Comparison of uniform titles and preferred titles for musical works

By Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University

A comparison of uniform titles (AACR2) and preferred titles (RDA) for musical works, including:

  • Initial title element (AACR2)/preferred title (RDA): Language
  • Singular vs. plural
  • Statement of medium of performance: Number of elements
  • Implied numbering
  • Standard chamber combinations
  • Song and choral accompaniment
  • Adding medium of performance to resolve conflicts
  • Further additions: Selections
  • Language of text
  • Librettos
  • Arrangements
  • Selections/arrangements/language

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Part of a larger set of documentation about Music Cataloging at Yale:


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