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  • 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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Franchinus Gaffurius

Franchinus Gaffurius

Read the Grove article on the Renaissance music theorist Gaffurius, who combined speculative and practical musics in his writings, revised by Bonnie J. Blackburn.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Portrait of Johann Sebastian Bach

Read the classic Grove entry on J.S. Bach.

Image credit: William H. Scheide Library, Princeton, New Jersey / photo Willard Starks

We are pleased to have added 14 revised entries and refreshed data for 99 entries for this site update. Read more about the changes.

Concert in the Egg painting by Hieronymus Bosch

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.

Close up of a conductor hand with sheet music in the background

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.



SEPTEMBER 25, 2019

What's new in September 2019

Fourteen articles have been revised and data for 99 entries have been refreshed on Grove Music Online.

MAY 1, 2019

New OUPblog posts

Three blog posts by Grove Music Online contributors are now available on the OUPblog.

APRIL 25, 2019

What's new in April 2019

Ten new articles have been added and content and data for 165 entries have been revised and refreshed on Grove Music Online.