Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Grove Music Database additions

Grove Music Online Adds 100 New Articles

(Picture: Silhouette of Fryderyk Chopin at the piano; F. Phillip, Lebrecht Music & Arts)

Grove is pleased to introduce 100 new articles from the forthcoming second edition of the Grove Dictionary of American Music, edited by Charles Hiroshi Garrett. The first edition (1986) is widely considered the definitive reference work on the subject, and while some of the topics in this update appeared in the first edition, all are completely new to Grove Music Online and have been updated for the second edition.

Articles in this update include entries on conductors, composers, educators, librarians and subjects related to band music (instrument makers, bandmasters and organizations). There are a few entries on social dance forms, including the boogaloo, walk-around and eagle rock, as well as an extended article on the history of circus music in America.

The following list highlights some notable organizations and biographies included in this update:


American Bandmasters Association
American School Band Directors Association
Association of Concert Bands
College Band Directors National Association
Manuscript Society of New York
National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors
National Band Association


Monroe A. Althouse
Herman Bellstedt
Blind Boone
Patrick Conway
Giuseppe Creatore
Virginia Cunningham
Robert Browne Hall
Frank Holton
Alessandro Liberati
Joseph Noll
Albert Pieczonka
Louis Victor Saar
Vincent Frank Safranek
Ernest S. Williams
Carl Wolfsohn
Max Zach

Updated Early Music Bibliographies

This update also includes more than 70 updated early music bibliographies, including:

Jacques Arcadelt
William Byrd
Robert Carvor
Champion (family)
Johannes Cornago
Thomas Crecquillon
John Dowland
Costanzo Festa
Guido of Arezzo
Henricus Isaac
Pierre de La Rue
Francesco Landini
Orlande de Lassus
Guillaume de Machaut
Luca Marenzio
Milán Luys
Thomas Morley
Jacob Obrecht
Jean de Ockeghem
Johannes Regis
Jean Richafort
Ludwig Senfl
Claudin de Sermisy
Thomas Tallis
John Taverner

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