Color Harp Strings

Version 01.01.00
Added 27 Apr 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

This zip file contains 2 plugins: Color Harp Strings and Pitch Spectrum for Harp. These plugins are different approaches to coloring notes that are on a harp\\\\\\\'s C strings (pitches Cb, C, and C#) Red, and those on the F strings (Fb, F, and F#) Blue. This is sometimes done for introductory harp music, though some harpists like it for all their scores.

This would be fairly simple to do except for the fact that Sibelius colors all notes in a chord the same color.

These plugins offer solutions that will work in some cases, and offer at least a starting point when they cannot do all the coloring.

*Color Harp Strings* will color notes that are not in chords or intervals. It will color (using the mechanism of Edit > Color) single notes of the desired pitches, but will not color the same pitches in a chord. Instead, it traces the location of such pitches so you can find them to hand color after printing.

If chords are broken up so that each chord tone is in a different voice (quite tedious), all the notes can be colored with this plugin. This plugin has no problem differentiating enharmonically equivalent pitches (C#/Db, Cb/B, etc).

*Pitch Spectrum for Harp* uses the Sibelius Pitch Spectrum feature, which can color chord tones separately, but will not differentiate among enharmonically equivalent pitches (C#/Db, Cb/B, C/B#, F#/Gb. etc.). These would be colored the same, which can be a problem in harp music, which often contains enharmonic pitches. The plugin looks to see if there are conflicts. If so, it offers a choice of coloring each pair of the equivalent notes or not.

This plugin can completely color music with chords if there are no enharmonic notes.

Be sure you understand how Pitch Spectrum works (check the Reference and the plugin Help) before using this plugin, or you may be surprised.

Pitch Spectrum for Harp will not work in Sibelius 6, which removed the Pitch Spectrum feature. It will still work in Sibelius 5. Color Harp Strings does work (with the same limitations) in Sibelius 5 and 6.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Harp Arpeggio

Version 2.0
Added 0000-00-00 00:00:00 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

Designed specifically for playback of arpeggios on the harp but may be used on other instruments.

Uses Live Playback data to play back an arpeggio in one or more voices and on one or more staves. The arpeggio plays before the beat. Requires that Live Playback is turned on. (If Live Playback is turned off, Sibelius's usual arpeggio will still play if arpeggio lines are present in the score).

Plug-in written by Ian Cugley.

Harp Gliss

Added 0000-00-00 00:00:00 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

Designed specifically for playback of glissandos on the harp.

Select the start and end notes for a glissando on the same staff or adjacent staves, then run the plug-in. You can then set the harp tuning, control the volume (velocity) of the glissando, and choose whether to show the tuning in the score. The glissando plays back using MIDI messages, and works across two staves and across barlines.

Plug-in written by Ian Cugley.

Filter Harp Pedal Diagrams

Version 01.30.00
Added 13 Dec 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

Filters all selected harp pedal diagrams (as generated by the Add Harp Pedaling plugin).

Updated 9 August 2011 for Sib 7 font compatibility

Updated 9 May 2012 to filter diagrams created with a text character style rather than a font change in Sib 7.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Label Harp Diagrams

Version 01.15.00
Added 13 Dec 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

Can add a hidden text label next to any selected harp pedal diagrams. The text consists of the pitches in the pedal diagram.

The plugin can also trace the location and pitches of any selected pedal diagrams, or any "tuning text", which is text that contains the pitches (CDEFGAB plus accidentals, in any order) in a harp tuning.

It can optionally also label tuning text with a hidden pedal diagram.

This will probably be at least as useful for occasional readers of pedal harp music, (such as composers of harp music) as for harpists.

Updated 24 December 2009. Remove unwanted traces and clean up trace of boxed text diagrams.

Updated 24 November 2012 to pick up diagrams that use character styles in Sib 7.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Harp Gliss From Pedal Diagram

Version 01.06.00
Added 13 Dec 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

This is a "front end" for Ian Cugleys "Harp Gliss" plugin, which must be installed before this plugin is run.

Ians plugin will generate pitches for a harp gliss from a tuning string that is typed in. This plugin will look for harp pedal diagrams or "tuning text", which is text that contains the pitches (CDEFGAB plus accidentals, in any order) in a harp tuning, and run Ians plugin using the tuning information closest to the selected pitches.

Updated 9 August 2011 for Sib 7 font compatibility

Updated 4 September 2011 to pick up pedal diagrams that start at the same location at the first selected pitch.

Updated 24 November 2011 to pick up diagrams that use character styles in Sib 7.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Harp Diagram from Tuning

Version 01.91.00
Added 06 May 2011 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

Produces a harp pedaling diagram from a list of 7 pitches that you type in.

Updated 5 May 2012 to allow running in Sib 5. In Sib 5 it will always use Opus Text as the music font for the diagrams.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

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