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Recent experience with Sibelius

Hi all
Hope the Spring is being kind to you in your part of the world.

I was recently invited to contribute to a publication of musical settings of the Psalms, but the editor asked for Finale or Sibelius scores, even though I had used NWC to create my score. I downloaded a trial version of Sibelius because I have a friend composer who has Sibelius, and thought she could help me with any issues that I was likely to encounter. It was the right decision because we ended up spending lots of time together and through email trying to get the score ready. I used the xml converter online to get a file that could be imported into Sibelius, but there were a lot of fixes needed as a result.

If you have watched this funny, but true (and therefore not funny in my context) critique of Sibelius https://youtu.be/dKx1wnXClcI
you will understand why I was screaming in frustration at times at the difficulty of doing what should have been very easy tasks, like assigning tempo markings.

I thought I might be tempted to switch, but I am not. The finished score does look a little nicer than the NWC score, but not enough for me to want to change and use a very non-intuitive engraving program that took massive amounts of time to figure out.

Bill Ashworth commented about needing something different than NWC for the appearance of his works, and I thought I would just weigh in here with my fresh and stressful experience. Here is that former thread https://forum.noteworthycomposer.com/?topic=10132.msg72865#msg72865

Re: Recent experience with Sibelius

Reply #1
I used the xml converter online to get a file that could be imported into Sibelius, but there were a lot of fixes needed as a result.

Hi,

Have you tried my user tool NWCCONVERTOR?

Remark: It's not a 'classical' user tool: you can't run it via 'Tools/User Tool...", it's an independant executable program. You can download it from my website: https://www.opagust.be/content/nwcconvertor.
Always look on the bright side of life!

 

Re: Recent experience with Sibelius

Reply #2
Hi Opagust

I did not use your tool and missed the announcement because this term has been very busy for me. I used something online that I had experimented with once before https://www.niversoft.com/products/xml2nwc/

but I am always uncomfortable using an online convertor, so having a downloadable tool is very appealing!