|A distinguishing characteristic serves to differentiate an expression of a musical work from another expression of the same work (e.g., an arrangement, sketches, vocal score).|
|(18.104.22.168) Sources of information|
|Take information on other distinguishing characteristics of the expression of a musical work from any source.|
|(22.214.171.124) Recording other distinguishing characteristics of the expression|
|Best practices for music cataloging, draft: If giving other distinguishing characteristic as a component of an access point, routinely also give other distinguishing characteristic in a 381 field.|
|(126.96.36.199) Arrangements, transcriptions, etc.|
|Record the word arranged to one or more works, or to parts of one or more works, of one composer that are:
° "serious," "classical," or "art" music (broadly speaking)
° and are
» arrangements, transcriptions, versions, settings, etc., in which music for one medium of performance has been rewritten for another medium
» simplified versions of previously existing musical works.
» arranged, transcribed, etc. by the composer or by someone else
° in the "popular" idiom (e.g., rock, jazz) (broadly speaking)
° only if the expression is either
» an instrumental work arranged for vocal or choral performance
» a vocal work arranged for instrumental performance
From the LC-PCC PS: The following are not to be considered arrangements:
° Alternative instruments:
° Added accompaniments:
° Song transpositions:
Best practices for music cataloging: Follow LC-PCC PS.
|If the expression consists of a composer's sketches for one or more musical compositions, record Sketches.|
|(188.8.131.52) Vocal and choruses scores|
|If the expression is a vocal score or a chorus score, record Vocal score(s) or Chorus score(s) as applicable.