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Creating new sections/movements

Postby tangotango » Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:15 pm


I'm using Siblius 7.1.3. I have a section with final barlines at the end and it is marked as end of section. I want to create a new section with the same instrument. I would like this second section to be independent of the first section, appear below the first section as a separate piece or section and the barlines for this second section will reset to 1. If possible I would like section 1 to play and stop at the final barline at the end of the section and not pay through to section 2.

Any advice is appreciated.


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Postby bobp » Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:06 pm

I hate to send you to the manual, but it really is the easiest way to go.

First, look up "Movements". You may have figured out this out already. I don't think playback will stop completely. After each movement.

So may have to create each movement as a separate piece. After all are written, look up "Splitting and joining scores". This is probably more what you want.
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Re: Creating new sections/movements

Postby Neri123 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:52 am

Thank you it helped me too
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Re: Creating new sections/movements

Postby Dano » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:05 pm

I'd like to do this too, but in Sibelius 2018.4 ... when I search "Movements" in the manual, there is nothing about defining a new section or resetting bar lines.

If I search "splitting and joining scores" nothing is there at all.

Has this all been changed in recent Sibelius? Any ideas how to go about defining a new movement within a score?

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Re: Creating new sections/movements

Postby MikeLyons » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:59 am

Mark the final bar of the first movement as "End of section" in the inspector
Put a final barline at the end of it.
Put a page or system break on the final barline.

Select the next bar and create a"Gap before" of about 4 spaces in the inspector
Using the ribbon, Set Appearance-->Instrument names--> At New Section to be Full
Set the first bar number of the new movement to 1 and hide it.

If your new section starts on a new page, drag the top staff down and put a new title attached to its first bar. If you used a system break (for something like chamber music you might not want ewach movement to start on a new page) drag the first system of the new movement down to make space for a title and use title text to place it where you want, again attached to the first bar of the new movement.
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