Leland Smith, creator of SCORE, the first commercially available music notation program, died on December 17th, 2013 at his home in Palo Alto, California. He was 88 years old. Born August 6, 1925 in Oakland, California, Smith held music degrees from the University of California in Berkeley, and taught composition and theory at Stanford University beginning in […]
Here are Thomas Brodhead’s unabridged remarks about Leland Smith and SCORE, as provided by Thomas Brodhead to Sibelius Blog. I began using SCORE in 1993 on the recommendation of publishers (mainly in New York) who insisted on it at the time, when the alternative programs were deemed unsuitable for high-quality publication. Leland Smith’s genius was that […]
Here are Bill Holab’s unabridged remarks about Leland Smith and SCORE, as provided by Bill Holab to Sibelius Blog. 1985 brought a small revolution to the publishing industry as a company named Aldus released a program called PageMaker. That, coupled with the new Macintosh computer (with its 9” screen) and an Apple Laserwriter ushered in […]
A holiday reading list of some of the top articles from the past year on this blog. News, tips, and reviews await you as you cozy up to the fire.
Automatically move all the rests contained within a beam group so that the beam is positioned normally, by using this Sibelius plug-in.
Here’s a powerful Sibelius plug-in that can instantly hide or show all the page numbers in the score, parts, or both — something that previously had to be done one page number region at a time and one part at a time.
In this exclusive interview with Avid’s principal software engineer, we learn about his background, the challenges and opportunities that Sibelius faces, and his thoughts on the competition.
Many Mac users have reported that Sibelius is performing sluggishly on their OS X Mavericks systems, in addition to experiencing issues with Sibelius 7 and Mavericks regarding how fonts are displayed in dialogs and with ReWire capability. With more users upgrading to Mavericks each day, and new Macs coming pre-installed with Mavericks, user interest in the […]
Time signatures are easy enough to create in Sibelius, but if you find yourself entering music with constantly alternating meter, even the relatively quick work of pressing T and selecting your desired time signature can get tedious. If you know what your meter changes are in advance, you’ll want Andrew Moschou‘s handy plug-in Insert Bars […]
Emmy-winning composer Michael Bacon talks to the blog about his film scoring process, technique, aesthetic, and use of Sibelius in his new score to the film profiling the legendary Morgenthau family.