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===Single work releases===
 
===Single work releases===
Use the title as printed and apply correct capitalisation and punctuation as stated in the [http://musicbrainz.org/doc/Style/Language language guidelines]. Note that quotes in English should be in sentence style.<br/>
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Use the title as printed and apply correct capitalisation and punctuation as stated in the [http://musicbrainz.org/doc/Style/Language language guidelines]. Note that quotes in English should be in sentence style.
   
 
===A list of works===
 
===A list of works===
Use the works as credited and separate them with a slash.<br/>
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Use the works as credited and separate them with a slash.
   
 
====Title and a list of works====
 
====Title and a list of works====
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====A list of works by different composers====
 
====A list of works by different composers====
For every work, add the composer as credited. Separate the composer from the work with a colon.<br/>
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For every work, add the composer as credited. Separate the composer from the work with a colon.
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If the title has several works by the same composer in a row, add the composer to the first one only.
   
 
===Multi-language titles===
 
===Multi-language titles===
 
The release title and tracklist should match, if possible.
 
The release title and tracklist should match, if possible.
*''Don't add your own translation unless you are entering a pseudo-release.''<br/>
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*''Don't add your own translation unless you are entering a pseudo-release.''
   
 
===A list of composers===
 
===A list of composers===
In rare cases there are no credited works, only composers. Separate composers with a slash.<br/>
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In rare cases there are no credited works, only composers. Separate composers with a slash.
   
 
==Release Group Title==
 
==Release Group Title==
Classical releases are often multilingual, and the standard guidelines for selecting a Release Group title in MusicBrainz may not work. See if one language is highlighted: bold typeface, bigger letters or similar.<br/>
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Classical releases are often multilingual, and the standard guidelines for selecting a Release Group title in MusicBrainz may not work. See if one language is highlighted: bold typeface, bigger letters or similar.
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If the title differs between different releases in the same release group, try to find the most used version. If that fails, use the earliest release.
 
If the title differs between different releases in the same release group, try to find the most used version. If that fails, use the earliest release.
   
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[[release:b0d4ff0d-22cb-4c2d-a348-47b9d42ac36e|The 5 Cello Sonatas]]<br/>
 
[[release:b0d4ff0d-22cb-4c2d-a348-47b9d42ac36e|The 5 Cello Sonatas]]<br/>
 
[[release:141064ea-90e7-3c96-987b-686e3c3bee72|String Quartets]]<br/>
 
[[release:141064ea-90e7-3c96-987b-686e3c3bee72|String Quartets]]<br/>
[[release:9894bb28-aca3-46fa-8fdb-24cae8c1ac28|Great Violinists - Heifetz]]<br/>
 
 
[[release:5b73aa06-7dbb-4e06-b9fb-8d2458ab08b3|The Last Night of the Proms]]<br/>
 
[[release:5b73aa06-7dbb-4e06-b9fb-8d2458ab08b3|The Last Night of the Proms]]<br/>
[http://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-With-Robert-Shaw/dp/B001EQPDI8 Christmas With Robert Shaw]<br/>
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[[release:e8c4803c-356b-4b9e-b532-518474dfda76|Christmas With Robert Shaw]]<br/>
 
[[release:08777f96-ce99-467d-a00f-6dc99a17cfca|Symphony no. 14, op. 135]]<br/>
 
[[release:08777f96-ce99-467d-a00f-6dc99a17cfca|Symphony no. 14, op. 135]]<br/>
 
[[release:326e9356-024f-4339-a5d7-7728d0987659|Carmen]]<br/>
 
[[release:326e9356-024f-4339-a5d7-7728d0987659|Carmen]]<br/>
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[[release:bc06a45a-5308-42c9-9727-71b3a3a08486|Bernstein Conducts Stravinsky]]<br/>
 
[[release:bc06a45a-5308-42c9-9727-71b3a3a08486|Bernstein Conducts Stravinsky]]<br/>
 
[[release:245039ca-03ce-41bc-8fd2-0e664b261613|The Complete Organ Music, Volume 7]]<br/>
 
[[release:245039ca-03ce-41bc-8fd2-0e664b261613|The Complete Organ Music, Volume 7]]<br/>
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[[release:38d2932f-57c2-4cb2-9f8a-4960ada804d1|Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis / Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge / Elgar: Introduction and Allegro]]<br/>
Ravel: Introduction and allegro / Debussy: Danses Sacrée et profane / Music by Roger-Ducasse & Grandjany<br/>
 
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[[release:a19cf66d-68a8-4851-9e22-7760b00ad97d|Franck: Sonata for Violin and Piano / Debussy: Sonata for Violin and Piano / Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp / Ravel: Introduction and Allegro]]<br/>
Brahms: Fest- und Gedenksprüche / Brahms: Drei Motetten / Strauss: Zwei Gesänge<br/>
 
 
[[release:43b87b22-743b-3a75-9692-e594a399c4dc|Violinkonzert]]<br/>
 
[[release:43b87b22-743b-3a75-9692-e594a399c4dc|Violinkonzert]]<br/>
[[release:3e8baa86-9340-37ab-b601-749e4f935e62|Violin Concerto]] ''s/b English tracktitles, probably''<br/>
 
 
[[release:fd8c2d97-df87-40bd-a0fe-27187c0c43d7|Saint-Saëns / Ravel / Martin]]
 
[[release:fd8c2d97-df87-40bd-a0fe-27187c0c43d7|Saint-Saëns / Ravel / Martin]]
   

Revision as of 11:34, 13 January 2017

Status: This is an official style guideline.

Sources

For releases of physical media, the Release Title will be sourced from the front cover. When a physical cover is not available, find the title at a reliable online source. For digital media, use the label's page or other official source. Avoid using information from resellers.

Release Title

The Release title should not contain performers unless they are clearly part of the title as in "Bernstein Conducts Stravinsky." The Release title should not contain composers except for titled releases containing their names as above, or for multi-composer releases as outlined below.

Titled releases

No difference from other Release Titles in MusicBrainz.

Single work releases

Use the title as printed and apply correct capitalisation and punctuation as stated in the language guidelines. Note that quotes in English should be in sentence style.

A list of works

Use the works as credited and separate them with a slash.

Title and a list of works

If a release contains both a title and a list of works it is recommended that only the title is used.

A list of works by different composers

For every work, add the composer as credited. Separate the composer from the work with a colon.

If the title has several works by the same composer in a row, add the composer to the first one only.

Multi-language titles

The release title and tracklist should match, if possible.

  • Don't add your own translation unless you are entering a pseudo-release.

A list of composers

In rare cases there are no credited works, only composers. Separate composers with a slash.

Release Group Title

Classical releases are often multilingual, and the standard guidelines for selecting a Release Group title in MusicBrainz may not work. See if one language is highlighted: bold typeface, bigger letters or similar.

If the title differs between different releases in the same release group, try to find the most used version. If that fails, use the earliest release.

Examples

Italian Opera Arias
The 5 Cello Sonatas
String Quartets
The Last Night of the Proms
Christmas With Robert Shaw
Symphony no. 14, op. 135
Carmen
When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom'd
Saint-Saëns' Sonata and Other French Music
Sinfonietta Giocosa / Toccata e Due Canzoni / Sinfonietta La Jolla
Magnificat, BWV 243 / Cantata "Ich habe genug", BWV 82
Concertos pour 1 & 2 violons / Concerto pour violon & hautbois
Bernstein Conducts Stravinsky
The Complete Organ Music, Volume 7
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis / Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge / Elgar: Introduction and Allegro
Franck: Sonata for Violin and Piano / Debussy: Sonata for Violin and Piano / Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp / Ravel: Introduction and Allegro
Violinkonzert
Saint-Saëns / Ravel / Martin

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