The classical style guide recommends to not treat collections of works as works with parts:
Sometimes works are published in “collections”. This is common for songs and shorter instrumental pieces, but can also happen with larger works like piano sonatas. These works can be interesting to have as “containers”, but should not be treated as a main work with parts (for instance regarding Recording titles).
J.S.Bach’s “The Well-Tempered Clavier” seems to violate this rule. Let’s take as an example “Prelude and Fugue no. 1” (44933da0-ec90-3545-9b1b-7cb7812889bf):
- Work name contains the collection name
- Work has a relationship to the collection as its part
Is this indeed a violation of the style guide, or am I misunderstanding the guide?