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Consider the form and medium of performance of a work or collection of works as given in the uniform title in the main entry as well as from the description in determining whether to make the note.

Do not name the medium of performance in a note if it is implied by the title or other title information (e.g., "Chorale prelude"; "Manfred : symphonie en 4 tableaux") or by the musical form stated in a note made under this rule (e.g., "Opera in two acts"; "Ballet").

If a work is published for a medium of performance other than the original, give the original medium of performance in a note if it is not clear from the rest of the description or the uniform title and the information is readily available.

If an item is described in the physical description area as "chorus score" or "vocal score" (cf. LCRI 5.5B1), give in a note the original medium of performance and the instrument for which the accompaniment is arranged (or indicate that the accompaniment is omitted) if this information is not clear from the rest of the description.

500 ## $a For solo voices (SATB), chorus (SATB), and orchestra; acc. arr. for piano.

500 ## $a For chorus (TTBB) and band; without the acc.


Option Decision:

Do not apply the optional provision of the rule.


Since conventions of music publishing have varied widely, it is bibliographically significant to note that an item is photographically reproduced from an earlier edition.

If a recent publication of printed music reproduces a previously issued edition, make a note beginning with an appropriate term ("Reprint"; "Photographic reproduction"; "Reproduces the ed. ..."; etc.) followed by the details if available of the original publication.  Observe the restrictions concerning the use of the terms "photoreproduction" and "photocopy" in LCRI 2.7B7.


In a statement of duration in the note area, separate the digits representing hours, minutes, and seconds by colons.  If a duration is expressed in seconds only, precede it by a colon.

500 ## $a Duration: 15:30.

500 ## $a Duration: 1:25:00.

500 ## $a Duration: :45.

Precede a statement of duration in the note area by "ca." only if the statement is given on the item in terms of an approximation.  Do not add "ca." to a duration arrived at by adding partial durations or by rounding off seconds.

500 ## $a Duration: ca. 27:00.

500 ## $a Duration: ca. 1:10:00.


Transcribe titles in a contents note from the source in the item being cataloged that provides the best identification.  Use judgment in deciding what additional information to transcribe, taking into account the type of music and the length, complexity, and readability of the resulting note.

Thematic index numbers may be added to the titles of individual musical compositions contained in an item if they are necessary to identify the compositions named.

505 0# $a Larghetto -- Niech żyje i wzrasta = Long live and grow -- Relief I -- Relief II -- Relief VI -- Impresje jesienne = Autumn impressions.

505 0# $a Eight variations on a theme by Count Waldstein ; Sonata in D major, op. 6 ; Three marches, op. 45 / Ludwig von Beethoven -- Prelude to "The afternoon of a faun" / Claude Debussy ; transcribed by Maurice Ravel -- Six legends : from op. 59 / Antonín Dvořák ...

505 1# $a v. 1. Chants for the Trinity. Father and Son -- v. 2. Chants for the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mother and Son -- v. 3. Chants for the Trinity. Holy Spirit -- v. 4. Chants for the celestial hierarchy -- v. 5. Chants for patron saints ...

505 0# $a Come now, Saviour of the heathen : [BWV 659] -- My soul longeth to depart in peace : [BWV 727] -- O man, bemoan thy grievous sins : [BWV 622] -- Unto Thee I cry, O Lord Jesus : [BWV 639] -- The old year has passed away : [BWV 614] -- When we are in deepest need : [BWV 641].

If two or more titles with statements of responsibility are being transcribed for one part of a multipart item, apply the punctuation conventions from 1.1G3 so that titles by the same person, body, etc., are separated by a space-semicolon-space and titles by different persons, bodies, etc., are separated by a period-space.  If no statements of responsibility are being transcribed, separate the titles with a space-semicolon-space in all cases.

505 1# $a -- v. 2. Mater Jerusalem ; O flos convallium ; Dum esset rex / édition de Nathalie Berton -- v. 3. Benedic anima mea ; Benedictus ; Cantemus Domino / édition de Laurence Decobert ...

505 0# $a v. 1. Medea's meditation and dance of vengeance / Samuel Barber. The young person's guide to the orchestra / Benjamin Britten. Hoe-down : from Rodeo / Aaron Copland ...

505 0# $a v. 1. Cam ye o'er frae France? ; MacPherson's farewell ; Lang a-growing ; Ye Jacobites by name ; Plooman laddies -- v. 2. I aince lo'ed a lass ; The road to the Isles ; Scotland the brave ; Hey the dusty miller ; Green grow the rashes O -- v. 3. The four Maries ; Drumdelgie ; Ye banks and braes ; Loch Lomond ; The bonnie hoose o' Airlie ...

In a bibliographic record for an item containing a single musical work or excerpts from a single musical work, list the titles of the movements or other component parts of the work if they provide useful information.

245 10 $a McAllen suite : $b for string orchestra ...

505 0# $a Border crossing -- Night in Mexico -- The Rio Grande -- Street dance.

100 1# $a Hellendaal, Pieter, $d 1721-1799.

240 10 $a Solos, $m violoncello, continuo, $n op. 5. $k Selections

245 00 $a Six solos for the violoncello with a thorough bass ...

505 0# $a Sonata prima -- Sonata II -- Sonata V -- Sonata VI -- Sonata VII -- Sonata VIII.

If some or all parts are comprised of smaller parts, list the smaller parts as well if they provide useful information.

100 1# $a Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, $d 1756-1791.

240 10 $a Nozze di Figaro. $k Selections; $o arr.

245 13 $a Le nozze di Figaro ...

505 0# $a Overture -- Act I. Cinque, dieci ; Se a caso madama ; Se vuol ballare ; Non più andrai -- Act II. Porgi amor ...

For special provisions for contents notes in collected-set records for collected works of composers (Gesamtausgaben) see LCRI 21.30L.



Transcribe a publisher's number even if a plate number is also transcribed.  Transcribe the statement as it appears, even if this means giving again a publisher’s name already transcribed in the publication, distribution, etc., area.

When transcribing two or more distinct numbers, give each in a separate note.  (Follow the rule as written for the transcription of numbers for an item in multiple volumes.)

When a designation such as "no.," "Nr.," "cat. no.," Ed. Nr." appears with a publisher's number or plate number, do not consider it to be part of the number and do not transcribe it.  If, however, initials, abbreviations, or words identifying the publisher also appear with the number, transcribe the entire statement as it appears, even if this means giving again a publisher's name already transcribed in the publication, distribution, etc., area.

On item:  cat. no. 016510

028 32 $a 01 6510 ...

(Note generated:  Publisher's no.:  01 6510)

On item:  Nr. 3892

028 32 $a 3892 ...

(Note generated:  Publisher's no.:  3892)


On item:  Edition Peters Nr. 3891

028 30 $a 3891 $b C.F. Peters

500 ## $a Publisher's no.: Edition Peters Nr. 3891.

See also:

5.7.  Note Area