WorldCat Identities

Wheeler, Opal

Overview
Works: 89 works in 383 publications in 4 languages and 9,112 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Fiction  Biographies  Carols 
Roles: Author, Arranger, Adapter, Editor
Classifications: ML3930.M9, 927.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Opal Wheeler
Sebastian Bach : the boy from Thuringia by Opal Wheeler( Book )

20 editions published between 1937 and 2006 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictional life of Bach for children, with excerpts from his music arranged for the piano
Ludwig Beethoven and the chiming tower bells by Opal Wheeler( Book )

31 editions published between 1942 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictional life of Beethoven for children, with excerpts from his music arranged for piano
Mozart, the wonder boy by Opal Wheeler( Book )

33 editions published between 1934 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A life of Mozart for children, with excerpts for his music arranged for the piano
Sing for Christmas : a round of Christmas carols and stories of the carols by Opal Wheeler( )

6 editions published between 1943 and 1961 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Haydn : the merry little peasant by Opal Wheeler( Book )

23 editions published between 1936 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this story you will learn to know the little boy, Joseph Hayden, who loved music so much that he was willing to give up anything for it, and you will follow him through his struggles and successes until he becomes the great master. It wll help you to play Hayden's music better when you know the man who created all this beauty
Franz Schubert and his merry friends by Opal Wheeler( Book )

19 editions published between 1939 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a boy, Franz surprised his teachers with the beautiful music he himself composed. Includes excerpts from his music arranged for the piano. Grades 4-5
Stephen Foster and his little dog Tray by Opal Wheeler( Book )

17 editions published between 1941 and 1970 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of one of America's best loved folksong writers, with the music of thirteen of his songs
Peter Tschaikowsky and the Nutcracker Ballet by Opal Wheeler( Book )

10 editions published between 1959 and 1967 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The composer teaches in Moscow, and after a long hard struggle becomes world-famous by writing ballets. Sequel to: The story of Peter Tschaikowsky
Frederic Chopin, son of Poland : early years by Opal Wheeler( Book )

27 editions published between 1948 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the early life of Frédéric Chopin
Edward MacDowell and his cabin in the pines by Opal Wheeler( Book )

4 editions published between 1940 and 2008 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A life of MacDowell for children, with excerpts from his music arranged for the piano
Paganini : master of strings by Opal Wheeler( Book )

7 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of one of the world's great violinists. Includes some of his simpler compositions. Grades 4-6
Robert Schumann and mascot Ziff by Opal Wheeler( Book )

11 editions published between 1947 and 2006 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grades 4-6
Sing Mother Goose by Opal Wheeler( )

2 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Andersen : son of Denmark by Opal Wheeler( Book )

4 editions published between 1951 and 1952 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventures of Richard Wagner by Opal Wheeler( Book )

9 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Opal Wheeler's light-hearted and lively biography reveals, Richard Wagner is an amazing example in music history--one of the few composers of stature who learned his art from the untutored study of the masterpieces of his day. --from publisher description
New, enlarged edition of Mozart, the wonder boy by Opal Wheeler( Book )

2 editions published between 1934 and 1941 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A life of Mozart for children, with excerpts from his music arranged for the piano
Frederic Chopin, son of Poland by Opal Wheeler( Book )

8 editions published between 1949 and 1960 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictional life of Chopin for children, with excerpts from his music arr. for the piano
Sing in praise; a collection of the best loved hymns by Opal Wheeler( )

2 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Peter Tschaikowsky by Opal Wheeler( Book )

3 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For children, with excerpts from his music arr. for the piano
 
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Sebastian Bach : the boy from Thuringia
Languages
English (207)

Dutch (21)

German (8)

Chinese (1)

Covers
Ludwig Beethoven and the chiming tower bellsMozart, the wonder boyJoseph Haydn : the merry little peasantFranz Schubert and his merry friendsFrederic Chopin, son of Poland : early yearsEdward MacDowell and his cabin in the pinesRobert Schumann and mascot Ziff