thanks for taking time to check that.
The score I’m working on is enormous… the more space I save, the better! However, it is a rather conventional use, especially in certain contemporary music, where the use of divisi is often quite complex (condensing for section players is a godsend!).
However, of the whole section, only 4 cellos play. The others are silent.
Before the new version 3.5, everything was as expected: change the staff labels in divisi, and the score shows the change.
In short, music writing requires only one staff, so it is sufficient to modify the label to have a clear and direct way to indicate the change (which, among other things, propagates automatically to subsequent systems).
But with the condensing feature applied to the section players, there’s no way to show the divisi customized label when only one staff is involved.
- I write three homorhythmic lines for the cellos, changing divisi to three groups and modifying the staff label to ‘a 3’.
- I activate the condensing function (extending the property to section players)
- Great… now the three separate staves become one
- the staff label, however, doesn’t change to ‘Vc. a 3’.