I’m a little confused about player/instrument naming here and hope you can clarify something for me.
I’ve imported a MusicXML file from Finale and it imported the instrument/player names, too. Since I’m using the German localization/version of both applications it imported the names in German, which is fine. When selecting instruments, Dorico only seems to provide names in English at the moment, which I don’t mind. However, this is interfering with the voice numbering if I’m adding more instruments/voices because the numbering relies on the instrument/player name, and they are different now (German/English).
I know I can reset the player names to the instrument names but how can I reset the instrument names themselves? For example, there is a bug (I suppose) where the German names of Eb instruments like Eb clarinet or Alto saxophone aren’t correctly imported. In Finale the instruments are called and displayed as “Klarinette in Es” and “Altsaxophon in Es”, respectively. In Dorico the player names are exactly that but the instrument names are converted to “Klarinettes” and “Altsaxophons”, respectively.
I made the mistake of renaming the instrument for the Eb clarinet and setting it as standard for this instrument because somehow I couldn’t find (or overlooked) the Eb clarinet in the instrument selection dialog. Now I seem to have an extra instrument “Klarinette in Es” in between all the English instrument names. Additionally, in the standard clarinet instrument I can select the transpositions A, Ab, C, D, Eb, and Bb, but in the extra clarinet instrument I have now, there are also transpositions to choose from, but Bb is missing. Is this a bug?
How can I delete this extra instrument and/or reset the instrument name that I set to default previously?
Also, in the list of brass instruments there is an instrument called “Cornet” with A and Bb transpositions and an instrument called “Cornett” with C and D transpositions. WTF?
And why are “Trombone” and “Tenor Trombone” two different instruments in Dorico when there is no difference with regards to transposition?
I’d be grateful for any clarification.