I really like the new instrument label function. A lot of work has certainly gone into that. But I need something a little different. Maybe there is a work around, maybe not. But here is what I need to be able to do.
I am working on a multi-movement percussion ensemble. There are 7-9 players, depending on the movement. In the original score which I am trying to redo, the players are named and numbered - Player 1, Player 2, etc.
Here is where the issue is that I have… Player 1 plays Bells and Claves. In mvmt 1, the player uses Bells only. In movement 2 both instruments, and in mvmt 3 both instruments. If I change the name of the Bells to say Player 1, when the bells play again, I get “to Player 1” instrument change, not “to bells” as I would like. I get that, as I have changed the ‘bells’ to say ‘Player 1’.
With Dorico’s powerful use of players holding instruments, is there a way to label the player to say ‘Player 1’ etc., and to have it show on the top of the part, and in the margin of the conductor score? That way, I can still show labels above staff for what instrument is being played, while showing what player is playing that stave?