I’m having trouble figuring this out. I don’t know what to look for when doing searches in the help, nothing seems to be answering my question.
I have three trumpet parts.
I want them to appear on two staves, with the name “trumpet” between the two staves.
I don’t mind if the top staff has trp 1 and the bottom has trp 2 and 3 for a few pages, then top staff has trp 1 and 2 and the 3rd trp is on the second staff.
What I do NOT want, is the top staff having trumpets 1 and 3, and the bottom staff having trumpet 2.
How can I go about achieving this?
I tried setting trumpets 1 and 2 as a group, with 3 as its own group, but then the names appeared as trumpets 1 & 2 on one staff, and trumpet 3 on the other staff. I couldn’t get a single “trumpet” with the numbers in order.
my brain is starting to fizzle and I think I’m not seeing something that should be obvious to me.
I don’t think you need to put them into groups. If you just leave them as separate players, and either set custom condensing groups (which I would do) or let Dorico do its thing (adding condensing changes where necessary), and make sure that the below is set correctly, does it work?
I half-figured out how to get it to work…
But I find Dorico is taking a BIT too much latitude with switching staff order around when condensing now.
It’s putting staves in weird order, like 1 and 3 together, and 2 on the other. Or worse yet, it actually put 2 and 3 together at the top, and 1 at the bottom at one point.
I had to actually re-arrange notes in the trumpet parts, changing the counterpoint a bit (or rather, moving bits and pieces from one trumpet to the other, to avoid having voice-crossing of any sort) to make it work correctly.
I think you have to use a custom condensing change and arrange the trumpets exactly as you want on as many staves as you desire. On a complicated score I find I have to put manual condensing changes on almost every page.