I have a score (Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle) that uses multiple transpositions for horns and trumpets (in A, Bb, C, D, E, Eb, and F, usually one per movement), and I would like to make it easier on our players by providing a single score in F or Bb.
My plan is to first create players that hold all of these different horns/trumpets, write the score using the “old” transpositions, then create new, additional players “Horn in F” (etc.), select all the music and copy it there. Does this sound like a good plan? Or is there a better way to achieve this?
Thanks, I suspected as much. It would have been nice to be able to link the original score to the transposed one (like with cues or transposed/concert pitch, where an edit in one place is automatically reflected in the others, but since this is such an obscure use case, I understand that it’s necessary to copy the notes here…
Well, you could do something like that. If you want a Part Layout with just Horn in F, you could setup a Player holding multiple Horns with each Transposition. Then create a duplicate Part Layout and use the Clef and Transposition override feature to set them all to Horn in F. It will be a bit odd having Instrument Changes all to Horn in F. But, those can be hidden.
I am running into a small problem: The original score uses horns “without key signature”. I have entered a few movements using these, but when I create a layout in F, the key signatures still don’t show (I suppose that’s the case because it is still using the same instrument, just transposed). I do see signposts for the hidden key signatures, but I can’t seem to unhide them. Any idea what I could do?
This is not configurable per Layout. So, I don’t think it can be done. It is tied to the Instrument definition. Local Key Sigs don’t help either as that is tied to the staff and can’t be set independently per Layout.