In Act 1, scene 2, a prompt note ('il entre') written above the violin part directs the infidel magician Ismenor to delay his entrance until bar 14 of a 19-bar introduction.
41) Although the scene rubrics printed in the score suggest that Tancrede and his soldiers enter to the sound of the martial music that follows, a prompt note delays the disclosure of the battle's outcome until |Tancrede in the middle of the men's choruses appears on the last bar, sword in hand'.
44) And when Tancrede enters the Enchanted Forest for the first time (Act 3, scene 3), a prompt note directs him to do so |at the back of the stage King's side'.
60) Furthermore, one prompt note specifically indicates that |[Clorinde] walks about'(61) during the eight-bar musical interlude that separates recitative from air in Act 2, scene 1.
The holdings of the Bibliotheque de Versailles (F-V) include what may well be the earliest extant source of stage directions for a tragidie en musique: a printed score in reduced format of Andre Campra's Tancrede, containing over 120 manuscript prompt notes.