I am preparing the percussion parts for an orchestral piece. In the main score there are 2 percussion staves for 2 players, (pitched and unpitched) but what is custom practice for the parts? Do both players get a part that includes both percussion staves or just a single one as if I would do for every other instrument? I remember vaguely having read somewhere that the percussionists like to see the part of the other percussion players as well.
a second question:
When there is a long period of rest but the same percussion instrument is still being used, is there a way that Dorico can mention this to avoid that the player needs to go back half or a whole page to see what the last instrument was?
a 3rd question:
Is it custom to mention the instruments that will be played in the percussion part in say, the upper left of the first page? And if so, does Dorico have a way to handle this or should I simply add a text frame and type the instrument names myself?