dal segno


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dal se·gno

 (däl sān′yō)
adv. Abbr. DS Music
From the place marked by the sign § to a designated point. Used as a direction to repeat a passage.

[Italian : da, from + il, the + segno, sign.]

dal segno

(ˈdæl ˈsɛnjəʊ)
adj, adv
(Classical Music) music (of a piece of music) to be repeated from the point marked with a sign to the word fine
Abbreviation: DS
[Italian, literally: from the sign]

dal segno

repeat from the place marked
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Rather than using a gendered pronoun, the Bandleader is marked by the musical symbol for the Italian term "dal segno," which is generally used as a navigation marker in sheet music.
La cosa interessante e la seguente: io ho sempre spiegato una musica che nasce dal segno di una persona, dal suo sentire, dal suo aver assorbito quei secoli e secoli di cultura musicale che lo precedevano.
Standing in front of that wall at the Whitney, I notice the only thing on it, a politely pedantic label talking about D.S., short for "dal segno," a term in sheet music that instructs the performer to return to the earlier segno (sign) in the piece.