History:Transcription Relationship Type Proposal

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Status: This page describes an active proposal and is not official.

Proposal number: RFC-Unassigned
Champion: lorenz p.
Current status: pre-rfc
Initial Discussion


This indicates that a work that was intented to be played by certain instrument was re-written (transcribed) to be performed by another instrument.

Link Phrases

  • Work is a transcription {{for instrument}} of: Work
  • Work transcribed versions {{for instrument}}: Work


  • start date
There is no guideline yet for how the begin date fields might be used.
  • end date
There is no guideline yet for how the end date fields might be used.
  • instrument
This special version of this relationship type indicates for what kind of instrument the work was transcribed to.


This relationship should only be used when the score of a composition has be re-written to be played by another instrument then it was intended by the original composer. This relationship covers also reductions. The person who did the transcription should be credited via the "instrumentation" relationship. For minor modifications in a work or improvised variations by an artist please use the "arranged" relationship on recording level.