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Tenor staff being played too high

Postby MungoBBQ » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:52 am

Hi everybody, I just bought Sibelius through the subscription option so I've got the newest version for mac, which it calls 2018.5.

Anyway, I'm arranging a classic SATB piece, and I've got the tenor part using the clef "treble down 8", but the tenor voice is still played in the treble range, instead of an octave down.

All help I can find on this issue seems to work on older versions of Sibelius - I can't find anywhere I can edit an instruments mid C for instance.

Does anybody know how I can change the playback octave of the tenor staff in this newest version?
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Postby bobp » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:25 pm

You shouldn't have to edit anything. Setup SATB from a template, or do it manually. As long as you choose some kind of vocal tenor, it should work. The 8 below the clef is for real singers. Sibelius ignores it. If this does not work for you might try looking through the manual for "tenor voice". The reason you only found answers for older versions is because there is very little difference between 7.5 and 8.
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Re: Tenor staff being played too high

Postby MungoBBQ » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:39 am

Thanks, but the instructions I can find does not seem to apply, or am I missing something?

"instrument definition editor (House Style > Edit Instruments...).

Notation, Sounding pitch clef (to Treble down 8)
Transposition (both to C3 – middle C is C4)"

I can't find any of these settings.
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Postby MikeLyons » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:32 am

How did you create your tenor line?

If you started from a standard 'treble staff' and then changed the name to tenor, it will not work. You need to select the tenor voice from 'singers' . As has been said, it is the instrument definition that determines the tessitura of the voice.
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Re: Tenor staff being played too high

Postby MungoBBQ » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:40 am

I imported a MIDI file, so yes it was a treble staff. I'll try to create a new tenor staff and move the notes there, thanks for the tip.
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