Three quick questions relating to film scores. See the attached screenshot from Sibelius - how do I do the following?
Boxed text at the beginning - 8 clicks free. This should appear in the score and all parts. In Sibelius language, this is called “system text”.
Double bar line at renumbered bar 1 - this is where the actual music starts.
Boxed bar numbers above each bar.
Starting bar numbering at some random number. There’s no consensus as to what is “best practice”, by the way, some people start at bar 1, others start at bar 0 and then have bar 1 for first bar of music, others use the actual bar numbers that are in the master PT session, possibly with modifications. See recent discussion on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/278568792265515/permalink/1537254046396977/
Large time signatures. I know this isn’t possible yet, I just included it for completeness’ sake.
Thanks Thijs - very helpful. One follow up question: what is the deal with the bold type face “1” on top of the first two bars – does that mean “1 bar rest”? It’s confusing - players could easily mistake it for bar numbers. Is there a way to not display it?
Yes, especially if you use the small type of bar numbering in parts, it’s really confusing … bar numbering in film scores is confusing enough, or it can be (starting at 0, or at 1, or at whatever bar number in the PT session the cue happens to be, etc. etc.), no need to make it even more confusing.
The bar rest numbering default can be changed in the engraving options, see screen capture attached (this is for my own reference).
Two more follow up questions:
If I want to change the layout for parts from the default no boxed numbering of bars to (a) boxed numbering and (b) appearing at each bar, do I have to do this for every instrument or is there a global setting or default I can change?
Is there such a thing as “housestyle” in Sibelius where you can import the way a score looks, depending on the score you’re working on? I’m primarily focused on film scores but I may want to be able to change to another default layout for e.g. concert scores.
Thanks Steve - so, once I change the bar numbers layout, it uses my new layout for every new player I add? Maybe I’m missing something but I still get the default layout for every player I add, or haven’t manually changed.