I am chugging away at the orchestrations for Rivertown. Most of the songs are completely written out, so I am writing in the singers parts as I go - at least the main melody line).
It seems to my 57-year old memory, that most of the musicals I have seen have the chorus singing a lot in unison with some 2 (S/A & T/B) and 3 ( S - A - T/B) part singing. I realize that this is my show and I can do what I want, but am I correct in my recollection of chorus singing in most standard musicals?
I would rather have well-sung unison and 2-part chorus singing than weak 3 & 4 part singing. I will probably lean more toward unison and 3 part chorus sections.
Any thoughts - pearls of wisdom?