TYPE (English)use as a type for vocal works; apply 220.127.116.11.1 exception J: “IF the work is not in a “popular” idiom AND the preferred title for work consists solely of the name of a type, or of two or more types, of composition for solo voice (e.g., Lieder, Mélodies, Songs) AND the voice is accompanied by anything other than a keyboard stringed instrument alone THEN add a medium of performance using the name of the accompanying instrument(s) or ensemble(s), followed by the word accompaniment. If such a work is not accompanied, use unaccompanied.” Use only for miscellaneous sets, e.g., [Songs], [Songs. Selections] and specific collections, e.g., [Songs, op. 14], [Songs, op. 56. Maid sings light]. For other languages see canción, canzone, chanson, dal, Gesang, laulu, Lied, melodie, pesem, pesen, pisen, pjesma, romance, samospev, zpĕv; use for sång; DISTINCTIVE for instrumental works; see 18.104.22.168.2 in Best practices for music cataloging using RDA and MARC 21.
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