WorldCat Identities

Wheeler, Opal

Overview
Works: 88 works in 362 publications in 4 languages and 8,826 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 )

30 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 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A life of Mozart for children, with excerpts from 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 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

22 editions published between 1936 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography
Franz Schubert and his merry friends by Opal Wheeler( Book )

18 editions published between 1939 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 501 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 446 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 357 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 )

26 editions published between 1948 and 2000 in English and Dutch and held by 338 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 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of one of the world's great violinists. Includes some of his simpler compositions. 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
Sing for America by Opal Wheeler( )

3 editions published in 1944 in English and Undetermined and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories of songs and the music (close score) with words
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
Sing for Christmas : a round of Christmas carols and stories of the carols by Opal Wheeler( Book )

10 editions published between 1943 and 1966 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of popular carols and the stories behind them
 
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Sebastian Bach : the boy from Thuringia
Languages
English (205)

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 pines