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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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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.

Submitted by (@nathanshirley)
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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 »

Submitted by (@richardcox)
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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 »

Submitted by (@adrianhernandez)
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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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Allow repeat bar markings in parts while keeping music in score

It should be possible to put % repeat-bar signs in the parts while keeping the original notes in the score. Finale does this and it works well. This is particularly useful when trying to fit a lot of repetitive music in parts, i.e. can save a lot of page turns.

Submitted by (@matthewhindson)
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Parts Panel/Window (from Sib 4-6)

Reinstate the parts window/panel: It was an efficient, central location with many options, many of which can't be used now without opening a part.

 

The ability to apply 'Part appearance' changes to a selectable list of parts has been lost unless you open all the parts you'd like to change first.

Submitted by (@an0000)
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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.

Submitted by (@andrewnoahcap)
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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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Independent chords and chords in parts

When extracting parts, in order to have the chords displayed in every part, I have to put chords in an invisible staff and define again all parts so that they include that staff. I would like this to be more intuitive, like making chords an special staff that might be present in every part (or may not)

Submitted by (@lj0000)
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Bugs

Hidden rehearsal marks disappear when multirests are used

Although I’m not convinced that anybody of the Sibelius team ever reads the ideas and bug reports I try to report one … I’d like to have alphabetical rehearsal marks without the letter “I” (A,B, … H, J, K, …) to prevent misunderstandings. I add the automatic numbered marks (containing “I”) and hide the I-mark. But in parts where the hidden mark falls into a multi rest it is ignored and the next mark, which should be ...more »

Submitted by (@tobiasweh)
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