I’m notating everything at “concert pitch”, so everything should read to the conductor at actual pitch. Everything is working correctly from full score to part layouts except for piccolo. If I notate in my full score a note as g6 (the actual sounding note I want), it should notate as g5 in the part sheet (since piccolo sounds up an octave), but that’s not what is happening.
What am I missing here? The non-transposing instruments and other transposing instruments are working fine and I double checked and all layouts are set to ‘Transposing Layout’.
My understanding is that Piccolo (and for that matter Double Bass) always transpose in the score (Edit: and in parts), so transposed v concert pitch makes no difference for them. Piccolo will always sound 8ve higher than notated.
Oh, I didn’t know that’s the way it works for those two instruments. Is that the way it normally works for orchestration in general; meaning does it work the same way for anyone anywhere notating for piccolo, and this isn’t just a feature of Dorico? I’m still relatively new to all this.
Yep. This is standard notation, not anything Dorico specific.
Ok, I obviously missed that in my orchestration book… Thank you!