Although we’re currently in the middle of a heat-wave here in the midwest USA, today is the first official day of Fall! To celebrate the occasion, I thought I’d throw up a quick post highlighting some of my favorite autumn-themed, musical theatre and jazz ballads to sing and assign students throughout the season. So, grab your favorite sweater and a pumpkin spice latte, and enjoy these melancholy fall classics!
1. “AUTUMN LEAVES”
by Joseph Kosma & Johnny Mercer
2. “WHEN AUTUMN COMES”
by Frank Wildhorn & Jack Murphy
3. “SEPTEMBER SONG” FROM KNICKERBOCKER HOLIDAY
by Kurt Weill & Maxwell Anderson
4. “TRY TO REMEMBER” FROM THE FANTASTICKS
by Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones
5. “AUTUMN” FROM STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW
by Richard Maltby, Jr. & David Shire
6. “WHEN OCTOBER GOES”
by Johnny Mercer & Barry Manilow
7. “AUTUMN IN NEW YORK” FROM THUMBS UP!
by Vernon Duke