Respell Uncommon Accidentals

Version 01.40.00
Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1 and Sibelius 7.5

Respell Uncommon Accidentals respells certain accidentals that are avoided in some musical styles. It will find and respell B# to C, E# to F, Cb to B and Fb to E. It can also respell double and triple accidentals. It assumes you know what you are doing in running it, and makes no judgments, but the author would like to remind the user that there are many musical situations where an E# is perfectly appropriate, and using this plug-in would produce incorrect musical notation.

You can run the Mark Enharmonic Pitches plug-in if you just want to know if you have these kinds of pitches in your score.

New in version 1.3:

  • This version shows both consecutive and displayed bar numbers in Sibelius 4, and has a new option to locate (write to text file or trace window) uncommon accidentals without changing the score.

Updated 25 Feb 2014 to fix endless loop when processing written names in transposing instruments. Changed some dialog defaults.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Hide Specific Accidentals

Version 01.04.00
Added 05 Dec 2008 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1 and Sibelius 7.5

This plugin hides accidentals on selected notes with the specified pitches in any octave. It may be useful when you are simulating an unconventional key signature.

You can also unhide accidentals, which will restore their original unhidden state, but this will also restore any accidentals in the selection that were hidden manually.

Updated 24 August 2011 to tidy up the main dialog.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.