History:CSGv2/Work/Title/Ornamentation identification Proposal

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Title: Work and Opus | Movement | Ornamentation | Special Cases
Classical Work

Ornamentation presents a difficult problem. These are works specifically intended to be inserted into other works. Therefore, listing them by simply using a / to separate the works would unintentionally present the appearance that there are two separate and distinct works present, not a single work which contains the second work.

Therefore, when Ornamentation, or its sub-types, Cadences, Cadenzas, and Eingänge [1] appear, the following form is to used:

  • ([ Type ]: [ Composer ], [ Catalog or Opus Number ] [ Work Number within the Opus or Catalog Number ], [ Version ])


  • (Cadenza: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, K. 626aI/31 / KV 624/9, Version A)
  • (Cadence: Ludwig van Beethoven, WoO 58 No. 2)
  • (Eingänge: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, K. 626aI/55)
  • (Ornamentation Cadenza: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, K. 293e / KV deest)
  • (Trumpet and Drum Ornamentation: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, K. 370a / KV deest)

Note that, as ornamentation is by definition interchangeable, only the ornamentation framework will be listed within works lists.

  1. Eingänge, also "Eingang" is a term used primarily by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven to describe a shorter fermata embellishment versus a normal Cadenza. While cadenzas traditionally contain modulation and are placed over a tonic six-four chord, Eingänge avoid modulation and are indicated by a fermata over a dominant seventh chord. While cadenzas typically fall within a Form, eingänge typically are used to lead from one Form into a new Form. Eingänge will specifically be named as such a form by the composer. The term "Lead-in" may also be used to describe an Eingänge.