Players Required

Version 01.08.00
Added 08 Mar 2012 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x, Sibelius 18.x, Sibelius 19.x, Sibelius 20.x, Sibelius 21.x, Sibelius 22.x, Sibelius 23.x and Sibelius 24.x

This plugin determines the minimum number of players required to play a selected range of bars.

It writes a report to the Plug-in Trace Window consisting of all the instruments that contain notes in the selection, and the maximum number of instruments that play simultaneously in any one bar. That is, in effect, the minimum number of players required to play the music, though not necessarily a realistic number for an actual performance. (But you could not play it with fewer performers, unless one performer plays multiple simultaneous instruments!)

There is an option to include instrument changes in the name of the instruments in the report, and a sub option to include Technique and Instrument Change text as instrument changes. The latter could produce unwanted information, but it should be relatively easy to edit out.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.