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Types of Compositions

T -- U -- V -- W -- Z

T

Tánc
(Hungarian); use dance.

Tanets
(Russian); use dance.

Tango/Tangos
TYPE (english, French, German, Italian,
Russian, Spanish) LCCN 89-751700

Tanz
(German); use dance.

Tarantela
(Spanish); use tarantella.

Tarantella/Tarantellas
TYPE (Italian, English, Russian, German);
use for tarantela, tarentelle, terentelle. LCNAF
91-79971

Tarentelle
(French); use tarantella.

Te Deum
TYPE (Latin); liturgical (see note 3, p. ii)
LCNAF 90-600393

Tema
(Italian, Spanish, Russian); use only as the
first word of a combination title, e.g., [Tema
con variazioni ...]. When it occurs alone, use
theme.

Terentelle
Variant spelling of tarantella/tarentelle; use
tarantella.

Tétel/Tételek
TYPE (Hungarian); for 'movement"; usually
refers to an independent work entitled as such,
not for individual movements of a larger work;
see also chast, movimento, movimiento,
mouvement, Satz. LCCN 86-751737

Thema
(German); use only as the first word of a
combination title, e.g., [Thema und
Variationen ...]. When it occurs alone, use
Theme.

Theme/themes
TYPE (English); generally use in combination
with the term 'variations"; in such a case use
the language of the original title and treat the
resulting phrase as a type of composition, e.g.,
[Theme and variations, piano], [Theme et
variations, orchestra], [Thema und
Variationen, guitar], [Tema con variazioni,
violin, piano]. It should also be considered as
a type of composition on the rare occasion
when it occurs alone. In this case use the
English form; use for tema, Thema, thčme.
LCCN 88-750670

Thčme
(French); use only as the first word of a
combination title, e.g., [Thčme et variations,
orchestra]

Tiento/Tientos
TYPE (Spanish)

Tocata
(Spanish); use toccata.

Toccata/Toccatas
TYPE (english, French, German, Italian,
Spanish); use for tocata, tokkata. LCNAF
80-151141

Tokkata
(Russian); use toccata.

Tone poem
For collections of a composer's works in this
genre, use symphonic poems.

Trio/Trios
TYPE (english, French, German, Italian,
Russian, Spanish) LCNAF 87-151624

Trio sonata/Trio sonatas
TYPE (english); use for sonata en trio, sonate
en trio, trio-sonata, Triosonate. LCNAF
87-802965

Trio-sonata
(Russian, Spanish); use trio sonata.

Triosonate
(German); use trio sonata.

Triple concerto
DISTINCTIVE (English) LCNAF 91-8791

Triptych
DISTINCTIVE (English) LCNAF 90-625713

Übung/Übungen
TYPE (German)

Umoresca
(Italian); use humoresque.

Utwór/Utwóry
TYPE (Polish); for "piece"; use this form
when it is the composer's original title; see
also darab, morceau, p'esa, pezzo, pičce,
pieza, skladba, Stück, stuk.

Uvertiura
(Russian); use overture.

Uwertura
(Polish); use overture.

V

Val's
(Russian); use waltz.

Vals
(spanish); use waltz.

Valse
(French); use waltz.

Valzer
(Italian); use waltz.

Variación
(Spanish); use variation.

Variation/Variations
TYPE (English, French, German); use for
variación, variatsiia, variazione, except where
the first word of a distinctive title or used with
a combination title, e.g., [Tema e variazione]
LCNAF 81-100998

Variatsiia
(Russian); use variation.

Variazione
(Italian); use variation.

Vazlatok
DISTINCTIVE (Hungarian) LCNAF
81-18971

Vers
(Hungarian); use verset.

Verset/Versets
TYPE (English, French); considered to be a
type when written for organ; when written for
any other medium, apply 25.27A1 footnote 9;
use for vers, Versett, versetto, versettus,
versiculo, verso. LCCN 88-752736

Versett
(German); use verset.

Versetto
(Italian); use verset.

Versettus
(Hungarian); use verset.

Versiculo
(Spanish); use verset.

Verso
(Spanish); use verset.

Vesper/Verspers
TYPE LCCN 84-759139

Vil'iansiko
(Russian); use villancico.

Villancico/Villancicos
TYPE (English, French, German, Italian,
Spanish); a Spanish vocal work for one or
more voices with refrain. Use without
specification of medium except in case of
conflicts; use for vil'iansiko. LCNAF
81-116150

Villanella/Villanelle
TYPE (English, Italian, Russian, spanish); a
form of "light vocal music popular in Italy and
elsewhere from ... the 1530s to the early 17th
century." --New Grove. Use "villanella" for the
singular and 'villanelle" for the plural. Do not
confuse the plural with the French
"Villanelle." LCNAF 82-20211

Villanelle/Villanelles
TYPE (French); a 16th-17th century French
country dance or song, and an 18th-20th
century instrumental piece. Do not confuse
with the Italian "villanella" (plural
"villanelle"). NOTE: Also the German form of
"villanella." When found in this context, use
the Italian singular and plural forms. LCNAF
82-20271

Vocalise/Vocalises
TYPE (English, French); use for Vokalise,
vokaliz, vocalización, vocalizzo. LCNAF
82-217213

Vocalización
(Spanish); use vocalise.

Vocalizzo
(Italian); use vocalise.

Vokalise
(German); use vocalise.

Vokaliz
(Russian); use vocalise.

Voluntary/Voluntaries
TYPE (English) LCNAF 81-24404

Vorspiel/Vorspiele
TYPE (German); use for independent works
titled as such; when part of a larger work,
follow rule 25.32. LCNAF 82-143656

W

Waltz/Waltzes
TYPE (English); use for vals, val's, valse,
valzer, Walzer. Note: Ravel's La valse is to
be considered distinctive (see MCD 25.27A1
footnote 9) LCNAF 89-619221

Walzer
(German); use waltz.

Wiegenlied
(German); use berceuse.

Z

Zalm
(Czech); see psalm.

Zarabanda
(Spanish); use saraband.

Zhiga
(Russian); use gigue.

Zwischenakt
(German); use intermezzo.

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