Happy new year from Gothenburg, Sweden!
I am in the process of finishing a project with 15-20 18th century trio sonatas. The scores need a bit of revising but are practically finished. The parts remain.
It is all done in Finale, and I can live with making the revisioning work there, but I am really dreading doing all the parts in Finale.
Should I put the extra time into exporting into Dorico? My gut feeling says yes, but I would be happy to hear your thoughts on this. Pros and cons.
I have tried XML importing one of the sonatas, and it seems that all goes well, except for fermatas (they disappear) and figured bass entered with the chord tool in Finale (turns into gibberish).
Two related questions. Could it be an option to have the scores done in Finale, and just use Dorico for creating the parts? Obviously this would mean different fonts, as the Finale score is done with Maestro (unless I change the Finale scores to Bravura…).
Figured bass in the Finale document is prepared with a text font (Garamond) with slashes and ±signs in various combinations. In Dorico, this would have to be redone (should I choose to do the scores in Dorico as well) and I would have to use only sharps instead of slashes and ±signs. The editions will be classified as scholarly: would you say it is OK to simplify/streamline the figuring from the original use of slashes, plusses and sharps into using only sharps?