Bugs

"Save" after MusicXML import overwrites MusicXML file

If a MusicXML file is imported, then maybe edited, then "Save"d (by ribbon tab File, or by keyboard shortcut Ctrl-S), then the original MusicXML file is overwritten with a Sibelius-format score file, but still having the original filename extension .xml or .mxl (not .sib). The original MusicXML file is destroyed by the over-writing. This is a double bug: 1. the filename extension is now incompatible with the contents ...more »

Submitted by (@robinwalker)

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MusicXML import Sibelius crash

Sibelius crashes with a "division by zero" error when importing a MusicXML file if the MusicXML originated with a Finale score in which the Patterson plug-in "Beam over Barlines" had been used to split a beam over a barline which is also a system break or page break. Sibelius should not crash, no matter how strange the MusicXML might be. Attached is (a) a sample Finale 2014 file with such a split beam over a system ...more »

Submitted by (@robinwalker)

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MusicXML export of multiverse lyrics bad

When the Sibelius built-in MusicXML exporter processes a score with multi-verse lyrics, it produces MusicXML output which few other applications (other than Finale) can import correctly. There are two distinct problems. Problem 1: For each [lyric] item in exported MusicXML, Sibelius attaches an attribute entitled "number" looking something like this: number="part1verse1" where every other MusicXML exporter I have ...more »

Submitted by (@robinwalker)

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Improved and more complete MusicXML Importing

Sibelius 8.1 - Music XML Import ignores many important notation features. It would be great if these problems could be fixed: 1) importing ignores all lines (gliss, trill line, etc.) 2) stem attribute "none" is ignored, ignores Stem direction element 3) ignores mid-bar clef changes 4) ignores Boxed (enclosure) attribute for text 5) ignores snap pizz articulation and most other accents 6) does not import most symbols ...more »

Submitted by (@bgdegazio)

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MusicXML export incorrect credits y position

Hello, In the example Sibelius file, there are two credits, one is a title "Articulations" and the other is "Copyright @ Concerto". Bottom "Copyright..." is ok but y positions of "Articulations" text is incorrectly exported in MusicXML. I replaced "<, >" to "[, ]" because this community board does not allow xml format text(!?!?...) [credit page="1"] [credit-words default-x="598" default-y="155" font-family="Plantin ...more »

Submitted by (@panarch)

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MusicXML conversion incorrect

After the changing of an instrument on a staff upon the original instrument returning, an exported MusicXML file does not reflect the correct transposition changes. For example. I input Ex 1 into Sibelius. I then export this as a MusicXML file. I then open this MusicXML file back into Sibelius and get Ex 2. The C Clarinet is now transposed incorrectly. There is also a B flat key signature. upon inspection of the MusicXML ...more »

Submitted by (@jonathan404)

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