Question about alternate scoring within a score with Sibelius

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Stevie_Keys
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Question about alternate scoring within a score with Sibelius

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Hello all, I've been an avid reader over the years, but have finally decided to join this most helpful group. I am wondering how I would go about creating something like the attached score. Would I use ossias? I am wracking my brain trying to figure it out. The only thing I can some up with is adding instruments that are hidden but add a line break when they are in use, if that makes any sense. I don't know if I'm an idiot or what, but I am completely vexed. Any help is greatly appreciated!
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John Ruggero
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Re: Question about alternate scoring within a score with Sibelius

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Welcome to Notat.io, Stevie!

In Finale, one could place the reduced version below the regular orchestral strings, starting with the first page, and then hide them on pages where they are not needed. Perhaps it is the same in Sibelius?
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Re: Question about alternate scoring within a score with Sibelius

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Hi John! Thanks for the insight! That would totally work, except I don't think that I could indent just those bars. Another work around (which I'm not crazy about is to just insert it in Illustrator or InDesign. Again, not loving that, but it would do the trick.

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Re: Question about alternate scoring within a score with Sibelius

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Is this the first (and possibly only) place that the solo strings version differs from the rest? In that case, I would mask the first two measures with a white rectangle that has the text on it and fake the left bar lines with graphics. Again, I am not sure if this is possible on Sibelius.

However if the alternate version occurs throughout the score, I would not do what is shown, but start the page with rests and no indentation for the alternate part. The version and full instrument labels would appear on the first page of the score along with the rest of the instruments, even if it the strings are resting on the first page.
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Re: Question about alternate scoring within a score with Sibelius

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There are quite a few of these little optional passages. But I really like your ideas. I think I'll just go for not indenting. Thanks so much John, I appreciate your insight into this (semi?) unusual problem!

-Steve

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