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 15 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).

The list of alternatives was last updated on May 1, 2020

  • MuseScore is a free music notation and composition software available for Linux, Windows and Mac. .
    Almost everyone think this is great alternative to Sibelius.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
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    Gu
    Already very good but with lots of potential as it is being rapidly developed and expanded

    Positive comment • 6 months ago

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    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.

    Positive comment • more than a year ago

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    Gu
    it's easy to use, has complete features, and free

    Positive comment • more than a year ago

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  • Rosegarden is a well-rounded audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Linux
    • BSD
    Gu
    Record and playback midi & audio easily. Scoring is a little more difficult

    Positive comment • more than a year ago

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  • GNU LilyPond is a computer program for music engraving.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
  • 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
  • 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.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
  • Music21 is a Python-based toolkit for computer-aided musicology.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
  • GNU Denemo is a music notation editor that lets you rapidly enter notation for typesetting via the LilyPond music engraver.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
  • 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.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Linux
  • Canorus is a free cross-platform music score editor.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
  • Harmony Assistant is an unbeatable software for computer-assisted music composition and editing.
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux