This is my first post here on the forums and I would like to start by thanking the Dorico team for creating a truly exceptional program!
While I absolutely love the new condensing feature AND the somewhat older section divisi options. I seem to have run into a predicament where the two overlap. I have been commissioned to write a piece for concert band and it seems neither section or solo players give me the options I want/need.
For those of you unaware, writing for band is much different then writing for orchestra. While in an orchestra each part is played by an individual player, in a band each part can be played by many players. For example; on “Flute 1” there might be 4 individuals all playing the “Flute 1” music.
Now we come to the issues, some major and some minor. If I want to make “Flute 1 & 2” “Section Players” then not only am I not able to use the aforementioned game-changing condensing feature. More importantly, I cannot switch instruments: Ex. Flute to Piccolo or Alto to Soprano Sax. Now if I make each part an “Individual Player” I am able to condense. However, I cannot write divisi or solo with gli altri.
Any suggestions on how I can work around these issues would be much appreciated!