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047  Form of Musical Composition Code (R)


Input Standards

Required if applicable/Optional
1st Indicator  Undefined
blank character  Undefined
2nd Indicator  Source of code
blank character  MARC code
7 Source specified in subfield ‡2
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards 
‡a Form of musical composition code (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡2 Source of code (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable


Two-character alphabetic codes that identify the form of musical composition. Enter the specific multiple MARC Composition Codes or any non-MARC codes in field 047 when you use the code mu (Multiple forms) in Comp (Form of Composition). Determine forms of composition from subject headings, title, uniform title, or contents. You must decide the extent of the coverage.


Use the following codes:
an Anthems (including antiphons, magnificats)
bd Ballads
bt Ballets
bg Bluegrass music
bl Blues
cn Canons and rounds (compositions employing strict imitation throughout)
ct Cantatas
cz Canzonas (instrumental music so designated)
cr Carols
ca Chaconnes
cs Chance compositions
cp Chansons, polyphonic
cc Chants, Christian
cb Chants, Other
cl Chorale preludes
ch Chorales
cg Concerti grossi
co Concertos
cy Country music
df Dance forms (includes music for individual dances except Mazurkas, minuets, Pavans, Polonaises, and Waltzes)
dv Divertimentos, serenades, cassations, divertissements and notturni (instrumental music so designated)
ft Fantasias (instrumental music so designated). Includes fancies, fantasies, etc.
fm Folk music (including folk songs, ballads, etc.)
fg Fugues
gm Gospel music
hy Hymns
jz Jazz
md Madrigals
mr Marches
ms Masses
mz Mazurkas
mi Minuets
mo Motets
mp Motion picture music
mc Musical revues and comedies
nc Nocturnes
op Operas
or Oratorios
ov Overtures
pt Part-songs
ps Passacaglias (includes all types of ostinato basses)
pm Passion music
pv Pavans
po Polonaises
pp Popular music
pr Preludes
pg Program music (excluding Symphonic poems)
rg Ragtime music
rq Requiems
rp Rhapsodies
ri Ricercars
rc Rock music
rd Rondos (includes instrumental rondeaux)
sn Sonatas
sg Songs
sd Square dance music
st Studies and exercises (etudes and other works intended primarily for teaching purposes)
su Suites
sp Symphonic poems
sy Symphonies
tc Toccatas (instrumental music so designated)
ts Trio-sonatas
vr Variations
wz Waltzes

1st Indicator

Undefined. The 1st indicator position is undefined and contains a blank ( blank character ).
blank character Undefined 

2nd Indicator

Source of code
blank character MARC code. The source of the code is the MARC Instruments or Voice code list.
7 Source specified in subfield ‡2 . The source of the code is indicated by a code in subfield ‡2.


‡a Form of musical composition code   Enter each code in a separate subfield ‡a .


If the item has both an oratorio and a canatata, enter:

Comp:     mu
047     or ‡a ct

If the item has both blues and jazz, enter:

Comp:     mu
047     bl ‡a jz
‡2 Source of code   The source of the instruments or voice code. See MARC Code Lists for Relators, Sources, Description Conventions ( http://lcweb.loc.gov/marc/relators).

Use code iamlmf to indicate a code from the list of musical forms maintained by the International Association of Music Libraries: http://www.iaml.info/en/activities/cataloguing/unimarc/forms.


Field 047 does not print.

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