Music Cataloging at Yale ♪ RDA
Note: this page was created with music cataloging in mind.
see Recording titles (RDA 2.3) for basic instructions on recording titles
For specific information on recording categories of titles that most commonly apply to notated and performed music, see
title proper (2.3.2) | other title information (2.3.4) and parallel other title information (2.3.5) | variant title (2.3.6)
|(2.3.3) Parallel title proper|
|A parallel title proper is the title proper title proper in another language and/or script
The parallel title proper includes:
|(22.214.171.124) Sources of information for parallel title proper|
|Take parallel titles proper from any source within the resource.
° If the parallel title is not taken come from the same source as the title proper, indicate the source in a note if that fact is considered important for identification.
|(126.96.36.199) Recording parallel titles proper|
|If there is more than one parallel title proper, record the titles in the order indicated by the sequence, layout, or typography of the titles on the source or sources of information.
If an original title in a language different from that of the title proper is presented as an equivalent to the title proper, record it as a parallel title proper.
If a parallel title proper is taken from a different source than the title proper, and that fact is considered important, make a note on the source (188.8.131.52)
Best practices for music cataloging:
When a parallel title is taken from outside the preferred source and included in 246 (in addition to 245/‡b or ‡c), apply 184.108.40.206 (Note on title source) by including a note or or an introductory phrase in the 246/‡i.
Alternatively, parallel titles from outside the preferred source may be recorded only in 246 1_ with an introductory phrase in 246/‡$i.
This approach may be preferable when multiple parallel titles appear in different sources, and therefore the second paragraph at 220.127.116.11 is difficult to apply
|(18.104.22.168) Medium of performance, key, etc.|
If the source of information includes statements of medium of performance, key, date of composition, and/or number that are treated as part of the title proper (22.214.171.124.1) in more than one language or script, record such statements in the order in which they appear on the source of information as part of the parallel title proper.
Example of recording parallel other title proper information data using ISBD in MARC