Flows in Dorico

Flows are separate spans of music that are completely independent in musical content, for example, a song, a movement in a sonata or symphony, a number in a stage musical, or a short scale or sight-reading exercise of only a few bars in length. A single project can contain one or more flows.

Each flow can contain music for any combination of players. For example, in a Classical-period symphony, it is not uncommon for the brass players to be tacet in the second, slow movement, so the flow for the second movement can simply not contain any brass players. In a set of cues for a movie, for example, specific players may not be required in particular cues, so each flow can contain only those players who have anything to play.

The correct assignment of players to flows allows Dorico, for example, to generate tacet sheets automatically for individual instrumental parts.