By Paige Bostic
Since the beginning of October, and now well into November, "The Great Pumpkin Waltz" is once again soaring in popularity on Spotify, and for good reason. It’s a sweet, nostalgic waltz that reminds many of us of being little kids watching It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! Songs from this special, like “Linus and Lucy” and “Snoopy and the Leaf,” are auditory motifs of the autumn season, and for good reason! The composer of many of my favorite Peanuts specials, Vince Guaraldi, was a talented jazz and bossa nova musician both within and outside his work with Charles Schultz. While his work may not be as widespread as, say, stadium rock, his stylings are just as awe-inspiring.