Field definition and scope:

Field 384 specifies 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) and Minimal-level (MLR) record requirements, and designator repeatability, see table below:

Position

Description

NLR

MLR

Repeatability

Field 384

Key

O

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

O

NR

$6

Linkage

A

O

NR

$8

Field link and sequence number

O

O

R

Content designator history:

Field 384 - Key  [new, 2010]

Related MARC field or document:

RDA in MARC Bibliographic Data

See also:

3XX  Physical Description, Etc. Fields

Variable Data Fields