Welcome to Oxford Music Online

  • The gateway to Grove Music Online, with access to search The Oxford Dictionary of Music and The Oxford Companion to Music
  • The authoritative resource for music research with over 52,000 articles written by nearly 9,000 scholars charting the diverse history and cultures of music around the globe

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Read the Grove entry on JS Bach, updated and revised by Christoph Wolff as part of UpdateGMO.

 

Wayne Shorter

Read the Grove entry on Wayne Shorter, updated and revised by Keith Waters as part of our Jazz Update Project.

This month, Grove Music Online published 6 new, 56 updated and revised entries, and refreshed data for 10 entries and images. Additionally, we updated the structure of 4 entries as part of a project to increase discoverability. Read more.

Explore the full list of what has been recently published and revised on Grove Music Online.

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Update Grove Music Online

Have you ever wondered how Grove is updated? Read about our many projects.

Find out more about Grove’s author updating program, UpdateGMO. Are you a Grove contributor who wants to update your article(s)? Let us know.

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Update Project

This project entails the revising, updating, and expanding of Grove’s coverage and inclusion of women and people of LGBTQ+ identities.

Ibero-Latin Update Project

Under the editorship of Walter A. Clark, this multi-year project expands Grove’s coverage in this exciting area of music making.

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Subject Guides

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.

 

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News

FEBRUARY 21, 2024

What’s New in February 2024

This month, Grove Music Online published 6 new, 56 updated and revised entries, and refreshed data for 10 entries and images. Additionally, we updated the structure of 4 entries as part of a project to increase discoverability. Learn more about the author update program and how you can get involved.

JANUARY 24, 2024

What’s New in January 2024

This month, Grove Music Online published 5 new, 62 updated and revised entries, and refreshed data for 6 entries and images. Learn more about the author update program and how you can get involved.

DECEMBER 18, 2023

What’s New in December 2023

This month, Grove Music Online published 45 updated and revised entries, and refreshed data for 7 entries and images. Additionally, we updated the structure of 121 entries as part of a project to increase discoverability.