A few weeks ago, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra played the opening gala concert of the 2010/2011 season at Powell Hall in St. Louis, Missouri. The main attraction was American soprano Renée Fleming, who would be singing some crowd-pleasing, favourite arias, ideal for a high-profile fundraising concert. However, this year’s gala concert would also feature […]
Last week, Seattle Weekly’s Arts section ran a story by Gavin Borchert about the concert series currently being performed by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. As present musical director Gerard Schwarz prepares to leave his post at the end of the season, the SSO’s Gund/Simonyi Farewell Commissions series will see them take on no fewer than […]
A rare opportunity has arisen to join our tight-knit and highly-talented development team to work on Sibelius and related products in our London office. If you are an experienced C++ developer who is musically-minded and would like to help develop future versions of Sibelius on Windows, Mac OS X, and perhaps other platforms in the […]
One of the hidden gems amongst the many hundreds of time-saving features in Sibelius is multicopy. Simply put, multicopy allows you to take any selection – whether it’s a passage of notes, or a dynamic mark, or a selection of chord symbols – and quickly copy it to many staves, either once or multiple times, […]
Brazil’s Backstage magazine, the country’s most respected audio/video magazine, is running a series of Sibelius tutorials, penned by Pro Class‘s Cristiano Moura, who has been featured on this blog before. The first tutorial, in October 2010’s issue, is called “1001 ways to navigate in Sibelius”. My Portuguese isn’t good enough to count all the ways Cristiano […]
Input maps allow you to control various aspects of Sibelius’s playback and note input features directly from your MIDI keyboard or control surface. Sibelius comes with a bunch of input maps for Avid’s M-Audio controller keyboards, but you can create you own simply enough with a sprinkling of XML. Read on to find out how.
“Bagrock” is a term that has been coined to describe the sound of the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, a band featuring those most traditional of Scottish instruments, bagpipes and snare drums. Another term that has been used is “Jock and Roll”! With a new Red Hot Chilli Pipers album, Music for the Kilted Generation, about to […]
I recently had the pleasure of talking to guitarist and arranger Pete Huttlinger about his use of Sibelius. Pete is a storied instrumentalist who has played and toured with many of the greats, including John Denver. In addition to being an instrumentalist in high demand, Pete is also a prolific author of songbooks for which […]