[RFB - Request for Brainstorming] In the few classical releases I added in the weeks since I've joined, various part numbering questions came up that are answered either in CSG, through proposed changes, through word of mouth (editing comments) or not answered at all.
In this thread I want to collect the various classical part numbering needs so that I can try to come up with a proposal later. Here is a summary of needs and canonical examples that I came across. Movement Numbers ================ Status: Accepted CSG. Very widely applied. Numbering: Roman numerals. Example: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125: II. Molto vivace Movements split across tracks ============================= Status: Change drafted  and already applied on very small scale Numbering: Roman numerals followed by lowercase letter. Example: Symphony No. 9 in D minor "Choral", Op. 125: IVc. Allegro assai vivace. Alla marcia - Hierarchical Parts ================== Status: No firm proposal; suggestion that  would apply too Example: Requiem in D minor, KV 626: IIIa. Sequenz: Dies irae (Note that that use of colon is proposed in a separate thread) Named Movements =============== Just a thought - any example? Cantatas with parts =================== Status: Accepted CSG. Numbering: "Part <roman numeral>, <roman numeral>" Example: Cantata, BWV 17 "Wer Dank opfert, der preiset mich": Part II, V. Aria "Welch Übermaß der Güte" Operas ====== Status: Change drafted  Numbering: "Act <roman numeral>, Scene <roman numeral>" Example: Don Giovanni: Act I, Scene III. (Duettino: Don Giovanni, Zerlina) "La ci darem la mano" Alternatives discussed or used: "Act <roman numeral>, Scene <arabic numeral>" Open issue: What if there's a part numbering in addition to Act/Scene numbering? Passions ======== Status: No agreement. Very mixed actual use. Current MB releases have a huge variety: Johannes-Passion, BWV 245, Teil I: Choral "Wer hat dich so geschlagen" Johannes-Passion, Zweiter Teil: In meines Herzens Grunde No. 22 Recitativo: Der Heiland fällt vor seinem Vater nieder [Part Two] Alto 1 - Aria: Ach! Nun ist mein Jesus hin! (Chorus: Wo istdenn) Matthäus-Passion, BWV 244: II. Teil, XXXVIII. Nun ist der Herr zu Ruh gebracht No. 67 - Recitativo (+ Chor): Nun Ist Der Herr Zur Ruh Gebracht 77. Rezitativ: Nun ist der Herr zur Ruh gebracht; mit Chor: Mein Jesu, gute Nacht St. Matthew Passion: LXVIII. Chorus: Wir setzen uns mit Tranen nieder St. Matthew Passion BWV 244, Part Two: No. 56 Rezitativ: Der Landpfleger sagte (Note that just like with Cantatas, numbering is is consecutive through the whole work; Part Two starts with No. 36) At this first stage I have two specific questions to the audience: 1. Is this summary correct? 2. Which other canonical examples are there that are not covered above? In the next step I'll collect to responses and come up with suggestions. Robert  http://wiki.musicbrainz.org/MultiTrackMovementStyle  http://wiki.musicbrainz.org/ClassicalTrackTitleStyle  http://wiki.musicbrainz.org/OperaTrackStyle _______________________________________________ Musicbrainz-style mailing list Musicbrainzemail@example.com http://lists.musicbrainz.org/mailman/listinfo/musicbrainz-style