Thank you John, Now I see what you mean.I did not manually flip any stems, but the setting for stem direction on middle line is set to "Determine by context". Dorico apparently looks ahead to m. 27. If I change the first note of m. 27 to an f#, that will flip stems in m.16-27. If I set it to "Use default direction" stems will be down from 16-33.John Ruggero wrote: ↑01 Sep 2018, 14:56First mov. m. 16 etc.:
Stems down for the middle line note is the current standard practice, except when context dictates otherwise. It is my impression that in the 18th century, it was up stems for the middle line note in many musical circles. So I was assuming that Wesstrom was one of those. If Dorico is doing this as a default, perhaps it is the result of a setting of some kind because there is no apparent contextual reason for the up stems in m. 16. I am assuming that Dorico does not look ahead to m. 30 to change all the previous measures to up stems. If so, it is more intelligent than I thought! However, if I were modernizing the notation, I would use all down stems from 16-33. And why doesn't Dorico make m. 90 up stems, or ms. 137-144 down stems given what happens in the following measures?
M. 90 and ms 137-144 -- Dorico looks back to the previous measure.
In the manuscript all the measures quoted are downstem except m.90-.
Here Finale has more fine grain possibilities as settings for each dynamic can be predefined. As I worte in the post above I have changed the setting, I will upload a new sample.
Doable with system breaks and the make into system command.John Ruggero wrote: ↑01 Sep 2018, 14:56Excellent point. It is better to avoid "widow" and "orphan" measures. This is a perfect example of something that requires human intervention and hopefully is very easy in Dorico, as it is in Finale.