Transpose Copies

Version 1.1
Added 06 Mar 2011 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x and Sibelius 18.x

The Transpose Copies plug-in will make transposed copies of the bars in a selected passage any specified interval Up or Down. The number of times this transposition occurs can be selected. The copies can be placed either at the end of the score or amidst the score immediately to the right of the original selected pattern.

The plug-in gives users the opportunity to choose to which key signature will be transposed regarding the following keys: B or Cb, F# or Gb, C# or Db. If the option 'Correction for octaves' is checked, the copies will, when necessary, be transposed up or down an octave to avoid too many ledger lines.

Key signature changes (except the one-staff-only ones) halfway the pattern will be processed like the key signatures at the beginning of the pattern.

'System break after pattern(s)' gives the user the opportunity, if the original (short) pattern is limited to one system, to combine a couple of copied patterns in one system.

Settings in the dialog survive Sibelius sessions.

Update 1.1:

  • Now uses double sharps and double flats to avoid wrong spelling of some accidentals that don't belong to the key signature, mainly to keep intervals in the copies the same as they are in the original.
  • Also copies time signatures that are in the original.

Plug-in written by Jan Kok.