Relationship Types / Work-Work / Based on


This links two works, where the second work is based on music or text from the first, but isn't directly a revision or an arrangement of it.

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This is used when a new work is based on or includes (parts of) another work. The works are usually by different artists. Common examples would include classical fantasias and variation works, or when a new song is based on a poem or the lyrics of another song. The new work must be a new composition, not just an arrangement or the same music with different or translated lyrics.

Keep in mind that in order to be able to say that a work is the basis for another, the use of parts of the original work should be essential for the new work. For works that only briefly quote the music or lyrics of another, use “musical quotation” and “lyrical quotation” respectively.


Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme is the basis for Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140: IV. Choral (Tenor) “Zion hört die Wächter singen”

Piano Concerto no. 2 in C minor, op. 18: II. Adagio sostenuto is the basis for All by Myself

The Sound of Silence is the basis for All Delighted People

Original → Variations

Die Zauberflöte: Akt I. „Das klinget so herrlich” (Monostatos, Sklaven) is the basis for Introduction and Variations on a Theme by Mozart, op. 9

Original → Suite

Carmen, WD 31 (Opera by Georges Bizet) is the basis for Carmen Suite no. 1