I am transcribing an English horn concertino from orchestral accompaniment to wind accompaniment, and there is a repeated 8-bar passage that is identical in the 1st and 2nd times through the repeat except in the solo part, which is ornamented the second time through.
I could of course just make it 16 bars written out, repeating the accompaniment identically in the second 8 bars, but my publisher likes me to save paper wherever possible. Therefore, what I would like to do is make the English horn part a two-staff part and turn on Hide Empty Staves in the second staff. That way, the only part of the second staff that would show would be in the 8-bar repeat.
So two questions:
Is there any better way to do it than making the solo part a two-staff part and hiding the empty staves on the second staff, and;
Assuming that’s the best way to do it, how do I make the English horn part a two-staff part? I have searched the forum and the manual, and I can’t find it.
Thanks as always