|Status: Pre-RFC for English Language-specific CSG standardization|
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. Specific catalogues (eg. Köchel) should follow their usual style.
String Quartet in D major, op.11
The word "in" should always precede the key name.
If the key name contain the words "sharp" or "flat", they should be in lower case and a hyphen should be used as delimiter.
The words "major" & "minor" are always lower-cased.
- "major" or "minor" does not have to be added (except for generic Works titles in English)
Concerto in c
Symphony in E major
English titles in general should follow MB standard capitalization/English, but librettos and quotes should always follow sentence style.
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.
Songs of Travel: The Roadside Fire
Songs of Travel: Bright is the ring of words
Nocturne from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"