Sibelius developer posts about his favourite features

James Larcombe is one of our very talented team of developers who works on Sibelius (he’s also a very talented multi-instrumentalist — this is a man who owns his own hurdy-gurdy and melodeon). For Sibelius 6, he worked  on a number of subtle but important improvements in the appearance of printed scores. He’s posted a […]

Learn Sibelius 6 in one hour

My friend and former colleague James Humberstone is a teacher at MLC School in Sydney. Among his many achievements in the decade he worked at Sibelius (he provided the UK voice over in Groovy Music City, fact fans!) was setting up the Sibelius Training Partners programme in Australia. There are now dozens of registered STPs […]

The story behind Sibelius 6: part 1

The release of a major new version of Sibelius is the culmination of thousands of hours of work from dozens of people. Sibelius 6 has in many ways been our most challenging version to date, and this is a glimpse behind the scenes into what went into making this new version. To understand what we […]

Sibelius 6: it’s pretty and it’s easy

A few years ago, I engaged in some lively debate with a composer called Jeffery Cotton, who attempted to make the switch from Finale to Sibelius, but found that Sibelius at the time (which was when Sibelius 3 was the current version) didn’t offer the flexibility he required. The upshot of this debate was his […]

Sibelius 6 generating a lot of buzz

Since the launch of Sibelius 6 this past Tuesday, I’ve been delighted to see such an enthusiastic response to the new version. Here’s just a handful of the great coverage that our new baby has received so far: From Sound on Sound: …the main focus has been on streamlining the process of producing professional music […]

Sibelius 6 is here!

I’m delighted to be able to share the happy news that Sibelius 6 is now available! We’re incredibly proud of the new version, and we’re really looking forward to hearing from our users about it. Some of the highlights of the new version: Magnetic Layout takes care of almost every detail of score layout for […]

Using instrument changes, noteheads and layout tricks in Sibelius

Peter Kirn’s excellent blog, Create Digital Music, regularly covers Sibelius and other notation software. Peter was recently asked to speak about his use of Sibelius at the City University of New York Graduate Center, and put together a detailed tutorial that brings together a number of important tips and tricks for producing advanced layouts with […]

Howard Goodall wins Composer of the Year 2009

Last night at the Classical Brits awards ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall, London, Sibelius user Howard Goodall won the award for Composer of the Year 2009 for his “requiem for the living,” Eternal Light. Commissioned by Mark Stephenson on behalf of London Musici to celebrate the orchestra’s 20th anniversary, Eternal Light: A Requiem is […]