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Positioning of Rehearsal marks

Please enable the user to make different positioning-settings of rehearsal-marks when they are at the beginning of a line.

 

All publishers I am working for are placing the rehearsalmark above a clef rather than next to it.

 

Why not setting this up in the rehearsalmark - panel with 2 settings - default and "when at the beginning of a new line"

Submitted by (@andrewnoahcap)
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Comma, Cesura

Insert commas, cesuras etc. between two notes easily (one keystroke?). A user-defined symbol should be possible, e.g. a small vertical line instead of a comma.

The horizontal position of commas etc. should be automatically adjusted in the score and in the parts. The vertical position should not change during transposition.

Submitted by (@christoph.mohr)
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Sibelius scores should embed fonts

At present, Sibelius scores can use any fonts available on the originator's system. But a recipient of that score might not be able to read the Sibelius score correctly as the author intended because the same fonts are not available on the recipient's system. This proposal is that Sibelius score files should embed fonts, on the same basis as PDF files embed fonts so that they can be read on systems that do not contain ...more »

Submitted by (@robinwalker)
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Left-justified lyrics

At present, Sibelius centres lyric syllables on the owning note. In the case of vocal scores with multiple verses, this leads to a ragged left margin of the first syllables of each verse.

 

Sibelius should have an option that allows the left-justification of lyric syllables, in particular, those at the starts of verses.

 

That left-justification should work whether or not the syllable is preceded by a verse number.

Submitted by (@robinwalker)
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Cadenza Mode

It would be very helpful to have something like a Cadenza option- that is to input notes with no predetermined meter, as in a cadenza. This would also be helpful for modern scores that do not use barlines. Spacing rules would be observed, and once the line was full, it would seamlessly shift to the next. Exit the Cadenza input would return to whatever meter had been in place prior to the passage.

Submitted by (@ronald.pearl115)
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Note-editor for IPad (and Android-Tablets)

Everybody is talking about... but no solution in sight.

 

A little easy-to-use note-editor for the IPad/Android-Tablets as a free download for registered Sibelius User would bring you miles ahead.

One can enter some ideas and syncronize them with Sibelius or export them as a sib-file...

 

You wont believe how many people would just freak out... ;)

Submitted by (@andrewnoahcap)
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dif. shapes of brackets in one score

This is an important feature for publishers.

 

Very often when working for the great publishing houses I hear the following:

"Please use Finlae, we do need different shapes of brackets in one score".

 

Most traditional houses are using dif. brackets to separate instruments from voices. Commonly the instrument-brackets have round edges while choir-brackets got hard edges.

 

 

I guess this wont be that hard to implement.

Submitted by (@andrewnoahcap)
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Angled Slash Chords

Chords symbols with an alternate bass note should be at an angle, NOT right next to each other (i.e. C/B). Sibelius only allows C/B, but if you want it how it is supposed to look, it has to be done manually and is a big pain.

 

There is a plug-in to make them vertical, but that means a polychord, NOT a chord with an alternate bass note.

Submitted by (@tim0005)
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Group objects for easier editing

I'd like the ability to "link" objects together so when I move them, they move together.

 

This is useful for chords and mixing different types of text as in the screenshot attached.

Submitted by (@richardvitale)
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Intelligent part extraction

On Staves that contain more than one instrument, Sibelius should intelligently recognize and be able to split them into individual parts without all the hassle of filtering and deleting that needs to be done currently.

Submitted by (@robinhoffmann)
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Multiple instruments per staff

At present, Sibelius allows only one instrument per staff at one time. Although the staff can accommodate up to four "voices" of parallel notation, at present all voices play the same instrument. This proposal is that each "voice" should be independently assignable to different instruments, if required. One application is the classic Soprano/Alto and Tenor/Bass sharing of staves in compact choral notation. Similar needs ...more »

Submitted by (@robinwalker)
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Playback: Separate Sib Sound Engine as separate process

Sib 7 introduced a very large music library. Terrific idea--poor design. Every single score has to--essentially--reload the engine. Have 20 channels assigned to score A? 24 channels assigned to score B? If you have A in the foreground, and click on B (even by mistake) you have to sit and wait while sounds are loaded. Very large sound libraries (e.g. Hauptwerk, VSL) load in a separate process. You launch that application ...more »

Submitted by (@johnmurdoch)
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