The additions of 2011 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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  • Al'bom
    • DISTINCTIVE (Russian)
  • Album
    • DISTINCTIVE (English, French, German)
  • Álbum
    • DISTINCTIVE (Spanish)
  • Ballad/Ballads
    • TYPE (English); type of folksong or art song in a folk style; when a vocal work, see song for treatment. LCNAF n78-23530 no2003051743
  • Ballade/Ballades
    • TYPE (English, French, German); vocal work; form fixe of 14th- to 15th-century France; also an instrumental piece in narrative style; when given as the title to art songs from the 19th and 20th centuries, see song for treatment (LCNAF n 98027855); do not confuse with the instrumental ballade. LCNAF n82-80087 nr2005007141
  • Ballade/Ballades
    • TYPE (English, French, German); an instrumental work (usually for piano) in a narrative style; do not confuse with the vocal ballade; use for instrumental works titled balada, ballada, ballata. LCNAF n85-72077 n 83131636
  • Burla/Burlas
    • TYPE (English, German, Italian); a humorous instrumental piece. LCNAF n 2010021375
  • Carmen/Carmina
    • TYPE (Latin); word used during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance to refer to various kinds of vocal music and to instrumental music derived from vocal chansons. LCNAF n 91037186
  • Chaconne/Chaconnes
    • TYPE (English, French, German); use for chacona, chacony, chakona, ciaccona, ciacona. LCNAF n 84162660
  • Dixtuor Decet/Decets
    • TYPE (English, French); a work for ten players; use for decimette, decimino, dectet, detsimet, Dezett, dixtuor, tentet. LCCN 99-387112 LCNAF n 2010022354
  • Decimette
  • Decimino
    • (Italian); use dixtuor decet.
  • Dectet
  • Detsimet
    • (Russian); use dixtuor decet.
  • Dezett
    • (German); use dixtuor decet.
  • Dixtuor
    • (French); use dixtuor decet.
  • Epistle sonata/Epistle sonatas
    • TYPE (English); an instrumental work intended for performance probably following the Epistle of the Mass; not the same as Sonata da chiesa; use for church sonata, Kirche Sonate, sonate all'epistola. LCNAF n 2011013186
  • Ladainha
    • DISTINCTIVE (Portuguese)
  • Scherzettino/Scherzettinos
    • TYPE (Italian) LCNAF no2011038325
  • Serenade/Serenades
    • TYPE (English, French); instrumental composition of the 18th and 19th centuries; use for serenada, serenata; for vocal works titled serenata, see serenata; see also seresta, Ständchen. LCNAF n 81112131
  • Serenata/Serenatas
    • TYPE (Italian); a 17th- and 18th-century dramatic cantata-like vocal work for two or more singers and orchestra, performed at court or at the home of an aristocratic family. LCNAF no2007039286; for instrumental works titled serenata, see serenade. (for instrumental works)
  • Son/Sones
    • TYPE (Spanish); a generic term for Latin American rural or peasant music, both vocal and instrumental, in various forms; an unequal triple rhythm (sesquialtera) is a common feature.
  • Sonata da chiesa
    • DISTINCTIVE (Italian); a Baroque instrumental work, often in 4 movements that replaced the organ solos that had regularly been substituted for elements of the Proper at Mass and Vespers. LCNAF no2002029071
  • Spiritual/Spirituals
    • TYPE (English); a type of folksong that originated in American revivalist activity between 1740 and the close of the 19th century; treat as a type for vocal works; DISTINCTIVE for instrumental works; use for spirichul. LCNAF no2008185915
  • Tentet
  • Toy/Toys
    • TYPE (English); a short, light piece for lute or virginal, simple in form and light in texture; use for 16th- and 17th century works; for post-17th-century works, treat the term as distinctive.
  • Toye
    • (English); use toy.
  • Vivo/Vivos
    • TYPE (Italian) LCNAF n 2005024423
  • Zortzico/Zortzicos
    • TYPE (Spanish); Basque folk song or dance in 5/4 time with dotted rhythms; use for sortsiko, zorcico, zortciko, Zortziko. LCNAF no 98041604