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AccM:  Accompanying Matter

Record Type



REC, SCO: 008/24-29; 006/07-12

Input Standards

REC, SCO: Optional. Up to six one-character codes. Default: blank characterblank characterblank characterblank characterblank characterblank character


REC, SCO, 006

The contents of program notes and other accompanying material for sound recordings, music manuscripts, or printed music. Generally, a specific code is used only if a significant part of the accompanying material is the type of material represented by the code. Up to six codes may be recorded in alphabetical order. If fewer than six codes are assigned, the codes are left-justified and unused positions contain blanks. If more than six codes are appropriate, only the six most important are recorded.


REC, SCO, 006

Use the following codes for accompanying matter that is substantial or unique and cannot be found in standard reference works:

blank character

No accompanying matter. No accompanying matter or no indication of accompanying matter appears on the item. When blank is used, all six positions must be coded blank.


Discography. Accompanying matter contains a discography or other bibliography of recorded sound.

AccM     aefiblank characterblank character
245 0 0 Eclipse Quartet with William Winant / ǂc Zeena Parkins, Frederic Rzewski, James Tenney.
500     Includes program notes, biographical information on the composers and performers, and selected discography (15 pages) in English inserted in container.

Bibliography. Accompanying matter includes a bibliography.

AccM     abfiblank characterblank character
245 0 0 Classic harmonica blues / ǂc compiled and annotated by Barry Lee Pearson and Jeff Place.
500     Program notes, with bibliography and discography (35 pages : portraits) inserted in container.



Thematic index. Accompanying matter includes a thematic index.

AccM     ciblank characterblank characterblank characterblank character
100 1   Ravel, Maurice, ǂd 1875-1937, ǂe composer.
245 0 0 Piano concerto for the left hand in D major = ǂb für die linke Hand in D-Dur / ǂc Maurice Ravel ; edited by Arbie Orenstein.
500     Includes thematic index.

Libretto or text. Accompanying matter includes a printed transcription of the libretto or other text (e.g., a transcript of verbal contents of a sound recording).

AccM     dehiblank characterblank character
100 1   Musgrave, Thea, ǂe composer.
240 1 0 Works. ǂk Selections
245 1 3 An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge ; ǂb Green ; Wild winter I / ǂc Thea Musgrave.
500     Program notes by the composer, biographical notes on her, and libretto of 1st work and vocal texts of 3rd in the original languages with English translations (19 pages : illustrated) inserted in container.

Biography of composer or author. Accompanying matter includes significant biographical information about the composer or author.

AccM     abefiblank character
100 1   Curran, Alvin S., ǂd 1938- ǂe composer, ǂe singer.
245 1 0 Maritime rites / ǂc Alvin Curran.
500     Program and biographical notes by David Toop, Alvin Curran, and Melissa Gould, with selected discography and bibliography (19 pages) inserted in container.

Biography of performer or history of ensemble. Accompanying matter includes significant biographical information about the performer or the history of the ensemble.

AccM     abfikblank character
245 0 0 Drop on down in Florida : ǂb field recordings of African American traditional music 1977-1980 / ǂc edited by Dwight DeVane and Blaine Waide ; with contributions from Peggy A. Bulger, Doris J. Dyen, and David Evans.
500     Accompanying book contains extensive program, biographical, and historical notes.

Technical and/or historical information on instruments. Accompanying matter includes technical and/or historical information on the instruments.

AccM     giblank characterblank characterblank characterblank character
100 1   Schickele, Peter.
245 1 0 Four folk song upsettings : ǂb S. 4, for mezzanine-soprano, devious instruments, and piano / ǂc P.D.Q. Bach ; edited, but not gussied up by Peter Schickele.
500     Notes on the instruments and program notes by Peter Schickele: page 2.

Technical information on music. Accompanying matter includes significant technical information, including instructions for performance.

AccM     hiblank characterblank characterblank characterblank character
100 1   Bryars, Gavin, ǂe composer.
245 1 4 The sinking of the Titanic : ǂb (1969- ) : version for string quartet and pre-recorded material / ǂc Gavin Bryars.
500     Scores are performance scores, including "road maps;" volume includes notes by the composer and a reproduction of his research notes (first published in Soundings 9, June 1975); pre-recorded materials on accompanying CD.

Historical information. Accompanying matter includes significant historical information.

AccM     afiblank characterblank characterblank character
245 0 4 The Sun rock box : ǂb rock'n'roll recorded by Sam Phillips, 1954-1959.
500     Accompanying book, by Hank Davis, Colin Escott, and Martin Hawkins, contains discography, biographical notes on performers and Sam Phillips, history of Sun Records, and program notes.

Ethnological information. Accompanying matter includes significant ethnological information.

AccM     hikblank characterblank characterblank character
245 0 0 Collection universelle de musique populaire = ǂb The world collection of folk music : archives Constantin Brăiloiu (1913-1953).
500     Historical and ethnological notes in French and English (79 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm) bound into container.

Instructional materials. Accompanying matter includes instructional materials.

AccM     drblank characterblank characterblank characterblank character
245 0 0 Chants et musiques à danser / ǂc Maluzerne.
500     Dance instructions on inner sleeve.

Music. Accompanying matter contains a score or other music format than that of the main item.

AccM     dghrsblank character
100 1   Seeger, Pete, ǂd 1919- ǂe performer, ǂe teacher.
245 1 4 The folksinger's guitar guide : ǂb an instruction record / ǂc by Pete Seeger.
500     Liner notes include transcription of the instruction, song texts, and music (22 pages : illustrations, music).

Other accompanying matter. None of the other codes is appropriate.

AccM     eizblank characterblank characterblank character
100 1   Weber, Carl Maria von, ǂd 1786-1826, ǂe composer.
240 1 0 Concertos, ǂm bassoon, orchestra, ǂn op. 75, ǂr F major
245 1 0 Bassoon concerto in F, op. 75 ; ǂb Andante and rondo ungarese, op. 35 / ǂc Carl Maria von Weber. Grand concerto in F for bassoon and orchestra / Johann Nepomuk Hummel.
500     Program notes in English and technical information on the recording process in English, French, German, and Italian (8 unnumbered pages : portraits) inserted.
fill character

No attempt to code. If the fill character is used, all six positions must be coded with the fill character.


This fixed field element is not indexed.


For more information, including content designator history, see MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data, 008/24-29 (Music).

This page last revised: August 28, 2020