Grove Music Online – updates

December 2009 Update

This month 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:

Organizations
* 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

Biographies
* 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
* Solage
* Thomas Tallis
* John Taverner

Added in October 2009: “search within this article”

You can now choose to limit your search to the article you are viewing. Allowing users to search for terms within a single article, this new functionality is particularly helpful with large articles spread over multiple pages, such as large country articles and articles on families.

This new search tool has been developed in response to user feedback. We are confident that this enhancement will greatly improve users’ research experience. The “search within this article” box is located near the top left of each entry. Simply click on the plus sign [+] to open the search box, enter your term (s) and click “search.” The search box expands to display a convenient list of search hits along with headings to contextualize them. We invite you to continue to share your thoughts and feedback via the Contact Us form on our website. Your comments help us to prioritize future enhancements to Grove Music Online.

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