Move or Copy to Another Voice

Version 2.3
Added 18 Oct 2012 (last updated 12 May 2018)

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 is an updated and expanded version of the 'Move top or bottom notes to another voice' plugin previously submitted and is a simple alternative filter to the Sibelius one.

It moves or copies notes, lyrics, dynamics (including hairpins) and other text from one voice to another. Unlike Sibelius' filters, it works with tuplets (including nested ones) hence you can copy or move passages with tuplets partially or wholly selected. It also allows you to move whole dotted quavers (for example) in 6/8 time without converting them into semi+quaver combinations on the 2nd and 4th dotted quaver beats.

Furthermore it allows you to copy/delete the top or bottom notes of tuplets by moving them into another voice and then filtering and pasting/deleting that voice.

It works best when the destination voice is either empty or has the same rhythm as the source voice and is designed to complement the existing Sibelius filters. Where the rhythms of the source voice and destination voice are different, only the rhythm of the source voice is preserved.

1.1 Update: Improvements have been added in the way it handles destination voices which are not empty, copies note and rest properties to the destination voice and deals with the beam property in rests.

1.2 Update: This update contains various bug fixes which apply where the destination voice already has material.

Updated 12 May 2018. 2.3 Update.

Coloured notes are supported in Sibelius 8.3 and higher.

Slide Styles are supported from Sibelius 8.6 and higher.

Note styles in grace notes are now supported although multiple grace notes before notes are still not.

Plug-in written by Kenneth Gaw.