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*Appalachian Spring (ballet)
*[http://musicbrainz.org/work/9c6ab665-eeb4-4443-8aa5-c64587171e7c Appalachian Spring (ballet)]
*Appalachian Spring (orchestral suite)
*[http://musicbrainz.org/work/a46f3c70-d373-3e1a-91c6-b112041f7850 Appalachian Spring (orchestral suite)]
*Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV ???
*[http://musicbrainz.org/work/b4a55682-49ec-3605-a606-cbd1f1d9dad6 Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659]
*Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659
*[http://musicbrainz.org/work/e2dbb490-41df-338d-beeb-e1843592d6e1 Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland, BWV 660]

Revision as of 14:14, 24 July 2011

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Titled works

The title of a work should be recorded in MB as it exists in print from a reliable source, such as a recent urtext edition. Adding to or altering a title given by the composer should be avoided.


Either Use Or Use always the English, Latin version of the work title

Catalogue numbers

As we currently have no field for catalogue numbers & those are an important part of identifying a work, the standard catalogue is added to the title.


  • Carmen
  • An den Mond D 468
  • Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben BWV 147
  • „Wie unglücklich bin ich nit“ K. 147 (125g)
  • Gymnopédie No. 1
  • Москва, Черемушки, Op. 105
  • L'oiseau de feu


Use the comment field to disambiguate different works by the same composer that have the same title (or a very similar one). This is useful even if the catalog numbers differ, but required only if they do not.



For extra information. Dramatic roles goes here (Sarastro, Carmen etc).


For titled works, use only if the work is known under a different name.

English aliases for the examples above:

  • Carmen (no alias)
  • An den Mond D 468 (no alias)
  • Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147
  • „Wie unglücklich bin ich nit“ K. 147 (125g) (no alias)
  • Gymnopédie No. 1 (no alias)
  • Moscow, Cheryomushki, Op. 105
  • The Firebird

Multi-part works

The title of the main work must be repeated in the parts, otherwise one composer could have a lot of works named only "allegro", which would currently be difficult to deal with. Exceptions: Songs are often published in books/collections with one opus, often with generic titles like "3 songs for SATB, Op. 8". We want that as a super-work for UI reasons, but the works linked to a "collection" should not have their titles formatted as a multi-part work.


  • Nixon in China: Act 3 "I am no one"
  • Ciclo brasileiro: Impressões Seresteiras
  • Winterreise D. 911: Gute Nacht
  • Auf Flügeln des Gesanges, op. 34 no. 2

Translated works

Translated works are distinct works in MB, as they need a new relationship (translator) that doesn't apply to the parent.

  • Heart and lips, thy whole behaviour, BWV 147 (English version) (official translation from Bärenreiter)