Mark Enharmonic Pitches

Version 02.05.00
Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 26 Apr 2016)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Mark Enharmonic Pitches allows you to specify a color for individual pitches, using separate colors for enharmonically equivalent pitches (such as F#/Gb). You can use it to apply a \\\"spectrum\\\" of unique colors for each pitch, or use it for proofreading and analysis.

Double sharps and flats are colored the same as an enharmonic pitch (Gx -> A) and quartertones are colored as the nearest flat or sharp. You can, however, select a color from the double/quartertone lists, and all double accidentals or quartertones will get the same color, regardless of pitch.

This plug-in can be useful for locating any \\\'mispelled\\\' accidentals, such as F# where you might expect Gb. The Sibelius filters do not allow you to distinguish between enharmonically equivalent pitches, but this plug-in will do that.

It does not explicitly generate a log file showing marked objects, but it allows you to call the Locate Colored Objects plug-in to do so. (If that option is chosen, a recent version of Located Colored Objects must be downloaded as well).

Updated 26 April 2016 to allow colors to be added to individual notes.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Move Pitches to Transposed Mid-Line

Version 02.00.00
Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in transposes music on the selected staff or staves to the center staff line and can change the style of the notehead (e.g. to create slashes). It puts the notes in the right place for transposed instruments.

Fixed in v 1.56:

  • Corrected to handle some enharmonic misspellings. Added the ability to move either type of slashed noteheads at the same time.

Fixed in v1.50:

  • Now respects partially selected bars, rather than processing them as if fully selected

Fixed in v1.20:

  • You can now specify any supported notehead to be the only notehead moved. Previously, only normal noteheads could be specified.

Fixed in v1.15.0:

  • instrument handling changed so that new instruments are dealt with automatically (3.1 instruments are handled properly)
  • transposition changes handled

Updated 21 Feb 2009 version 2.0:

  • New option to move to center line of concert score, rather than transposed score

Updated 2 April 2009 for internal code cleanup

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Split Bar Rests

Version 01.20.00
Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in converts any bar rests in the selection to rests of shorter durations. The duration of the smaller rests will be one per beat, with the beat length determined by the time signature. This can be handy if you want to see the contents of irregular bars, or for other obscure reasons.

New in v1.04:

  • The plug-in can now split bar rests into other than beat-sized units. One can now spcify the size of the rest to use as well as how to dispose of any excess.

Updated November 15, 2007:

Now properly splits all bars rests if rests are present in more than one voice

Updated June 7, 2008. Version 1.10. New option to split rests only in irregular bars.

Updated June 24, 2008. Version 1.15. If a bar is too small for a single rest of the requested size, the largest possible rest is now written, rather than skipping the bar.

Updated 2 April 2009 for internal code cleanup

Updated 28 February 2010 to optionally select entire score if there is no passage selection<./p>

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Multirest Line

Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in allows you to replace a selected multirest with a line, e.g. a wavy line (as used in percussion parts to indicate that the player should simply play for that number of bars).

To use the plug-in, first set the multirest display to Blank in House Style > Engraving Rules > Bar Rests, then select the multirest in which you want to use a line, and run the plug-in.

Updated 20 Mar 2009 to run in Sibelius 5

Updated 2 April 2009 for internal code cleanup

Plug-in written by Peter Hayter and Bob Zawalich.

Count Notes

Version 01.05.00
Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Count Notes counts the number and type of notes and rests in a selection, and list counts by bar and in total. It will also display the durations of the counted notes.

Updated 29 January 2007: Now has an option to display the number of notes or chords on an instrument by instrument basis.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Fill With Slurs

Added 14 Sep 2005 (last updated 22 Mar 2017)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in allows you to quickly fill string passages with legato slurs. Create a multiple selection consisting of all notes where a slur should start. The plug-in will insert for each selected note a slur which ends on the note preceding the next selected note.

The plug-in is prepared to work properly with selections containing notes from different voices or instruments.

Plug-in written by Hans-Christoph Wirth.

Hide Duplicate Rests

Version 01.16.00
Added 21 Dec 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in hides (but does not delete) rests that duplicate a rest (of the same position and duration) in another voice. It requires Sibelius 4.1 or later.

Updated 2 November 2009 to allow dialog to be hidden and results reporting to be optional

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Updated 9 August 2011 for Sib 7 dialog control changes

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Hide Rests in Voice

Version 02.02.00
Added 21 Dec 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in hides (but does not delete) selected rests in any chosen voice(s). It requires Sibelius 4.1 or later.

Updated 2 December 2011 to select hidden or shown rests (in Sib 5 or later) so they can easily be deleted if desired.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Lower & Raise Pitch Chromatically

Version 01.51.00
Added 24 Apr 2006 (last updated 17 Jul 2017)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Raise Chromatic Pitches raises the pitch of any selected notes by 1 half-step (semitone). Lower Chromatic Pitches lowers the pitch of any selected notes by 1 half-step. The note spelling (such as C# vs. Db) is determined by Sibelius. It should be comparable to what you would get if you entered the same pitch on a MIDI keyboard.

These are intended as a chromatic replacement for Up and Down Arrow, which move pitches diatonically. Typically, one would assign each plug-in to a shortcut key so it could be run with a single keystroke. Please be aware that if you assign shortcuts to plug-ins and download more plug-ins, the shortcuts will shift to different plug-ins and you will need to reset them.(Edit - this has been fixed in the most recent update when run in Sibelius 5.2)

Warning: unlike Up and Down Arrow, these plug-ins cannot move individual notes within chords. If you select any notes within a chord, all the notes in the chord will be moved! (Edit - this has been fixed in the most recent update when run in Sibelius 5.2)

Quartertones will be moved to their closest half-step (semitone) in the desired direction. At that point running the plug-in again will move the notes by a half-step (semitone).

Articulations and Live Playback data are retained in the moved notes.

Updated October 31 2008. If these plugins are run in Sibelius 5.2 or later, most of the limitations are removed. Individual notes within a chord can now be moved, and the problem with plugin shortcuts instability was fixed in Sibelius version 5.2.

Updated 17 July 2017 to support Magnetic Glisses in Sibelius 8.6 and later. Note however that these plugins should not be needed in Sibelius 7.5 and later, since chromatic transposition is now supported using the Shift PgUp/PgDn keys.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Respell For Wrong Clef

Version 02.00.00
Added 24 Jul 2006 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in might be very useful if needed. It can help e.g., after Photoscore or some other converter misreads a clef, but reads the notes in the correct location (so Sibelius will interpret them incorrectly). It lets you specify the wrong clef and the right clef, and then transposes the notes appropriately.

The plug-in will now handle alto, tenor, and French violin clefs, in addition to bass and treble.

Cautionary accidentals will be lost, and in some keys this can result in incorrect accidentals after transposition. Users should proofread accidentals carefully.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Combine Rests Empty Voices

Version 01.00.00
Added 30 Aug 2006 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Combine Rests Empty Voices combines rests in a voice that contains only rests. It creates the largest single rest possible. It also hides the rests in empty voices for all voices later than the first voice containing notes or rests.

>p>Updated 21 June 2010. For Sib 5 or later, the plugin will now produce bar rests when possible, rather than just large rests.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Find Irregular And Misfilled Bars

Version 01.08.00
Added 22 Apr 2007 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in displays (in the plug-in trace window) any bars whose length and time signature do not match (irregular bars), and also any misfiled bars, which are bars that have missing rests, so that the sum of the lengths of the notes and rests (in each voice) do not match the length of the bar.

Misfilled bars can come from deleting rests, or when using scores generated by an errant plug-in or file converter.

Updated 2 May 2007: the plug-in now handles grace notes and notes within tuplets.

Updated 21 Feb 2013: Plugin now treats completely empty bars (no notes, rests, tuplets or bar rests in any voice as misfilled. It also handles misfilled tuplets better.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Add Bar Rests In Empty Voices

Version 01.03.00
Added 05 Oct 2007 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Adds bar rests to chosen empty voices in selected bars (empty voices contain neither notes, rests, nor tuplets).

Updated 21 March 2010 to allow result display to be turned off.

Updated 9 August 2011 for Sib 7 dialog control changes

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Replace Rests With Bar Rests

Version 01.01.00
Added 06 Oct 2007 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Adds bar rests to voices in selected bars which contain rests, but neither notes, nor tuplets. Essentially replaces multiple rests with a bar rest as appropriate. Optionally skips bars of small duration (user can select the minimum duration).

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Scordatura

Version 01.50.00
Added 03 Mar 2008 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in creates a scordatura staff for a stringed instrument in an altered tuning. Effectively it maps pitches so that they appear as if the notes were in standard tuning.

More specifically, it maps a (string, position) value from an altered tuning to the note that represents the same (string, position) value in standard tuning. (Example: D2 on the low D string on a DADGAD tuned guitar is string 6 fret 0). In standard tuning, string 6 fret 0 is E2. So the plugin will rewrite the note D2 (in a notation staff) to be E2.

A scordatura staff will not play back the way you might like it to.

Check Google for \\\"scordatura\\\" if you are not clear what that means. If you are not clear on whether you want to use this you should probably not!

WARNING: this plugin will completely rewrite the selected staves. Save and maybe make a copy of your score before running. Make a copy of the original notation staff, and run the plugin on that copy.

You must specify the standard tuning and altered tuning used, in the form Sibelius uses for editing staff types. So guitar standard tuning is E2, A2, D3, G3, B3, E4 (low to high).

There are lists of common instruments in the dialog, and if what you want is not in the list, find something close and modify it. Be careful to get the octaves correct. One other way to get the pitches for strings is to enter the notes for the open strings in a notation staff, then select each note and look for the name in the Notes pane of the Properties Window.

See Help for more information, including a discussion of the ambiguity of scordatura.

Updated 27 Feb 2009 to replace .plg file with .zip file

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Replace Deleted Rests

Version 01.08.00
Added 20 Apr 2008 (last updated 25 Feb 2016)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Looks for places where rests have been deleted rather than hidden, and will add rests back. By default it will hide the added rests.

It can also trace the locations of deleted rests

Updated 24 Feb 2016 to prevent unwanted duplication of non-note objects.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Add Pipe Ornaments

Version 01.40.00
Added 11 Jun 2008 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Add bagpipe grace note ornaments before a selected note. Choose a named ornament from a list (Doublings, Embellishments, Piobaireachd, Grace Notes, Custom) or customize your own ornaments. Customized ornaments are saved across Sibelius sessions.

Updated June 17, 2008 to fix problems when the \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"do not show dialog\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" button is active

Updated August 5, 2008 to make dialog come up initially by default

Updated February 2, 2009 to add explanation for editing custom entries.

Updated 31 December 2010 to match changes made in the Bagpipes suite

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Arpeggiate Chords

Version 01.06.00
Added 10 Aug 2008 (last updated 15 Jul 2017)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Writes out the pitches of notated chords (not chord symbols or diagrams) as separate notes so they can be clicked on and heard individually. It will generate a new instrument at the bottom of the score, and arpeggiate the notes of chords in the first selected staff.

*** Notes in tuplets and grace notes will not be arpeggiated.

Notes in different voices playing concurrently will be treated as part of the chord to be arpeggiated.

Rests can be hidden in the output instrument.

The arpeggiated notes will play at the same duration as the original chord; in some cases this will require the arpeggio to be placed in a tuplet. If this happens, all notes in the chord will be made into a single voice (otherwise the original voice is maintained).

Updated 15 July 2017 to handle nagnetic glisses in Sib 8.6 and later.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Create Custom Articulations and Bowings

Added 06 Apr 2009

For use with Sibelius 5

This plug-in allows the user to create custom articulation/bowing markings for each staff in a selection. While it is a timesaver for creating standard bowing markings for a string section or individual string instrument, there are a number of other helpful parameters to allow the user to create their own bowing or articulation markings. Complete with standard and custom technique and expression marking functions, almost all conceivable bowing styles can be accounted for. Some of the more unique features include: built-in hairpin creation (including dashed and dotted hairpins), starting and ending technique and expression markings, optional stripping of preexisting markings (bowings, articulations, slurs, hairpins, expressions, and techniques), messa di voce support (for the creation of more advanced hairpin shapes), and a matrix-like environment for the creation of custom bowing and articulation patterns that will repeat over the length of the selection.

The custom articulation/bowing quasi-matrix is, perhaps, the most beneficial part of this plug-in, as it can be used as a quick way to input a pattern of articulations and slurs over a selection in each staff (why use 'simile' if you can easily be explicit?).

Plug-in written by Roman Molino Dunn.

Hide or Show Articulations

Added 27 Sep 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in hides, or shows previously-hidden standard articulations within a selection. As articulations can not actually be hidden, they are deleted and hidden text is created in their place. To show the articulations, run the plug-in again and the text will be converted back to the original articulations. This is useful for situations where it is desirable for playback to be different than a printed score.

Plug-in written by Roman Molino Dunn.

String Harmonics

Version 01.05.00
Added 18 Feb 2010 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Adds diamond-shaped notes above each single notes that has a normal notehead to notate string harmonics. There is a choice of which harmonic to notate, and an option to call the Harmonics Playback plugin to set up playback for these notes.

Updated 27 December 2010. If run without running the Harmonics Playback option, both the original note and the diamond notes are now silenced (since neither is the actual sounding pitch).

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Remove Previous Ties and Remove Final Tied Notes

Version 01.06.00
Added 23 Feb 2010 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

These plugins offer different ways of dealing with notes tied across a barline after using the Sibelius 6 R (Repeat) command.

Given a single selected note or chord that is tied to:

Remove Previous Ties removes ties from the previous note or chord in the same voice, if any, and leaves the note or chord following the barline selected.

Remove Final Tied Notes deletes the note or chord after the barline, removes the tie from the previous note or chord, and selects the previous note or chord

In both cases, the final note is selected and is ready for further note input, so if you assign the plugin to a shortcut (I found shift-R to be handy), you can remove the tie or tied note with one keystroke and continue inputting notes without having to reselect a note.

Either plugin may be used; your workflow can determine which method you prefer.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Simplify Tied-To Notes

Version 01.11.00
Added 30 Mar 2010 (last updated 29 Jul 2017)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Selects notes that are tied to (notes that are immediately preceded by a note of the same pitch, in the same voice, with a tie), and removes any articulations and cautionary accidentals on these notes.

Notes tied to from different voices or notes tied to but separated by other notes, will not be detected or processed.

Updated 15 August 2011 to remove brackets accidentals as well as cautionaries.

Updated 18 January 2012 to remove articulations in chords only if all the notes are tied to.

Updated 9 May 2016. Reworked the way tied to notes are calculated for better results and faster execution.

Updated 29 July 2017 Removed debug traces which slowed it down greatly

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Delete Music Only

Version 01.02.00
Added 26 Apr 2010 (last updated 21 Mar 2015)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Deletes all notes, tuplets and slurs in any fully selected bars, replacing them with a bar rest, but leaving any text attached to the bars.

Note that if there are lyrics attached to the resulting bar rest, they cannot be dragged. You need to have notes or rests in a bar for lyrics to be moveable.

Updated 21 March 2015 to rename the plugin which was formerly called Delete Notes Only, which was misleading.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Delete Rests Empty Voices

Version 02.01.00
Added 21 Jun 2010 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Eliminates the rests in all empty voices, unless all the voices in the bar are empty. In that case, any rests in voice 1 will be consolidated into a bar rest, and rests in other voices will be deleted.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

String Harmonics Sounding Pitch

Version 01.10.00
Added 28 Dec 2010 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Adds a bracketed, stemless, cue-sized sounding pitch note to selected chords that already have a regular notehead and a diamond-head note, indicating string harmonics.

The sounding notes are in an unused voice of the bar containing the chords. If there are not enough available voices, sounding pitches will not be added to those bars.

The sounding notes can playback or be silenced.

You are advised to run the plugin String Harmonics first, to add the diamond noteheads this plugin looks for.

Updated 29 April 2012 to fix problem with stemless notes in non-English versions.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Create N by M Tuplet

Version 01.51.00
Added 05 Oct 2016 (last updated 05 Oct 2016)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Creates a tuplet with a specified ratio from the first selected note or rest. You can choose any positive integer values for N and M, and a wider range of values is allowed compared to creating a tuplet in Sibelius.

Plug-in written by Hans-Christoph Wirth.