Revisions by the Original Composer  (cf. LCRI 25.25A, Footnote 9)

If a composer revises a work, retaining the original title and opus number, and the revision is one of different instrumentation within the same broad medium (e.g., orchestra, instrumental ensemble, band) rather than extensive overall revision and the introduction of new material, do not consider the revised version an arrangement, etc.  Use the same uniform title for the original and revised versions.


100  1# $a Schoenberg, Arnold, $d 1874-1951.

240  10 $a Stücke, $m orchestra, $n op. 16

245  00 $a Fünf Orchesterstücke, op. 16 : $b Originalfassung ...


100  1# $a Schoenberg, Arnold, $d 1874-1951.

240  10 $a Stücke, $m orchestra, $n op. 16

245  00 $a Five pieces for orchestra, op. 16 : $b new version = Fünf Orchesterstücke ...

("Revised edition, reduced for normal-sized orchestra by the composer")


100  1# $a Stravinsky, Igor, $d 1882-1971.

245  10 $a Petrushka : $b complete original 1911 version ...


100  1# $a Stravinsky, Igor, $d 1882-1971.

240  10 $a Petrushka

245  10 $a Petrouchka : $b burleske in four scenes (revised 1947 version) ...


Added Accompaniments, Etc.

Do not add arr. to the uniform title for a musical work to which an additional accompaniment or additional parts have been added with no alteration of the original music (21.21).  Assign subject headings for both the expanded and the original media of performance, adding ", Arranged" to the former heading.  Classify the item as an arrangement.


050  10 $a M223 $b .B

100  1# $a Bach, Johann Sebastian, $d 1685-1750.

240  10 $a Sonaten und Partiten, $m violin, $n BWV 1001-1006

245  00 $a Sechs Sonaten für Violine solo / $c von Joh. Seb. Bach ; herausgegeben von J. Hellmesberger ; Klavierbegleitung von Robert Schumann ...

(Contains the 3 sonatas and 3 partitas)

650  #0 $a Sonatas (Violin and piano), Arranged $v Scores.

650  #0 $a Suites (Violin and piano), Arranged $v Scores.

650  #0 $a Sonatas (Violin)

650  #0 $a Suites (Violin)


Alternative Instruments

Provided the key is unchanged and the notation has not been significantly changed, do not consider to be an arrangement

1)   a work composed before 1800 for a baroque, renaissance, or other early instrument (viola da gamba, recorder, etc.) which is edited for or performed on a contemporary instrument;

2)   a work for a melody instrument which is edited for or performed on an alternative instrument specified by the composer or in early editions, preferably the first


100  1# $a Bach, Johann Sebastian, $d 1685-1750.

240  10 $a Sonatas, $m viola da gamba, harpsichord

245  00 $a Drei Sonaten für Violoncello und Klavier $h [sound recording] ...

650  #0 $a Sonatas (Violoncello and piano)


050  10 $a M226 $b .B

100  1# $a Brahms, Johannes, $d 1833-1897.

240  10 $a Sonatas, $m clarinet, piano, $n op. 120. $n No. 1

245  00 $a Sonata no. 1 in F minor, opus 120, for viola and piano ...

500  00 $a Originally for clarinet or viola and piano.

650  #0 $a Sonatas (Viola and piano) $v Scores and parts.


Song Transpositions

When a song or a set or collection of songs is published or performed at a pitch other than the original to accommodate a voice range different from the one for which it was composed, do not consider this transposition to constitute an arrangement.

100  1# $a Schubert, Franz, $d 1797-1828.

240  10 $a Songs

245  00 $a Lieder, Gesang und Klavier / $c Franz Schubert.

250  00 $a Neue Ausg. / $b herausgegeben von Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau ; musikwissenschaftliche Rivision von Elmar Budde, tiefe Stimme.

(Originally for high voice)

See also:

25. Uniform Titles