Scoring Express is a collection of high-quality, professional templates for Sibelius — based on the same templates used at NYC Music Services, an industry-leading music preparer.
Each Scoring Express package is much more than just the templates. It contains manuscript papers, house styles, high-quality music and text fonts, and plug-ins — all installed in one go, so you can get started right away.
The settings in Scoring Express files are the result of decades of experience preparing music notation at the highest level. Embedded throughout each file are carefully considered parameters that refine positioning, placement, and design. They reflect the expert advice and tips you’ll find on the Scoring Notes blog.
Drawing on our knowledge of the ins and outs of Sibelius, we have made use of some of the more obscure features and settings and baked them right into the Scoring Express defaults so that you don’t have to spend time fiddling with them. Each file also includes loads of additional symbols, lines, and text styles that extend Sibelius’s default capabilities in many ways.
Plus, Scoring Express takes full advantage of the Norfolk and Pori fonts that not only bring a unique beauty to your music, but deliver unique features as well, like the angled slash chord (ASC) symbols.
What’s the difference between downloading the Norfolk or Pori fonts and purchasing Scoring Express?
|Feature||Norfolk / Pori fonts only||Scoring Express|
|Fonts||Norfolk and Pori are separate items||All Norfolk, Pori, and other high quality music and text fonts included with every purchase; more than 40 in all|
|Installation||Manual||Automatic installer. No separate font download or installation necessary|
|Templates||No||At least 9 different templates included|
|House Styles||1 basic per font||Yes: One per template, plus a parts house style|
|Manuscript Papers||No||Yes: One per template|
|Custom features||Limited||Many extra symbols, lines, hierarchical text styles, engraving rules, positioning settings and note spacing rule|
|Price||$20.00 (suggested contribution)||$59.99 - $69.99|
All Scoring Express installations come with these fonts: the Norfolk and Pori fonts, plus the Figurato figured bass font, and the Academico, Gothic A1, P052, and Petaluma Script text fonts. Several useful plug-ins are also included to help you quickly get results.
Scoring Express — Jazz includes 11 professional Sibelius templates for stand-alone use, plus corresponding Manuscript Papers and House Styles for each, in addition to two Parts House Styles that can be easily imported into any part.