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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 »

Submitted by (@davidbeattie)

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Messagebox when sounds are missing

When opening scores from other composers Sibelius asks whether or not to change the playback-configuration.

It would be also great to get a notification when sounds/plugins are missing, listing the affected staves and the plugins + sounds that are missing.

 

At the moment it is very time-consuming to recover scores and finding replacements.

Submitted by (@andrewnoahcap)

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Return playback sound choice to mixer

In older versions of Sib it was possible to easily reassign playback sounds for each stave from the Mixer. Each stave/channel revealed the instrument assigned to it and allowed that to be changed. This has disappeared in the more recent versions. As an arranger, I miss having the ability to easily reassign different sounds without having to add a new stave to the score, copy the notes into it, audition the results, ...more »

Submitted by (@paulbaker)

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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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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 »

Submitted by (@finnoir)

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Show bar rests: separate setting for score and parts

I'd love to be able to set "Show bar rests" (in Engraving Rules) separately for score and parts.

One common scenario would be to hide them in the score (for a structurally cleaner look) but show them in the parts (to go that extra mile, in order to make musicians feel at home).

Submitted by (@kristianbredin)

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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 »

Submitted by (@andrewnoahcap)

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Give more staff editing options to include cutaway score

I read the article on the unofficial Sibelius blog about creating cutaway scores, and I must say that I am intrigued by this modern scoring format. Unfortunately, it is entirely too much work to accomplish when it would be possible to include a simple feature to completely hide a selected measure from view. Such a feature would give much more creative control over modern notation techniques, which is important to promote ...more »

Submitted by (@randyjosleyn)

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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 »

Submitted by (@p.marzocchi)

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