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A question of 'divisi'.

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Re: A question of 'divisi'.

Postby SysExJohn » Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:12 pm

Michael.B wrote:Hello again John,

So Randy has also confirmed that there is nothing in Aria to help with this.

I was just wondering; I've used divisi many many times and the resulting sound hasn't been too much of a consideration for me. I tend to agree with Randy that the actual difference in sound is probably not that great.

Are you finding a huge surge in volume when you try divisi in Finale?

No, not a huge surge, but a noticeable difference.
And usually they're not playing in unison but in harmony with each other, or separate lines entirely. I've not tried just doubling a section, but adding a backed off soloist doubling, as Randy has indicated, can add some realism to the mix.

The reason for the question is that I have a new project, 'Connais tu le pays' from the opera Mignon by Ambroise Thomas. There seems to be quite a bit of cello divisi there.
Time to experiment a little more.

Thanks for your input, much appreciated.
Kind regards,
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