What do the slashes mean in this piece by Sor?

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What do the slashes mean in this piece by Sor?

Postby glassynails » Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:42 pm

Hi.

Opus 32, No. 2 (a favorite of mine by the way). I'm wondering what the slashes at the repeats by bars 9 and 10 mean.


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Re: What do the slashes mean in this piece by Sor?

Postby Mark Clifton-Gaultier » Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:55 pm

No slashes in my copy GN. Can you show us?

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Re: What do the slashes mean in this piece by Sor?

Postby glassynails » Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:10 pm

Mark Clifton-Gaultier wrote:No slashes in my copy GN. Can you show us?


Yeah, right here. No. 2.
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Re: What do the slashes mean in this piece by Sor?

Postby JohnPierce » Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:51 pm

I would assume it means that's the target of the repeat indicated near the end, which has "close slashes". Like the "Segno" of a "Da Segno", but easier to write.
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Re: What do the slashes mean in this piece by Sor?

Postby Mark Clifton-Gaultier » Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:53 pm

I think just part of the repeat indications in German publications of the period Glassy, nothing more. A (very quick) scan of a few pieces shows them used in publishing houses in Bonn, Hamburg & Leipzig but not London or Paris.

Maybe someone with more time can shed more light.

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Re: What do the slashes mean in this piece by Sor?

Postby Scot Tremblay » Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:57 pm

Mark's correct, it's just part of the old style repeat sign. It encloses the part to be repeated. In a piece or two later you can see it done slightly different as both sections are repeated.

The slashes are considered redundant these days although I've occassionally seen composers use them as they hand write their manuscript.
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Re: What do the slashes mean in this piece by Sor?

Postby glassynails » Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:09 pm

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Re: What do the slashes mean in this piece by Sor?

Postby Tiago » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:46 am

The slashes are redundant but they're easy to see and i don't get lost with them!!!

It's like the old (very old) books when they used to write on the bottom of the page the first word of the next page.
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Re: What do the slashes mean in this piece by Sor?

Postby Larry McDonald » Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:16 am

Heh,
I still use them in the scores I use on stage.
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Re: What do the slashes mean in this piece by Sor?

Postby Scot Tremblay » Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:43 am

That's a good idea, Larry. I never really thought about using them if they're not already there but I think I will. I've almost missed a couple repeats now that the old eyes need specs.
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Re: What do the slashes mean in this piece by Sor?

Postby BugDog » Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:48 pm

Ok, explains that!

Now what does the the "X" in bar 17 mean? Especially the way it precedes an accidental.
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Re: What do the slashes mean in this piece by Sor?

Postby Scot Tremblay » Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:54 pm

If you mean piece no. 2...Double sharp on the F (F##).
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