installer which meant not everyone could evaluate it fully.

This has now been fixed in the revised version of the installer which is now available on the site.

  

12 April2009

Mozart service pack 9.3.1

The new free service pack is now available for users of Mozart 9. It will update your installation to version 9.3.1 The CheckForUpdates command on Mozart 9's help menu should get it automatically for you, or you can download it manually from

 http://www.mozart.co.uk/support/servicepack9.htm

This service pack fixes a couple of small bugs, and an omission in the full MOZART installer version 9.3.0. Details can be found, as usual, in

http://www.mozart.co.uk/support/bugfix9.htm

The Mozart Evaluation Copy available on the site is now also version 9.3.1, as is the Mozart Viewer

31 March 2009

Mozart service pack 9.3.0

The new free service pack is now available for users of Mozart 9. It will update your installation to version 9.3.0 The CheckForUpdates command on Mozart 9's help menu should get it automatically for you, or you can download it manually from

 http://www.mozart.co.uk/support/servicepack9.htm

This service pack fixes a couple of small bugs, and makes Tenor and Baritone Ukulele tunings available for tablature and chord shapes.   Details can be found, as usual, in

http://www.mozart.co.uk/support/bugfix9.htm

The Mozart Evaluation Copy available on the site is now also version 9.3.0

31 March 2009

Mozart 9.3.0

The Mozart installer has been significantly redesigned to make a download option simpler for those buying the program.

Hitherto, our view at Mozart Music Software has always been that we should supply something tangible - a real CD in a nice box rather than simply the bits and bytes of a download.  But as Bob Dylan famously said, the times they are a changin',  and more and more people prefer the instant service afforded by a downloadable program, rather than having to wait for the postman. We have therefore been working with our sales agents at MarineSoft to enable them to make this option available.

One request:  if you take advantage of this option, please make a back-up of your download and keep it safe.

 

14 February 2009

Mozart service pack 9.2.11

The new free service pack is now available for users of Mozart 9. It will update your installation to version 9.2.11 The CheckForUpdates command on Mozart 9's help menu should get it automatically for you, or you can download it manually from

 http://www.mozart.co.uk/support/servicepack9.htm

This service pack fixes a couple of small bugs, removes out-of-date order forms in the help system, and adjusts one or two dialogue boxes to make room for text if you are using the program in Italian.  Details can be found, as usual, in

http://www.mozart.co.uk/support/bugfix9.htm

The Mozart Viewer and Evaluation Copy available on the site are now also version 9.2.11

 31 December 2008

Mozart 9.2.10 language modules

Thanks to our volunteer translators, the German and Italian language modules for Mozart 9 have been extended and are downloaded from the languages page.

Wishing a Happy, Peaceful, Prosperous, and Musical New Year to all Mozartists!

 10 December 2008

Mozart 9.2.10

The evaluation copy available from this site is now also v9.2.10 reflecting the latest bug fixes, and the addition of the Koto (the national instrument of Japan) to the instrument data base.   The free Mozart Viewer is now also v9.2.10.  Both have up-to-date order forms for Mozart.

 9 December 2008

Mozart service pack 9.2.10

The new free service pack is now available for users of Mozart 9. It will update your installation to version 9.2.10 The CheckForUpdates command on Mozart 9's help menu should get it automatically for you, or you can download it manually from

 http://www.mozart.co.uk/support/servicepack9.htm

This service pack fixes a number of bugs reported on the Mozart chat group, by e-mail, and to me personally at the Early Music festival in Greenwich last month. Details can be found, as usual, in

http://www.mozart.co.uk/support/bugfix9.htm

 1 December 2008

VAT

VAT in the UK has been reduced from 17.5% to 15%. We're passing that saving direct to customers in the UK with a corresponding price reduction in mozart 9.

  

 27 August 2008

Mozart service pack 9.2.9

A new free service pack is available for mozart 9.   Installing it is highly recommended. The problems it fixes are explained in bugfix9.htm. The Service Pack can be found, as always, in the support area or downloaded from Mozart 9's Help/CheckForUpdates menu command.

This service pack will also automatically update any language modules which you may have installed.

This service pack fixes a quality control issue in Service pack 9.2.8.

 24 August 2008

Mozart service pack 9.2.8

A new free service pack is available for mozart 9.   Installing it is highly recommended. The problems it fixes are explained in bugfix9.htm. The Service Pack can be found, as always, in the support area or downloaded from Mozart 9's Help/CheckForUpdates menu command.

This service pack will also automatically update any language modules which you may have installed.

 13 April 2008

Mozart service pack 9.2.7

A new free service pack is available for mozart 9.   Installing it is highly recommended. The problems it fixes are explained in bugfix9.htm. The Service Pack can be found, as always, in the support area or downloaded from Mozart 9's Help/CheckForUpdates menu command.

This service pack will also automatically update any language modules which you may have installed.

 3 March 2008

MozartViewer version 9.2.6

The free Mozart Viewer available here is now version 9.2.6.   (This fixes a problem specific to the viewer, so there is no corresponding Mozart Service pack: the current version ofMozart is still 9.2.5.)

 10 February 2008

Mozart 9 - evaluation copy 9.2.5

The evaluation copy of Mozart available here is now version 9.2.5.

 10 February 2008

Mozart 9 - service pack 9.2.5

A new free service pack is available for mozart 9.   Installing it is highly recommended. The problems it fixes are explained in bugfix9.htm. The Service Pack can be found, as always, in the support area or downloaded from Mozart 9's Help/CheckForUpdates menu command.

This service pack will also automatically update any language modules which you may have installed.

 17 December 2007

Mozart 9 - service pack 9.2.4

Some initial problems with the service pack installer have been resolved.

 13 December 2007

Mozart 9 - service pack 9.2.4

A new free service pack is available for mozart 9.   Installing it is highly recommended. The problems it fixes are explained in bugfix9.htm. The Service Pack can be found, as always, in the support area or downloaded from Mozart 9's Help/CheckForUpdates menu command.

If you are running Windows Vista with "User Account Control" (UAC):  the Help/CheckForUpdates menu command may not work in versions earlier than 9.2.3, and you are recommended to go to the support area to download the service pack.   If however you are updating version 9.2.3, then Help/CheckForUpdates should work correctly in all cases.

 9 October 2007

Mozart web site make-over

The site has been polished a little (some would say "brought into the 21st century") with a subtly graded background, a generally cleaner look,  and a site map which is - err - a map of the site.

The home page, by way of some natty javascript, gives a view of a number of different page images (now with subtle attractive drop shadows) illustrating different features. The plan is to extend this in due course.

Internally the pages have been brought much more into line with the HTML 4.01 and CSS2.1 standards, and should be even more amenable to restyling in future.

 1 October 2007

Mozart news!

This news page is now celebrating its 10th anniversary!

 17 September 2007

Mozart web site

This web site has been updated in order to

  • centre the page horizontally;
  • bring the site as a whole more into line with modern HTML standards.

 20 August 2007

Mozart 9 - service pack 9.2.3

A new free service pack is available for Mozart 9.   Installing it is highly recommended. The problems it fixes are explained in bugfix9.htm. The Service Pack can be found, as always, in the support area or downloaded from Mozart 9's Help/CheckForUpdates menu command.

 13 August 2007

Mozart viewer

The mozart viewer is now version 9.2.2.   The installer is multilingual in Dutch, English, French, and Spanish, but the program's menus are still in English only.  Fuller internationalisation is planned in the near future.  The program is now also certified as being published by Mozart Music Software, as described below.

 12 August 2007

Mozart 9 evaluation copy

The new Mozart 9 evaluation copy is now version 9.2.2. The installer is multilingual in Dutch, English, French, and Spanish, and allows you to install Mozart so that it works in any or all of those languages plus Swedish. The installer is also certified as being published by Mozart Music Software, as described below.

 26 June 2007

Friendlier installers

The new Mozart9 service pack announced below is now certified as having been published by Mozart Music Software. This will avoid all unnecessary warnings (under Windows XP and Vista) about "unknown publishers". The language modules have not yet been "signed" by us but this development will not be long in coming.

 26 June 2007

Mozart 9 - service pack 9.2.2

A new free service pack is available for Mozart 9.   Installing it is highly recommended, especially if you are running Windows98 or ME.    The problems it fixes are explained in bugfix9.htm. The Service Pack can be found, as always, in the support area or downloaded from Mozart 9's Help/CheckForUpdates menu command.

Updated versions of French, Dutch, Spanish, and Swedish language modules are also available and these, if you are using them, should be downloaded and installed separately after installing the service pack.

 7 May 2007

Mozart 9 - language modules

The Mozart 9  language modules have been updated.   The French module is now complete (as are the Spanish and Dutch modules) and the Swedish module is coming along nicely.

 4 May 2007

Mozart 9 - service pack 9.2.1

A new free service pack is available for Mozart 9.   Installing it is highly recommended, especially if you are running Windows98 or ME.    The problems it fixes are explained in bugfix9.htm. The Service Pack can be found, as always, in the support area or downloaded from Mozart 9's Help/CheckForUpdates menu command.

The Mozart evaluation copy and viewer available on this site are now also version 9.2.1

 8 April 2007

Mozart 9 - language modules 9.2.0

The Dutch, French, Spanish and Swedish language modules for Mozart 9 are now available for Mozart 9.2 at http://www.mozart.co.uk/downloads/languages.htm.

If you are using a language module, then please download the new one and install it after you have installed service pack 9.2 (see below).

 8 April 2007

Mozart 9 - service pack 9.2.0

A new service pack is available for Mozart 9.   Installing it is highly recommended.   The problems it fixes are explained in bugfix9.htm. The Service Pack can be found, as always, in the support area or downloaded from Mozart 9's Help/CheckForUpdates menu command.

Note that whilst Mozart 8 (=2005), Mozart 9.0 and Mozart 9.1 all used the musical symbols font mozart8_.ttf, Mozart 9.2 uses a new version of the font mozart9.ttf. The service pack installs the new font but does not uninstall the old one. You can safely uninstall mozart8_.ttf manually if you are not running a version of Mozart or the Mozart viewer which uses it.

 12 March 2007

Mozart 9 - service pack 9.1.1

The Mozart evaluation copy and Mozart viewer available for download from this site are now both version 9.1.1.

 12 March 2007

Mozart 9 - service pack 9.1.1 available

A new service pack is available for Mozart 9.   Installing it is highly recommended.   The problems it fixes are explained in bugfix9.htm. The Service Pack can be found, as always, in the support area or downloaded from Mozart 9's Help/CheckForUpdates menu command.

 8 March 2007

Language module updates for Mozart 9

French, Dutch, and Swedish:  these language modules for Mozart 9 are further advanced, and updated installers for these modules can be downloaded from the file library.

Spanish: There is now also in the file library a Spanish language module which is essentially complete thanks to Iv�n Mendieta in [pa] Panam�, who has, very impressively, done the whole thing single-handedly. On a system running Spanish Windows all menu items, dialogues, tooltips, tips of the day, and other messages should appear in Spanish. [On a system with a non-Spanish version of Windows, some standard Microsoft dialogues will appear in the language of the computer.]

If you prefer to use Mozart in Spanish, then please load this module, and e-mail us at dave@mozart.co.uk if you find

  • untranslated text;
  • text which does not fit the space available;
  • any mistakes in translation.

[We claim full blame here at mozart music software for any mistakes and extend heartfelt thanks to Iv�n for the success of this translation.]

 2 Febuary 2007

Mozart 9 - service pack 9.1.0 available

The Mozart evaluation copy and mozart viewer available for download from this site are now both version 9.1.0.

 2 Febuary 2007

Mozart 9 - service pack 9.1.0 available

Some more improvements  as explained at bugfix9.htm. The Service Pack can be found, as always, in the support area or downloaded from Mozart 9's Help/CheckForUpdates menu command.   Note that this one includes the Spanish musical instrument data base made available separately last month.

This service pack applies to all full version 9.0.x of Mozart.

 21 January 2007

Instruments in Spanish

A Spanish version of the instrument database is now available for Mozart 9.  Just install it as described, and Mozart will offer it as an option.

 19 January 2007

normusic font price update

The price of the NorMusic jazz font has been updated following a request from its author.

 17 December 2006

Mozart 9 - service pack 9.0.3 available

Some problems with the previous service pack are cured in this one, as explained at bugfix9.htm. The Service Pack can be found, as always, in the support area or downloaded from Mozart 9's Help/CheckForUpdates menu command.

The Mozart evaluation copy and Mozart viewer available for download from this site are now both version 9.0.3.

 14 December 2006

Mozart 9 - evaluation copy and viewer

The Mozart evaluation copy and Mozart viewer available for download from this site are now both version 9.0.2.

 14 December 2006

Mozart 9 - service pack 9.0.2 available

One or two "teething troubles" with the new Mozart 9 have been reported.   These are fixed by a service pack which can be found in the support area of the site.  It cures a number of specific problems as explained at bugfix9.htm.

The service pack converts versions 9.0.0 and 9.0.1 of the full edition of Mozart 9 to version 9.0.2.  It does not apply to the evaluation copy which will be updated separately.

10 November 2006

Mozart 9 is now out!

A major new version, Mozart 9, is now available with all sorts of new features.  With this version Mozart has undergone a radical make-over with instruments taking a much more prominent role, making it much easier to instrument your score.  New features also make music entry even faster.   We hope  you'll like it a lot!

22 October 2006

Mozart 2005 service pack 8.1.7 available

A new free service pack (8.1.7) is now available for Mozart 2005. It will convert Mozart 2005 (8.1.y.z) into Mozart (8.1.7.0)  and can be found as usual in the support area of the site.  It cures a number of specific problems as explained at bugfix2005.htm.  

Important: this service pack applies only to mozart 2005 versions 8.1.x.  If you have version 8.0.x (if in doubt see "About Mozart" on Mozart's help menu) then you'll need to install service pack 8.1.0 first (converting your installation to version 8.1.0) and then install this service pack.   Service pack 8.1.0 may also be obtained from the support area.

 1 October 2006

Mozart music software has a new publisher

Mozart the music processor, written by David Webber at Mozart music software, will henceforth be published by MarineSoft  - see the contact pages.   This follows the semi-retirement of Nick Thompson at the Thompson Partnership.   A smooth transition is assured though as the CEO of MarineSoft is Steven Thompson, Nick's son.   We welcome Steven to the Mozart team.

 4 August 2006

Mozart 2005 service pack 8.1.6 available

A new free service pack (8.1.6) is now available for Mozart 2005. It will convert Mozart 2005 (8.1.y.z) into Mozart (8.1.6.0)  and can be found as usual in the support area of the site.  It cures a number of specific problems as explained at bugfix2005.htm.  

Important: this service pack applies only to Mozart 2005 versions 8.1.x.  If you have version 8.0.x (if in doubt see "About Mozart" on Mozart's help menu) then you'll need to install service pack 8.1.0 first (converting your installation to version 8.1.0) and then install this service pack.   Service pack 8.1.0 may also be obtained from the support area.

And if you missed SP 8.1.5, don't worry: for various technical reasons it was never issued.

 9 May 2006

Mozart 2005 service pack 8.1.4 available

A new free service pack (8.1.4) is now available for mozart 2005. It will convert mozart 2005 (8.1.y.z) into Mozart (8.1.4.0)  and can be found as usual in the support area of the site.  It cures a number of specific problems as explained at bugfix2005.htm.  

Important: this service pack applies only to mozart 2005 versions 8.1.x.  If you have version 8.0.x (if in doubt see "About Mozart" on Mozart's help menu) then you'll need to install service pack 8.1.0 first (converting your installation to version 8.1.0) and then install service pack 8.1.4.   Service pack 8.1.0 may also be obtained from the support area.

 6 March 2006

Mozart 2005 service pack 8.1.3 available

A new free service pack (8.1.3) is now available for mozart 2005. It will convert mozart 2005 (8.1.y.z) into mozart (8.1.3.0)  and can be found as usual in the support area of the site.  It cures a number of specific problems as explained at bugfix2005.htm.  

Important: this service pack applies only to mozart 2005 versions 8.1.x.  If you have version 8.0.x (if in doubt see "About Mozart" on Mozart's help menu) then you'll need to install service pack 8.1.0 first (converting your installation to version 8.1.0) and then install service pack 8.1.3.   Service pack 8.1.0 may also be obtained from the support area.    (This is a change from earlier policy of "all in one" service packs occasioned by the growing size and complexity of the service pack. We apologise for any inconvenience.)

 18 February 2006

Mozart web site move

www.mozart.co.uk has moved from one computer to another! Hopefully no-one noticed. Since it was set up in 1996 it has lived on a computer in California but the increased difficulty in contacting support personnel combined with the fact that it went down without warning on Wolfgang Amadeus's birthday (27 Jan) just when lots of people were trying to visit, has prompted a move to Scotland where there's a 24 hour telephone support. We are hoping to be able to provide even better continuity.

 18 February 2006

Mozart web site move

www.mozart.co.uk has moved from one computer to another! Hopefully no-one noticed. Since it was set up in 1996 it has lived on a computer in California but the increased difficulty in contacting support personnel combined with the fact that it went down without warning on Wolfgang Amadeus's birthday (27 Jan) just when lots of people were trying to visit, has prompted a move to Scotland where there's a 24 hour telephone support. We are hoping to be able to provide even better continuity.

 30 December 2005

Mozart 2005 service pack 8.1.2 available

Service pack 8.1.2 is now available for mozart 2005. It will convert mozart 2005 (8.x.y.z)  into Mozart (8.1.2.0)  and can be found as usual in the support area of the site.  It cures a number of specific problems as explained at bugfix2005.htm.  

 1 December 2005

Acoustics of woodwind instruments

A propos of nothing at all to do with mozart, the article on the acoustics of woodwind instruments is now published.   It's a bit mathematical,  (especially for conical tubes, which are almost always not discussed in the simple literature) but the author of Mozart now has a much better understanding of why clarinets and saxophones in particular turn out to be so very different from each other.

 15 November 2005

Greenwich International Festival of Early Music 2005

Here at Mozart Music Software, we are just recuperating after an intensive weekend demonstrating Mozart at the Greenwich International Festival of Early Music. As in previous years we were represented on the stand of Mark Venn, together with his hand-crafted early woodwind instruments. A brief report of the weekend is now included on the site.

 27 September 2005

Mozart 2005 service pack 8.1.1 available

Service pack 8.1.1 is now available for mozart 2005. It will convert mozart 2005 (8.x.y.z)  into Mozart (8.1.1.0)  and can be found as usual in the support area of the site.  It cures a few specific problems as explained at bugfix2005.htm.  

 8 September 2005

jazz font available for Mozart

For users of mozart 2005 a third party "jazz music font" is now available from Nor Music. [See our illustration for more details, and a link to where you can get it.]

At Mozart Music Software we have been working closely with Nor Music to ensure that this font works seamlessly with Mozart.  To use it you will need mozart 2005, and if the version number (see Mozart's File/About mozart command) is 8.0.x you will need to download and install the latest free service pack, to convert your installation to mozart 2005 (v 8.1).

 7 September 2005

scanning using sharpeye

Following some requests for help from SharpEye users there is now an article making recommendations on how to scan music into Mozart using SharpEye. Note that this does not try to help on how to use SharpEye (see SharpEye's own help system for that) but it does outline the steps for getting printed music into Mozart.    See scanning music using SharpEye

There are more general scanning tips under scanning.

 26 August 2005

Mozart site changes

The site has been given a thorough spring cleaning. Many obsolete files have been removed and the list of principal links at the top left of each page has been replaced by a horizontal bar.

For HTML enthusiasts: in the process the site has been brought much closer to the HTML 4.01 standard and many more aspects are determined the cascading style sheets.

If any problems are found (broken links; objects poorly represented in your browser: etc), please report them on the Mozart mailing list or to one of the usual contact addresses.

 30 July 2005

Mozart 2005 evaluation copy and viewer updated

The evaluation copy of mozart 2005 and the Mozart viewer available on the site are now also updated to mozart 2005 version  8.1

 30 July 2005

Mozart 2005 service pack 1.0 available

Service pack 1.0 is now available for mozart 2005. It will convert mozart 2005 (8.0.x.y)  into Mozart (8.1.0.4)  and can be found as usual in the support area of the site.  It cures a few specific problems as explained at bugfix2005.htm.  It also prepares the way for a new feature - more information to appear in due course.

 7 May 2005

Mozart 2005 service pack 0.6 available

Service pack 0.6 is now available for mozart 2005. It can be found as usual in the support area of the site. It cures quite a number of specific problems as explained at bugfix2005.htm. Some of these are not often encountered (which is how they have escaped detection thus far) but can be annoying if you bump into them, and so installation of this service pack is highly recommended.  It updates the Mozart files to "Mozart 2005 (8.0.6)".

 17 March 2005

Mozart 2005 service pack 0.5 available

Service pack 0.5 is now available for mozart 2005. It can be found as usual in the support area of the site. It cures a number of specific problems as explained at bugfix2005.htm and its installation is highly recommended.  It updates the Mozart files to "Mozart 2005 (8.0.5)".   [Don't worry if you think you missed SP0.4 - that one only applied to the Mozart viewer.]  

 20 February 2005

Mozart viewer 2005 updated again

The Mozart viewer available from this site is now Mozart viewer 2005 (8.0.4). This fixes a fault in the previous build whereby files written by a full copy of Mozart were sometimes mistaken for files written by an evaluation copy.

 11 February 2005

Mozart viewer 2005 updated

The Mozart viewer available from this site is now Mozart viewer 2005 (8.0.3) incorporating the fixes reported in the recent service pack.  

 11 February 2005

Mozart 2005 evaluation copy updated

The Mozart evaluation copy available from this site is now mozart 2005 (8.0.3) incorporating the fixes reported in the recent service pack.  

 2 February 2005

Mozart 2005 service pack 0.3 available

Service pack 0.3 is now available for mozart 2005. It can be found as usual in the support area of the site. It cures a number of specific problems as explained at bugfix2005.htm and its installation is highly recommended.  It updates the Mozart files to "Mozart 2005 (8.0.3)".  

As usual it works only on the Virtuoso Edition of Mozart 2005 (versions 8.0.0 - 8.0.2) and not on the evaluation copy, which will be updated independently in due course.

 29 November 2004

Mozart 2005 service pack 0.2 available

Service pack 0.2 is now available for mozart 2005. It can be found as usual in the support area of the site. It cures some more "teething troubles" as explained at bugfix2005.htm and its installation is highly recommended.  It updates the Mozart files to "Mozart 2005 (8.0.2)".  

As usual it works only on the Virtuoso Edition of mozart 2005 (versions 8.0.0 and 8.0.1) and not on the evaluation copy, which has been updated independently.

The Mozart viewer available on the site is now also Mozart-viewer 2005 (8.0.2)

 25 November 2004

New article on the use of Mozart in education

Mozart is finding its way into more and more schools and other educational establishments, which find it provides ideal support for composing.  An article is now included on this site presenting a profile of how Mozart is used in support of the National Curriculum at Archbishop Blanch School, in Liverpool. Site licence terms are very reasonable, and Mozart is available at a special discount to pupils or students at an establishment with a site licence.   

 16 November 2004

Mozart 2005 evaluation copy and viewer updated

The evaluation copy of Mozart on this site and the Mozart viewer are now both mozart 2005 (8.0.1) incorporating the latest bug fixes.  

 15 November 2004

Mozart 2005 service pack 0.1 available

The first free service pack is now available for mozart 2005. It can be found as usual in the support area of the site. It cures a number of "teething troubles" as explained at bugfix2005.htm and its installation is highly recommended.  It updates the Mozart files to "mozart 2005 (8.0.1)".  

As usual it works only on the Virtuoso Edition of mozart 2005 and not on the evaluation copy, which will be updated in full in due course.

 29 October 2004

Site reorganisation

To coincide with the release of mozart 2005 there has been a reorganisation of this site, principally with the objective of separating more clearly "support" and "information" sections.  (Not entirely straightforward when many support calls are requests for information.)   There are of course prominent links between them.

As always, feedback on any problems navigating this site is welcome - particularly in the discussion group.

 28 October 2004

Mozart 2005

Mozart 2005 (otherwise known as Mozart 8) is now available.

The evaluation copy available from this site is now Mozart 2005.

See also description of features new in mozart 2005 and the overall description of Mozart features.

 3 October 2004

Mozart service pack 7.1.6

A new free service pack is available the support area of the site for mozart 7 users. Details are listed as usual in the file bugfix7.txt. It addresses a number of issues which have been reported since the release of the last mozart 7 service pack.

 27 August 2004

Mozart service pack 6.0.12

A new free service pack is available the support area of the site for mozart 6 users. Details are listed as usual in the file bugfix6.txt. The improvements in this version over 6.0.11 are minor and will also be released for mozart 7 in the next mozart 7 service pack.

 15 July 2004

Mozart evaluation copy 7.1.5

The free evaluation copy of Mozart available on this site has now been updated to version 7.1.5. It is available from the evaluation copy download page.

 14 July 2004

Mozart service pack 7.1.5

A new free service pack is available the support area of the site for mozart 7 users. Details are listed as usual in the file bugfix7.txt together with acknowledgements of those who have helped. It is strongly recommended that mozart 7 users install this service pack.

 1 July 2004

Mozart service pack 7.1.4

A new free service pack is available the support area of the site for mozart 7 users. Details are listed as usual in the file bugfix7.txt together with acknowledgements of those who have helped.

 2 June 2004

Mozart evaluation copy 7.1.3

The evaluation copy available from this site has now also been updated to version 7.1.3.
 

 26 May 2004

Mozart service pack 7.1.3

A new free service pack is available the support area of the site for mozart 7 users. Details are listed as usual in the file bugfix7.txt together with acknowledgements of those who have helped.

 15 May 2004

Site restored

Our apologies for the site being down for the first two weeks of May. Initially this was due to an urgent need to change domain name server details and the inability to contact Nominet over a bank holiday weekend. Once this was achieved there was a further delay of 9 days while engineers at the host establishment "worked quickly" to fix the problem. We have not been advised what the problem was. But this was the first significant down time since the site was established in 1996 and we hope it will not happen again.

 25 April 2004

Site changes

One or two changes have been made to the structure of this site, and to the site map, with the objective of making the pages easier to navigate.

 7 April 2004

Mozart birthday divertimento

Over the last few weeks, a number of inspired contributions have appeared on the users' examples page: "Happy Birthday to You" arranged in the style of assorted composers, starting with Steve Martin's example in the style of W A Mozart himself. If it tickles your fancy, then please have a look :-)   [All birthday contributions so far are in mozart 7 format.]

 5 March 2004

Mozart service pack 7.1.2

A new free service pack is available the support area of the site for mozart 7 users. Details are listed as usual in the file bugfix7.txt together with acknowledgements of those who have helped.

 16 January 2004

Mozart service pack 7.1.1

A new free service pack is available the support area of the site for mozart 7 users. Details are listed as usual in the file bugfix7.txt together with acknowledgements of those who have helped.

 3 January 2004

New Year changes to the web site

For a while now we've had difficulty distunguishing whether some pages belong in the 'information' section of the site or the "support" section. So to start 2004 we have amalgameted them into one top-level section 'information and support'. Support items like service packs will be found in the 'support' subsection of 'information and support'.

To make navigation easier, there is now a path shown at the top right of each page to show you where you are. It allows you to go back immediately to any page on the path from the top level heading to the current page.

 27 December 2003

Mozart Publishers' Address Change

The address of the Thompson Partnership is changing - they're in the process of moving now. The new address (in Devonshire) is now on the contacts and sales pages and on some of the order forms and will work its way through to other places over the next week or so. The 0845 telephone numbers and the e-mail address will not change, and surface mail sent to the old address will be forwarded for the foreseeable future, so don't worry if you have just sent something there.

Season's greetings from Mozart Music Software to all Mozart users!

 6 December 2003

Evaluation copy and Mozart Viewer

The free Mozart evaluation copy and the Mozart Viewer are now version 7.1 to bring them up to date with the bug fixes in the latest service pack.

 5 December 2003

Mozart Service Pack 7.1.0

A new free service pack is available the support area of the site for mozart 7 users. Details are listed as usual in the file bugfix7.txt together with acknowledgements of those who have helped.

 5 December 2003

Ordering Mozart from Canada

In order to facilitate delivery, we have made some small changes to the procedure for ordering Mozart from Canada. The sales page has been updated accordingly.

 5 November 2003

Mozart versions

The Mozart evaluation copy and Mozart viewer available from the site have been updated to version 7.0.10 in order to implement bug fixes released in the service pack for the Virtuoso Edition yesterday.

 4 November 2003

Mozart service pack 7.0.10

A new free service pack is available the support area of the site for mozart 7 users. Details are listed as usual in the file bugfix7.txt together with acknowledgements of those who have helped.

 28 October 2003

Mozart service pack 6.0.11

A new free service pack is available the support area of the site for mozart 6 users. Details are listed as usual in the file bugfix6.txt together with acknowledgements of those who have helped. [Whilst we tend to focus our maintenance programme on the most recent major version - currently mozart 7 - very occasionally things come up, as in this case, which result in maintenance releases for earlier versions.]

 2 October 2003

Mozart service pack 7.0.9

A new free service pack is available the support area of the site for mozart 7 users. Details are listed as usual in the file bugfix7.txt together with acknowledgements of those who have helped.  The Mozart evaluation copy and Mozart Viewer have been updated to version 7.0.9 in parallel.

 11 July 2003

Mozart service pack 7.0.8

A new free service pack is available the support area of the site for mozart 7 users. Apologies for producing this hard on the heels of the previous one, but it turns out that earlier service packs have sometimes been failing to install updated import modules for NIFF and MIDI. This can cause version incompatibilities, and so this service pack ensures that the whole installation is version 7.0.8. There are more details listed in the file bugfix7.txt together with acknowledgements of those who have helped.

 10 July 2003

Mozart evaluation copy and viewer 7.0.7

The Mozart evaluation copy and the Mozart viewer are now updated to version 7.0.7 in order to incorporate the changes available to Mozart virtuoso users in the latest service pack.

 10 July 2003

Mozart service pack 7.0.7

A new free service pack is available the support area of the site for mozart 7 users. It fixes a number of small bugs reported over the last few weeks.  The corrections are listed in the file bugfix7.txt together with acknowledgements of those who have helped.

 5 July 2003

Mozart templates

Two new vocal quartet templates are available for mozart 7 on the accessories page.
 

 2 June 2003

Mozart evaluation copy and viewer updates

The evaluation copy of Mozart and the Mozart viewer downloadable from this site are now version 7.0.6 and incorporate the improvements released today in the service pack.

 2 June 2003

Mozart service pack 7.0.6

A new free service pack is available the support area of the site for mozart 7 users. It fixes a number of small teething troubles with the recent mozart 7 release. The corrections are listed in the file bugfix7.txt together with acknowledgements of those who have helped.

 1 June 2003

Zipped version of Mozart Viewer available

A couple of reports have been received about difficulties downloading the Mozart viewer. The problem seems to be http transfer across the internet and so we have now made a zipped download available, in case this works more smoothly for some.

 8 May 2003

Mozart evaluation copy and Mozart Viewer updated

The Mozart evaluation copy available from this site is now version 7.0.5
The Mozart Viewer is now also version 7.0.5

 8 May 2003

Mozart service pack 7.0.5

The recent mozart 7 release (Mozart 7.0.4) was experiencing severe difficulties under Windows NT4. This service pack fixes them and ensures that it runs under NT4 as long as you have NT4 service pack 6a installed (which is necessary to make NT compatible with the latest versions of the Microsoft Libraries which mozart 7 uses). Thanks to everyone who helped sort this out.

One or two other, smaller teething troubles are also fixed - see bugfix7.txt

 5 May 2003

Site reorganisation

The information and support sections of the site have been reorganised slightly.
 

 25 April 2003

Mozart Viewer 7.0.4

The Mozart viewer is now updated to coincide with the released version of Mozart 7.
 

 22 April 2003

Mozart 7

Mozart 7 is now out!    See the new features page for details of improvements.  Everyone who has bought a copy of mozart 6 on or after 1 March 2003 will be receiving a free upgrade through the post.  ALL other Mozart users are invited to take advantage of the special upgrade offer.  This invitation will be confirmed by e-mail or surface mail in the near future. (The Mozart user base is now large enough that this will take a little time).

The evaluation copy is now mozart 7 so that you can start trying out its new features immediately.

 15 March 2003

Mozart service pack 6.0.10

A new free service pack is available the support area of the site for mozart 6 users. It fixes a few small bugs which have been reported in recent weeks.

 11 March 2003

Mozart Viewer 7.0.3

The free Mozart Viewer has been updated. This new version fixes a bug which appeared on play back of files with a particular arrangement of coda, and first and second time bars.

 26 February 2003

Mozart Viewer 7.0.2

The free Mozart Viewer has been updated to fix one or two potential problems. It now also has a (small) help system.

 23 January 2003

Less Frequently Asked Questions

The FAQ list has grown gradually over the years, but more recently some of the questions have not been asked as frequently as once they were. At least one of them applied to Mozart 1 only! The page has therefore been split into the "Frequently Asked Questions" page and a new "Nowadays-Less-Frequently-Asked-Questions" page.

Recording Audio CDs

This has elicited a lot of interest and some very helpful ideas on the mailing list of late.  Some of the wisdom on how to do this has now been distilled in an article on this site.
 

 26 December 2002

Mozart service pack 6.0.9

One or two more small bugs have come to light and are fixed in this new free service pack, available in the support area It converts any previous Mozart Virtuoso edition (6.0.x) to 6.0.9.

The evaluation copy is also now version 6.0.9.

A Merry Christmas to everyone and have fun with Mozart in the New Year!

 11 December 2002

Music theory on the Mozart site

Of late quite a few people (in real, and cyber, space) have been asking for pointers to information on how chord names are defined. For Mozart users the answer is simple: it's all in the Mozart on-line help system. For potential Mozart users (ie almost everyone else in the world!) it seemed a good idea to add this information to a new "music theory" section of the web site. And so here it is under "definition of chord names".  

There is a supporting article on the naming of intervals.

 6 November 2002

Mozart web site arrives in 21st century!

Today the web site has been updated to use HTML 4.01 instead of HTML 3.2. This may hardly seem like earth-shattering news, but in fact (by using cascading style sheets) it means that the site will be much more easily maintainable in future. Care has been taken to maintain compatibility with Internet Explorer 4 and Netscape 4.6 onwards. The new look is characterised by the diagonal music watermark at the head of the page (created by importing Mozart output into a graphic editor and rotating it).

 4 November 2002

Mozart service pack 6.0.8

One or two more small bugs have come to light and are fixed in this new free service pack, available in the support area It converts any previous Mozart Virtuoso edition (6.0.x) to 6.0.8.

 14 July 2002

Mozart service pack 6.0.7

One or two more small bugs have come to light and are fixed in this new free service pack, available in the support area It converts any previous Mozart Virtuoso edition (6.0.x) to 6.0.7.

 6 July 2002

Mozart Viewer

The available version is now 7.0.1.3 with some very minor changes.
 

 25 June 2002

New version of the Mozart Viewer

This new version of the viewer (version 7.0.1) corrects the one problem reported this month. The download link is the same - the old version has been replaced.

 7 June 2002

Mozart service pack 6.0.6

One or two more small bugs have come to light and are fixed in this new free service pack, available in the support area It converts any previous Mozart Virtuoso edition (6.0.x) to 6.0.6.

Mozart 6.0.6 also introduces a simple way to get Mozart back as your default mz file handler (eg for when you click on the file icon) in case you installed the viewer and set it do do that.

 4 June 2002

The Mozart Viewer is now available!

We have been asked fairly often for a free "Mozart Viewer" - a program to view Mozart files but which won't edit or create them. It is now available in the downloads area

Mozart users can now send files to friends, who can use this viewer to show, print, and play them, without needing to buy their own copy of Mozart.

 16 May 2002

The Cirencester Early Music Festival

Mozart has always had a following among enthusiasts of music which significantly predates the composer after whom the program was named. It is therefore with great pleasure that we again expect to be at the Cirencester Early Music Festival, represented as in previous years by Mark Venn. The Festival is taking place this year between 21 and 28 July.

 26 April 2002

New templates available

Peter Thurley has kindly sent in three new templates which we are very happy to make available in the downloads area. These should be especially useful for those writing vocal music for four voices or church music.

 5 April 2002

Mozart service pack 6.0.5

One or two more small bugs have come to light and are fixed in this new free service pack, available in the support area It converts any previous Mozart Virtuoso edition (6.0.x) to 6.0.5.

Mozart users, being on the whole a particularly astute bunch of people, may notice that there was never a service pack 6.0.4. Do not worry - it was never released. (Just after evaluation copy 6.0.4 was published, we received notification of another "small infelicity" which was hastily fixed here too, and our configuartion control then necessitated increasing the third digit in the version number. As usual, see bugfix6.txt for details.)

 31 March 2002

Changes to ordering and support procedures

Small changes have been made to the way Mozart is distributed and the order forms for the USA and Canada have been changed to reflect that.

Day-to-day support is now available to all users from support@ttp.co.uk and this is where you should go for help if the usual channels - help-system, tutorial, FAQ page, mailing list - prove inadequate.

(Et si vous préférez parler français vous pouvez nous contacter encore à ventes@ttpfr.com .)

Evaluation copy of Mozart 6.0.4

The evaluation copy in the Downloads area is now updated to version 6.0.4. This includes the new order forms but also one or two small bug-fixes. Service Pack 6.0.4 for those who have bought the program will be available very soon.

 26 February 2002

Mozart service pack 6.0.3

One or two more small bugs have come to light and are fixed in this new free service pack, available in the support area It converts the Mozart Virtuoso editions from 6.0.0 to 6.0.2 to version 6.0.3.

 16 January 2002

Join the mailing list!

The discussion area now consists of information about, and links to, the mailing list, which can be used either as a traditional mailing list or as an on-line discussion group. It is more powerful and flexible than the old discussion area and has been proving more popular for some time. We'll post news there (as well as here) and here are many Mozart users there willing to share their expertise.

Evaluation copy of Mozart 6.0.2

The evaluation copy in the Downloads area is now updated to version 6.0.2

 15 January 2002

Mozart service pack 6.0.2

One or two more small bugs have come to light and are fixed in this new free service pack, available in the support area It converts the Mozart Virtuoso editions 6.0.0 and 6.0.1 to version 6.0.2.

Big Band template

It is also worth mentioning here that one of my last actions of 2001 was to put a template for an 18 piece big band score on the accessories page in the Downloads area (for mozart 6 users).

 11 November 2001

Mozart service pack 6.0.1

One or two users have reported teething troubles with Mozart 6.0.0.

A free service pack is now available in the support area which fixes these and converts the Mozart Virtuoso edition 6.0.0 to version 6.0.1.

 10 October 2001

Mozart 6 now available!

Here are some quick links to places on the site where you can find out more about it:

To co-ordinate with the launch of Mozart 6, we have revamped the site a little:

  • The navigation bar at the top of each page now shows which section of the site you're in.
  • The up arrow on the right of the navigation bar takes you to the top page in the current section.
  • There are a lot more illustrations (but,as before, we have kept the big ones off the main pages, so that you can navigate the site quickly and efficiently).
  • Many of the topics have been updated to take account of the new capabilities of Mozart 6.

 15 September 2001

Mozart service pack 5.0.8

A new free service pack is now available in the support area which fixes one or two more small bugs in the virtuoso edition of Mozart 5.
(There was no service pack 5.0.7 as that version contained only minor changes to contact details on order forms.)

 18 February 2001

Mozart service pack 5.0.6

A new free service pack is now available in the support area which fixes one or two more small bugs in the virtuoso edition of Mozart 5.

 27 January 2001

Mozart service pack 5.0.5

A new free service pack is now available in the support area which fixes one or two more small bugs in the virtuoso edition of Mozart 5.

 4 January 2001

Mozart service pack 5.0.4

A new free service pack is now available in the support area which fixes one or two more small bugs in the virtuoso edition of Mozart 5. This follows hard on the heels of the previous one as we wanted to get a couple of remaining small bugs reported over the holiday period laid to rest for the new year!

 30 December 2000

Mozart service pack 5.0.3

A new free service pack is now available in the support area which fixes one or two more small bugs in the virtuoso edition of Mozart 5.

A Happy New Year to all Mozart users!

 29 November 2000

Mozart service pack 5.0.2

A new free service pack is now available in the support area which fixes one or two more small bugs in the virtuoso edition of Mozart 5.

 12 November 2000

Mozart service pack 5.0.1

A new free service pack is now available in the support area which fixes one or two more small bugs in the virtuoso edition of Mozart 5 and, for those with a connected MIDI keyboard, introduces more options for the metronome sound during play-in.

 25 October 2000

The London International Exhibition of Early Music

is taking place on 27,28,29 October 2000 at the Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London, SW7 2BS.

Mozart will once again be there sharing Mark Venn's stand with his hand-made early woodwind instruments. Mark and his able assistants are long time Mozart users themselves, and will be happy to put Mozart through its paces for you on the stand.

Dave and Margaret Webber of Mozart Music Software hope to be there helping Mark for at least some of the show - the (currently partly closed-at-no-notice) West Coast Main Railway Line permitting!

 30 September 2000

new mozart 5 is out!

The much talked-about new major release of the program is now available. Have a look at the new features (there's something here for everyone) or, even better, get the evaluation copy from the downloads area and give it a try. Those who have already bought any earlier version should be getting an upgrade invitation soon (if you haven't had it already) by e-mail or through the post.

 8 August 2000

Mozart service pack 4.0.7

A new free service pack is now available in the support area which fixes one or two more small bugs in the virtuoso edition of Mozart 4.

 29 April 2000

Mozart discussion pages

Mozart's discussion pages have been thoroughly spring-cleaned and should no longer require scrolling to get to the most recent messages. This has meant that all existing messages have been lost. Apologies to those who have posted recently.

If you have been there recently, you may have to press the refresh button on your browser to update the navigation bar link.

 18 April 2000

Mozart service pack 4.0.6

A new free service pack is now available in the support area which fixes one or two more small bugs in the virtuoso edition of Mozart 4. Thanks yet again to the kind users who took the trouble to report these (in this case through the mailing list) and send in .mz files which demonstrated them.

The evaluation copy is now also updated to Mozart 4.0.6

  27 February 2000

Mozart mailing list

As of today there is an official Mozart mailing list. To subscribe just go to http://www.onelist.com/subscribe/mozart_software and follow the instructions. It only takes a moment.

After subscribing you'll be able to post messages to the mailing list simply by e-mailing them to mozart_software@onelist.com and all subscribed members will receive them. (And if you get fed up with it - unsubscribing is just as easy!)

Traffic on the list will be low until the membership builds up, but we hope that before long everyone will find this a very useful service for news and discussions about Mozart.

 10 February 2000

Mozart service pack 4.0.5

A new free service pack is now available in the support area which fixes one or two more small bugs in the virtuoso edition of Mozart 4. Thanks again to the kind users who took the trouble to report these and send in .mz files which demonstrated them.

The evaluation copy is now also updated to Mozart 4.0.5

 22 December 1999

Mozart service pack 4.0.4

A new free service pack is now available in the support area which fixes one or two more small bugs in the virtuoso edition of Mozart 4. Thanks again to the kind users who took the trouble to report these and send in .mz files which demonstrated them.

The evaluation copy is now also updated to Mozart 4.0.4

 November 1999

Mozart VIRTUOSO

makes no use of dates in its computations and therefore we have had almost no enquiries about "Year 2000" compliance. Nevertheless Mozart has been tested and the first such enquiry has prompted us to make an official statement that Mozart exhibits no problems as the computer's date ticks over and continues into the new millennium. [Official statement removed October 2001 as this is no longer an issue and looks rather dated now!]

 18 October 1999

Mozart now has...

A beautiful new box design incorporating the new logo.

 11 October 1999

Mozart service pack 4.0.3

A new free service pack is now available in the support area which fixes one or two more small bugs in the virtuoso edition of Mozart 4. Thanks to the kind users who took the trouble to report these and send in .mz files which demonstrated them.

The evaluation copy is now also updated to Mozart 4.0.3

 September 1999

Mozart in education...

On the 27th of this month we'll be showing Mozart off to teachers at the Music in Education Conference at Oundle School near Peterborough, UK.
...and for Early Music...
Mozart will also be featured, together with his hand crafted replica woodwind instruments, by Mark Venn at the Early Music Exhibition at the Royal College of Music in London next month (29-31 October).
(Regular visitors to this site will notice our new logo - the first instance of html written with a quill pen? - timed to be brought out at these events.)

 6 June 1999

Mozart service pack 4.0.2

A new free service pack is now available in the support area which fixes one or two more small bugs in the virtuoso edition of Mozart 4.

The evaluation copy is now also updated to Mozart 4.0.2

 6 May 1999

Mozart service pack 4.0.1

A lot changed going from Mozart 3 to Mozart 4. For this reason we had a long beta testing period before the release. This caught nearly all the bugs which might have appeared but, as always, despite the diligence of the testers, one or two (very small) ones crept through the net. These are fixed by the free service pack now available in the support area.

 1 May 1999

Mozart service pack 3.3.1

One more bug is fixed for users of Mozart 3 in this service pack which is now available in the support area. (A play back problem if you have 3rd time bars.)

 25 March 1999

Mozart 4

Mozart 4 is here! This is the long-awaited version which will do chords and more than one part on a stave - allowing piano/organ scores, double stopping, short scores - and of course it all plays back through your sound card.

If you haven't seen the latest evaluation copy, then please visit "Downloads" above and give it a try. The excerpt shown here from Scott Joplin's haunting piano piece "Solace" requires 5 strands and is just one example of what may easily be done with the Mozart Virtuoso Edition.

solace

 26 December 1998

Instrumentation notes

We have started an illustrated information page on instruments with some very brief notes for composers and arrangers who may not be familiar with all instruments. But of course no-one is familiar with all instruments and it is our plan to start the page now with a few and add more over time as information and photographs become available.

 1 December 1998

Yet more on MIDI percussion

One of the nice things about running this site is that Mozart users keep sending me useful things.  The latest is an observation that my percussion list on the MIDI page was incomplete.  This was accompanied by a marvellous .mz file naming and demonstrating all the percussion instruments and allowing me to extend the list.  It is now on the MIDI page for everyone.  I hope you find it as useful as I do.  Thanks Tim.

 18 October 1998

More MIDI percussion

There has been a lot more interest in unpitched percussion sounds, and so we have great pleasure in presenting a few more details on the page covering the basics of MIDI.

 1 August 1998

MIDI

If you're an acoustic musician for whom MIDI is a closed book, there is now a page introducing the basics of MIDI which will help you get the best out of your play-back from Mozart, including how to add percussion.

 24 July 1998

Mozart service pack 3.2

One more bug is fixed here - a playback problem if you had a go-to-coda at the same place as the start of a first time bar. The service pack is now available for registered users in the support area.

 9 June 1998

Mozart accessories to download

The downloads area now includes (a) some Mozart logo buttons which you can use on your own web site if you wish to link to these pages and (b) some mz files which can help speed up creating new music to a specific format.  Both of these offerings sprang from ideas contributed by registered Mozart users, who are cordially thanked.

 2 May 1998

Mozart discussion pages

The Mozart discussion pages have been broken for a little while. This was originally due to a problem with the server not putting messages in the right order. When we tried to tidy this up something broke. Having found no other way to correct it we have had to remove all the messages from March and April and start again. Apologies to all those who posted there. We're getting better at this and hopefully it won't happen again.

Mozart site navigation

Some changes to the organisation of the site have been made, in order (we hope) to make it easier to get around.

 7 March 1998

Mozart discussion pages

We've had a number of requests for discussion pages or a mailing list ...or some way for Mozart users to get together. Well at last it's here. At the moment you can get there from the contents and information pages, or from here!  Later we plan to make them easier to find from the menu at the top of the page.

[Pages discontinued in 2002.  See the mailing list which replaces them.]

 5 March 1998

The Mozart Users Association - pictures!

The users' association pages continue to grow with more registered users sending in details about themselves and their musical interests. In particular the library of example pieces is growing too. Please let's have more people joining in!

photo

Another suggestion is that it would be nice to see actual photographs of the people who have contributed to these pages. If anyone present would like to submit a GIF or (better) JPEG picture of themselves, then please do. There seems to be a developing "house style" for instrumentalists that the picture should show you playing your instrument - if possible!  Click on the little person icon (eg right) to see a picture.

 26 December 1997

Mozart Service Pack 3.1

We are pleased to announce a new support service to registered users in the form of Mozart service pack 3.1.  This applies to the registered Virtuoso Editions of Mozart from version 3.0.0 to 3.0.6 inclusive, and converts them to version 3.1.0. This allows all registered users of Mozart 3 to benefit from the latest improvements. (See the Mozart Service Pack page.)

 15 December 1997

The Mozart FAQ page

The Mozart FAQ page continues to grow.  One common problem is to do with printer drivers and we are now starting to add more specific information about where to obtain updated drivers for specific printers.

 14 November 1997

The Mozart Users Association page

and the users' examples pages started last month (see below) are growing.  Thanks to those who have contributed to both and please keep the contributions coming.

 19 October 1997

The Mozart Users Association

Until now there has been no information about users of Mozart in these pages. However, as a new development, we'd like to include a short paragraph of information about as many registered users as would like to be here. One or two have kindly started the ball rolling.  Please have a look at the Mozart Users Association page. Some users have kindly allowed their work to be shown too - on the users' examples page.

 1 October 1997

Mozart 3.0

Mozart 3.0 is now available with some new features. (This requires Microsoft Windows 95 or NT.)   See:

 1 October 1997

The new-look web site

The overall appearance and structure of the Mozart web site has changed - to coincide with the release of Mozart 3.0. In particular, some of the new inclusions are:

Until now http://www.mozart.co.uk was possibly one of the last remaining web sites in the world where the pages were written by hand in HTML (which is the web source language which you see when you use "View Source" or equivalent on your browser's menu). However, just as the quill pen for writing music has gone out in favour of WYSIWYG editors like Mozart, hand crafted HTML is now also largely a thing of the past. With a sigh of nostalgia for the old days (or is it just relief?) we are therefore coming into the 21st century by adopting some automated web scripting tools. We hope that this has enabled us to make the site clearer and more exciting than ever.

 

 

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