As a result of changes to the Music Library Association list on which IMSLP's categorization system was originally based, I would like to propose the inclusion of the following new tags, which also take into account suggestions from our tagging team.

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Type of Work
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Bicinium/Bicinia (la) bicinia A two-voice work for voices, instruments, or keyboard; use only when it is the composer's title
Bossa nova/Bosa nova (en, fr, de, pt) bossa novas
Boutade/Boutades (fr) boutades 18th-century dance in a fanciful and playful style [variant: butada]
Burla/Burlas (en, de, it) burlas A humorous instrumental piece
Cakewalk/Cakewalks (en) cakewalks African American dance of the late 19th/early 20th centuries
Carmen/Carmina (la) carminas
Character piece/Character pieces (en) character pieces use only where this is the composer's title [variants: characteristic pieces, Charakterstück; currently grouped with pieces]
Chorinho/Chorinhos (es) chorinhos Brazilian dance of European origin [variant: choro]
Conga/Congas (en) congas Latin-American dance in 2/4 meter with a repeated two-measure rhythmic pattern
Cradle song/Cradle songs (en) lullabies [currently grouped with songs]; for vocal works only, otherwise use berceuses
Decet/Decets (en) decets a work for ten players [to be used instead of dixtuors]
Epistle sonata/Epistle sonatas (en) epistle sonatas an instrumental work intended for performance probably following the Epistle of the Mass; [variants: church sonata, Kirche Sonate, sonate all'epistola]]
Epithalamium/Epithalamia (la) epithalamia wedding song or instrumental piece
Estampie/Estampies (en, fr, de) estampies instrumental dance form originating in the 13th and 14th centuries; [variants: estampida, estampita, istampita, istanpitta, stampita]
Fancy/Fancies (en) fancies [variants: fancie, fansye, phancy, phansie
Flourish/Flourishes (en) flourishes [variant: florish]
Frottola/Frottolas (it) frottolas Italian secular song of the 15th/16th centuries; forerunner of the madrigal; use only when it is the composer's title
In nomine/In nomines (la) In nomines
Jácara/Jácaras (pt, es) jacaras a 17th/18th-century Spanish dance form [variant: xácara].
Konzertstück/Konzertstücke (de) concertinos [currently grouped with pieces; defined by Grove as a type of concertino]
Krakowiak/Krakowiaks (en, de, pl) krakowiaks Polish folk dance characterized by syncopated rhythms in fast duple time [variants: cracoviak, cracoviana, cracovienne, krakoviák, krakoviak]
Kujawiak/Kujawiaks (en, pl) kujawiaks Polish folk dance characterized by triple time with a displacement of the accent to the second or third beat of the bar, similar to but slower than the mazurka [variants: cujawiak, kujaviak]
Malagueña/Malagueñas (es) malaguenas a type of instrumental piece, song, or dance in the flamenco style [variant: malaguėn'ia
Miserere (la) miserere
Monodrama/Monodramas (en) monodramas form of melodrama featuring one character using speech in alternation with short passages of music [currently grouped with melodramas]
Movement/Movements (en) movements use for an independent work titled as such, not for individual movements of a larger work; [variants: chast', mouvement, movimento, movimiento, Satz, tétel]
Music aesthetics (en) music aesthetics [currently grouped with music theory]; writings only
Offertorium (la) offertorium chant, item of the Proper of the Mass; from the 17th century frequently performed independently of the liturgy [currently grouped with offertories].
Ostinato/Ostinatos (it) ostinatos use only where this is the composer's original title
Paseo/Paseos (es) paseos a type of ripresa or ritornello similar to the Spanish passacaglia, or for compositions similar to a chaconne [variant: passeo].
Paso/Pasos (es) pasos usually a 17th or 18th-century organ piece derived from a Spanish dance
Praeambulum/Praeambula (la) praeambula
Quartettino/Quartettinos (it) quartettinos [currently grouped with quartets]
Quintettino/Quintettinos (it) quintettinos [currently grouped with quintets]
Recessional/Recessionals (en) recessionals
Récit/Récits (fr) recits generic term used in France during the 17th and 18th centuries for fragments or entire compositions for solo voices or instruments
Solfeggio/Solfeggios (it) solfeggios use only for vocal exercises styled as such by the composer
Son/Sones (es) sones generic term for Latin American rural or peasant music, both vocal and instrumental
Spiritual/Spirituals (en) spirituals religious American folksong [variant: spirichuėl]
Terzettino/Terzettinos (it) terzettinos [currently grouped with trios]
Threnody/Threnodies (en, fr) threnodies
Wiegenlied/Wiegenlieder (de) lullabies for vocal works only, otherwise use berceuses
Zapateado/Zapateados (es) zapateados Spanish dance in triple time in which rhythm is marked by stamping of the heels [variants: tsapateado, zapateao].
Zortzico/Zortzicos (es) zortzicos Basque folksong or dance in 5/4 time with dotted rhythms [variants: sortsiko, zorcico, zortciko, zortziko]
Zwiefacher/Zwiefache (de) zwiefache German folk dance with regular alternation between duple and triple meter


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Some of them just need the proviso that they should only be used where it is the composer's designation, e.g. bicinium, frottola. Quartettino and Quintettino presumably would be a subset of Quartets and Quintets? Like Concertino is a subset of Concerto. In some cases, we have to make sure we have the original -- for example, for threnodies we are to use laments, but laments itself is not in our list -- although lamentations is (but that usually is specific to biblical text from the Lamentations of Jeremiah). I think recessional is misspelled -- should have 2 Ss? Other than that, it looks good. I was trying to find a page I did a couple of years ago that had suggested new tags on it. I just wanted to see how many of these are now covered. I can't find it now, but it looks like many of them that I thought should be here are here. Becky

Hi Becky. Well spotted re threnodies, so in the absence of laments it should be its own category (I've altered the list above). The answers to your other questions are all 'yes'. BTW, at the top of this page there's a link to the earlier list you mentioned — IMSLP:Categorization/Proposed_Tags — which I took into account when compiling the suggested additions. And I'm happy to do the recategorizing myself, rather than cause extra work for the rest of the tagging team :-) — P.davydov 12:11, 27 December 2013 (EST)
I was thinking more that we should add "laments". (And thanks for finding that page . . .) Becky
The MLA list has "laments" as a distinctive title only (i.e. not a standard work type by our definition), so for consistency I didn't want to go against that. It was Grove that linked threnodies to laments, and their definition of the latter category is extremely broad! — P.davydov 14:05, 27 December 2013 (EST)
I can also help on days when there aren't too many new works to do -- why don't I start with bicinia and in nomines? Becky
I see you already have :-) Thanks — P.davydov 08:41, 28 December 2013 (EST)
Can we put a note by "in nomines" that it is for instrumental pieces only? That is how Grove defines it. The pieces "use the Sarum antiphon Gloria tibi Trinitasas their cantus firmus" and the part of that work that is used is the tune that has the text "In Nomine Domini". A sung motet like Jacob Handl's motet "In Nomine Jesu" is not instrumental, and doesn't even make reference to the same text, so it is still a motet. Becky

It's a good list, and I'm glad that some of the "pieces" are finally getting grouped into more specific categories. Right now I don't have any objections or additions, so I'll keep this list in mind for the rest of my break. Lndlewis10