I would like to engrave Ravel’s Bolero in Dorico, and right from the start I’m running into several challenges. I think you’ll agree that there aren’t many pieces that need bar repeats as much as this one. So I thought I’d try to get a result like in the Durand score:
As you can see, the two-bar snare drum motif is repeated, the repetitions are counted up to the next rehearsal mark, after which the count resets. The motif is written out in full at the beginning of each staff. This continues for about 320 bars until the end. Of course, in the full score, there are no bar repeats; every note is written out.
So this is my first problem - how to achieve bar repeats in the parts layout but not in the full score? It seems to me that I would need a property for a bar repeat that, if selected, would replace the bar repeat symbol with the actual contents of the repeat, and that property would have to be accessible on a per-layout basis and for each individual repetition. As a bonus, an option like “Show full notation at the start of a staff” would be great. Such a property doesn’t exist - is there something planned, or is there another way I’m not seeing?
Second, is there a way to get the numbering as shown? For single-bar repeats, it works, but I don’t see how to do it with two-bar repeats.
Third, as you can see, there are no triplet indicators over the sixteenth-note triplets. I can turn them off (either individually or globally), but then there are thousands of signposts in the score that seem to slow things down (and I don’t really want to turn the numbers off globally because there are many other tuplets in the score that should of course keep their indicators).
I’m grateful for ideas
P. S.: Another problem occurs right at the start when using the “Modern Orchestra” template - all the instrument names are displayed in English; setting the language to German in Engraving Options doesn’t change anything. From what I’ve read in the forums, that is intended behaviour, but why? What is the use of templates if they can’t be used in other languages than English? The instrument names themselves (in setup mode) are partially translated, but wrongly (as I’ve mentioned years ago: E flat is “Es” in German, not “E Be” - this error is present in all instrument names that have a “flat key transposition”).
P. P. S.: In the Durand full score, the staff size is progressively reduced during the piece, in order to fit more and more instruments onto the page. I don’t think anything like that is possible in Dorico either, is it?