Stories in Music: Casey at the BatSpring 2005 Music
Ages: 6 & Up
CD Price: $16.98
Review:Another fine entertaining and educational release in the "Stories in Music" series, created in the tradition of "Peter and the Wolf." With a performance by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, composer-conductor Stephen Simon has given the symphonic, narrative treatment to American poet Ernest Lawrence Thayer's classic poem about a baseball hero's fall from glory. Other tracks include information about the poem, about music composition, listening tips, a play-along track for aspiring violinists and the same music played as a concert band piece and a tango.
Lynne Heffley ©2005 Parents' Choice
Lynne was a staff writer for 25 years at the Los Angeles Times where she established and maintained the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat and was a general arts reporter. As a freelance writer and editor, Lynne is currently working in the arts and family entertainment fields.