What's New in Sibelius | First


Compose at lightning speed

With the new Review mode and timesaving workflows, Sibelius | First gives you the power to write beautiful scores more easily using free music notation software.

April 2019

Keep scores safe in Review mode

With the new locked-down, read-only Review mode in Sibelius | First, you can have peace of mind knowing that you won’t accidentally edit or move anything out of place as you review a score—ideal for collaborating with Sibelius composers. Freely navigate compositions and add comments and highlights to communicate feedback or directions to a composer, arranger, editor, engraver, or student. You can even annotate parts directly with a stylus or Surface Pro pen.

January 2019

Navigate scores more easily

With new Go to Bar and Go to Page commands, you can have Sibelius jump to your specified section and immediately start playback without requiring an extra step—ideal for quickly hearing and comparing parts to keep your music writing and arranging momentum flowing.

November 2018

Experience better performance

With a complete upgrade of its underlying infrastructure, Sibelius is now even easier to use than ever. From interface improvements that align with native Mac and Windows OS experiences, to better user interaction, faster performance, and support for high-res displays and screen readers, Sibelius sets the stage for today’s modern workflows and the excitement tomorrow’s technology brings.

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Get intelligent note respacing

Need to reset note spacing? Sibelius now only respaces multi-voice bars when adding or removing notes when the “Respace multi-voice passages during note input and editing” feature is on, so you can type-set your music precisely as you intend it to appear.

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