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The Music Quest: Answer 12

About This Daily Classroom Special
The Music Quest  focuses on discovering the wonders of our musical universe. Visit it for a musical question—a description and hints about a mystery composer, musician, instrument or musical excerpt.
The Music Quest was written  by former Teachers Network Web Mentor Kristi Thomas, a teacher at  William F. Halley Elementary School Fairfax Station, Virginia.

Answer 12

Vince Guaraldi

 Vince Guaraldi is the composer of the music known by millions around the world as the sound of the Peanuts gang. His composition "Linus & Lucy" brings a universal smile when it breaks Charlie Brown and his friends into spontaneous dance, defining these well-loved characters for an entire generation.

Guaraldi was a jazz pianist who formed his own famous trio in San Francisco in 1959. When Peanuts producer Lee Mendelson heard his music on the car radio, he knew it was the jazz track he was looking for to accompany the cartoon. His collaboration with Guaraldi spanned sixteen half-hour shows and one movie, "A Boy Named Charlie Brown," for which Guaraldi was nominated for an Academy Award. "I think Vince's music was one of the contributions that made Charlie Brown shows successful," shares Mendelson, "Vince gave it a sound, an individuality, that no other cartoon had ever had. I'd say that over the last fifteen years we've received as much mail asking about the music as we have about anything else in the shows."

 

 

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