Help on Orchestrating
If someone knows a little about orchestrating, I need help me or direct me to a website that gives you pointers on orchestrating. I know this is a HUGE subject, so all I need is some pointers on notation technique for violins. In modern orchestras, there are at least 3 violin sections, 2 viola sections and 2 celli and bass sections. In MS, I notice when you choose an orchestral template it puts "Violin I" and Violin II", but only one line for Viola, Celli and C. Bass. So, I am thinking, V I and V II are for two violin sections (though most orchestras now have three).
First question: If you have 3 violin sections, do the second and third sections use V II?
Second Question: Do both Viola sections use the one Viola line (even if the music splits the sections). The same for Celli and C. Bass?
Of course, I am talking conductor's score, not individual parts. BTW: When you are finished with the conductor's score and want to explode it into individual parts (which, I think, MS does for you) how would you do it if the Cellos sections are on one line but the music splits the sections playing different notes? Same for the other string parts.
Thank you for the help.