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Bryan Moseley

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Capella and Sibelius
« on: October 31, 2015, 10:41:25 AM »
Does anyone have any experience of the Capella and/or Sibelius software packages and how they compare?

Tippex and biro have long been my friends in rendering the unplayable (just) playable by getting rid of those difficult notes, but some of my edits are now getting a bit tatty and I wonder whether to buy one of the above to produce some clean versions.

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Re: Capella and Sibelius
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2015, 02:31:58 PM »
Hi

I'm currently using Musescore - seems OK and works well on both Windows 8 & 10 computers - and yoou can't beat the price!  (It's a free download).  Well worth a look - and scoress & parts (extracting parts is a doddle) can be exported in pdf format.

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Re: Capella and Sibelius
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2015, 08:05:34 PM »
I've used Sibelius for twenty years.  It's wonderful!  So easy to use and top class results.  That's why most publishers use it.  But it's expensive, so it's worth investigating cheaper programmes, some of which are very good.

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Re: Capella and Sibelius
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2015, 08:48:39 AM »
Many thanks!

I've found our choirmistress has Capella so hope to get a demo soon and will also have a look at Musescore.

What prompted this was a request to play "Camberwell" (At the name of Jesus...) at fairly short notice.  I took one look at it and said "sorry".  Then I took a second look at it and realised that it wasn't so much unplayable as unreadable (for me!) with lots of notes off stave and daft left hand octaves that go below the organ compass.  I redistributed the notes so they were on the right staves (for the left and right hands - no problem with the pedal) and can now plonk my way through.

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Re: Capella and Sibelius
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2015, 09:41:29 PM »
An odd thing about Camberwell.  It doesn't appear to have made it across the pond.  When I played it to the students at Queen's College (seminary) in St. John's, Newfoundland, they fell about laughing, and some of them aren't averse to a bit of armwaving (when I'm not around).

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Re: Capella and Sibelius
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2015, 08:37:26 AM »
One of our lady organists calls it the "plonkety plonk hymn",  and after seven verses I feel like the Duracell bunny.....

I've successfully downloaded Musescore and got it to work, so many thanks for the recommendation.

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Re: Capella and Sibelius
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2015, 09:31:45 AM »
Hi

Used Muse Score under Windows 10 for first time other than a quick test yesterday.  The only issue I had was the MIDI keyboard input disappearing a couple of times after I'd left the computer and come back a little later to continue.  requires closing & restarting Muse Score to continue.

FWIW, I'm preparing Carol arrangements for our musicians at church - we all play recorder and can muster everything from Garklein to Bass, plus one plays Flute & 2 Clarinets.  Great fun.

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