at the top of my wishlist for dorico is cutout staves as in late stravinsky,
where silent measures are blank and the music has staves. This is also useful
where you might want a floating fragment or fragments for improvisation.
This is possible particularly in score (runs in dos) or winscore. It is also possible
in an older program from graphire music press (not as old as score) that is still available from Ernie
Mansfield. This program allows you to place a staff or staves across a page, place
music where you want it, hide the staves and sketch in new staves where the music is. The result is
while out where is no music and what appears to be floating fragments.
It has boxes to box the music and text, floating arrows, wavy lines, etc. Sibelius can do this,
but it is such a slave to the measure, it is difficult to work with. I have an example in dropbox
for anyone interested. gmp is a notation program and not a playback application.
rather than take up your time here, I would be glad to explain how to do this in gmp for anyone
interested. Looking forward to the future with Dorico, but for now, when I need cut-outs, floating
lines, objects, etc this works for me.