Symbol in the score

• Mar 14, 2022 - 12:04

Hello everyone!

Could you tell me what is the name of the symbol in the attached image and what is its practical purpose in a score for the conductor and the musicians?

Thank you very much!

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In reply to by JackBlackBlueGreen

Well, it's "between" two notes, so literally before after one and before the other. But logically it's connected to the first note. At least that's how turns normally work, and based on the context, that's very clearly what it is. They can either be attached to a single note, or placed between two notes but the pitches come from the note before, not the note after. In jazz, it's common to place the symbol closer to the second note, though.

Anyhow, closest thing in the SMuFL standard (and thus present in fonts included in standards-compliant notation software) is the "Brass flip", found in the "Brass techniques" section of the "Symbols" palette. Or if you like that particular shape for the symbol better, you can add it as an image.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

Thanks again, Mark, for your explanations; I see what you mean - the first note is embellished and you land on the second one...
The "Brass flip" maybe comes closest indeed, however looks out of place if it comes from a different font than the one you are using.
Workaround: I made my own svg version and added it to the palette...

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