Writing dynamics in divisi

Hi everyone!

I am on a piece with a lot of divisi moments for the strings. One thing I have not found out yet: do I have to add the dynamics of a passage for ALL divisi staves of e.g. the First Violins (in galley mode) or is it enough to write it for only the main stave?
Thanks for your help in advance,


All the staves should have the indications. This is especially needed if you will be condensing the divisi.

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Thanks, Mark! I will absolutely condense the divisi in the score, so I´ll add the dynamic markings to all the staves.
And I suppose it will also be important to link them in order to have them condensed correctly? There´s a correlation between linking and condensing dynamics, isn´t there?


Linking dynamics is optional for condensing. They only have to match exactly.

Good to know, thanks!