How to begin a new movement without a new page.

• Feb 25, 2017 - 23:54

I am type-setting a work with multiple short movements. Each with different instrumentation, time and key signatures. I would like to have each movement not begin on a new page. In this particular case it's very wasteful of paper to have to treat each movement as a separate entity. Is there any way I can get musescore to support such a change within the same file, or some other method?

Richard


Comments

If you use the Section Break element instead of the Page Break element, it should take care of most of your requests already.

As for supporting different instrumentation: you'll have to add all instruments to the whole score, then make use of the 'hide empty staves' function to have them hidden in sections where they're not wanted.

Sure, use a section break from the Breaks & Spacers palette. This starts a new movement (resetting measure number, suppressing courtesy signatures, etc) without starting a new page. You can add text frames for movement titles etc.

In reply to by BSG

I have the same need but also need to display the different movement titles in header or footers for each different part when printed out. So I guess the question is both how to start a new movement (with a section break), but also how to change movement title so this meta data is changed when you use the tag $:movementTitle: in header and footers. How is this accomplished?

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

Thanks for the answer! But does this mean that it is not possible to customize headers and footers across the various movements a work (the full score) consists of? I suspected that the different type of breaks (section, system, page) also introduced a "reset" of some config with the possibility to apply new values from this point and till the next break?

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