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383  Numeric Designation of Musical Work (R)

Record Type

BIB

Input Standards

Required if applicable/Optional
1st Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
2nd Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards
ǂa Serial number (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂb Opus number (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂc Thematic index number (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂd Thematic index code (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂe Publisher associated with serial or opus number (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂ2 Source (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂ6 Linkage (NR) System supplied/System supplied
ǂ8 Field link and sequence number (R) Optional/Optional

Definition

A serial number, opus number, or thematic index number assigned to a musical work by the composer, publisher, or a musicologist. May be used to differentiate a musical work from another with the same title.

For information on punctuation, see the Punctuation section below.

1st Indicator

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

blank character

Undefined

2nd Indicator

Undefined. The 2nd indicator position is undefined and contains a blank.

blank character

Undefined

Subfields

 
ǂa Serial number

A number used if works with the same title and the same medium of performance are consecutively numbered in music reference sources.

100 1   Beethoven, Ludwig van, ǂd 1770-1827, ǂe composer
240 1 0 Sonatas, ǂm piano, ǂn no. 14, op. 27, no. 2, ǂr C# minor
382 0   piano
383     no. 14, ǂb op. 27, no. 2
384 0   C# minor
ǂb Opus number

An identifying number of a musical composition sometimes followed by a number within the opus.

ǂc Thematic index number

A number assigned to a work in a recognized thematic index in the case of certain composers.

100 1   Bach, Johann Sebastian, ǂd 1685-1750, ǂe composer
240 1 0 ǂb Kaffee-Kantate
383     ǂc BWV 211
ǂd Thematic index code

Code identifying thematic index represented by the number recorded in subfield ǂc.

100 1   Vivaldi, Antonio, ǂd 1678-1741, ǂe composer
240 1 0 Cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione. ǂn N. 1-4
383     ǂb op. 8, no. 1-4
383     ǂc RV 269 ǂc RV 315 ǂc RV 293 ǂc RV 297 ǂd Ryom ǂ2 mlati
383     ǂc F. I, 22-25 ǂd Fanna ǂ2 mlati
ǂe Publisher associated with serial or opus number

Brief identification of publisher associated with number recorded in ǂb. Used only where different publishers assigned different opus numbers to the same work, or where different publishers assign the same opus number to different works.

100 1   Gyrowetz, Adalbert, ǂd 1763-1850, ǂe composer
240 1 0 Serenades, ǂm clarinets (2), horns (2), bassoon, ǂn op. 3 (André)
383     ǂb op. 3 ǂe André
383     ǂb op. 5 ǂe Hummel
500     Published by André as op. 3 and Hummel as op. 5
ǂ2 Source

Specifies the source of the code that identifies the thematic index cited in subfield ǂd. See Thematic Index Code Source Codes.

ǂ6 Linkage

Data that link fields when non-Latin script is entered. This subfield is system supplied and does not appear in OCLC online displays. Do not add subfield ǂ6. For more information about subfield ǂ6, see Control Subfields.

ǂ8 Field link and sequence number

For information about subfield ǂ8, see Control Subfields.

Punctuation

For records containing punctuation, follow these instructions:

  • Precede subfield ǂb by a comma-space when preceded by subfield ǂa
  • Include incidental punctuation needed within any subfields, e.g., commas, periods (following abbreviations or initials), etc.
  • Omit punctuation preceding each subfield, other than subfield ǂb preceded by subfield ǂa, unless the preceding subfield ends with an ellipsis, exclamation point, hyphen, period (following an abbreviation or initial), question mark, closing bracket, or closing parenthesis
  • Omit the terminal period at the end of the field unless the last word is an abbreviation or initial
383     no. 13, ǂb op. 27, no. 1

For records containing minimal or no punctuation, include incidental punctuation needed within any subfields. Otherwise, omit the punctuation outlined above.

383     no. 13 ǂb op. 27, no. 1

For more information on punctuation, including OCLC policy, see section 2.8, Punctuation.

Indexing

For indexing and searching information, see Searching WorldCat Indexes, field 383.

This page last revised: September 20, 2019