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Oxford Music Online

Oxford Music Online is a new gateway that offers users the ability to access and cross-search three Oxford products at once: Grove Music Online, Oxford Dictionary of Music and Oxford Companion to Music. More Info


Grove Music Online

Now the cornerstone of Oxford Music Online, this encyclopedic resource provides comprehensive coverage of music, including classical, popular, opera, light, world and jazz. Entries include biographies of composers, performers and writers on music; and articles on styles, terms and genres; ancient music and church music; musical life in regions, countries and cities; instruments and makers; performance practice; sources; printing and publishing; notation; and acoustics. The updated bibliographies attached to articles are an excellent place to begin research. More Info


Oxford Dictionary of Music

The Oxford Dictionary of Music supplements Grove's more extensive coverage with content geared toward undergraduates and general users. More Info


Oxford Companion to Music

The Oxford Companion to Music offers articles on composers, performers, conductors, individual works, instruments and notation, forms and genres, including jazz, popular music, and dance. It offers a concentrated focus on the Western classic tradition, from the Middle Ages to the present day. More Info