Sibelius S7S Template 7.1a

The bridge between Sibelius and the Sibelius 7 Sounds sample library (v7.1.2). Compatible with Sibelius 7 thru Sibelius 2023.

This template is NOT for VDL!


Developed by Hugh Smith

This template is NOT for VDL!

This template provides you with the tools you need to make full use of the Sibelius 7 Sounds sample library that started shipping with Sibelius 7. From the detailed Dictionary charts to the completely defined percussion instruments, you’ll be able to quickly get into the driver’s seat so you can start writing your next masterpiece. Be sure to read the Specifications and Requirements sections below for other important details regarding this template. For an overview of what all our Sibelius templates have to offer, please read Sibelius Templates: Overview or watch the Sibelius Templates Overview video. S7S Template is merge-compatible with these templates:

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Readme File

View online: Sibelius S7S Readme

Sibelius 7 Sounds User Guide

Bring yourself up to speed with what’s contained in the Sibelius 7 Sounds sample library. This informational package is available as a free download from the Sibelius site. Get it here: Sibelius 7 Sounds User Guide.


Package contents ( – 7.2 MB):

  • S7S_Template_7.1a.sib – Sibelius file with all the S7S Template 7.1a instrument definitions.
  • S7S_README_7.1a.pdf – Installation and setup instructions, how to read the Maps file, and more.
  • S7S_SoundSet_7.1a.xml – Sound set file that Sibelius uses to trigger correct S7S sounds in Sibelius Player.
  • S7S_SoundSet_7.1a_Lite.xml – Lite version of sound set that loads less samples – useful on slower machines.
  • S7S_Maps_7.1a.pdf – Dictionary charts, mapping diagrams and input maps that show how all the S7S instruments are defined – including percussion.
  • S7S_PlayTest_7.1a/ – Folder with S7S PlayTest 7.1a files.
  • SINGLE-USER_License.txt – A copy of the license agreement.



This template requires that you have the following items already installed:

Notation Software: Sibelius 7/7.5/8/2018-2023 (Ultimate)
Sample Library: Sibelius 7 Sounds (included with Sibelius 7+, v7.1.2)

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Your computer system spec requirements are dependent on what is needed by the software items above. Consult the documentation that is provided with them for details.


This template falls under our SINGLE-USER License. We also have Multi-User Licenses available. Please use our Contact page to request a quote.