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New in Mozart 16

star! Mozart 16 is now available.

If you have already bought Mozart 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, or 15, then you may obtain Mozart 16 at a special upgrade price.

new! Mozart 16 introduces the following new features.




Old Macdonald

Mozart pieces may now contain pictorial illustrations imported from .emf or .wmf files.


Mozart now offers direct, unrestricted playback with one-channel-per-strand even when there are more than 16 strands.



Exporting Audio Files

Mozart can now save audio files in .wav and .mp3* format as well as MIDI (.mid) files.

export audio

*Saving mp3 requires Windows 10 or 11


Mozart now plays back crescendi and diminuendi over long notes (for appropriate instruments).



Positioning of dynamics

The automatic positioning of dynamics is now improved so that, by default, they are centred on a note.


Lyric line spacing

lyric line spacingWhen, for example, a piece of music with three verses under the staff, moves to a chorus with a single lyric line (common to all three verses) the vertical space under the staff automatically adjusts itself appropriately.

You can epand the space for editing and contract it again for printing.

Music Break

music-breakThe function of a music break has been updated and upgraded.

It now permits more flexible creation of different 'pieces' within music file.


DS, DC, Segno, Coda, Fine

Where previously no more than one each of DS, DC, segno, coda, Fine had been allowed in the music, you can now have one of each in each piece (as defined by music breaks).

Piecewise play-back

piecewise play-backThe play-back command can now be used to play the whole music (as before), a single piece (defined by music breaks), or the whole music with a user-configurable pause between pieces.


Swing style

There is now the possibility to introduce a change in swing style within the music. The recommendation is that this should only be used at a music break, so that (for example) one 'piece' can be played 'almost straight' and another with 'triplet feel'.

Importing abc

abc importAn abc file may contain a large number of pieces.  When importing such a file, Mozart now offers a choice of which pieces to include (instead of, as previously, opening all of them automatically in separate windows).


Exporting abc

Some improvements to the accuracy of abc export have been made. The export now includes grace notes.


Rendering of ties and short slurs

Mozart's rendering of these aspects has been updated following our policy of continuous improvement.


Arpeggiation scope


A stack of notes may now be arpeggiated to include all notes on a single strand, or all notes on all the strands on a single stave - including a grand staff.


Arpeggiation timing

arpeggiation Arpeggiation timing is now user-definable for each arpeggiated chord.


Laissez Vibrer

Laissez Vibrer and arpeggiation are now accessible in parallel with ornaments.


Leger lines with the caret

caret leger lines Leger lines may (optionally) be shown with the caret, emphasising its pitch.

Repeat bar-lines

Now with optional "end notches":

repeat bar-line

Text box borders

...are now supported.


Dynamics in repeated sections

Different dynamics on repeat are now supported:

repeat pp/fff

Screen resolution

When opening a file, the magnification is now (at least approximately) the same as it was when the file was saved, even if the computer which saved it had a different screen resolution from the one which is opening it.

Improved highlighting

Phrase marks are now highlighted more visibly when editing.

phrase mark


Behind bars

In 2011 Faber Music published "Behind Bars" (subtitled "The Definitive Guide To Music Notation") by Elaine Gould.

As noted earlier we continue to take this work as the gold standard for recommended good practice.

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