I use a PC. When I import an XML file I always have the Trumpet part(s) coming up as it being a Trumpet in E (see attached pic). This is quite frustrating as other Bb Instruments (Clarinets and Tenor Saxs) display and transpose correctly. Just in case the file was being skewed in some way, I created a file of a single Bb trumpet (100bars of crotchet C’s) in Sibelius (Ultimate – pfft!) and exported it as an uncompressed XML file. Upon import, on a fresh install of Dorico, the results were as shown. (Fig1)
Interestingly (and a little worrying), in Dorico, I created a Bb Trumpet part and wrote 3 bars of Crotchet C’s and exported this an XML file as well. I then immediately reimported it and the results were as example 2. (BTW, I have moved the stave over – in photoshop, just to save space). To be presented as it being in B and being Atonal as well is, shall we say, ‘unexpected’ especially as I made a point of selecting Bb from the trumpet options. It could be argued there are many transpositions for Trumpet (and I rebut by pointing out there are many for Clarinets as well (C, Eb &A)) so I cannot accept this is by design as Clarinets are (and always have been) fine.
Over 90% of my work is via XML import and I have to manually go and change instruments, to trumpets in Bb to correct the error. Yes, it can be done but I feel it should be a process that I should not need to do.
I have tested this within our company on two different PC’s (not local machines) and get similar types of errors, however, running the same test on Mac (High Sierra) everything appears fine.
I have attached all the examples I’ve mentioned in the attached zip file.
I welcome any and all input.
Test files.zip (143 KB)