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First I thought it was a weird flat sign, but when I played the score it sounded odd. It looks a bit like a natural sign.

Here's the whole measure:

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    The notes partially look like handwritten. Is this the case? If so, could it be the writer's way to write a quarter rest? – Arsak Mar 13 at 11:54
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    They do look like natural signs, but it is hard to tell out of context. Would natural signs make sense there? Can you post a picture of the whole measure? – Peter Mar 13 at 11:56
  • if it's a flat sign, I may have been confused by the shape the composer used in the bass line @Peter – dA NIL Mar 13 at 13:16
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    Who is the composer, and can you get in touch with them? – Carl Witthoft Mar 13 at 13:18
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    @CarlWitthoft definitely not. It's Bernard Herrmann – dA NIL Mar 13 at 13:19

Looks like a handwritten natural sign to me. The context doesn't suggest any other possibilities

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    Strangely, the first natural sign in the lower desk looks different. But for handwritten, not to mention the resultant harmony, flat sign is almost certainly wrong. – Carl Witthoft Mar 13 at 13:18
  • I don't think there are any other feasible options!+1. And Bernard knew a thing or two. – Tim Mar 13 at 14:17
  • Yep, the only plausible possibility. – Scott Wallace Mar 13 at 14:39
  • Yes. I'm surprised there have been other opinions! – Laurence Payne Mar 13 at 20:48

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