Front matter

Front matter in Dorico Elements is a broad term that covers all information included before the first bar of music in scores.

Front matter includes musical information often added on pages before the first pages of scores, such as a title page, instrumentation list, program note, and performance instructions.

Front matter also includes information above the music on the first page of scores and parts, such as the dedication, title, subtitle, composer, and lyricist.


An efficient way of keeping information consistent across all layouts is to use tokens that refer to fields in the Project Info dialog. The default page templates display different information according to their type.

You can use paragraph styles to keep the formatting and appearance of text consistent throughout your project; for example, if you want your title to use a specific font style wherever it appears.