Casey at the Bat

From Wind Repertory Project
Randol Alan Bass

Randol Alan Bass

General Info

Year: 2001 / 2008
Duration: c. 6:55
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts - $75.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute III
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Cowbell
  • Gong
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tenor Drum
  • Tom-Tom
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone



In Score and Parts

  • Mallet Percussion II, m.159: Change untuned clef to treble clef.

Program Notes

Casey at the Bat is based on the well-known poem of the same title, first published in San Francisco during the late 1800s by Ernest L. Thayer. This musical version of the famous story was commissioned by the Dallas Symphony and was given its first performance by that ensemble in April, 2001, with Pat Sajak serving as narrator. The composer subsequently arranged the work for wind ensemble at the request of Col. Michael Colburn, director of the "President’s Own" Marine Band in Washington, DC.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • United States Marine Band (Washington, D.C.) (Jason K. Fettig, conductor; Kevin Bennear, narrator) - 7 June 2023
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville) Concert Band (Drew Koch, conductor) - 27 April 2023
  • Triangle Wind Ensemble (Cary, N.C.) (Evan Feldman, conductor) - 30 May 2021
  • Encore Concert Band (Mokena, Ill.) (Bill Schuetter, conductor; Stephen Bell, narrator) – 1 March 2020
  • Kent State University (Ohio) Wind Ensemble (Wendy K. Matthews, conductor; John R. Crawford-Spinelli, narrator) – 23 February 2020
  • United States Army Band (Ft. Myer, Va.) (Andrew J. Esch, conductor) – 19 August 2017
  • University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) Summer Band (Barry Houser, conductor; Andy Isbell, narrator) - 29 June 2017
  • Tucson (Ariz.) Concert Band (Lorelei Allison Conrad, conductor; Tony Cazzato, narrator) – 9 October 2016
  • Allegheny College (Pa.) Band Camp for Adult Musicians (Timothy W. Foley, conductor; Diane Stallings, narrator) – 26 June 2015
  • United States Army Band (Timothy J. Holton, conductor; Brendan Curren, narrator) – 18 June 2015
  • Charlottesville (Va.) Municipal Band (Stephen R. Layman, conductor; James W. Simmons, narrator) - 19 October 2014
  • Northwinds Concert Band (Florissant, Mo.) (Larry Marsh, conductor; Gary Gaydos, narrator) - 27 April 2014
  • Brooklyn (N.Y.) Wind Symphony (Jeff W. Ball, conductor) - 23 May 2010

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Bass, R.; Thayer, E. (2008). Casey at the Bat [score]. Alfred Publisher: [Van Nuys, Calif.]