IMSLP:Score submission guide/File Descriptions
This page is to maintain consistency in terms of file descriptions.
When the entirety of a work is represented in one file, it is generally best to use the description Complete Score. This applies to all scores, including transcriptions and excerpts, but they must be under the proper heading - see IMSLP:Score submission guide/Layout of Work Pages. Thus:
Machaut's lost Concerto Grosso for Car Horn, Tuba, and Xylophone
===Full Scores=== Complete Score Complete Score (better scan) Edition info, etc. Complete Score (Color) Complete Score (Monochrome) Complete Score (300 dpi) Complete Score (600 dpi) Complete Score (alternate edition info goes HERE) ===Vocal Scores=== Complete Score, etc.
In the case of opera with multiple pieces under the same opus (e.g. Brahms Op. 119), it is best to title the complete file Complete Score, but any individual files No. X - NAME. Individual movements of whole pieces (Symphonies, etc.) use Roman Numerals (I, II, IV, etc.) - I. Allegro ma non troppo ed un poco scorrevole. Taking the Brahms Op. 119 as an example:
4 Piano Pieces
====Original Version==== Complete Score No. 1 - Intermezzo No. 2 - Intermezzo No. 3 - Intermezzo No. 4 - Rhapsody ===Arrangements and Transcriptions=== ====Complete==== =====For Bassoon, Cello, and Mezzo-Soprano (Anonymous)===== Complete Score ====No. 1 Intermezzo==== =====For Orchestra (Liszt/Carter)===== Complete Score etc.
Or the Mozart Coronation Concerto:
Piano Concerto No.26, K.537
===Full Scores=== Complete Score I. Allegro II. Larghetto III. Allegretto
In the case of Dramatic Works, it is best to split the file by act (scene/number if necessary). Also, introductions (overture, intrada, prelude, etc.) get titled as they are. Thus:
===Full Scores=== ====Complete==== Complete Score Toccata Act I Act II Act III Act IV Act V ====Toccata==== Complete Score ===Vocal Scores=== Complete Score
Please keep all parts in score order. Parts fall under 2 distinct categories: Orchestral and Chamber.
See Also: IMSLP:Community Projects/Orchestra Parts Project/Manual of Style
Title Strings by the section - Violins I, Violas, Basses, Octobasses, and winds by singular instrument - Flute 1, 2; Oboe 3, 14. For winds, a comma between two parts signifies two seperate parts in the same file, a slash means that the parts are in one combined part. For doubling, use (doubling INSTRUMENT) (i.e. Soprano (doubling tambourine). For transposing instruments, use the nomenclature (KEY) (i.e. Flute 1, 2 (E♭); Oboe 1 (D), 2 (F)).
Chamber instruments are usually singular; please keep all parts in either separate files or 1 file for chamber pieces. Just use the same nomenclature as above - Violin I, Flute, Glass Harmonica, Heckelphone. Alternatively: Complete Parts or just Parts.
Chamber pieces with piano are an exception. Usually, the piano part will also be the full score. In these cases, the description is Piano Score, even when no other parts are available. For example:
Sonata for Piano and Harp (Anonymous)
Piano Score and Harp Part Piano Score Harp Part etc. ===Arrangements and Transcriptions=== =====For Voice and Piano (Schubert)===== Piano Score
Audio files follow the same rules, except "Complete Score" becomes "Complete Performance"