9

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 pieces too:

enter image description here

Salut d'amour, Op.12 (Elgar, Edward)

  • Mainz: Schott, 1899, 1901. Plate 26657.
  • Violine (transposed, D major)

enter image description here

0

1 Answer 1

7

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

3
  • 2
    Yes, they have the same meaning. But this is not "french" but a tradition of certain music publishers and engravers, notably Durand.
    – ogerard
    Commented Apr 4, 2016 at 4:26
  • 1
    I did some searching online, and that's what I found. Considering that Durand is a French publisher, that is not surprising.
    – ryanyz10
    Commented Apr 6, 2016 at 5:30
  • According to OP, the example is from a Russian publisher, which also supports the notion that it is a French convention. Commented Dec 10, 2019 at 6:17

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.