|In bibliographic and authority records: the set of pitch relationships that establishes a single pitch class as a tonal center, or principal tonal center, for a musical work or expression. May be used to differentiate a musical work or expression from another with the same title.|
Currently, 384 fields are not added to authority records for authorized access points representing arrangements.
Instructions for PCC catalogers in Descriptive Cataloging Manual (DCM) Z1, section on field 384:
° Best practice:
» Encode when available for works.
» Do not encode for expressions.
» In case of doubt, do not encode.
|1st||0 = original key|
1 = transposed key
|a||Key: The pitch name and the mode (e.g., major or minor).|
384 0_ G major
384 0_ F# minor
384 0_ A minor/e minor [mode indicated in the AAP: r A minor/E minor]
384 0_ B [no mode indicated in the AAP: r B]
384 0_ C [no mode indicated]