WorldCat Identities

Niles, John Jacob 1892-1980

Overview
Works: 727 works in 1,230 publications in 1 language and 12,373 library holdings
Genres: Music  Songs  Art music  Scores  Folk songs  Personal narratives  Christmas music  Carols  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Performer, Compiler, Editor, Arranger, Composer, Singer, Lyricist, Musician, Honoree
Classifications: M1629.N675, 784.4975
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Jacob Niles
The ballad book of John Jacob Niles by John Jacob Niles( )

24 editions published between 1961 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than 100 of the best American ballads from English and Scottish sources, collected in the Appalachian Mountains and simply arranged ..."--Cover
Singing soldiers by John Jacob Niles( )

20 editions published between 1927 and 1968 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The songs of John Jacob Niles : for voice and piano by John Jacob Niles( )

11 editions published between 1975 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete folksong arrangements : 61 songs by Benjamin Britten( )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hope Koehler performs the songs of John Jacob Niles by John Jacob Niles( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American ballads and folk songs by John Jacob Niles( )

2 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The songs of John Jacob Niles, for low voice and piano by John Jacob Niles( )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I wonder as I wander : Appalachian carol : for voice and piano : high by John Jacob Niles( )

43 editions published between 1934 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten Christmas carols from the Southern Appalachian Mountains by John Jacob Niles( )

7 editions published between 1935 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One man's war; the story of the Lafayette escadrille by Bert Hall( Book )

14 editions published between 1929 and 1934 in English and Undetermined and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the book One Man's War: The Story of the Lafayette Escadrille, Bert Hall recounts how after he was taken off the front lines due to the mumps, he was to recover in the south of France, versus Paris where he had an apartment and female acquaintances. At the train depot he encountered a wounded soldier who was to recover in Paris, versus the south of France where he was from. So they mutually exchanged their destination "tags", Bert gave him all his cigarettes, and then shook his hand very gently. In this he admitted that he circumvented the French Army, and that he "always did object to doing things by the numbers anyhow". He also tells of forcing a German Albatross down in French territory, and contrasts his own personal style versus his mechanic, Leon Mourreau, who also deserved credit as gunner in his early two seat Nieuport: "... my mechanic came in for no small part of this catch, and he deserved it too. But he was a modest fellow, and not nearly as good a talker as I was. Talking up one's exploits had its advantages, even in a big caliber war. And finally, Bert Hall persistently refers to his fellow pilots and commanders in glowing and respectful terms, with rare exceptions. And if some were envious and sought to discredit his achievements, he did not reciprocate
The songs my mother never taught me by John Jacob Niles( )

6 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs of the hill-folk : twelve ballads from Kentucky, Virginia, and North Carolina( )

3 editions published in 1934 in English and Undetermined and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Jacob Niles sings folk songs by John Jacob Niles( )

11 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven Kentucky mountain songs : as sung by Marion Kerby and John J. Niles by John Jacob Niles( )

10 editions published between 1928 and 1957 in English and Undetermined and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ballads, carols, and tragic legends from the Southern Appalachian Mountains by John Jacob Niles( )

6 editions published in 1937 in English and Undetermined and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More songs of the hill-folk; ten ballads and tragic legends from Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Georgia by John Jacob Niles( )

4 editions published in 1936 in 3 languages and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folk ballads for young actors by John Jacob Niles( Book )

3 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ballad book of John Jacob Niles by John Jacob Niles( Book )

21 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains ballads and fold songs from the Southern States and Appalachia
Appalachian Christmas carols : after John Jacob Niles, for one piano, four hands by Vincent Persichetti( )

2 editions published between 1975 and 2014 and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folk carols for young actors by John Jacob Niles( )

3 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The songs of John Jacob Niles : for voice and piano
Alternative Names
John Jacob Niles Amerikaans componist (1892-1980)

John Jacob Niles chanteur, compositeur et collecteur de chants traditionels américains

John Jacob Niles musicista, cantautore e compositore statunitense

John Jacob Niles músico estadounidense

Niles, John J.

Niles, John J. 1892-1980

Niles, John J. "Jack".

Niles, John Jacob

Найлз, Джон Джейкоб

ジョン・ジェイコブ・ナイルズ

約翰·雅各布·尼爾斯

Languages
English (213)

Covers
The songs of John Jacob Niles : for voice and pianoComplete folksong arrangements : 61 songsThe songs of John Jacob Niles, for low voice and pianoI wonder as I wander : Appalachian carol : for voice and piano : highThe ballad book of John Jacob Niles