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008 - Music (NR)


MARC 21 Bibliographic - concise
November 2016

Character Positions

18-19 - Form of composition (006/01-02)

Two-character alphabetic code that indicates the form of composition. Codes are based on Library of Congress subject headings. If more than one code is appropriate, the code mu (Multiple forms) is used in 008/18-19 and all appropriate specific codes are given in field 047 (Form of Composition). Code mu (Multiple forms) may also signify that field 047 (Form of Composition) contains non-MARC composition codes.

an - Anthems
bd - Ballads
bg - Bluegrass music
bl - Blues
bt - Ballets
ca - Chaconnes
cb - Chants, Other religions
cc - Chant, Christian
cg - Concerti grossi
ch - Chorales
cl - Chorale preludes
cn - Canons and rounds
co - Concertos
cp - Chansons, polyphonic
cr - Carols
cs - Chance compositions
ct - Cantatas
cy - Country music
cz - Canzonas
df - Dance forms

Includes music for individual dances except for mazurkas, minuets, pavans, polonaises, and waltzes, which have separate codes.

dv - Divertimentos, serenades, cassations, divertissements, and notturni
fg - Fugues
fl - Flamenco
fm - Folk music
ft - Fantasias
gm - Gospel music
hy - Hymns
jz - Jazz
mc - Musical revues and comedies
md - Madrigals
mi - Minuets
mo - Motets
mp - Motion picture music
mr - Marches
ms - Masses
mu - Multiple forms
mz - Mazurkas
nc - Nocturnes
nn - Not applicable
op - Operas
or - Oratorios
ov - Overtures
pg - Program music
pm - Passion music
po - Polonaises
pp - Popular music
pr - Preludes
ps - Passacaglias
pt - Part-songs
pv - Pavans
rc - Rock music
rd - Rondos
rg - Ragtime music
ri - Ricercars
rp - Rhapsodies
rq - Requiems
sd - Square dance music
sg - Songs
sn - Sonatas
sp - Symphonic poems
st - Studies and exercises
su - Suites
sy - Symphonies
tc - Toccatas
tl - Teatro lirico
ts - Trio-sonatas
uu - Unknown
vi - Villancicos
vr - Variations
wz - Waltzes
za - Zarzuelas
zz - Other
|| - No attempt to code
20 - Format of music (006/03)

One-character code that indicates the format of a musical composition (e.g., piano-conductor score). Unless otherwise indicated, the values apply to music written using graphic, symbolic (e.g., staff), or word-based notation.

a - Full score
b - Miniature or study score
c - Accompaniment reduced for keyboard
d - Voice score with accompaniment omitted
e - Condensed score or piano-conductor score
g - Close score
h - Chorus score
i - Condensed score
j - Performer-conductor part
k - Vocal score
l - Score
m - Multiple score formats
n - Not applicable
p - Piano score
u - Unknown
z - Other
| - No attempt to code
21 - Music parts (006/04)
# - No parts in hand or not specified
d - Instrumental and vocal parts
e - Instrumental parts
f - Vocal parts
n - Not applicable
u - Unknown
| - No attempt to code
22 - Target audience (006/05)

One-character alphabetic code that describes the intellectual level of the target audience for which the material is intended

# - Unknown or unspecified
a - Preschool
b - Primary
c - Pre-adolescent
d - Adolescent
e - Adult
f - Specialized
g - General
j - Juvenile
| - No attempt to code
23 - Form of item (006/06)

One-character alphabetic code that specifies the form of material for the item being described.

# - None of the following
a - Microfilm
b - Microfiche
c - Microopaque
d - Large print
f - Braille
o - Online
q - Direct electronic
r - Regular print reproduction

Eye-readable print, such as a photocopy.

s - Electronic
| - No attempt to code
24-29 - Accompanying matter (006/07-12)

Up to six one-character alphabetic codes (recorded in alphabetical order) that indicate the contents of program notes and other accompanying material for sound recording, music manuscripts, or notated music. If fewer than six codes are assigned, the codes are left justified and each unused position contains a blank (#).

# - No accompanying matter
a - Discography
b - Bibliography
c - Thematic index
d - Libretto or text
e - Biography of composer or author
f - Biography of performer or history of ensemble
g - Technical and/or historical information on instruments
h - Technical information on music
i - Historical information
k - Ethnological information
r - Instructional materials
s - Music
z - Other
| - No attempt to code
30-31 - Literary text for sound recordings (006/13-14)

Up to two one-character codes (recorded in the order of the following list) that indicate the type of literary text contained in a nonmusical sound recording. If only one code is assigned, it is left justified and the unused position contains a blank (#).

# - Item is a music sound recording
a - Autobiography
b - Biography
c - Conference proceedings
d - Drama
e - Essays
f - Fiction
g - Reporting
h - History
i - Instruction
j - Language instruction
k - Comedy
l - Lectures, speeches
m - Memoirs
n - Not applicable
o - Folktales
p - Poetry
r - Rehearsals
s - Sounds
t - Interviews
z - Other
| - No attempt to code
32 - Undefined (006/15)

Undefined; contains a blank (#) or a fill character (|).

33 - Transposition and arrangement (006/16)
# - Not arrangement or transposition or not specified
a - Transposition
b - Arrangement
c - Both transposed and arranged
n - Not applicable
u - Unknown
| - No attempt to code
34 - Undefined (006/17)

Undefined; contains a blank (#) or a fill character (|).


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