How many versions of Handel’s Messiah are there? It’s hard to say, but by using Dorico’s flows and condensing features, it’s possible to prepare a version to suit your particular performance.
Managing properties of objects in Dorico is powerful and flexible. You can change properties in two modes: a global mode where the properties are immediately propagated, and a local mode where they are set in the active layout only.
Dorico supports creating empty staves either at the end of a part layout — sometimes referred to as “Hollywood-style” parts — or simply in order to create custom manuscript paper.
Dorico has a tool called Manual Staff Visibility which allows the user to easily hide or show staves throughout a score, to mitigate instances where a page will show too much white space as a result. Learn how to use it in your score.
In version 3, Dorico comes equipped with a dedicated tool to help create correct and beautifully rendered harp pedal diagrams. It has options for graphic diagrams, diagrams using note names, and partial pedal changes.
Dorico’s various dialog boxes, known as editors, allow users to easily customize areas of notation for specific types of scores. We explore the notation of a Handel secular cantata and an “ars subtilior” virelai. In both instances, Dorico is up to the task.
In this post, conductor and composer Claude Lapalme shows you how he composed a meter-less segment of a movement of a chamber orchestra work in Dorico, using its sophisticated note entry and engraving tools.