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==Summary==
 
==Summary==
#Try to establish the original title in the original language and use this in the title field.
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#Try to establish the current title of the work in the language of the work and use this in the title field.
#All other titles should be in aliases.
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#All other titles should be in other fields; aliases or advanced attributes.
#One catalogue number can be added to the title field, but no other information, except for 4)
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#No other information should be added to the title field.
#See untitled works when there is no explicit title or any lyrics to quote.
 
  
 
==Title==
 
==Title==
The work title field should only contain the title given by the composer, in the language the work was originally written. This is not necessarily the composer's preferred language, also consider if the work was written with a specific performance or audience (country) in mind. See style/language for how to format language-specific details.<br />
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The work title field should only contain the canonical title of the work, expressed in the language the work was originally written. This is not necessarily the composer's preferred language, also consider if the work was written with a specific performance or audience (country) in mind. See style/language for how to format language-specific details.<br />
One [[#Catalogue numbers|catalogue number]] can be added to this title ''(as a workaround until catalogues can have specific fields)''.<br />
 
[[#Untitled work|Untitled works]], where the composer has only titled the work with a form or a character/tempo (concerto, symphony, allegro etc) have special guidelines, see separate section below.<br />
 
  
It is recommended to use printed scores as sources for titles. For example [http://imslp.org/wiki/Main_Page| IMSLP] have downloadable scans of old music, often early editions and autographs (common places for an original title to be found).''<br />
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''So-called untitled works, where the composer has only titled the work with a form or a character/tempo (concerto, symphony, allegro etc) have separate guidelines.''<br />
If that is not available, just <u>use the best source you can find</u>. Titles can be corrected later.<br />
 
  
===Catalogue numbers exception===
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When dealing with written music, it is recommended to use a recent printed score as the source for titles.<br />
Ideally catalogue should be put in specific fields, but since catalogue numbers are an important part of identifying a work, as a workaround one catalogue number can be appended to the title. If more than one catalogue is used for a work, try to find the most commonly used catalogue.<br />
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If the ideal source is not available to you, just <u>use the best source you can find</u>. Titles can be corrected later.<br />
Exact formatting depends on the specific catalogue, e.g. certain catalogues have a dot before the number etc.<br />
 
  
''Examples:''
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===Other information===
*Winterreise, D 911 ''by F. Schubert''
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Catalogue numbers, part numbers, instrumentation does not belong in the title field. This information can ''(eventually)'' be stored using ''advanced attributes''.<br />
*Falstaff, op. 68 ''by E. Elgar''
 
*Missa in Angustiis, Hob. XXII:11 ''by J. Haydn''
 
*Die Zauberflöte, K. 620 ''by W.A. Mozart''
 
  
 
===Part numbers===
 
===Part numbers===
Only part numbers given by the composer may be used in the title field. Do not add your own numbering of parts.<br />
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In cases where the part number actually is the only title, it should be used in the title field. Otherwise, part ordering will be displayed using the ''(upcoming)'' ordering system.<br />
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[[Image:Attention.png]] Only part numbers given by the writer may be used in the title field. Do not add your own numbering of parts.<br />
  
''Examples:''
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''Examples:''<br />
*Gloria (Mozart: Krönungsmesse)
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*The Road to Hell
*But who may abide (Händel: The Messiah)
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**Part I
*No. 3. Denn die Herrlichkeit Gottes des Herrn (Händel: The Messiah, "Mozart" arrangement, KV 572)
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**Part II
*? No. 4. Recitativo accompagnato ed Aria
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*10 Märsche um den Sieg zu verfehlen
**So spricht der Herr
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**Nr. 1
**Doch wer mag ertragen den Tag seiner Ankunft
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**Nr. 2
  
====Part ordering====
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===Work numbers===
Unfortunately there is currently no ordering system available in MusicBrainz. Until a solution is in place, the disambiguation field can be used if necessary; e.g. "Allegro (1st mvt)" vs. "Allegro (3rd mvt).''
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Another instance when you need numbers in the title field to order works of the same type by one composer. "Symphony No. 5" and so on.
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==Concatenating part and sub-part titles==
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As a temporary workaround until a technical solution is in place, this has to be done manually. See examples below.<br />
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{{note}} Use the title from the connected main work, do not translate titles or create new works.<br />
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[[Image:Attention.png]] Do not concatenate titles of collections of free-standing works, e.g. "8 songs", "3 Piano Sonatas" etc.
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==Examples==
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''Main works, will add links later''
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*Winterreise ''by F. Schubert''
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*Missa in Angustiis ''by J. Haydn''
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*Die Zauberflöte ''by W.A. Mozart''

Latest revision as of 14:31, 23 October 2013


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



Proposal number: RFC-Works titles
Champion: symphonick
Current status: RFC

RFC


JIRA ticket STYLE-263

Summary

  1. Try to establish the current title of the work in the language of the work and use this in the title field.
  2. All other titles should be in other fields; aliases or advanced attributes.
  3. No other information should be added to the title field.

Title

The work title field should only contain the canonical title of the work, expressed in the language the work was originally written. This is not necessarily the composer's preferred language, also consider if the work was written with a specific performance or audience (country) in mind. See style/language for how to format language-specific details.

So-called untitled works, where the composer has only titled the work with a form or a character/tempo (concerto, symphony, allegro etc) have separate guidelines.

When dealing with written music, it is recommended to use a recent printed score as the source for titles.
If the ideal source is not available to you, just use the best source you can find. Titles can be corrected later.

Other information

Catalogue numbers, part numbers, instrumentation does not belong in the title field. This information can (eventually) be stored using advanced attributes.

Part numbers

In cases where the part number actually is the only title, it should be used in the title field. Otherwise, part ordering will be displayed using the (upcoming) ordering system.
Attention.png Only part numbers given by the writer may be used in the title field. Do not add your own numbering of parts.

Examples:

  • The Road to Hell
    • Part I
    • Part II
  • 10 Märsche um den Sieg zu verfehlen
    • Nr. 1
    • Nr. 2

Work numbers

Another instance when you need numbers in the title field to order works of the same type by one composer. "Symphony No. 5" and so on.

Concatenating part and sub-part titles

As a temporary workaround until a technical solution is in place, this has to be done manually. See examples below.
Note Note: Use the title from the connected main work, do not translate titles or create new works.
Attention.png Do not concatenate titles of collections of free-standing works, e.g. "8 songs", "3 Piano Sonatas" etc.

Examples

Main works, will add links later

  • Winterreise by F. Schubert
  • Missa in Angustiis by J. Haydn
  • Die Zauberflöte by W.A. Mozart