Sibelius Alternatives for Linux

Sibelius is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The most popular Linux alternative is Small MuseScore iconMuseScore, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Sibelius and 16 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Sibelius are Small Rosegarden iconRosegarden (Free, Open Source), Small LilyPond iconLilyPond (Free, Open Source), Small Frescobaldi iconFrescobaldi (Free, Open Source) and Small Impro-Visor iconImpro-Visor (Free, Open Source).

Sibelius is a scorewriter program, created by Sibelius Software (now part of Avid Technology) for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and historically RISC OS. If you're looking for more info about Sibelius like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 7/30/2018 3:11:00 PM

Alternatives to Sibelius for Linux with any license

  • MuseScore

    MuseScore is a free music notation and composition software available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It allows for fast and easy note entry on a virtual note sheet. It has an integrated sequencer to allow for immediate playback of the score. MuseScore can import and export MusicXML and standard Midi files. MuseScore is available in more than 40 languages and is rapidly becoming the leading free music notation software and often praised as a cost effective alternative for expensive software.

    • It is updated frequently and has a very skilled and active community - and it is also free and open source. Guest • Sep 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Easy to use and pretty complete Guest • Jan 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • it's easy to use, has complete features, and free Guest • Oct 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • MuseScore is simpler and more flexible than Sibelius, and is under GPL, free-software, available for everybody, without restrictions. Its improving constantly, and you can use it at will. Lighter and so-much-less trouble maker than Sibelius. With open/standard formats: no locking-in. riveravaldezJul 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Easy to use, very versatile. A brilliant piece of software, lots of online support -- and FREE! Guest • Dec 2017 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very good and freeware. It allows me to write my music, export it in midi format file and upload it to Reaper DAW. It also allows me to import any midi I recorded within Reaper and instantly have a music score to share with fellow musicians. Guest • Feb 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Rosegarden

    Rosegarden is a well-rounded audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment. Rosegarden is an easy-to-learn, attractive application that runs on Linux, ideal for composers, musicians, music students, and small studio or home recording environments.

    • Record and playback midi & audio easily. Scoring is a little more difficult Guest • Oct 2018 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • LilyPond

    GNU LilyPond is a computer program for music engraving. One of LilyPonds major goals is to produce scores that are engraved with traditional layout rules, reflecting the era when scores were engraved by hand. It uses a simple text notation for music input, which LilyPond interprets and processes in a series of stages. In the final stage, music notation is output to PDF (via PostScript) or other graphical formats, such as SVG or PNG.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Frescobaldi

    Frescobaldi is a LilyPond sheet music text editor. It aims to be powerful, yet lightweight and easy to use. Frescobaldi is Free Software, freely available under the General Public License.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Impro-Visor

    Impro-Visor (short for “Improvisation Advisor”) is a music notation program designed to help jazz musicians compose and hear solos similar to ones that might be improvised. The objective is to improve understanding of solo construction and tune chord changes. There are other, secondary, things it can do, such as improvise on its own. It has also been used for transcription. Because rhythm-section (e.g.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • music21

    Music21 is a Python-based toolkit for computer-aided musicology. Applications of this toolkit include computational musicology, music informations, musical example extraction and generation, music notation editing and scripting, and a wide variety of approaches to composition, both algorithmic and directly specified. Although computers have transformed how we listen to, obtain, compose, and notate music, they have not fundamentally changed how we research and analyze music.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Denemo

    GNU Denemo is a music notation editor that lets you rapidly enter notation for typesetting via the LilyPond music engraver. You can compose, transcribe, arrange, listen to the music and much more.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • ABCJ

    ABCJ is a pure-Java editor, player and librarian for music files stored using Chris Walshaw's ABC notation. Features :-. • ABCJ maintains a library of ABC files. Once a tune book (ABC file) has been added to the library it is retained in the list of tune books for immediate access. A tune book can also be named independently of the file name to allow a more descriptive title to be shown.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web

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  • NtEd

    NtEd is a GTK+ score editor. It intends to be really WYSIWYG: what you see on the screen is exactly what you get on printer output. It supports up to 4 voices per staff, drum notes, 5 lyrics lines, N-Tuplets, context changes, repeats with alternatives, configurable music instruments per staff, MIDI / MusicXML import, PS / PDF / SVG / PNG / Lilypond / MIDI export. Scores can be played through the ALSA sequencer. No longer supported, per the author. Undeveloped since 2013.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Canorus Music Score Editor

    Canorus is a free cross-platform music score editor. It supports an unlimited number and length of staffs, polyphony, a MIDI playback of notes, chord markings, lyrics, import/export filters to formats like MIDI, MusicXML, ABC Music, MusiXTeX and LilyPond.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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