Field definition and scope:

Field 382 contains the instrumental, vocal, and/or other medium of performance for which a musical work was originally conceived or for which a musical expression is written or performed.  The field may be used to differentiate a musical work or expression from another with the same title.

Multiple mediums from the same source vocabulary may be recorded in the same field in separate occurrences of subfields $a (Medium of performance), $b (Soloist), $d (Doubling instrument), or $p (Alternative medium of performance).  Multiple mediums from the same source vocabulary may also be recorded in separate occurrences of the field if each medium is controlled by an Authority record control number or standard number in subfield $0.  Terms from different source vocabularies are recorded in separate occurrences of the field.

The National level record requirement for this field is Optional.

Field 382 is repeatable.

Guidelines for applying content designators:

For indicator and subfield code definitions and examples, National level (NLR) record requirements, and designator repeatability, see table below:

Position

Description

NLR

Repeatability

Field 382

Medium of Performance

O

R

Indicator:

 

 

 

First

Display constant controller

M

 

#

No information provided

A

 

0

Medium of performance

A

 

1

Partial medium of performance

A

 

 

 

 

 

Second

Undefined; contains a blank

M

 

 

 

 

 

Subfield code:

 

 

 

$a

Medium of performance

M

R

$b

Soloist

 

R

$d

Doubling instrument

 

R

$e

Number of ensembles of the same type

 

R

$n

Number of performers of the same medium

 

R

$p

Alternative medium of performance

 

R

$r

Total number of individuals performing alongside ensembles

 

NR

$s

Total number of performers

 

NR

$t

Total number of ensembles

 

NR

$v

Note

 

R

$0

Authority record control number or standard number

A

R

$2

Source of term

A

NR

$6

Linkage

A

NR

$8

Field link and sequence number

O

R

Content designator history:

Field 382 - Medium of Performance  [new, 2010]

First indicator - Display constant controller  [new, 2012]

Values  # - No information provided  [new, 2012]

0 - Medium of performance  [new, 2012]

1 - Partial medium of performance  [new, 2012]

Prior to 2012 the first indicator was undefined.

Subfields  $b - Soloist  [new, 2012]

$d - Doubling instrument  [new, 2012]

$e - Number of ensembles  [new, 2015]

$e - Number of ensembles of the same type  [renamed, 2016]

$n - Number of performers of the same medium  [new, 2012]

$p - Alternative medium of performance  [new, 2012]

$r  - Total number of individuals performing alongside ensembles  [new, 2016]

$s - Total number of performers  [new, 2012]

$s - Total number of performers  [changed, 2014]:  Repeatability corrected.

$t  - Total number of ensembles  [new, 2016]

$v - Note  [new, 2012]

LC Guidelines:

 382  Medium of Performance

DCM Z1 Instructions:

 382  Medium of Performance

Related MARC fields or documents:

RDA in MARC Authority Data

Source Codes for Vocabularies, Rules, and Schemes:

Musical Instrumentation and Voice Code and Term Source Codes

See also:

1XX, 3XX  Headings

Variable Data Fields