I have completed a work for concert band that includes 2 movements. Each movement is independent with a pause between them, but I want them to be printed with a break in between if possible - so that they would look like this:
- 1 -
Music from 1st movement.
- 2 -
Music from the second movement,
I have created each movement as a separate score, with like instrumentation, so merging files at the score level should not be an issue.
I can think of a couple of solutions....
1. merge the two scores together, and then create the individual parts. I have done this in the past, and the parts came out as one continuous part - nice, as there was a segue between the pieces being merged in that case. I want the visual break; measure numbers are used as rehearsal marks, so need to keep them clearly defined to avoid confusing.
2. Take each movement and create the individual parts from each, and then take the corresponding parts (ie - 1st flute from each), and merge them together. Use the spacing controls available in the parts to add extra space between the two movements, and to get the parts to visibly look correct.
3. Use an outside PDF editor to merge the individual files after creating the them as in the beginning of #2 above, This requires some extra software (not really a big deal, but I am not familiar with good PDF tools), and sound like a lot of manual futzing with each part to know how many scores can be put on a page, etc.
4. The old stand by - cut and paste with real scissors. This really isn't an option, as printing the ages before performance will most likely be out of my control. I'd rather give a file to the secretary and say print this, intead of here are a bunch of pasted together pages, be careful, and take them to a copy center to get them duplicated.
There is a lot of collective wisdom on this site, so if I may, I'd like to here what you might suggest, or what your experiences have been, if you have done something similar.
Thanks on advance for your time