Tuplet Over Barlines

Version 01.18.00
Added 06 Feb 2020 (last updated 06 Feb 2020)

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

Tuplet Over Barlines will create tuplets that appear to cross barlines. It allows you to specify a tuplet starting position, a tuplet ratio and size, and some other tuplet properties. It will create a number of sub-tuplets across multiple bars that when combined function as a single mega-tuplet. By default, there will be a tuplet bracket and number that will span the entire mega-tuplet.

The tuplet can spread over any number of barlines, not just one. Any tuplet ratio, any tuplet unit, and any start placement allowed by Sibelius is possible. Playback is correct (providing Live Playback is enabled). Visual placement of the notes on the staff is correct, with each note aligned to its correct strike point.

If a requested tuplet can fit within a single bar, the plugin will create it as a normal tuplet.

There are limitations, described in the PDF file that is included when you install the plugin, on changing the durations of generated notes in the megatuplet, though you can easily change the pitches. Please read the PDF file, or the Help dialog in the plugin, before attempting to modify a created mega-tuplet.

Major thanks to Robin Walker for his significant contributions to the creation of this plugin.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich and Robin Walker.