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MARC Form of Musical Composition Code List

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Code List

This list was derived from a controlled list of coded values in the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data from field 008/17-19 (Form of Composition) and 047 (Form of Musical Composition Code).

an Anthems
bd Ballads
bg Bluegrass music
bl Blues
bt Ballets
ca Chaconnes
cb Chants, Other religions
cc Chant, Christian
cg Concerti grossi
ch Chorales
cl Chorale preludes
cn Canons and rounds
co Concertos
cp Chansons, polyphonic
cr Carols
cs Chance compositions
ct Cantatas
cy Country music
cz Canzonas
df Dance forms
dv Divertimentos, serenades, cassations, divertissements, and notturni
fg Fugues
fl Flamenco
fm Folk music
ft Fantasias
gm Gospel music
hy Hymns
jz Jazz
mc Musical revues and comedies
md Madrigals
mi Minuets
mo Motets
mp Motion picture music
mr Marches
ms Masses
mu Multiple forms
mz Mazurkas
nc Nocturnes
nn Not applicable
op Operas
or Oratorios
ov Overtures
pg Program music
pm Passion music
po Polonaises
pp Popular music
pr Preludes
ps Passacaglias
pt Part-songs
pv Pavans
rc Rock music
rd Rondos
rg Ragtime music
ri Ricercars
rp Rhapsodies
rq Requiems
sd Square dance music
sg Songs
sn Sonatas
sp Symphonic poems
st Studies and exercises
su Suites
sy Symphonies
tc Toccatas
tl Teatro lirico
ts Trio-sonatas
uu Unknown
vi Villancicos
vr Variations
wz Waltzes
za Zarzuelas
zz Other
|| No attempt to code

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