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#beginquote# Unless I'm mistaken, that symbol basically means that everything in that clef is played one octave lower than written. I've seen that notation a bunch in choral music written for SATB choirs. Each part will be written on its own staff. Soprano and Alto witten on separate treble clefs; Tenor written on a treble clef with the little 8 under it; and Bass on the bass clef. I thinks it's used just to simplify reading the notes - rather than using so many ledger lines above the bass clef, and rather than making people figure out the tenor clef, they just created a notation to lower the treble by one octave. #endquote#
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