I’m doing a lot of orchestration of string accompaniment at the moment. It’s all triadic: usually the double basses and cellos play the root, then I voice the other notes among the violins and violas. Normally some kind of open voicing for strings. I do something similar on trombones, and trumpets, but often with closed voicing.
Is there any easy way to spread a triadic chord over multiple instruments? Can, or could, the other instruments voice themselves intelligently? (i.e. Ideally, if I voice a ‘higher’ note for the violas, the violins would move up to their next closed-voice positions.)
I’ve added the chords above the stave, so Dorico has the basic progression.
At the moment, I hack around, playing all the notes across multiple octaves, and then cherry-picking the voices I want. Is there a better way?