Harp Gliss and Octave Notes

Version 01.90.00
Added 07 Mar 2016 (last updated 18 May 2021)

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

Given 2 selected notes (the main notes to be glissed between) and a 7-note harp tuning, this plugin generates a set of 6 small silent stemless grace notes representing, with the first main note of the gliss, the first octave of a harp glissando. The notes will be added in an unused voice if one is available, and their positioning is stable if Reset Note Spacing is used.

If the plugin Line Between Notes is installed, it can be called to draw a line between the last of the generated octave notes and the second note in the glissando.

There is an option to generate all 7 pitches of the octave.

For playback, the Harp Gliss plugin may be run separately, after selecting the 2 main notes.

Updated 27 May 2016 to fix crash when notes selected were not included in tuning.

Updated 28 May 2016 to fix handling of Cb and B#.

Updated 30 June 2016. Can now call into Harp Gliss Playback plugin to get tuning and to output MIDI messages for playback.

Updated 9 July 2016. Fixed some bugs and updated calls into Harp Gliss Playback to work better.

Updated 10 July 2016. Added option to hide rests between selected notes if both notes are in the same staff and voice.

Updated 05 May 2021. Version 01.80.00.

Added option to run without adding octave notes to act as a front end for calling Line Between Notes and Harp Gliss Playback.

Updated 18 May 2021. Version 01.90.00.

Move the "hide rests" options out of the "Create Octave Notes" block so it can be used even when no octave notes are created.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.