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Sibelius is a scorewriter program developed and released by Sibelius Software Limited (now part of Avid Technology). It is the world's largest selling music notation program. Beyond creating, editing and printing music scores, Sibelius can also play the music back using sampled or synthesised sounds. It produces printed scores, and can also publish them via the Internet for others to access. Less advanced versions of Sibelius at lower prices have been released, as have various add-ons for the software.

Named after the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, the company was founded in April 1993 by twin brothers Ben and Jonathan Finn to market the eponymous music notation program they had created.


Donald R. Miller mentioned, "Sibelius is easily the worst music software I've come across - possibly the worst EVER computer software! It was an ordeal from the outset. Had to download it twice and authorize it three times. It doesn't work, because there isn't any sound. Odd thing is that it's also a rather nagging ad for the full program. But after using this, why would anyone want to? Sibelius First is now a free program. Some folks say you get what you pay for. That isn't true, for I had hopes of comprehensively learning music notation with this, but instead it's been an annoying and time-consuming waste of my time."

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