Overture/Overtures

TYPE (English)
use for independent overtures, either non-distinctively named individual overtures or for collections of a composer's overtures. Overtures that are part of a larger work follow 6.14.2.7.1. When used as a generic title, see 6.28.1.9, exception: do not include medium of performance when the overture is for orchestra, as it is the implied medium; include medium of performance in all other cases; use for abertura, obertura, Ouvertüre, ouverture, overtura, sinfonia, uvertiura, uwertura; see also sinfonia when it is used to mean "overture."