The additions of 2006 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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  • Abanera
    • (Italian); use habanera.
  • Arioso/Ariosos
    • TYPE (English); used as a type for vocal works; for other works, apply MCD 25.27A1, footnote 10. a piece in a songlike style; use for vocal and instrumental works and short arias so titled not part of a larger recitative. LCCN 87-753030
  • Ave Maria
    • TYPE (Latin); liturgical (see note 3); LCNAF no 98019175
  • Cadence
    • (French); use cadenza when used as the title of an independent work.
  • Cadencia
    • (Spanish); use cadenza when used as the title of an independent work.
  • Cadenza/Cadenzas
    • TYPE (English, Italian); use as a type only when applied to the title of an independent work; not considered a type of composition when applied to cadenzas within concertos; use for Cadence, Cadencia, Kadenz. LCNAF n 8263348. Also used as a collective title for collections of a composer's cadenzas written to accompany three or more separate concertos, etc., by the same or other composers. LCCN 86751371
  • Canzonetta/Canzonettas
    • TYPE (English, Italian); late 16th-century Italian part-song; use for works of Italian origin or influence. also used for solo songs and instrumental pieces of a songlike nature; use for canzoneta, canzonette, kantsonetta, Kanzonette. LCNAF n89-646645
  • Chanson/Chansons
    • TYPE (French); a term meaning song in all its uses; spanning a wide range of periods and genres from the troubadour/trouvère repertoires through the secular polyphony of the 14th to 16th centuries to the art song of the 19th and 20th centuries and folk and popular song of all eras. See song for treatment. Use for miscellaneous sets, e.g. Le Jeune, Claude. [Chansons. Selections] or specific collections, e.g., Ravel, Maurice. [Chansons. Nicolette], Janequin, Clément. [Chansons (1528). Réveillez vous, cueurs endormis]; apply LCRI 25.27A1 footnote 10 to instrumental works. LCNAF n92-188
  • Chœur
  • Chorinho/Chorinhos
    • TYPE (Spanish); various meanings in Brazilian popular music, generically denoting urban instrumental ensemble music, often with one group member as a soloist, consisted mostly of dances of European origin performed at popular festivities; use this form when it is the composer's original title; see also choro.
  • Choro/Choros
    • TYPE (Spanish); various meanings in Brazilian popular music, generically denoting urban instrumental ensemble music, often with one group member as a soloist, consisted mostly of dances of European origin performed at popular festivities; use this form when it is the composer's original title; see also chorinho.
  • Chorus/Choruses
    • TYPE (English); use for Chor, chœur, coro, khor. LCNAF n 84012213.
  • Coro
    • (Italian, Spanish); use chorus.
  • Cracoviana
  • Cracovienne
  • Ecossaise/Ecossaises
    • TYPE (English, French, Hungarian); use for chotis, écossaise, escocesa, Schottische, scozzese. LCNAF n85-296650
  • Élégie
    • (French); use elegy (for instrumental works only); distinctive title for non-instrumental works.
  • Episode
    • DISTINCTIVE (English, French, German) LCCN 91-751599
  • Épisode
    • DISTINCTIVE (French)
  • Habanera/Habaneras
    • TYPE (English, French, German, Spanish); use for abanera, khabanera, khavanez, havanaise. LCCN 95-751750
  • Intermède/Intermèdes
    • TYPE (French); use when this is the title of a character piece; do not apply this treatment to an independent stage work whose title begins with or includes the word intermède; intermèdes that are performed between the acts of a stage work follow rule 25.32; use for intermedio, intermedium. LCNAF n 2001064780
  • Kadenz
    • (French); use cadenza when used as the title of an independent work.
  • Krakowiak/Krakowiaks
    • DISTINCTIVE (German, Italian) LCNAF n82-242544 TYPE (English, German, Polish); Polish folk dance characterized by syncopated rhythms in fast duple time; use for cracoviak, cracoviana, cracovienne, krakovi'ak, krakoviak
  • Larghetto/Larghettos
    • TYPE (English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish); use for largetto. LCCN n 88640435
  • Milonga/Milongas
    • TYPE (Spanish); a traditional song genre of Uruguay and Argentina; an Argentinian dance, forerunner of the tango; a piece of music for this dance; use for both vocal and instrumental works.
  • Moderato/Moderatos
    • TYPE (Italian) LCNAF n 82224301
  • Oberek/Oberki
    • TYPE (Polish); Polish folk dance in triple time. no 97077942
  • Part song/Part songs; Part-song/Part-songs; Partsong/Partsongs (provisional entry)
    • TYPE (English); a work in two or more voice parts without independent accompaniment; (however, some works may be accompanied). The problems with this type of composition continue to be unresolved. The first problem is the form of the name of the type. Until a definitive policy is issued, use the spelling the composer used. The second problem is medium of performance. Although "part song" is not included in the list of types of composition with implied medium of performance in 25.30B1a, the New Grove definition of the type lends credence to applying 25.30B1a. Examples in the authority file are inconsistent in stating the medium of performance. Until this problem is resolved, follow the treatment in established headings for a composer's works.
  • Processional/Processionals
    • DISTINCTIVE (English) LCNAF n 2003084190
      TYPE (English) LCNAF n 2006078119
  • Recessional/Recessionals
    • DISTINCTIVE (English) LCNAF n 2006064375
      TYPE (English) LCCN 94703730
  • Quartet movement
    • DISTINCTIVE (English) LCCN no 99026255
  • Scherzando/Scherzandos
    • TYPE (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish) LCNAF n 2004144266
  • Serenade/Serenades
    • TYPE (English, French); instrumental composition of the 18th and 19th centuries; use for serenada, serenata; see also Ständchen. LCNAF n81-112131
  • Ständchen
    • TYPE (German); the title meaning "serenade" often given to multi-movement instrumental compositions; use this form when it is the composer's original title; possibly distinctive when a vocal work; see also serenade. LCCN n 95027103
  • Vivace/Vivaces
    • TYPE (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian) LCCN 84758900
  • Zwiefacher/Zwiefache
    • TYPE (German); a German folk dance with regular alternation between duple and triple meter. LCNAF nr2006005717