Sibelius has released Sibelius Student Edition, a complete music composition, arrangement and notation package.

The product costs £99 (excluding VAT). Music made using the student package is fully compatible with the full version of the software, and compositions may also be saved as MIDI files for exporting to other music applications.

Software features include support for up to eight staves per system; the capability to input notes using a mouse, MIDI or computer keyboard, automatic transposition, the capacity to open and save Sibelius 2 and 3 files and generic MIDI files, Internet music publishing and automatic back up.

The product's initially available only in the UK.