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MUSIC NOTATION SOFTWARE FOR EVERYONE

Sibelius | First

Compose simple scores with free music notation software

Sibelius

Write music with up to 16 instruments—great for smaller ensembles

Sibelius | Ultimate

Enjoy a full toolset to compose, arrange, and engrave without limits

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Create better looking scoresNEW!

Give your compositions a more modern look with a new set of house styles that enable you to customize a look that perfectly suits your score. Sibelius also now automatically adjusts staves as you compose to optimize spacing, ensuring proper note placement. And gain greater efficiency and flexibility when working with ties with new tie styles and improvements.

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EXPRESS YOURSELF

COMPOSE + ARRANGE 

From concert halls to scoring stages, more composers, arrangers, copyists, and engravers use Sibelius than any other tool. It’s the fastest, smartest way to write music.

Express your music as notation

Sibelius helps drive the composing process while ensuring your score is accurate, legible, and beautiful. From the intuitive task-oriented interface and professional sound library, to the timesaving Magnetic Layout, Sibelius helps you bring your musical vision to life.

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Write parts with ease

Enter notes quickly using the onscreen notation, keyboard, and fretboard windows. Or, use your MIDI keyboard and Sibelius music writing software will capture the nuances of your performance and intelligently lay out the notes. Magnetic Layout automatically adjusts and spaces out your notation as you write, avoiding collisions to produce a beautiful score with minimal effort. 

Spark ideas with loop playback

With loop playback, you can select any part of your score to loop repeatedly, enabling you to improvise and experiment as you play along. You can even slow down the tempo for easier rehearsal and practice.

Hear your music in stunning detail

With a high-quality 32 GB sample library filled with a wide variety of musical instrumentation, you can hear what your compositions will sound like when performed. The Espressivo advanced notation interpretation even lets you adjust rhythm and swing to create a more humanistic feel.

Transform music into perfect scores

Quickly adapt your music and arrangement for any ensemble and performance with a full suite of powerful orchestration tools. From intelligent MIDI import workflows, to the ability to refine every instrument, Sibelius enables you to create arrangements intuitively whether you’re working with a solo piano or a full orchestra.

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Import MIDI intelligentlyNEW!

With Intelligent MIDI Import, you can transform MIDI compositions from Pro Tools and other DAWs into fully orchestrated scores with just a click. Import MIDI into a Sibelius score or template, and all proper notation, instrumentation, techniques, and articulations are automatically assigned, preserving the composer’s intent and saving hours—or even days—of clean-up time.

Create and arrange parts fast

The Arrange feature makes it easy to orchestrate additional instrument parts from existing ones. Simply select an orchestration style and Sibelius automatically creates new parts based on your source parts. You can also automatically “explode” notation across multiple instrument parts to speed your workflow. Or consolidate multiple parts into one at the click of a button.

Keep scores safe during review

Review mode locks down your score, enabling collaborators to freely navigate and review your composition. Contributors are free to add comments and annotations without the fear of inadvertently changing a score.

Perfect and polish your score

With a full suite of notation editing tools and the score Inspector, you can control and finesse every element with ease. Fine-tune lyrics, dynamics, and charts with desktop publishing tools. Plus, add graphics and create your own house styles or manuscript papers to give your scores a unique look and feel.

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Create parts dynamically

Dynamic Parts automatically creates individual instrument parts as a score is being created. For copyists, this eliminates the need to extract parts or make destructive changes to a score when prepping sheet music for different instrumental parts. Changes to the full score are automatically reflected in the parts, while individual parts can be changed without affecting the full score.

Engrave intelligently

Create beautiful, legible scores quickly with advanced notation tools and multi-edit capabilities. Add slurs, hairpins, ties, or other staff lines across multiple instruments, and make edits to barlines, expression and technique text, and lyrics all in one action. Sibelius intelligently spaces notes and elements, keeping everything in perfect alignment.

Perform complex tasks with ease

Supercharge Sibelius with extra features and capabilities courtesy of the generous user community. These free plugins accelerate and simplify complex engraving, notating, layout, processing, text, and other tasks. See and search for all available plugins in the Install Plug-ins dialog to find what you need.

Share your scores

With Sibelius | Cloud Sharing, you can share your scores online and on social media, enabling anyone to view and play your compositions anywhere, using any device.

Share scores with anyone, anywhere

Imagine being able to present scores online so anyone, anywhere, can view, play, and provide feedback on your compositions. That’s the beauty of Sibelius | Cloud Sharing, available in all versions of Sibelius.

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Preview and play scores using any device

Invite collaborators, clients, or the public to review your work. You can share scores privately with others on your own personal cloud space (1 GB included) or post your compositions to your website and social media for the world to hear. All you need is Sibelius and an Internet connection.

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Send scores to the cloud with a click

Easily share scores with a unique URL that can be embedded in a webpage or instantly sent to a collaborator. Push any changes you make online as you go, or stop sharing whenever you want by disabling the link.

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The ultimate musical collaboration tool

  • View and play scores in any web browser—without requiring Sibelius
  • Flip through pages and hear compositions with full high-quality instrumentation
  • Share compositions with musicians, ensembles, and choirs for performance preparation
  • Improve collaboration between composers, arrangers, and engravers
  • Send scores out for review, proofreading, and approval
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See and hear it in action

Once shared, anyone can interact with your score in a variety of ways. Test-drive it for yourself here. Click play to take a listen. Drag the timeline indicator at the bottom to jump to another part of the score, and use the side arrows to flip pages.

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Expand your space with Avid Premium Cloud Plans

Share up to 10 scores in the cloud with Sibelius | First, up to 20 with Sibelius, and an unlimited number of scores up to 1 GB of space with Sibelius | Ultimate. Want to share more? Expand your storage with an Avid Premium Cloud Plan.

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AVID SCORCH

Practice and perform with your iPad

Turn your iPad into an interactive music stand and score library for practice and performance. With the Avid Scorch app, you can easily adapt scores to your needs.

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Jumpstart your score

Sibelius includes additional music writing software to turn recorded, performed, and printed music into notation. Get a head start, then take your composition further with options.

AUDIOSCORE

Transcribe your music

Quickly turn CD tracks or a live vocal or instrument performance into music notation that can then be sent to Sibelius for editing and fine-tuning.

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PHOTOSCORE & NOTATEME

Turn printed music into notation

Easily turn printed sheet music or notation from PDF and JPEG files into editable scores that can then be sent to Sibelius for transposition, arrangement, and editing.

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NOTEPERFORMER (sold separately)

Get intelligent playback

Bring your compositions to life. This AI-based engine delivers more natural, humanistic musical phrasing during playback, as well as a large orchestral library.

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SIBELIUS | CLOUD PUBLISHING

Expedite sales with interactive scores

For music publishers, Sibelius | Cloud Publishing enables your customers to preview any sheet music for sale online, with the ability to transpose and change instruments to ensure a score meets their needs. Enhance the shopping experience—contact us with questions and to test-drive Cloud Publishing.

SIBELIUS FOR EDUCATION

TEACH + LEARN MUSIC 

Sibelius | Ultimate includes powerful classroom tools and worksheets, making it super-easy for educators and students to teach or learn music notation.

Students and teachers get a substantial discount on Sibelius | Ultimate. Enhance music education with powerful classroom tools, worksheets, and more.

Get to know Sibelius for educators

Our 8-part video series helps you understand many of the powerful educational features in Sibelius | Ultimate. 

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Save time on lesson prep

If you teach music, you know how long it can take to produce quality curriculum materials. That’s why we invented the unique Worksheet Creator in collaboration with experienced music educators.

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Get easy classroom control—only in Sibelius | Ultimate

With the network version of Sibelius | Ultimate, teachers can manage a lab of software seats from a single computer and ensure that students are doing their best work.

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Manage software licenses and access with ease

No matter how many Sibelius | Ultimate network licenses your school owns, the Sibelius | Ultimate License Server makes it easy for students to access the software from any networked computer in your school.

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Speed up scoring with Surface Pro

Sibelius works with Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3, enabling you to use a pen to write and edit notes, and annotate scores more naturally. See how the Surface can be used in education.

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AVID LINK

Connect. Collaborate. Get Discovered.

Join a creative community to find and network with other composers, songwriters, and orchestrators. Present scores you’ve shared in the cloud to get discovered and expand your collaborative opportunities—all in one free app.

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TUTORIALS 

Get tips and tricks to maximize your music writing experience with Sibelius. 

Fundamentos

Aprende los elementos fundamentales de la notación musical y descubre cómo tocar música en Sibelius.

Configuración y navegación por partituras

Añade instrumentos a la nueva partitura, navega por partituras complicadas y usa la interfaz con cinta de opciones.

Notaciones y texto

Crea y usa los distintos elementos de la partitura conocidos como Notaciones y texto.

Maquetación, cambios de instrumento, transposición y reproducción

Profundiza más en la creación de música con Sibelius.

Partituras, imprimir, exportar y compartir

Prepárate para compartir tu música con la audiencia más amplia posible.

Fundamentos

Aprende los elementos fundamentales de la notación musical y descubre cómo tocar música en Sibelius.

Configuración y navegación por partituras

Añade instrumentos a la nueva partitura, navega por partituras complicadas y usa la interfaz con cinta de opciones.

Notaciones y texto

Crea y usa los distintos elementos de la partitura conocidos como Notaciones y texto.

Maquetación, cambios de instrumento, transposición y reproducción

Profundiza más en la creación de música con Sibelius.

Partituras, imprimir, exportar y compartir

Prepárate para compartir tu música con la audiencia más amplia posible.

House Styles

Apply preset house styles to give your score a polished look and feel

Auto Optimize

Automatically adjust the spacing between staves as you notate

Tie Styles

Select alternative tie styles to notate your music exactly as intended

Uso de NotePerformer

Reproduce piezas al unísono y mejora tu música con NotePerformer

Ideas geniales con la reproducción en bucle

Ensaya e improvisa sobre pasajes seleccionados con la reproducción en bucle

Protege tus partituras en el modo Revisión

El modo Revisión mejorado te permite revisar tus partituras de un modo seguro

Cloud Sharing

Cloud Sharing te ayuda a hacerte oír y a colaborar con los compositores.

Flujos de trabajo de multiedición

Realiza ediciones múltiples a tus partituras y acelera así el flujo de trabajo de tu música.

Ir a y reproducir

Ir a y reproducir te ayuda a escuchar tus partituras sobre la marcha.

Encontrar en la cinta

Comprueba cómo encontrar e insertar elementos en tus partituras en Sibelius.

Introducción de notas por orden alfabético

Acelera tu flujo de trabajo de composición de partituras con la introducción de notas por orden alfabético.

Uso de NotePerformer

Reproduce piezas al unísono y mejora tu música con NotePerformer

Ideas geniales con la reproducción en bucle

Ensaya e improvisa sobre pasajes seleccionados con la reproducción en bucle

Protege tus partituras en el modo Revisión

El modo Revisión mejorado te permite revisar tus partituras de un modo seguro

Cloud Sharing

Cloud Sharing te ayuda a hacerte oír y a colaborar con los compositores.

Flujos de trabajo de multiedición

Realiza ediciones múltiples a tus partituras y acelera así el flujo de trabajo de tu música.

Ir a y reproducir

Ir a y reproducir te ayuda a escuchar tus partituras sobre la marcha.

Encontrar en la cinta

Comprueba cómo encontrar e insertar elementos en tus partituras en Sibelius.

Introducción de notas por orden alfabético

Acelera tu flujo de trabajo de composición de partituras con la introducción de notas por orden alfabético.

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* Please note that while some videos reference older versions of Sibelius, the same instruction applies.

RAISE YOUR SCORE

GET SIBELIUS 

Sibelius has an option for everyone—students, teachers, and aspiring or professional composers, arrangers, and engravers.

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Sibelius | First

Compose simple scores with free music notation software

Sibelius

Write music with up to 16 instruments—great for smaller ensembles

Sibelius | Ultimate

Enjoy a full toolset to compose, arrange, and engrave without limits

Or click here to purchase from a reseller

Students and teachers

Get special pricing on Sibelius | Ultimate, starting at $9.99/mo USD, with verified academic eligibility.

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Enterprise and institutions

Find out how to get Sibelius | Ultimate for your scoring, music publishing, or educational needs.

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