Consider showing alternative terms from other English varieties in parentheses on their first appearance.Example: "The first crotchet (quarter note) in the bar is loudest." See Manual of Style: National varieties of English.Opus and work numbers are used to identify specific compositions within the catalogue of specific composers.
For articles named after a band, a redirect (or disambiguation) should be created with the alternative name (with or without "the").
Mid-sentence, per the Mo S, the word "the" should in general not be capitalized in continuous prose, e.g.: For classical music, the letters, accents and diacritics in the original language should be preserved when referring to works by their original language title (provided that language uses the Latin alphabet), e.g. For non-classical foreign-language recordings, usage of capitalization found in English-language reliable sources is recommended, but when such sources use different capitalizations there is some leaning towards the capitalization rules valid for the language of the creator.
Sorting should always ignore definite and indefinite articles, so sorting tags will usually be required.
Types of music articles include biographical articles about musicians; articles about compositions, songs, or albums; and informative or documentary articles about theory or practice.
However, in an article about a single composition of classical music, all the information one would get from a formal title should be included in the lead.
Often, using the formal title to introduce the work is the most elegant way to convey this information.Music articles vary in their intended readership: some articles are written for the widest audience of general readers; others, especially those on technical subjects (e.g., Metric modulation), are for readers with specialized knowledge. See Wiki Project Music terminology for details of terminology. According to The Unicode Standard 5.0, chapter 15.11, these are distinct from b (the lowercase letter b) or # (the number sign), hence b and # should not be used to indicate "flat" or "sharp".This template has the advantage of working in Microsoft Internet Explorer; see Template: Music for details.The generic portion of the title is not italicized and should always be in English even if the true portion of the title is in a foreign language.There are a few rare instances where a work has what appears to be a generic title but is actually a true title. Generic movement titles (such as tempo markings or terms like minuet and trio) are capitalized with a single initial capital—that is, only the first word is capitalized—and are not italicized.An authoritative source will determine whether the word "the" is part of a band's name.