I have two pieces, in one of them there is an A part and a B part, and at the end it says D.S al Fine, (see below):
Score of "Trio Premiär"

My first question is:
How do I play this? (In what order?)

My second question is:
How do I play a piece with only D.S al Fine at the end? (In what order?)

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The 'A' and 'B' marks are there for navigation - there might be a rehearsal where you 'start at B', for instance. This piece obviously has other instruments playing, so marking A, B as well as bar numbers makes it easier to find places during rehearsals.

D.S al Fine here, in this piece, means play through everything, sequentially, and at the D.S., go back to the Segno (at A, as it happens), and play through until Fine - at the end of A.

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    In swedish: D.S. är förkortning av italienska Dal Segno. Så betydelsen blir "från tecknet till slut". I noterna finns ett Segno tecken, spela från det till där det står Fine.
    – ghellquist
    Apr 2, 2018 at 16:56
  • @ghellquist - it's all Dutch to me. Sorry, English (or French) is o.k.
    – Tim
    Apr 2, 2018 at 17:05
  • my guess is that Sandra is from Sweden, all the text on the parti is in Swedish. I simply added a translation, no offense intended.
    – ghellquist
    Apr 2, 2018 at 17:08

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