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Grove Music Online

The award winning Grove Music Online is the ultimate authority on all aspects of music worldwide - from classical to hip-hop and from baroque to blues.

Grove Music Online offers:

  • The full text of the acclaimed 29-volume New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (2nd edition), the 4-volume New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and the 3-volume New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (2nd edition).
  • Regular updates containing new and revised articles, and special features.
  • Over 45,000 specially-commissioned articles by 6,000 contributors on people and places, instruments and techniques, genres and styles.
  • Over 20,000 biographies: from Mozart to Yo-Yo Ma, Diaghilev to P.T. Barnum, Fats Waller to Thin Man.
  • Over 500 Sibelius-enabled audible musical examples: from harmony to Handel.
  • Over 5,000 links to related web sites, including sound archives and illustrations.
  • In-depth bibliographies and detailed works lists.
  • 3-D interactive images of musical instruments.
  • Extensive lists of additional research resources.
  • A full range of search and browse options, and one-click cross-referencing.

To use Grove Music Online (opens in a new window), you must enter your Dorset library card number, prefaced by DORSET e.g. DORSET001234567A.

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