I am working on a percussion piece that has numerous players, each one (depending on the flow) might be holding several percussion instruments. Instead of naming them “Marimba 1”, “Xylophone 2”, etc., the piece numbers them “Player 1”, “Player 2”, etc. And to add some further information, this is a piece already published. I am just trying to move our catalog over into Dorico. So in this case, changing the numbering and naming is not really an option.
Each flow has the possibility of each player holding different instruments. What is the best way to do this? For example, I know that I can change Glockenspiel to “Player 1”. But what happens then in flow 3, if player 1 doesn’t “play” the Glockenspiel? IIRC, Dorico will not continue the naming of “Player 1”. I am trying to figure out what will be best and the easiest way to go about getting this correct.
Also, I am curious if this is being looked at for the next version of Dorico?