Casey at the Bat
Music by Stephen Simon
Performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
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Includes activity booklet
Includes activity booklet PDF
About Casey at the Bat
When the Mudville Nine are almost certain to lose the game, Mighty Casey takes his turn at bat, and the fans hold their breath as each pitch is thrown...
Why choose this version?
Grammy-nominated composer/conductor Stephen Simon created this jazzy, upbeat piece which is just plain fun. Orchestra members double as the cheering crowds and vendors hawking their wares, complete with the sounds of the ball being hit.
The Extras: A guest appearance by the Michigan State University Band, a Suzuki version of the theme, a special introduction on how music can tell a story to the tune of "In a Cabin In a Wood" and a Suzuki play-along track. Plenty of extra tracks make this CD/MP3 a must have for baseball and music fans of all ages.
Recommended for ages 5+ and families
“Two of my loves - baseball and classical music - united at last. This is a wonderful piece that the entire family will enjoy. Besides, they've got Casey wearing pinstripes.” – George M. Steinbrenner III, New York Yankees
The activity booklet contains the complete Ernest Lawrence Thayer poem, amazing facts about baseball, sheet music, games and puzzles. This album was the recipient of a Parent's Choice Silver Award and includes Suzuki tango play-along, “In a Cabin in a Wood” song, and "Flight of the Rabbit," as a story in music in less than 3 minutes. If you enjoy the music and activity book download the free Casey at the Bat curriculum guide with additional music lessons, a history of baseball, math problems and more!