I’ve created a score that has the usual 5 part string orchestra arrangement. Mid-way through each of those parts are divisi for the remainder of the piece. I had created a single part for each section including where it does divisi. However, the conductor now wants individual parts to facilitate player page turns. Sounded like a simple ask, but I’m having difficulty.
First I tried to see if you could create a layout that was just Violin Ia, for example, that would show all the unison music in the flow, as well as the top line of the divisi only. A separate part for Ib, IIa, IIb, etc through the whole string ensemble. I couldn’t find a way to do this.
Next I tried duplicating all the sections so that I have 4 violin parts, 2 violas, 2 vc, 2 cb. This makes the score a bit of a mess, but I have the previously set up score so that wasn’t a worry. The problem now is copying music from the divisi staffs wants to create a similar divisi where I paste the music. I can’t seem to get the Violin Ib music out of the original divisi part and into a new violin part that I have created.
Any solutions you can recommend? It would have been nice to find a solution that didn’t involve duplicating the file and then having to update two files if I make any changes. And also, how do you copy from a divisi part into a non-divided part?