as I did not see a dedicated organ thread I thought I’d start one. I understand that the team is slaving away and working as quickly as they can so all that I post here is simply feature requests for whenever they deem appropriate. I’m happy to wait my turn just like everyone else. Part of my impetus for starting this thread is that organ music—and keyboard music in general—tends to be huge in scope and have its own special conventions. Features enabled for organists will benefit pianists and harpsichordists and vice versa.
One of the things that I love about Dorico as an organist are the text frames. They are tremendously helpful for inputting all of the extra musical data that is critical to organ works, such as the registrations typically listed on the first page. The frames make this type of work almost comically easy. Daniel has already stated elsewhere that it will be possible (and is currently in the works) to allow multiple staves per instrument (four stave organ for instance) so that needs not to be addressed here.
Manual changes are handled differently in different musical periods and by different publishers. I was flipping through one of my older scores and couldn’t help but admire this very elegant implementation that uses the keyboard grand staff bracket to indicate where in the stave hands change manuals together. I’d love to see the ability to place such brackets within the musical data of a score in the future and imitate this style. I would hope this would be “easy” (what do I know? ) since the symbol is already in Dorico’s lexicon.
I will keep pondering “out loud” other organ scoring things here and I invite others to do so as well. As always, many thanks to “the team” for giving us this wonderful software.