Recapitulation of Opening with New Measures
This is a very basic question, I know, but I've seen different approaches used by different composers, although I'm sure there is a standard:
If you have an ending to a long piece of music-- one in which it starts again from the beginning of the piece and, after identical measures, proceeds to new material which brings the piece to a close-- where do you place this ending?
To repeat the opening and place the new measures as a coda at the end of the piece works but means the performers have to flip to the end of what might be a large number of pages in the score. To place the new measures as a coda where they occur in the score means the performers must skip over them in the first play-through, but that seems more convenient. To write out the entire beginning with the new measures and just place it at the end of the piece is redundant but works as well and means they don't have to return to the beginning of the score.
What is the correct placement? I'm sorry, I don't have a specific example to upload but there must be a convention to be followed. And, if I use a coda, then what would be the correct markings?
Thanks to anyone who answers. I very much appreciate your help. And please forgive this rather obvious question!