Instrument changes

Instruments changes are when a player holding multiple instruments switches from playing one instrument to a different instrument. They are usually indicated in full scores and parts with text indications both after the last note before the change and at the first note after the change.

Dorico Pro handles instrument changes automatically, including showing the appropriate instrument change labels, when you have input notes onto multiple instrument staves held by the same solo player, as long as the notes do not overlap. Instrument change labels use the appropriate prefix for the current instrument name language setting.

Figure 1. An instrument change from Oboe to Cor Anglais

You can see staves for all instruments in galley view, and you can allow/disallow instrument changes in each layout independently.