Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis • Thomas Morley
  • Greetings all,
    attached you'll find my engraving of Thomas Morley's charming settings. Two PDF's: 1. is letter standard, 2. is formatted for duplexing 11x17 and folding in half.
    God bless,
    James
  • Looks good Serviam! Remind me what software you use to engrave?
  • Dorico, and I positively love it. I do obsess about engraving more than the average Joe though (I presume anyway).
  • Richard MixRichard Mix
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    How did you manage the initial capital? The first version of Dorico came amidst warnings that lyrics hadn't yet ironed out, but indeed this looks very good!
  • If you mean the title, it is a special font with additional ligatures that you copy from the font files.

    Lyrics are very satisfactory at present )esp. after v3 added individually adjustable baselines. There are only a few features I hope to see in the future, but by-and-large there is very little I can't finagle to satisfaction (and Dorico requires comparably little finagling to begin with!). The one thing it can't do yet is automatically left-align verse numbers on all staves (it aligns them within each stave, but not between staves); that said, you can manually adjust things to fix that if necessary. All told, I can't imagine going back to Sibelius (and I'd scream if forced to use Finale again—no offense intended to Finale users out there!). It really has revolutionized the way I work.
  • I should also mention that the 2up 11x17 booklet was auto-generated by Dorico. All I did was set the page size and select booklet. Easy peasy (although nyc music services pdf-booklet program makes this easy for other PDFs as well)
  • (re: Dorico— another thing in its favor is the concept of "flows". I made a 75 page worship aid booklet for the Easter Triduum last year. Our masses were split between english, latin, and spanish, so a guide was really necessary. I engraved all the music required by the congregation; each snippet/hymn was its own flow, all within the same file. This meant that when I exported everything, the settings were all the same since they had their genesis in the same file. It was wonderful being able to have 25 things, all as separate chunks, engraved with perfect uniformity, and I only had to set my house style once!)
  • Richard MixRichard Mix
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    Re. the initial, I was confusing this thread with your other recent post.
  • I wondered. In that case, all I did was create a special free-floating text item (anchored to the first note), scaled it way up, turned off collision avoidance, and then dragged it into place manually to create the illusion that it is a part of the lyric. In truth it isn’t part of the lyrics; it simply appears so.
    Thanked by 1Richard Mix