I'm a beginner piano player and came across the following notation in a booklet:
in a beginner's arrangement for Fauré's "Sicilienne". My question is regarding the bow on the bottom staff.
I'm pretty sure that that is not a slur but is intended to be a tie. This is because the bottom staff is noted with "sempre legato" at the beginning of the piece and there are no other slurs in the whole bottom staff apart from three examples of the above. My assumption is that this is an editorial mistake, and either the flat or the natural should not be there, or be in parenthesis as an alternative.
It is worth the note that the piece is in G Minor, thus the E's would be flat by default.
Is my assumption correct that this is a mistake in the sheet music and this is a tie over E♭ on the bottom staff?