Dorico 1.0.10 has got German Instrument names now. Thanks for that! Since Brass instruments are my main buisiness, I did have a closer look at the list. Some comments and suggestions:
German transpostions are still missing
We have got German Instrument names now, but the transpositions are still displayed in English in the score. For example:
“Trompete in Bb” should be “Trompete in B”
“Horn in Eb” should be “Horn in Es”
and so on. Hope that this will be included in one of the next updates.
Display transposition for all transposing Instruments
At the moment, the transposition is (with a few exceptions) only dislpayed in instruments where there are different transpositions to choose from. I would prefer to have the transposition included in all transposing instruments, when I want to show the transposition, e.g. “Flugelhorn in Bb” (Flügelhorn in B).
Tenor Horn vs. Tenor Horn
This is a bit complicated, because these instruments can’t be translated easily. The use of the Tenor Horn is different between England (Brass Bands) and America. In England the Tenor Horn transposes in Eb and should be translated as “Althorn in Es” in German. In America the Tenor Horn transposes in Bb (missing in the english version) and should be translated as “Tenorhorn in B”. A bit similar is the baritone, which somtimes would be best translated into “Tenorhorn” instead of “Bariton”.
For the German Version I would recommend the following transpositions:
Tenorhorn in B (treble clef 8vb) and C (bass clef)
Bariton in B (treble clef 8vb) and C (bass clef)
(both similar to the Euphonium)
Alphorn (not Alpenhorn)
As far as I know, the Alphorn is never called “Alpenhorn” in German (and DUDEN, the authority for the German language also doesn’t know this spelling). Perhaps in some ancient sources, you can find this spelling, but not knowadays. Searching the internet I only found “Alpenhorn” in English sources. For the German list I would suggest, not to use “Alpenhorn” at all.
I would suggest Kontrabassposaune (instead of Kontrabass-Posaune)
You’ve got serpent and ophicleide in the list, so I would suggest to add the cornett (“Zink” in German) as well.
Drum and bugle corps instruments
At the moment, there are four drum and bugle corps instruments in the list, which are traditionally written in G transposition: Soprano Bugle, Mellophone Bugle, Baritone Bugle, Contrabass Bugle. I do not have any experience in this kind of ensembles. There are a few (I found 2 in the Internet) ensembles in Germany, but I don’t know, how they translate the instruments (if they do). I think it would be best, to leave the original english terms to prevent unexperienced musicians and composers to choose these instruments by accident. I can’t think of any other ensemble in Germany who uses Brass instruments transposing in G (except the multiple transpositons for Trumpet and Horn in the romantic orchestral music, where you can find transpositions in nearly every possible key).
Perhaps it would be a good idea to subgroup the brass instruments and/or to hide uncommon instruments by default.