This abbreviated glossary covers only the most commonly encountered terms. There may be exceptions to some of our definitions - our main concern is to provide you with general concepts relative to commonly used book jargon. Abbreviations appear alphabetized at the beginning of each respective letter; only the most common abbreviations are included.
Covers all genres and periods of popular music from 1900. Includes the full contents of the 10-volume fourth edition, plus online-only entries published since. Complete discographies are provided, with a five-star album rating system. By Oxford University Press.
A finding tool used to identify individual works within scholarly editions published from 1720 to 2006, such as the complete works of composers and historical anthologies. IPM provides many ways to search -- by composer, editor, series, title, genre, instrumentation, and more. Once items are found, search OneSearch to see if the collection is available in the Crouch Fine Arts Library. IPM uses the EBSCOhost interface.
The most comprehensive reference work for music in English, with continually updated content. Searches Grove Music Online initially; on search results pages, provides links to more results from The Oxford Dictionary of Music and The Oxford Companion to Music. Oxford University Press.
The Music Treasures Consortium provides online access to the world's most valued music manuscripts and print materials, held at the most renowned music archives, in order to further research and scholarship.
Discovering Music brings to life the social, political and cultural context in which key musical works were created. Enjoy digitised treasures from our collection, newly commissioned articles, videos, and teachers’ notes.