The right hand is pretty straight forward, but the first bar of the left hand has got me confused, as it first shows the bass cleff with a flat on the E and B key, but after that immediately shows a treble clef with no flats. Is there a reason (and name) to do this? I have not seen it anywhere else (granted I am still quite new to piano). I'm having a hard time figuring out how the first two chords need to be played, thinking it can be either:
- Using the bass clef as reference with the flats, making C D F into B-flat D F,
- Using the treble clef without the flats, making A B D, into G B D
- Using the treble clef with the flats as they appear on the staff with the bass clef, remaining A B D but into G-flat B D
- Using the treble clef, but keeping (inheriting?) the flats on E and B, making A B-flat D into G B-flat D
Trying out these combination it "feels" like the last option sounds correct, but doesn't really make sense to me looking at the sheet. But is also supported by looking at the next bars That do show a treble clef with flats on B and E. If it is shown like this here, why could this not be done at the start of the piece?
I tried searching for similar questions but turned up empty (possibly due to a lack of knowledge on the terminalogy), the closest I came up with was this Piano: grand staff with two treble clefs. Where to place hands? which isn't the same. And I've seen it quite commonly that the clef changes a bar in. But never right at the very start.