Musical Composition Form Code Sources contains a list of standard code sources for specifying the form of musical composition for a resource and assigns a code to each list.  The purpose of this list is to enable the source of a musical composition form code in metadata records to be identified by a code.  For code assignment, general structure, usage, and maintenance guidelines see Introduction.

Arrangement of the list

Entries in the list are arranged in alphabetical order by the code and consist of the source code followed by the bibliographic citation for the source documentation.  The citations are linked to the online source for some codes.

Code structure

Each code consists of a maximum of 12 lowercase alphabetic characters.  Possible additions to codes are described in Source Code Maintenance.

Musical Composition Form Code Source Codes


International Association of Music Libraries Musical forms codes


MARC Form of Musical Composition Code List

Usage in MARC 21

 Bibliographic records

047 $2 (Form of Musical Composition Code / Source of code)

See also:

Source Codes for Vocabularies, Rules, and Schemes:  Contents