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Augustine of Hippo

Painting of Augustine

Augustine of Hippo was canonized in 1298, and perhaps his most telling references in his sermons are to the liturgical singing of psalms. Learn more about Augustine in this newly updated entry by Joseph Dyer.

Image credit: Saint Augustine, Philippe de Champaigne (Flanders, Brussels, active France, Paris, 1602-1674) Oil on canvas Gift of The Ahmanson Foundation (M.88.177).

Ellen Fullman

Ellen Fullman playing one of her 

invented instruments.

Ellen Fullman is an American artist, composer, performer, and instrument inventor. She began experimenting with extended lengths of wire in 1980, and is best known for inventing the Long String Instrument.

Image credit: Photo by Wendy Couteau.

We’re pleased to add 41 revised entries on Czech, Indian, and Greek musicians for this site update. Read more about the changes.

Concert in the 

Egg painting by Hieronymus Bosch

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Learn more about particular time periods or genres with our subject guides. Each guide contains lists of editorially- selected articles associated with a particular time period or genre.

Close up of a 

conductor hand with sheet music in the 


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