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Wilets, Bernard

Overview
Works: 98 works in 342 publications in 2 languages and 3,484 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short films  Music  Educational films  Drama  History  Nonfiction films  Biography  Fiction  Historical films 
Roles: Director, Author, Originator
Classifications: ML3760, 780.954
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Most widely held works by Bernard Wilets
Discovering the music of Africa( Visual )

22 editions published between 1967 and 1995 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concentrates on music of western Africa, especially the music of Ghana. Shows examples of three important instrument groups: rattles, bells, and drums. These are demonstrated separately, then played in an ensemble to illustrate the complexity of rhythm patterns in African music. Traditional dances are also performed
Discovering the music of India( Visual )

18 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the two main types of Indian music, the Karnatic of the south and the Hindustani of the north, dating back more than three thousand years. Demonstrates the use of a wide variety of simple and complex instruments. Points out several ways in which Indian music differs from Western music. Includes a traditional Indian dance showing the importance of the art of gesture
Discovering the music of Latin America( Visual )

11 editions published between 1969 and 2002 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of Latin American music, pointing out the incorporation of many traditions, particularly Indian and Spanish. Presents some of the modern derivatives, such as the popular dance rhythms of the tango and the rhumba. Includes examples of pre-Columbian and modern instruments
The trial of Socrates( Visual )

9 editions published between 1971 and 2007 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the essential character of Socrates and introduces some of his fundamental beliefs through the dramatization of his trial in 399 B.C. Also offers a glimpse into the Athenian political life and legal processes of that time
Discovering jazz( Visual )

13 editions published between 1969 and 1998 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of jazz from its roots in 19th century black America
Discovering American Indian music( Visual )

10 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces musical traditions of the American Indian. Viewers will learn how music has influenced our cultures, traditions, and everyday life
Discovering American folk music( Visual )

19 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews the two main influences, African and English, on the development of American folk music
Classic literary stories( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cask of amontillado tells the story of a deep damp crypt for the final resting place. The necklace tells the story of a borrowed diamond necklace which is lost, forcing the couple to mortgage ten years of their life to replace it
Alexander, who used to be rich last Sunday by Judith Viorst( Visual )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's a tale of the difficulty of getting, the ease of spending, and the dilemma over spending and saving
Discovering the music of the Middle Ages by John Biggs Consort( Visual )

13 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the growth of polyphonic music, describes the instruments of the period, and surveys the social and religious life of the people
The Necklace( Visual )

8 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The loss of a borrowed necklace reduces Mathilde, married to a decent but minor government official, to menial work to replace it
The Lilith summer : a film( Visual )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story about an unlikely friendship between a young girl and an old woman which gradually evolves into mutual acceptance and understanding of the many stages of life
The Tenth good thing about Barney by Inc AIMS Media( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barney, the family cat, dies and a young boy is very sad. His mother suggests he think of ten good things about his pet to recite at the backyard funeral. His father helps him find the tenth thing which helps the boy accept the death of his cat
The cask of amontillado( Visual )

4 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic story of horror and revenge, involving a specially prepared chamber where prized amontillado is supposed to be stored, is told in pictures with narration
I'll fix Anthony( Visual )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicholas imagines the day when he'll have revenge on his older brother Anthony, who is not very nice to him
Discovering country and western music by Bernard Wilets( Visual )

11 editions published between 1977 and 1994 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a series that explores the origins of music and its cultural background. This segment traces the development of country and western music from its origins in the folk music of Southern mountain dwellers to its emergence as a form of popular music
Machiavelli on political power( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the sixteenth-century political commentator Niccolo Machiavelli and dramatizes a debate in which his approach to leadership can be compared with the Christian-based beliefs of his contemporaries
Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander starts his terrible day with gum in his hair, and everything goes downhill from there
The Fall of Freddie the leaf( Visual )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Spanish and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an adaptation of the allegory by Leo Buscaglia. Helps children and adults accept the changes of nature and the season of death
Follow my leader( Visual )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A teenage boy is accidently blinded by a friend and learns that his hatred for his friend is poisoning him. Eventually with the help of his guide dog, Leader, he is able to accept the friend's efforts at reconciliation
 
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English (176)

Spanish (1)