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Submitted by (@richardcox)

Part Doubling

Example: I have a passage in the first violins which is to be doubled on the flute. Currently I write the passage for the violins, then copy it on to the flute stave. However, the link between the two passages is lost. So if I later make a change to the violins, I have to remember to change it in the flute (and any other instruments that double the violins). I would like to have the ability to copy a *reference* ...more »

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Submitted by (@nathanshirley)

Allow enharmonic spelling changes in parts w/o changing in score

For transposing instrumental parts, where the score is notated at concert pitch, it is often desirable to re-spell certain accidentals. However there should be an option to not allow these re-spellings to change the non-transposed spellings in the score. Currently, one must make a new .sib file for these particular parts in order to not adversely effect the full score.

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Submitted by (@adrianhernandez)

Linked Staves (or Staves with a particular function)

As a professional staff arranger for a premiere music organization, it becomes to difficult to manage the balance between publisher quality music and a chart that is revision-friendly. In order for me to stem away from separate score/part files for appearance demands, I often combine instrument staves for the score to free up real estate and hide the individual instrument parts to "Parts only." This allows me to designate ...more »

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Submitted by (@andrewnoahcap)

Housestyle, more separate settings for Score and Parts

It is quite cool to be able to do different settings for score and parts in the house-style. But in my opinion it is not enough. Most commonly a house-style is not done in one shot. It grows... I am still in need to edit a lot of settings like page-sizes, margins, appearance of bar-numbers, page-numbers separately. Example: In a score I would like to see the bar-no. in the middle of every bar but in parts underneath ...more »

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Submitted by (@andrewnoahcap)

show/hide parts in score individually for page- and scroll-view

When right-clicking into a bar in a score one can select where the part should be hidden or shown.

 

It would be very helpful for all sorts of jobs if one could handle the score page-view and the scroll-view separately which in fact means that some parts are hidden in the page-view but shown in the scroll-view.

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Submitted by (@finnoir)

Tonic Sol-Fa

I want to be able to produce scores in tonic sol-fa notation (WITHOUT standard music notation). As far as I'm aware, there is currently no software available to do this, but I'm sure it could be done fairly easily. The difficulty of just trying to write it on, say, Microsoft Word, is that spacing quickly becomes a problem, and there are no good ways of writing the little hook (, or ' ) denoting octave, without using up ...more »

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Submitted by (@p.marzocchi)

Score-Lock feature

Sibelius should have the possibility to LOCK/UNLOCK the score, or separate features in it (notes, expressions, lines, text, etc.), in order to prevent accidental changes during review. For instance Pro tools have a useful "lock" function. With the "Lock feature" you can have a final score that can be open or sent to the publisher without feeling afraid that some notes have been changed enharmonically or some objects ...more »

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Multiple Full Scores in Single File

Currently there is only one Full Score option and many parts options available. I'd like to be able to create multiple Full Scores - linked to parts. By varying page size & content you could create miniature scores, partial scores, and Full scores. Am I missing something - it has happened before. Perhaps it could be Full Score a) b) and c)?

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Submitted by (@davidbeattie)

Add option to reset Part Info to Score Info values

When editing the Score Info in Sibelius, inputting fields like Title, Subtitle, Composer, etc., by default, anything you type into the Score Info for the Full Score automatically populates the same information in the Info for each part. The fields that always change on a per-part basis are the Part Name and the Instrument Changes, which of course you want and expect to change. Most of the rest of these fields really ...more »

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