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This is the guideline for titles or parts of titles in English. Do not assume that anything expressed here is valid for other languages.
 
This is the guideline for titles or parts of titles in English. Do not assume that anything expressed here is valid for other languages.

Revision as of 09:18, 18 May 2012


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



Proposal number: RFC-CSG Language/English
Champion: symphonick
Current status: RFC
Initial Discussion RFC


JIRA ticket STYLE-113

This is the guideline for titles or parts of titles in English. Do not assume that anything expressed here is valid for other languages.

Catalogue & number

Catalogues should always be preceded by comma and space.
Opus and number should always be lower-cased and abbreviated: op. and no. If they are used together, space is delimiter. There should also be a space before the number.
Specific catalogues (eg. Köchel) should follow their usual capitalization.

Examples

op. 4
op. 27 no. 3
Symphony no. 5
String Quartet in D major, op. 11

Keys

The word "in" should always precede the key name.

Sharp/flat

If the key name contain the words "sharp" or "flat", they should be in lower case and a hyphen should be used as delimiter.

Major/minor

The words "major" & "minor" are always lower-cased. Do not add "major" or "minor" if these words are omitted in the source; tonality is sometimes expressed with capitalization: Upper case = major, lower case = minor.

  • Using "major" or "minor" is the preferred style for generic Works titles in English

Examples

A-flat major
C-sharp minor
Concerto in c
Symphony in E major

Capitalization

English titles in general should follow MB standard capitalization/English, but librettos and quotes should always follow sentence style.

Quotation marks

Always use double quotes "

  • Remember that this is only regarding quotes in English; do not change for example a German quote to have English quotation marks.

Examples

Songs of Travel: The Roadside Fire
Songs of Travel: Bright is the ring of words
Nocturne from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"