I composed an SSAA choral piece using four staves/players (S1, S2, A1, A2).
Now that the piece is done, I’m realizing that I would rather re-layout the piece using two staves (S1/S2 on the top stave, using voices 1 and 2, and A1/A2 on the bottom stave, using voices 1 and 2).
What’s the easiest way to perform this merge across the entire piece? Is it as simple as copying the current S2 part to the clipboard, then pasting it into voice 2 of the S1 part? (Then repeating the same process for A1/A2.)
S1/S2 have the same rhythms, melodies, and lyrics. It would be redundant for S1’s lyrics to appear above the soprano staff and S2’s lyrics to appear below the soprano staff. What’s the easiest way to do this merging so that I end up with only one set of lyrics under the soprano staff?