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Hugh Masekela

Jimmy Heath

Read the article on South African trumpeter and composer Hugh Masekela, written by Louise Meintjes.

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John Carr

Photo of Middle Temple Gate

Read the Grove article on English instrument seller and music publisher John Carr revised by Andrew Walkling as part of our Seventeenth-Century Music update project.

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We are pleased to have added 12 new entries, 7 new images, 23 revised entries and refreshed data for 14 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.

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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.