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Musical Presentation Statement Area (254 field) for Scores

See MARC Tagging for score: variable fields: 254

The musical presemtation statement is "a term or phrase found in the chief source of information of a publication of printed music or a music manuscript that indicates the physical presentation of the music (e.g., score, miniature score, score and parts). This type of statement should be distinguished from one that indicates an arrangement or edition of a musical work (e.g., vocal score, 2-piano edition, version with orchestra accompaniment, chorus score)."

This area is for the statement found on the chief source of information of the physical format of the item. When there are parallel statements, transcribe only the first statement.

Do not include in the musical presentation statement any term or phrase that implies a modification of the music.

° Phrases such as "vocal score" or "Klavierauszug" imply an arrangement, and thus are statements of responsibility (see Vocal scores under Title and Statment of Responsibility Area (245 field) for Scores )
° Phrases such as "piano (score)" or "Klavierstimme mit Partitur" indicate which instrumental or vocal lines are included in that physical item, whether it is the entire item or one of several parts of the item.

° If a musical presentation statement is an inseparable part of another area and is recorded there, do not repeat it in the musical presentation statement:

... ; full score reconstructed by Julian Woodruff from the manuscript parts ...

° In case of doubt about whether a statement is a musical presentation statement (as, for example, when it is associated with a statement of responsibility), do not treat it as one.

Indication of "score" in various languages:
94-700464
88-751708
84-756351
85-754390
85-751938
95-750578
97-702359
91-754015
91-754246
87-753541
85-754939
85-752723
254    Score.
254    Partitura.
254    Partitur.
254    Partytura.
254    Partition.
254    Full score.
254    In full score.
254    Partition d'orchestre.
254    Orchestra score.
254    Conductor.
254    Full conductor's score.
254    In full score.
Indication of "score and parts" in several languages:
97-703010
87-754809
85-750221
94-702873
254    Score and parts.
254    Partitura i golosa.
254    Partytura i glosy.
254    Studien- und Dirigierpartitur.
The score in these instances is the part from which the pianists reads
94-772117
95-752619
254    Score (Piano part)
254    Piano (score).
Indication of "study score" in various languages
98-704645
88-754263
91-751308
00-511438
254    Study score.
254    Studienpartitur.
254    Studien-Partitur.
254    Partitura da studio.
The score is meant to be parts for the performer
87-750198
86-754543
86-752161
84-755772
254    Playing score.
254    Spielpartitur.
254    2 Spielpartituren.
254    Performing score.
Other examples
95-701304
93-719201
94-702873
00-525610
00-525624
00-512437
254    Klavierstimme mit Partitur.
254    Partitur=Stimme.
254    Perusal score.
254    Partitur/Orgelstimme.
254    Gesangspartitur.
254    Chorpartitur.


Comments to Mickey Koth Yale University Music Library
©Yale University Library Last revised May 9, 2012.