Divisi change labels

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Divisi change labels identify the divisions on each divisi staff. They are particularly useful when divisi changes occur partway through systems and the precise division of the section would otherwise be ambiguous.

Divisi change labels (circled) indicating a divisi change comprising two sections, followed by a unison restoration

By default, divisi change labels display the same information as divisi staff labels and are positioned above each staff. Divisi change labels are also aligned with the position of the divisi change, except for unison restorations at the position of rests, whose labels appear at the next note by default.

At the ends of divisi passages, Dorico Pro shows unison labels, such as “unis.”.

You can hide or show divisi change labels above divisi staves in each layout independently. You can change the default unison indication for both divisi change and player labels, and also edit individual divisi change labels.

  • Divisi change labels use the Player Labels paragraph style, which you can edit in the Paragraph Styles dialog.

  • You can change the default positions of all divisi change labels project-wide, including their offset and background erasure, on the Divisi page in Engraving Options.