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Name Sibelius Score
Version 5
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Identifiers MIME:  application/x-sibelius-score
Library of Congress Format Description Identifier:  fdd000609
PUID:  fmt/1982
Classification Dataset
Description The Sibelius Score is a music notation format a digital representation of sheet music. Sibelius software is a WYSIWYG scorewriter program, it allows for the creation and editing of music scores and the .sib file is it's native format. Sibelius is the name of a series of applications for music typesetting, was originally developed for the Acorn system (RISC 0S) in 1986, then released on Windows and Macintosh in 1998-99. In 2006 it was purchased by AVID. The software is commonly used by composers, arrangers, performers, music publishers, teachers and students, particularly for writing classical, jazz, band, vocal, film and television music.
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Related file formats Has priority over Sibelius  
Is previous version of Sibelius Score (6)
Is subsequent version of Sibelius Score (4)
Is subtype of Sibelius  
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Developed by Sibelius Music
Supported by Avid
Source Brigham Young University / Brigham Young University
Source date 18 Apr 2024
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Last updated 18 Apr 2024
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