I have enabled Condensing in a ca. twenty stave score, and Hiding empty staves after first system. No custom condensing groups, no groups excluded from condensing.
On the first system, filling the page, the playing instruments are condensed into staves – the two oboes and the two clarinets playing are each condensed in pairs.
All instruments not playing, however, are not condensed. Flutes, cornets, horns etc. are all shown on one stave per player – only on the first system/page.
I want all instruments, the whole ensemble, to be presented on the first page, even the instruments not playing from start. But I also want the appropriate condensing employed. Any way to achieve this? For the rest of the score’s duration everything works well.