The orchestra that I write for has a house style that generally incorporates 1st and 2nd instruments into one stave.
What are your thoughts on the best/correct way to do this in Dorico. Which kind of player/ensemble in setup?
I’m aware of the “condensing” function and that I could write all parts to independent players, and then create the conductors score, but I prefer in general to deal with less staves in the orchestrating process ( 4 woodwind as opposed to 8 takes up a lot less screen space!) Perhaps it’s time to change this? I suppose I’m really wanting the opposite of the “Condense” feature – write 2 to a stave and then explode out.
More experienced users thoughts very welcome.