lae wrote:What is the correct procedure to make an "a tempo" marking?
Write a Tempo
then put a tilde (~) and a metronome mark. Everything after the tilde is hidden, so although you would type something like
a Tempo ~q = 112
it would just look like a Tempo
in the score.
There is a plug-in on the downloads page which looks for the earlier tempo, and writes it in for you, but it's not difficult to insert the tempo yourself. If you want to try the plug-in it is found at
http://www.sibelius.com/download/plugin ... plugin=139
Sibelius doesn't do it itself because there's no way of know what tempo you mean — it is the tempo you got to after the rit, but strict time, or is it the tempo you had before the rit? Both these can occur, so Sibelius leaves the choice up to you.