Music Cataloging at Yale Preferred titles

Authorized access point representing a part or parts of a musical work (RDA 6.28.2)

See also Access points representing musical works (RDA 6.28.1.1-6.28.1.8)
Additions to access points representing musical works (RDA 6.28.1.9-6.28.1.11)
Access points representing musical expressions (RDA 6.28.3)

(6.28.2.2) One part
Construct the authorized access point representing a part of a musical work by combining (in this order):
     ° the authorized access point representing the work as a whole (6.28.1.1-6.28.1.8 and 6.28.1.9-6.28.1.11)
     ° the the preferred title for the part (6.14.2.7)
(6.28.2.3) Two or more parts
When identifying two or more parts of a musical work, construct authorized access points for each of the parts. Apply the instructions at 6.14.2.7.1.

Alternative:
When identifying two or more parts of a musical work, identify the parts collectively.
Construct the authorized access point representing the parts by combining (in this order):
     ° the authorized access point representing the work as a whole (6.28.1 and 6.14.2.7.2 alternative)
     ° the term Selections following the preferred title for the whole work.
that are consecutively numbered Construct the authorized access point representing a part of a musical work by combining (in this order):
     ° the authorized access point representing the work as a whole (6.28.1.1-6.28.1.8 and 6.28.1.9-6.28.1.11)
     ° the the preferred title for the parts (6.14.2.7)
that are unnumbered or are non-consecutively numbered parts of a work Construct authorized access points for each of the parts

Alternative: When identifying two or more parts that are unnumbered or non-consecutively numbered, identify the parts collectively. Construct the authorized access point representing the parts by combining (in this order):
     ° the authorized access point representing the work as a whole (6.28.1.1-6.28.1.8 and 6.28.1.9-6.28.1.11)
     ° the term Selections following the preferred title for the whole work.

LLC-PCC PS: LC practice for Alternative: Add Selections to the authorized access point representing the work as a whole.
Best practices for music cataloging, draft: Follow Alternative only if giving separate access points for the individual parts is not feasible.
(6.28.2.4) Two or more unnumbered parts designated by the same general term
If a part of a musical work is designated by the same general term as other parts and the part is unnumbered:
Add to the access point representing the part one or more of the identifying elements covered in the instructions at 6.28.1.9-6.28.1.11
     ° Add as many as are necessary to distinguish the part.
          » If such additions are not appropriate, determine the number of the part in the set and add it


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