How can I select just the top melody line from a progression of chords?

• Jun 16, 2023 - 18:46

I've been assigned an orchestration exercise whereby I need to orchestrate a piano piece by composer Amy Beach.

My question is: is there a way to select just the top melody line? [so that I can then assign that line to my choice(s) of orchestral instrument(s)]. I realize I could just 'Cntrl-click' my way through the entire melody, and then copy/paste, but I was wondering if there's a better way.

As seen in the attached file, I can't use the 'Selection Filter' to accomplish this because of the number of voices that were merged together in the original XML file.

Any thoughts?

~ Thx, Kevin J.

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Orchestration Exercise No.4 - piano.mscz 37.41 KB


In reply to by Pentatonus

Thx for the info! That info led me to another plugin called 'PruneStack' which appears to also do the job. When I checked on compatibility of PruneStack with MS4 it only shows compatibility through ver 3, as shown in this link:

However, the person that developed it is using it in MS4, as shown in this video:

I'll check into both plugins -- thx again!

~ Kevin J.

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