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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.

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


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

Translated works

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