Clef changes in cues

If the music for the source instrument is in a different clef from the destination instrument, Dorico Pro automatically inputs a clef change at the start of cues to match the clef used by the source instrument, and a restorative clef change at the end of cues to match the original clef used by the destination instrument.

Clef changes at the start of cues are positioned differently to normal clef changes.

Cues starting at the beginning of bars

Clef changes appear to the right of barlines.

Restorative clef changes at the ends of cues are positioned like normal clef changes.

Cues crossing system breaks

Original clefs of destination parts are shown in their usual positions at the start of new systems.

Clefs required for cues appear immediately before the first note of the new system, to the right of key signatures and time signatures.

When there are multiple adjacent cues, clef changes are created as needed:

  • If two adjacent cues use the same clef that is different than the clef in the destination instrument, a single clef change appears at the start of the first cue, with a restorative clef at the end of the second cue.

  • If cues overlap, and the second cue requires a different clef than the first, Dorico Pro creates a clef change at the start of the second cue.

  • If there are two adjacent cues, the first of which uses a different clef than the destination instrument, and the clef property for the second cue is set to None, then the clef change that restores the destination instrument’s original clef appears at the end of the first cue.

You can override this automatic behavior for individual clefs using either Concert clef or Transposed clef in the Cues group of the Properties panel, depending on whether the layout currently open in the music area uses concert or transposed pitch.

Dorico Pro can show the following clefs in cues:

  • None

  • Treble

  • Alto

  • Tenor

  • Bass

  • If you select None, the clef of the destination instrument is used instead of the clef of the source instrument.

  • Any clef changes that occur in the source instrument in the middle of cued passages are not included in the cue in the destination instrument.