Why choose Sibelius over Finale?

Everybody knows that when you’re looking for professional-quality music notation software, you basically have a choice between Sibelius and Finale, and people sometimes ask me why they should choose Sibelius over Finale. Both are very capable programs, but in my personal opinion, there’s no contest (though perhaps that’s not surprising!). My reasons are below the […]

So what are Sibelius’s strengths?

I very much enjoy reading the weekly articles from Film Music Magazine (now in tasty, bite-sized bloggy pieces rather than a lumpen PDF monolith), particularly those by Ron Hess, who writes entertaining and informative articles about the practical considerations of being an arranger and copyist in the world of commercial music, writing for film and […]