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About Scorch sheet music viewer

What is Scorch?

      Scorch is a web browser plug-in by Sibelius software which allows the display of interactive sheet music within any web browser. Such displayed music can then be played, transposed, and printed without the installation of any additional software.

How can I install Scorch?

      On Internet Explorer browsers on Windows, Scorch will be automatically installed as soon as a webpage containing music requires it. On other browsers or platforms such as MacOS, the manual installation of Scorch is necessary.

To install Scorch manually, please follow the instructions below:

1. Download the Scorch installer appropriate for your platform from the Sibelius' website:


2. Once the installer has been downloaded, quit your browser, locate the downloaded installer, and double click on it to launch the installation process.

3. Follow the displayed instructions to complete the Scorch installation on your computer.

4. Once Scorch is installed, re-launch your web browser to display the music via Scorch where required.

Why can't I download Scorch files?

      Some items on VSM are offered via the Sibelius Scorch browser plug-in, which allows realtime playing, transposition and printing, but doesn't allow music to be downloaded. Repertoire from external publishers, such as the Hal Leonard® and Alfred® repertoire, is offered only through both the Scorch interface and the Legato® plug-in Flash based system respectively with the purpose to fallow printing, but forbids the download of music which otherwise would infringe on the intellectual copyright law protecting such copyrighted repertoire.

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