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Title and Statement of Responsibility Area (245 field) for Sound Recordings

a: Title proper (6.181, 1.181, 5.1B1):

When the title is generic, consider all these elements to be the title proper: the name(s) of one or more type(s) of composition, or one or more type(s) of composition, medium of performance, key, date of composition, and number.    All are included in a.

When the title is distinctive, do not consider medium of performance, number, key, or date of composition to be part of the title proper. (Instead, include this information in "other title information" and tag it in b.)

When the name of a composer or performer appears on the chief source of information before the titles of the individual works and there is doubt as to whether the name was intended to be a collective title or a statement of responsibility, treat the name as the title proper. If the name is that of the composer of the works, treat the name as a statement of responsibility. (LCRI 6.1B)

If the title proper includes a statement of responsibility and the statement or name is an integral part of the title proper (i.e., connected by a case ending or other grammatical construction), transcribe it as part of the title proper.
use: 245 04 The piano music of Rodion Shchedrin h [sound recording].
not: 245 04 The piano music h [sound recording] / c of Rodion Shchedrin.

For sound recordings containing two works of the same type by one composer without a collective title on the label(s), do not consider as a collective title a title on the container or accompanying material that is made up of the name of the type plus one or more of the following identifying elements for the two works: serial number, opus number, thematic index number, key. (MCD6.0B1)
   Do not transcribe as collective title:
      On container: Piano concertos no. 25, K. 503, no. 26, K. 537
      On container: Sonatas no. 4, op. 7, and no. 11, op. 22
      On container: Symphonies nos. 88 and 104 (London)
   Transcribe as collective title:
      On container: The violin concertos / Serge Prokofiev
      On container: Les deux sonates pour violoncelle et piano
      On container: Ballets / Igor Stravinsky (contains Apollo and Orpheus)

Examples:
label: container:
Sonata for harpsichord KV 81
Sonata for harpsichord KV 92
Sonata for Harpsichord KV 105
Harpsichord sonatas KV 81, 92, 105
245 00 Sonata for harpsichord KV 81 h [sound recording] ; b Sonata for harpsichord KV 92 ; Sonata for Harpsichord KV 105 ...
label: container:
Sonata for harpsichord KV 81
Sonata for harpsichord KV 92
Sonata for Harpsichord KV 105
Three harpsichord sonatas
245 00 Three harpsichord sonatas h [sound recording] ...

h: General material designator (GMD) [sound recording]

The GMD would follow subfields a, n, and p and precede any other subfield.

Recordings with a collective title: place the GMD following the title proper.
   ° Any other title information follows the GMD in b

Recordings without a collective title: place the GMD immediately following the first title proper (inclusive of part title and alternative titles but exclusive of parallel titles and other title information) (Source: MCB vol. 22, no. 4)
   ° Second and subsequent titles proper are tagged in b rather than in subfield a when there is no intervening statement of responsibility in a subfield c. (Source: Jay Weitz; MOUG Newsletter no. 58, p. 9)

b: Other title information

The GMD in h always precedes the other title information in b.

Other title information might include medium of performance, number, key, or date of composition when the title proper is a distinctive title. It may include other titles proper when there are more than one title proper.

c: Statement of responsibility (6.1F1)

Include statements relating to the persons or bodies credited with a major role in creating the intellectual content of the sound recording (e.g. writers of spoken words, composers of performed music, collectors of field material, and producers having artistic and/or intellectual responsibility). Do not include a statement of responsibility for performers, i.e. those persons whose participation is confined to performance, execution, or interpretation, as is usual with "classical" music or recorded speech. Give statements for performers in a note (511). (If the members of a group, ensemble, company, etc., are named in the chief source of information as well as the name of the group, etc., give them in the note area (511) if they are considered important. Otherwise omit them.)

Examples:

Title with a parallel title:
   245 10 Title h [sound recording] = b Parallel title / c composer.

Title with other title information
   245 10 Title h [sound recording] : b other title information / c composer.

With a collective title; one composer:
   245 10 Collective title h [sound recording] : b other title information / c composer.

With a collective title; two or three composers:
   245 10 Collective title h [sound recording] : b other title information / c composer, composer, composer.

With a collective title; four or more composers:
   245 10 Collective title h [sound recording] : b other title information / c composer ... [et al.]

Without a collective title; one composer:
   245 10 Title proper h [sound recording] ; b Title proper ; Title proper ; Title proper / c composer.
   245 10 Title proper h [sound recording] ; b Title proper ; Title proper : other title information ; Title proper / c composer.

Without a collective title; two or more composers:
   245 10 Title proper h [sound recording] / c composer. Title proper / composer. Title proper / composer.


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©Yale University Library Last revised February 5, 2009.