The additions of 2008 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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  • Canarie
  • Canario
    • (Italian, Spanish); use canary.
  • Canary/Canaries
    • TYPE (English); a form of dance and music popular in Europe from the mid-16th to mid-18th centuries; use for canarie, canario. LCNAF no 98001482
  • Canción/Canciónes
    • TYPE (Spanish); See song for treatment. Use for collections and works specifically titled by the composer, e.g., Revueltas, Silvestre, 1899-1940. [Canciónes, orchestra acc.]; Botto, Carlos, 1923-2004. [Canciónes, op. 4]. LCNAF n 2005015454; apply LCRI 25.27A1 footnote 10 to instrumental works. LCNAF no 97080154
  • Double canon/Double canons
    • TYPE (English, French); use for canon doble, canon double, canone doppio, doble canon, Doppelkanon, dvoĭnoĭ kanon. LCCN 2003570676
  • Hornpipe/Hornpipes
    • TYPE (English) LCNAF n 2006001503
  • Modinha/Modinhas
    • TYPE (English, Portuguese); a song usually for solo voice and guitar popular in 19th-century Brazil and Portugal; also a Brazilian dance form derived from the vocal form. LCNAF no2008020824
  • Serenade/Serenades
    • TYPE (English, French); instrumental composition of the 18th and 19th centuries; use for serenada, serenata; see also seresta, Ständchen. LCNAF n 81112131
  • Seresta/Serestas
    • TYPE (Portuguese); the title means "serenade"; use this form for both instrumental and vocal works when it is the composer's original title; see also serenade. LCNAF no2004120758
  • Solo de concours
    • DISTINCTIVE (French) LCNAF n 97095250
  • Sonatille/Sonatilles
    • TYPE (English, French); a type of "mini sonata." LCNAF no2008137287