The score I’m working on has a four-part SATB choir, thus:
For space-conservation reasons I usually condense my choir parts down to a SA/TB grand staff. But this choir section has different dynamics and hairpins and voices starting at different times, so I’m not sure how best to condense it into two staves, if that’s even possible. Obviously the T/B would take the bass staff and the A would be on the treble staff, but how would I notate the soprano’s dynamics & hairpins in a way that doesn’t conflict with the alto’s?
Any advice, especially from someone with arranging/engraving experience, would be appreciated.
Here is my current attempt at condensing the staves, complete with all necessary text (lyrics, div. instructions, etc.) – apologies for the small size, it’s the best I could do given the layout: