Front matter

Front matter in Dorico Pro 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:

  • Performance instructions

  • Contents

  • Instrumentation list

Front matter also includes information above the music on the first page of scores and parts, such as:

  • Dedications

  • Titles

  • Subtitles

  • Composers

All information in your project that is independent of the music must be added within frames, which you can input and edit in Engrave mode. You can do this on individual pages in layouts or on master pages, which allow you to apply the same formatting to multiple pages in all the layouts that use the same master page set, for example, if you want the music frame for the last page in all part layouts to be smaller because it only contains a few systems.