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Langstaff, John 1920-2005

Overview
Works: 218 works in 619 publications in 4 languages and 22,819 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Songs and music  Picture books  Folk songs  Nursery rhymes  Fiction  Musical texts  Poetry  Songbooks  Singing games 
Roles: Author, Conductor, Performer, Editor, Compiler, Singer, Other
Classifications: PZ8.3.L28, 398.2452
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Langstaff
Frog went a-courtin' by John Langstaff( Book )

53 editions published between 1913 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 4,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrates the well-known American folk song about the courtship and marriage of the frog and mouse
Over in the meadow by John Langstaff( Book )

31 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to numbers by telling about some of the activities of ten animal mothers and their babies from the mother turtle with her one baby to the mother rabbit with her ten bunnies. Includes music for a song to sing with the rhymes
Oh, a-hunting we will go by John Langstaff( Book )

27 editions published between 1974 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old and new verses for a popular folk song about hunting and capturing an animal--and then letting him go
What a morning! : the Christmas story in Black spirituals( )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five illustrated spirituals dealing with the birth of Christ on the first Christmas morning. Includes printed music for voice and piano
On Christmas Day in the morning : a traditional carol by John Langstaff( Book )

13 editions published between 1959 and 2001 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrated verses for this traditional English folk song present different animals tending to their crops and harvesting them for a Christmas feast
Jim along, Josie : a collection of folk songs and singing games for young children by Nancy Langstaff( )

5 editions published in 1970 in 3 languages and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The season for singing : American Christmas songs and carols by John Langstaff( )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Climbing Jacob's ladder : heroes of the Bible in African-American spirituals( )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated collection of black spirituals about Old Testament heroes
Making music by Ann Sayre Wiseman( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes instructions for making a variety of simple musical instruments from ordinary household items. Duet for Zipper and Velcro. Sonata for Milk Carton Guitar. Kitchen Concerto. Every home and classroom is crammed with objects kids can use to make music. This book teaches kids, parents, and teachers how to see musical possibilities in everything from a crumpled sheet of paper to a stick tapped against Venetian blinds to thimbles glued to the finger- tips of a glove. Two of the most respected names in arts education for children have teamed to produce Making Music. With her imaginative projects and whimsical drawings, Ann Sayre Wiseman shows kids how to make rhythm, string, wind, and keyboard instruments from all kinds of ordinary household items and natural materials. The projects range from simple castanets made from walnut shells to a complex zither built from wood. John Langstaff, preeminent music educator, teaches children how to make music with their homemade instruments - whether solo, in a duet with a friend, in a small family ensemble, or with a full classroom orchestra. He starts with rhythm games and then moves on to teaching kids such music basics as tempo. And he includes fascinating "Soundscapes" exercises in which kids use their instruments to suggest a storm or a sunrise. Making Music is a remarkable achievement. It gets kids excited about sounds, it shows them how to make their own instruments, and it helps them recognize that everything in the world makes its own music
Shimmy shimmy coke-ca-pop! A collection of city children's street games and rhymes by John Langstaff( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs and text introduce a variety of games with or without music
Hi! ho! The rattlin' bog : and other folk songs for group singing by John Langstaff( )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection has been compiled in response to numerous requests for words and music to the songs taught by John Langstaff, a well-known concert artist, over many years in camps, classrooms, on records, radio, and television. Chosen especially for their suitability for group singing, the songs represent every type of traditional music, from sea chanteys and other work songs to lullabies and laments
The Christmas Revels songbook : in celebration of the winter solstice : carols, processionals, rounds, ritual and children's songs( )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unusual collection of seasonal songs and carols brings together music with which Christmas Revels programs celebrate the holiday season and winter solstice
On Christmas Day in the morning! by John Langstaff( )

3 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christmas day in the morning : a Revels celebration of the winter solstice by Inc Revels( )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early music and modern instruments combine Christian and pagan elements in celebrating renewal of life. Includes seasonal songs, ritual carols, echoes of medieval music an early American hymns
Ol' Dan Tucker by John Langstaff( Book )

5 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated version of the American folk song relating the antics of a lively banjo player
Soldier, soldier, won't you marry me? by John Langstaff( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 1979 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By providing the soldier with a fine suit of clothes, a young maid tries to entice him to marry her
The swapping boy by John Langstaff( Book )

6 editions published between 1960 and 1962 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Words and music of an old Appalachian Mountain trading song
Saint George and the dragon : a mummer's play by John Langstaff( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A folk play featuring Father Christmas, Saint George, and a dragon
The two magicians by John Langstaff( Book )

8 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pretty young witch transforms herself into many different animals to escape the love-struck magician. Piano accompaniment and guitar chords are included
Over in the meadow by John Langstaff( Recording )

19 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Langstaff's endearing version of an old counting song for children is filled with the beauty and wonder of meadow life
 
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Frog went a-courtin'
Alternative Names
John Langstaff American conductor and early music revivalist, founder of Christmas Revels

John Langstaff Amerikaans dirigent (1920-2005)

John Langstaff amerikanischer Sänger

Langstaff, Jack 1920-2005

Langstaff, John

Langstaff, John M.

Langstaff, John M. 1920-2005

Langstaff, John M. (John Meredith), 1920-2005

Langstaff, John Meredith 1920-2005

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Over in the meadowOh, a-hunting we will goWhat a morning! : the Christmas story in Black spiritualsOn Christmas Day in the morning : a traditional carolClimbing Jacob's ladder : heroes of the Bible in African-American spiritualsMaking musicThe Christmas Revels songbook : in celebration of the winter solstice : carols, processionals, rounds, ritual and children's songsOver in the meadow