Apply series

Version 3.0
Added 25 Jul 2013 (last updated 09 Sep 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 is principally designed to help with serial composition but it can be used for other purposes, including mapping the rhythm of one stave to as set of pitches contained in another.

It requires a stave to be wholly dedicated to the series (source pitches), which should be present once in its Prime form. The plugin can then be used to map selected notes in other staves to the series notes.

Options include different versions of the series (Prime, Retrograde, Inversion and Inversion Retrograde), transposition, octave shifts, labelling the version used and note numbering.

Version 2 is fully polyphonic, i.e. it works with chords and it also allows the partial selection, repetition and reordering of the notes in the series. Such techniques are quite common in post war serial music. A bug which could lead to the main dialog disappearing has also been fixed.

The series can be any number of notes.

Added in Version 3

The octave position of the series notes can now be determined by the selected notes and the series can now be applied one stave a time or across all selected staves in the order that the notes are played.

Plug-in written by Kenneth Gaw.