Field definition and scope:

Field 384 contains the set of pitch relationships that establishes a single pitch class as a tonal centre for a musical work or expression.  The field may be used to differentiate a musical work or expression from another with the same title.

The National level record requirement for this field is Optional.

Field 384 is NOT 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 384

Key

O

NR

Indicator:

 

 

 

First

Key type

M

 

#

Relationship to original unknown

A

 

0

Original key

A

 

1

Transposed key

A

 

 

 

 

 

Second

Undefined; contains a blank

M

 

 

 

 

 

Subfield code:

 

 

 

$a

Key

M

NR

$6

Linkage

A

NR

$8

Field link and sequence number

O

R

Content designator history:

Field 384 - Key  [new, 2010]

LC Guidelines:

 384  Key

DCM Z1 Instructions:

 384  Key

Related MARC field or document:

RDA in MARC Authority Data

See also:

1XX, 3XX  Headings

Variable Data Fields