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Reese, Gustave(Born; New York, 29 Nov 1899; Died; Berkeley, 7 Sept 1977). American musicologist. He attended New York University and taught there from 1927. His two most important books, Music in the Middle Ages (1940) and Music in the Renaissance (1954), gave tremendous impetus to the study of early music and to musicology in general in English-speaking countries. His work set new standards in the documentation, orderly marshalling and clear exposition of fact. Groves Dictionaries, MacMillan Publishers Limited, UK