In a piano score would be very interesting if the dynamics stay centered between the two staves automatically regardless of the distance between them.
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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).
Selecting an instrument in the score simultaneously highlights the mixer channel. This would be particularly useful in terms of navigating the mixer in large scores.
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 »
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.
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 »