On my Cello Salut D'amour by Elgar score, it has upside-down down bow symbols on it. Does this just mean up bow? I have this on other Elgar pieces .


That is the french down bow sign, which is the same thing as normal down bow.

  • Yes, they have the same meaning. But this is not "french" but a tradition of certain music publishers and engravers, notably Durand. – ogerard Apr 4 '16 at 4:26
  • I did some searching online, and that's what I found. Considering that Durand is a French publisher, that is not surprising. – ryanyz10 Apr 6 '16 at 5:30

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