Peanuts Cartoon Favorites Songbook

Step into the heartwarming jazzy world of the Peanuts gang with the Peanuts Favorites Songbook! Features 14 cherished melodies by Vince Guaraldi that have accompanied Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and friends through decades of laughter, friendship, and life's simple joys. These arrangements by Jennifer Eklund are appropriate for late beginners and early intermediates.

Peanuts Cartoon Favorites Songbook

🐾 Peanuts Favorites Songbook

The following 14 songs are included in the Peanuts Favorites songbook. These are all available as separate singles, but you get the most value by purchasing the whole collection. All of these arrangements are appropriate for beginners!

  1. Linus & Lucy
  2. Charlie Brown Theme
  3. The Great Pumpkin Waltz
  4. Thanksgiving Theme
  5. Christmas Time Is Here
  6. Blue Charlie Brown
  7. Happiness Theme
  8. Love Will Come
  9. Oh, Good Grief!
  10. Schroeder
  11. Skating
  12. The Pebble Beach Theme
  13. Christmas Is Coming
  14. You’re In Love Charlie Brown

“The Great Pumpkin Waltz” is a musical composition written by Vince Guaraldi for the beloved Peanuts animated television special titled “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” This special originally aired on October 27, 1966. Vince Guaraldi was a jazz pianist and composer known for his iconic contributions to the Peanuts series, including the famous “Linus and Lucy” theme.

“The Great Pumpkin Waltz” serves as one of the musical highlights of the special. It is a graceful and whimsical waltz that captures the essence of the Peanuts characters’ Halloween adventures. The piece features Guaraldi’s signature jazz piano style, characterized by its light and melodic quality.

The waltz is heard during scenes where Linus and Sally eagerly await the arrival of the Great Pumpkin in the pumpkin patch. Linus firmly believes in the Great Pumpkin, who he thinks rises from the pumpkin patch to bring toys to children on Halloween night, much like Santa Claus does on Christmas. Despite the skepticism of his friends and his sister Lucy’s teasing, Linus remains steadfast in his belief.

“The Great Pumpkin Waltz” perfectly complements the charming and nostalgic atmosphere of the Peanuts specials. Its playful yet introspective melody captures the spirit of childhood imagination and the simple joys that define the Peanuts universe. The music has become synonymous with the special itself and continues to evoke warm feelings of nostalgia for fans of the Peanuts series.

“Skating” is a musical composition by Vince Guaraldi, featured on the soundtrack of the iconic Peanuts animated television special titled “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” The special first aired in 1965 and has since become a holiday classic.

“Skating” is known for its light and breezy jazz piano melody. It captures the feeling of winter joy and playfulness, evoking imagery of ice skating on a frozen pond. The piece is characterized by Guaraldi’s signature style, blending jazz, bossa nova, and a touch of whimsy.

The music is used in the special during scenes that showcase the Peanuts characters engaging in various winter activities, including ice skating. The composition’s cheerful and upbeat nature adds to the overall festive and heartwarming atmosphere of the show.

“Skating” has become one of the most recognizable and beloved pieces from the “A Charlie Brown Christmas” soundtrack. It captures the essence of the holiday season and the spirit of togetherness that defines the Peanuts gang. The composition continues to be enjoyed by audiences of all ages as a nostalgic reminder of the special’s enduring charm.

“Christmas Is Coming” is another delightful composition by Vince Guaraldi, featured on the soundtrack of the timeless Peanuts animated television special “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” This special originally aired in 1965 and has become a beloved holiday classic.

“Christmas Is Coming” captures the anticipation and excitement of the holiday season with its lively and cheerful melody. Guaraldi’s jazz-infused style, which blends elements of traditional jazz, bossa nova, and whimsical arrangements, shines through in this composition.

The piece is used in the special to accompany scenes of the Peanuts characters preparing for Christmas. It’s often played during moments that showcase the gang decorating a Christmas tree, engaging in winter activities, and getting ready for the holiday festivities.

“Christmas Is Coming” contributes to the warm and nostalgic atmosphere of “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” It’s known for its catchy and upbeat tune that perfectly encapsulates the joy and spirit of the holiday season. The music, along with Guaraldi’s other compositions for the special, has played a significant role in making “A Charlie Brown Christmas” a beloved and enduring part of holiday traditions for generations of viewers.

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Jennifer Eklund
Written by Jennifer Eklund
Jennifer Eklund holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in music from California State University, Long Beach. She is an avid arranger, composer, and author of the Piano Pronto® method books series as well as a wide variety of supplemental songbooks. She is also a Signature Artist with with a large catalog of popular music titles for musicians of all levels.


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