It is my understanding that selecting a single note in a score and pressing ‘p’ will begin playback of the score (all staves) from that point – and this works most of the time – I’d say 70% of the time. 30% of the time, only the staff that contains the selected note will play. I can reproduce this behavior inside of ten seconds in any score I’ve created by clicking random notes and pressing ‘p’ until it happens. I’m using NotePerformer exclusively, so I haven’t experimented with any other playback template. This behavior has been omni-present since I’ve been a Dorico user – (December '18). It happens in every score regardless of size, density, or content. The behavior can pop-up as soon as two staves contain notes.
I’ve tried to determine if any unique note qualities trigger this behavior, but I’ve found none. It can strike anywhere - and often, stopping with the space bar and pressing ‘p’ again immediately corrects the playback issue. Sometimes not, and in this case another note must be selected before I can hear the full score. I can say with confidence however that this behavior has never happened if I select a ‘whole rest’ and press ‘p’. With a whole-rest selected, I will always hear playback of the entire score, this in now my workaround, still a whole rest may not be readily ‘clickable’ in the section where I’m working.
I’ve searched this list for other users experiencing this affliction and it appears I may be the only one. I suspect this might be a NotePerformer issue. Has anyone else experienced this behavior?