Bassklarinette (B Be)

I am just curious why, when using German instrument names, I am getting Bassklarinette (B Be).
Where does that come from? I have never seen it before. (in 20 years of living in Germany). It’s obviously not a big deal, just wondering if I’m missing something.

I think you don’t miss anything. B Be is probably simply a literal translation of B flat that looks strange and is not used in this way. In German it should just be B.

ok, good to know. Thanks for responding!

If you open “Engraving” options and go to the “Language” section, there you can define how instruments and their transpositions should look like in your language.

Since it’s the default, I was just wondering under which circumstances, if any, someone would use it.
Certainly not a big deal to change it. Thanks!

I remember this topic coming up not that long ago, and we reviewed instrument transpositions in translations at that time.

To the best of our knowledge, this works correctly and as expected in the latest Dorico 5 (meaning the Bass Clarinet, when using the German language and forced to show its transposition, as of course it doesn’t by default, appears as “Bassklarinette in B”).

Make sure that you have set the option further down the Language page in Engraving Options for “Note names in German instrument names” to “German B/H”, and Applied that change before selecting a new language from the top menu.

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