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MichelRE
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divisi / non-divisi / unis. question

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I have a passage that is divisi strings (notated as split stems, up and down, as they have different rhythms), which ends on a doublestop for all those instruments, then continues unisono.

obviously, I've marked the beginning of the divisi passage with "div."

my problem is, once I get to the doublestop (simple, open strings) I used a non-divisi bracket "[", and then it continues unis.

should I write the unis. indication at the first unison notes?

or at the double-stop?

It looks funny to have two notes with the marking "unis" above them.

I assumed that since I'm using the non-div bracket I don't actually have to also include "non-div" as a text indication (it being redundant and all that.)

So what do the brains here think?
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I think, trying to visualize it, a bracket would suffice.
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Post by RMK »

I just encountered an identical situation.

I put "unis." at the double-stop.

Yes, I know the bracket essentially ends the divisi marking, but, you know - belt and suspenders. One can never be too clear.
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Is the double-stop the same for both sections of the divisi? If so, I would, for the sake of clarity, write the double-stop with double stems, and after that a 'unis.' with single stems. (No bracket needed.)
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Can you post the example?
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for the life of me I cannot find it!!!!

I'm presently working on two large orchestral works. the particular instance is in ONE of those two scores, but they are 100 pages long.

I tried to search for them, but simply couldn't find it.
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MichelRE wrote: 27 May 2024, 23:38 for the life of me I cannot find it!!!!

I'm presently working on two large orchestral works. the particular instance is in ONE of those two scores, but they are 100 pages long.

I tried to search for them, but simply couldn't find it.
Haha, that was a legendary answer!
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What about "non div." for the chord and then "unis." for the following passage?
Too much text?
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yeah, it's very tight. if I recall it's all 8th notes.
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OCTO wrote: 28 May 2024, 16:40
MichelRE wrote: 27 May 2024, 23:38 for the life of me I cannot find it!!!!

I'm presently working on two large orchestral works. the particular instance is in ONE of those two scores, but they are 100 pages long.

I tried to search for them, but simply couldn't find it.
Haha, that was a legendary answer!
since it's my own music, I MAY have gotten frustrated at not finding a suitable engraving solution, and re-written the passage!!
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