i have the opportunity to again reconstruct a big silent movie music. Music from the 20s for mid-size orchestra. The score is about 70 minutes long, has around 2000 bars of music in a single manuscript, is quite densly orchestrated and should be my first big project that i want to engrave in Dorico.
Has anyone experiences with such large scores in Dorico?
How is the overall program speed when scores are getting larger and larger;
would you split the file at a certain point or is it all no problem…?
Anything that might cause problems at some point in time…?
I remember my reconstruction work on the score of Fritz Langs Metropolis which i did in Finale (2009?) some years ago. This was around 140 minutes of music for large orchestra and at some point in time it was nearly impossible to edit in Finale. So i had to tediously split it up in 3 parts which was a lot of extra logistic work with the parts afterwards and the files were still very laggy in handling.
And it was not the last time i drove Finale to its logical end of holding capacity. The is a point where you get just graphical errors, white screens and you can’t add any items anymore.
I don’t want to come to this point in Dorico…