The additions of 2003 to the Types of compositions for use in music uniform titles

This document is for historical purposes only. For the current list of types of composition, please see Types of Composition for Use in Authorized Access Points for Music : A Manual for Use with RDA.

This document lists the additions or changes to the list of Types of compositions for use in music uniform titles, the Final report of the Working Group on Types of Compositions. Additions or changes to existing entries are added in bold blue. Deletions are struck out bold. New entries are in plain, black type.

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  • Anthem/Anthems
    • TYPE (English); a choral setting (in English) of a religious or moral text; frequently used as a collective uniform title. Do not include medium of performance when the anthem is for chorus, with or without instrumental accompaniment, as it is the implied medium, LCCN 96-706257. Include medium of performance in all other cases, LCNAF n87-139957
  • Capricette/Capricetten
    • TYPE (German) LCCN 79-771124
  • Concertone/Concertoni
    • TYPE (English); a rarely-used term meaning "large concerto," the form closely approximates the symphonie concertante; use for Konchertone, Konzertone.
  • Danza
    • (Italian, Spanish); when danza refers to the particular genre of salon music for piano developed in Puerto Rico in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, use Danza and do not translate to "dance" in the uniform title; for all others, use dance.
  • Introit/Introits
    • TYPE (English, French, Latin); liturgical (see note 3); an item of the proper of the Mass; usually used as a collective uniform title; use for Introitus; LCNAF no96-53346; distinctive when an instrumental work, LCCN 84-758617
  • Introitus
    • (German, Latin); when a vocal work, use Introit.
  • Lavolta
    • (English, French); use volta
  • Miniaatűr
    • DISTINCTIVE (Polish)
  • Miniatűr/Miniatűrök
    • DISTINCTIVE (Hungarian) LCNAF n94-106913
  • Miniatura/Miniatury
    • DISTINCTIVE (Polish) LCNAF n85-141670
  • Quartettino/Quartettinos
    • TYPE (Italian); because titles like Terzettino, Quartettino, Quintettino, etc. do not include the words trio, quartet, quintet, etc., rule 25.30B3 cannot be applied; LCCN 85-751084
  • Quintettino/Quintettinos
    • TYPE (Italian); because titles like Terzettino, Quartettino, Quintettino, etc. do not include the words trio, quartet, quintet, etc., rule 25.30B3 cannot be applied; LCCN 95-754183
  • Ritornello/Ritornelli
    • TYPE (Italian) LCNAF n00-67406
  • Romance/Romances
    • TYPE (English, French, Spanish); a 16th- to 17th-century Spanish ballade (also Romanza), an 18th-century French song, and a 19th-century instrumental work. If an instrumental work, use the English form. Use for instrumental works titled romans, Romanza, romanze. LCNAF n87-121520. If a vocal work, use the form of the language of the text; see also romans, romanza (Italian), romanza (Spanish), Romanze; when in English, apply 25.30B8 and name the type of solo voice. (See "song" for treatment) LCNAF no00-60406
  • Romans/Romansy
    • TYPE (Russian); solo vocal form. See "song" for treatment; LCNAF n94-102950. When an instrumental work, use romance.
  • Romanza/Romanze
    • TYPE (Italian); solo vocal form. See "song" for treatment; LCNAF n2003-84617. When an instrumental work, use romance.
  • Romanze/Romanzen
    • TYPE (German); solo vocal form. See "song" for treatment; LCNAF no98-1957. When an instrumental work, use romance.
  • Saltarello/Saltarellos
    • DISTINCTIVE (Italian) LCCN 90-750045
      TYPE (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish); use for saltarelle, sal'tarello, saltarelo. LCCN 2001-542442
  • Siciliana/Sicilianas/Siciliano/Siciliani
    • TYPE (English); use for ciciliano, sicilien, siciliene, sicilienne, siciliano, sitsiliana, siziliano. Both siciliana and siciliano are common spellings; use the composer's original spelling. LCNAF n83-176118 LCNAF n92-26301
  • Sicilien
    • (French); masculine form of sicilienne; use siciliana. or siciliano
  • Siciliene
    • (French); Variant spelling of sicilienne; use siciliana. or siciliano
  • Sicilienne
    • (French); Variant spelling of sicilienne; use siciliana. or siciliano
  • Sinfonietta/Sinfoniettas
    • TYPE (English, German, Italian); apply 25.30B1a; use for simfonietta, simphonietta, symfoniieta, symphonietta, symphoniette. LCNAF n96-37352
  • Siziliano
  • Terzettino/Terzettinos
    • TYPE (Italian); because titles like Terzettino, Quartettino, Quintettino, etc. do not include the words trio, quartet, quintet, etc., rule 25.30B3 cannot be applied; for terzetto use trio; LCNAF no97-81834.
  • Variant
    • DISTINCTIVE (English); for works not in the form of variations, use this form; LCCN 97-700369; for works in the form of variations, use variation.
  • Variante
    • DISTINCTIVE (French); for works not in the form of variations, use this form; LCCN 87-754231; for works in the form of variations, use variation.
  • Varianten
    • DISTINCTIVE (German); for works not in the form of variations, use this form; LCNAF n99-1755; for works in the form of variations, use variation.
  • Varianti
    • DISTINCTIVE (Italian); for works not in the form of variations, use this form; LCCN 97-700369; for works in the form of variations, use variation. LCCN 2002-537041
  • Variation/Variations
    • TYPE (English, French, German); use for variación, variant, variante, Varianten, varianti, variatsiia, variazione, except when the first word of a distinctive title, or when used in a combination title (e.g., [Tema e variazione]), or for works not in the form of variations. LCNAF n81-100998
  • Volta/Volte
    • TYPE (English, German, Italian, Spanish); an early 17th-century dance; use for lavolta, volte (the French singular form of the term)
  • Volte
    • (French); use volta for the singular form of this term