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FAQ - Searching IUCAT to Find Translations (Music Library)

 

Using IUCAT to Find Translations of Vocal Music

Many editions of vocal works include English translations. You can find such editions by including TRANSLATION? in your keyword search in IUCAT:

Keyword = SCHUBERT AND SONGS AND SCORE AND TRANSLATION?

(Note: TRANSLATION? will find both TRANSLATION and TRANSLATIONS.)


Many librettos of operas, operettas, and oratorios are printed to accompany recordings of the works. In the case of operas, especially famous ones, librettos are also published separately, in book form. Almost invariably these days, both types of libretto come with translations, generally into several languages including English. You can find English translations of librettos by including the words ENGLISH and LIBRETTO? and TRANSLATION? in your keyword search in IUCAT:

Keyword = MOZART AND FIGARO AND LIBRETTO? ENGLISH TRANSLATION?

(Again, LIBRETTO? finds both singular and plural. There is no need to put "AND" between LIBRETTO? and ENGLISH or between ENGLISH and TRANSLATION?, as these words will all be in the same field in the database.)


The bibliographic records for recordings that have liners or booklets containing translations generally include the word TRANSLATION or TRANSLATIONS. Therefore you can do a keyword search such as:

Keyword = BOHEME AND TRANSLATION? (and limit the format to "sound recording")


You also can search for translations in scores and recordings at the same time. For example,

Keyword = RICHARD STRAUSS AND SONGS AND TRANSLATION?



last updated: 4/4/2012