An essential element of Sibelius’s dynamic parts feature is the ability to make certain changes in a part without affecting the score. This extends to the ability to have different names for instruments in parts than what they are in the score. This useful feature has its intricacies and comes with a few caveats, so we’ll explain what those are and how to make the most of the available options.
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Avid today released the Sibelius 8.7.2 maintenance update, improving a long-standing issue involving instrument changes, key signatures and multirests, among other fixes.
We already showed you how to do it in Finale; now, here’s a clever and useful way in Sibelius to have the part name, title, and composer consistently appear the same — and in the same place — on your title page and the first page of your part.
Here’s a clever and useful way in Finale to have the part name, title, and composer consistently appear the same — and in the same place — on your title page and the first page of your part.
Summer is here! Time for rest, relaxation, and reading. After you dive into the ocean, dive in to the articles from your favorite blog from the first half of 2017!
Ever since Sibelius 4 introduced Dynamic Parts feature in 2005, and Finale 2007 followed in due course with Linked Parts a year later, I’ve hardly ever needed to extract parts from a Finale or Sibelius file — and you shouldn’t have to, either.
If you work in Sibelius 8.5.1 and open files created in earlier Sibelius versions in which rests were manually moved to avoid notes, be aware that the position of those rests has shifted in the parts for your file, with no warning.
Sibelius 8.2 has not officially been made available, but details about its new features have already appeared on Avid’s web site as well as that of a Japanese distributor.