Respell Flats as Sharps

Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Mar 2008)

For use with Sibelius 3.x and Sibelius 4

The version of this plug-in that ships with Sibelius 3 and Sibelius 4 has two problems:

  • Any ties in notes that are respelled will be deleted
  • The plug-in produces incorrect accidentals for transposing instruments

This updated version corrects both of these problems.

For Sibelius 5, use the shipping version of this plugin

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Respell Sharps as Flats

Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Mar 2008)

For use with Sibelius 3.x and Sibelius 4

The version of this plug-in that ships with Sibelius 3 and Sibelius 4 has three problems:

  • Any ties in notes that are respelled will be deleted
  • The plug-in produces incorrect accidentals for transposing instruments
  • Unison notes are not respelled correctly

This updated version corrects these problems.

For Sibelius 5, use the shipping version of this plugin

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Respell Uncommon Accidentals

Version 01.40.00
Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1 and Sibelius 7.5

Respell Uncommon Accidentals respells certain accidentals that are avoided in some musical styles. It will find and respell B# to C, E# to F, Cb to B and Fb to E. It can also respell double and triple accidentals. It assumes you know what you are doing in running it, and makes no judgments, but the author would like to remind the user that there are many musical situations where an E# is perfectly appropriate, and using this plug-in would produce incorrect musical notation.

You can run the Mark Enharmonic Pitches plug-in if you just want to know if you have these kinds of pitches in your score.

New in version 1.3:

  • This version shows both consecutive and displayed bar numbers in Sibelius 4, and has a new option to locate (write to text file or trace window) uncommon accidentals without changing the score.

Updated 25 Feb 2014 to fix endless loop when processing written names in transposing instruments. Changed some dialog defaults.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.