In Fernando Sor's Op 44 No 7, what is the purpose of the repeat sign indicated by the arrow?
There isn't a matching sign before the end of the piece, so how am I supposed to interpret it? (The picture is the entire piece).
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It's sloppy notation. There is a convention that an End Repeat may reflect to the beginning of the piece without there having to be an explicit Start Repeat there. There is no such convention for a Start Repeat and the end of the piece. There is further sloppy notation in that if we ARE to assume an End Repeat at the end, the anacrusis is not taken into account.
We may, perhaps, assume the intention to repeat both halves. But the notation doesn't clearly tell us to.