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Musical Notes with Melissa: Autumn Playlist

Melissa Pate

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Fall is one of the best times of year for music therapy because writers and singers have created so many wonderful songs about the season. Fall also creates opportunity for powerful sensory experiences as we feel the cooler weather and watch the changing leaves. There is something both comforting and nostalgic about autumn, and especially about October. As we look to capture that feeling through music, there are a few songs that I’ve found that do just that, and I want to share them with all of you:

Kensington Park’s Autumn Playlist

1. “Autumn Leaves“ by Nat King Cole
2. “Autumn in New York“ by Billie Holliday
3. “September Song“ by Frank Sinatra
4. “Shine on Harvest Moon“ by The Four Aces
5. “The Four Seasons (Autumn)“ by Vivaldi
6. “Button Up Your Overcoat“ (various)
7. “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree“ by Glenn Miller
8. “Ida, Sweet as Apple Cider“ by Eddie Leonard & Eddie Munson
9. “By the Light of the Silvery Moon“ by Doris Day
10. “Coat of Many Colors“ by Dolly Parton

If you would like to learn more about our music therapy groups or other programming, please contact Melissa Pate, Director of Creative Arts Therapies, at: