program downloads

You can download the programs to try them and buy them from here

The software below works in trial form and converts to the full system when you enter your licence number. When licensed it needs to be activated within 30 days or it will return to a trial version requiring you to enter your licence again.
Your licence never expires, so if you change PCs and have a discontinued version  (and don’t wish to upgrade 🙁 ), please email us for a download link to discontinued versions.
Click on the links under Version for a history of changes and improvements to the software.

To get the best out of the software set  it to download updates. Click on help and online updates to choose the settings for this.
Mac versions are shown in red.

All downloads are functional except for minor
omissions such as partially restricted saving or printing.
Click on version No. for history
capella 9 (Windows) 149 MB
capella 9 (Mac) 129 MB
capella-start . Almost all the features of capella but limited
to 4 staves, 2 voices per stave and 100 bars. (Windows) 110MB
capella-start . Almost all the features of capella but limited
to 4 staves, 2 voices per stave and 100 bars. (Mac) 98MB
capella reader  –A free reader to view and print capella files. (Windows) 81MB
capella reader  –A free reader to view and print capella files (Mac) 78MB
capella mobile and tablet apps–free Android and Apple apps to view and playback capella files Android
capella-scan — convert sheet &PDF music to capella & MusicXML(Windows) 135MB
capella-scan — convert sheet &PDF music to capella & MusicXML (Mac) 135MB
capella-scan & play — an inexpensive way to scan and play printed scores 8.0-25.0 25MB
tonica fugata –harmonizes and also creates canons and fugues (Windows) 120MB
tonica fugata –harmonizes and also creates canons and fugues (Mac) 105MB
tonica start— harmonizing in a modern ‘pop’ music style 115MB
capella melody trainer voice and intrument training software (Windows) 54MB
capella melody trainer voice and instrument training software (Mac) 63MB
capella customer scripts.
Download, unzip and copy those you want to: documents/capella/scripts/. See capella help/contents/using plugins
 PDF format script guide   guide
pdfFactory converts any of your
documents to PDF format
pdfFactory Standard 6MB
pdfFactory Professional includes overlays, bookmarks, text
pdfFactory Professional 6MB
FinePrint enhanced printing for booklets, doublesided and
Installing or removing capella
Installing capella software for the first time If you accept the defaults capella will install under the heading ‘capella software’. The intention is that capella, capella-scan etc. will also be under this main heading. Therefore, after installation, when you click on Start and Programs you should look for the capella software heading and not for capella 9 or capella-scan etc..
Upgrading capella software and removing old versions
After installing any capella software you will have two entries on your list of programs – the old capella software and the new capella software. You can uninstall the old version by clicking on the entry in Program Files. You will then see an option to uninstall as well as to start the program. Alternatively you can go into Add/Remove Programs under Windows Control Panel and do the same.
Note Uninstalling capella does not remove any of your music files that you have created with capella.  Uninstalling looks up the list of items originally installed and removes them, not touching items not on the original installation list.


  • We would always recommend that you back up your work first, as I am sure you have learnt that with computers nothing can be guaranteed!
  • Uninstalling the old version can in some circumstance remove the music font. If this happens, re-installing capella will add the fonts. 
  • Removing old versions is not essential but we would recommend doing so as unknowingly opening a score with an old version of the software may mean you do not see certain layout features etc. that were unavailable in the old version. In addition the old software may be saving your work in a different location and you may not find it next time you look for it in the newer version.
Printing and emailing scores
To print your music You can specify any stave size and re-order the pages for double sided printing from within capella. To easily produce booklets, rescale between paper sizes and combine lots of separate scores into a book, please look at the  FinePrint. FinePrint is a universal printer driver that will enhance the printing capability of all your software – not just capella. It provides a simple way to print in booklet form, double sided, and with watermarks or revised gutters and margins. You can also combine documents at the moment of printing into sets and add new page numbers and headers/footers to pull the  separate documents together into a single publication.
To email or publish on the internet. Please look at pdfFactory it provides a simple way to convert scores to PDF files which anyone can then read and print. pdfFactory also gives you the flexibility to allow people to see, but not print or copy the  score.