Sibelius 6 Excellent scoring features. Supplied with mediocre orchestral sounds; Extremely fiddly and difficult to install better orchestral sound sets; Extremely expensive. Summary I had an original piece of classical music buzzing around in my head for ages, so I downloaded this trial and within hours of using it I was hearing an orchestra playing it from my computer.
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I believe it is safe to unblock it and if I can figure out how to get it not to be blocked I will do that.
If you are a Mac user or a Linux user for that matter and you have Python 2. Philip Rothman was kindly helping me try to get this to run on Macs, and he could not get an executable version to work, but he did send me these instruction for running it from Python: Open Terminal 2.
Navigate to the folder containing the file by typing cd and a space and, then dragging the folder into the Terminal window and press Return 3. Type python GetSavedSibeliusVersion. The list will tell you which version of Sibelius any scores you look at were last saved in, which tells you the minimum version of Sibelius required to open the score.
Now I get to tell a story… It is infuriating sometimes when you try to open a Sibelius score when you are not using the most recent Sibelius version, and you get a message like: This score was created with a newer version of Sibelius 7. You need to update Sibelius 7. But you may not have any idea of which version the score was actually created in. If you knew the version you would know whether you had a version that would open the score, or you might know some one with a later version you could ask, but the file may be newer than their version as well.
Some time ago several of us mostly the incredible Robin Walker did some investigation of the binary file format of Sibelius scores from various versions, and found that you could open such files in an editor that can display such files, and examine bytes 10 — 12 of the file, and figure out which version the score was created in.
It might look like this in your hex editor: Bytes decimal 10, 11, 12, 13 of Sibelius score file: I wanted to write a plugin to display this information without needing to open a Sibelius score, but the version information is not accessible to a plugin. So I wrote some code, and it was really not all that hard to write the code that did the reading of the scores and figured out the version, but the User Interface was a ton of work, and after all that work which included some help from the very kind Abraham Lee , it is still the ugliest program I have ever written.
But it should do the job. I hope some people will find it useful. Bob Zawalich 26 April
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