Sibelius First

Released in 2012.

Application Details:

Version: 7
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.0.1

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Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works

I only tested notation using computer keyboard.

It works fine for the following settings:

* Standard keyboard or laptop keyboard

* Duration before pitch or Pitch before duration

* The Audio engine can be Pulseaudio(MME) or Wine Sound Mapper(MME) or Primary Sound
Driver (DS)

All the menu functions I tested are working (a few of them I never use).

Nearly all keyboard shortcuts are working fine.

Playback works fine with Sibelius 7 First Sounds. All articulations response.

All the included example scores open properly and plays well.

Exporting to PDF and Exporting to audio file work fine

Mixer works fine, all the settings response.

Saved .sib files are compatible with Windows and Mac.

What does not

A couple of keyboard shortcuts are not working or not working as designed

* Alt + click need to be Alt + Shift + click (to copy to where you click)

* Ctrl + Alt + up/down arrow (select highest/lowest note on next staff) is not working

* Ctrl + Alt + Shift+ up/down arrow (Move in larger steps) is not working

* Ctrl + Alt + Shift + left/right arrow (Move in larger steps) is not working

It appears that the combination of Ctrl + Alt shortcut does not work for certain function.


What was not tested

MIDI input

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Since both 32 bit and 64 bit of Sibelius 7 First are included in the installation DVD, and Wine is still 32 bit, I think what I am testing is a 32 bit version of the said software. The current version of Sibelius / First are all in 64 bit. So I am not able to test them. Admin note: rating changed to conform to the rating definitions.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 09 20172.0.1Yes Yes SilverSu YANG 

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