Musescore Supplement

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Musescore Examples: These exercises require basic knowledge of encoding, then each exercise includes a new tool or two each!

Vocal Music in MuseScore

Early Vocal Music in MuseScore

Example 1: Chant "Ubi caritas"

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Tools you need:

  • Choosing an instrument (voice – which may or may not automatically add the optional vocal tenor clef on the clef)
  • If not, use “clefs” from the palettes. (click the original clef then double click the treble clef)

  • I prefer using ¼ for the time signature for the sake of spacing.
  • The time signature, stems, and the bar lines can be made invisible by selecting all -> staff/part properties -> advanced style properties.

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Example 2: Two-Voice Organum "Kyrie, Cunctipotens genitor"


  • New: Spacing (Press Enter)
  • Review: Notes, Lyrics
  • Review: Chant (Hint: Staff/Part Properties)

Example 3: Two-Voice Polyphony = Excerpt from "Duo Agnus Dei II" / Missa de Beata Virgine by Josquin des Prez


  • Review: Notes
  • Review: Clef change
  • Review: Voices/Layers
  • Review: Slur

Example 4: Secular Monophony "Sumer is Icumen in"


  • New: Dotted notes & rests
  • New: Spacing – using “Enter” key
  • Review: Notes and Lyrics, Rests

Example 5: Renaissance Polyphony "Jesu, Rex admirabilis" by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (Open Score)


  • Choosing Instruments: Choir – Soprano, Alto, and Baritone
  • Taking advantage of same rhythmic values

Example 6: Renaissance Polyphony "Jesu, Rex admirabilis" by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (Close Score)


Baroque Vocal Music in MuseScore

Example 1: Figured Bass = "Dido’s Lament" by Henry Purcell

Instrumental Music in MuseScore