Vince Guaraldi – The Great Pumpkin Waltz

Vincent Anthony “Vince” Guaraldi (July 17, 1928 – February 6, 1976) was an Italian American jazz musician and pianist noted for his innovative compositions and arrangements and for composing music for animated adaptations of the Peanuts comic strip.

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The first time I heard this song, it near enough moved me to tears. I asked the waitress for the name of the song and I remember spending hours going through iTunes trying to find it. I don’t know whether it was the moment it played or the song itself, but it’s a beautiful composition. I really wanted to write something tonight but as I don’t have The Great Pumpkin Waltz on my iPhone, I decided to dedicate a post to one of my favourite songs in the world.

Rest In Peace Vince Guaraldi, 47 years young when you departed but you left behind a composition that will stay with me forever.

K O

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