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February 2015

The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, 2nd Edition

As part of this February update on Oxford Reference Library, The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, 2nd Edition is now available through institutional title-by-title perpetual access.





The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, 2nd edition, is the largest, most comprehensive reference publication on musical instruments of the world yet produced. Thirty years ago the first edition of the dictionary was met with wide acclaim and went on to become an essential research tool. The second edition reflects the growth in the last three decades of the scope and methodologies of the field of organology.

It provides greatly expanded coverage of instruments from around the world and their builders, with special attention to electronic and experimental instruments, the human body as an instrument, the history and techniques of instrument design and manufacture, performance practice, and the scholars whose work has shaped our current understanding of musical instruments.

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