Take a look at this score. There are two characters, one titled “One of three men”, one titled “Another”.
These two characters share a stave (at this point in the show). Additionally, they’re part of the chorus, so are meant to sing in sections labelled “All” or “All Men”.
I’d love to have a way to represent this in Dorico where the chorus was a section player, the soloists treated as a ‘divisi’, and then using condensing to combine them onto one stave. (There may be other soloists who exist as a Solo Player, since they play a recurring character throughout and don’t meld into the chorus very often.)
But crucially, in the example shown, I wouldn’t want a line of rests above (or below) the line labelled “Another”, indicating that “One of three men” is now silent. The fact that we’ve got text telling us who is singing is enough to know that they don’t sing at the same time. If I try to use condensing in Dorico to do this, I always end up with it putting in those rests, thus:
Is this a thing that Dorico just can’t support through the condensing feature? Or (more likely) am I doing it wrong?