Can Sibelius create solo multi-percussion parts that look right and play properly?
I'm struggling to use Sibelius v6 to create a composition for a solo multi-percussionist. The setup is similar to "Rebonds" (Xenakis): 5 woodblocks on the top staff and drums (bongos, toms, conga and bass drum) on the bottom staff.
I can kludge it by creating a woodblock instrument and a duplicate staff below, adding new instrument names, then entering the drum notes as woodblocks and selectively moving them down a staff. But they play back as woodblocks.
The other, more traditional (i.e, Stravinsky, Milhaud) alternative is to create staves for each drum. It sounds okay, but cross-beaming is impossible, so it's hard to read.