While still in Alabama, I was contracted by the Montgomery Symphony to set "Casey at the Bat" to music with narrator. Their plans were to get an Alabaman such as Hank Aaron or Willie Mays to narrate this. They were not available (duh) and the funds dried up but I had a 90% completed score in my computer, so I've been tinkering with it for some time and decided to go ahead and finish it. It is written to be playable by a good HS orchestra, most college orchestras and local symphonies.
There are 13 verses or stanzas in the poem. There is a mood setting introduction and the narration would begin with the sustained strings (Eb Minor.) After verse 5, the little march is "Casey's Theme" and it is reprised at the end. The director and narrator would have to coordinate so the words and "effects" would be in sync. Oh, that I knew how to use my Cubase 5.
I tried to leave my original hard to hear,by comparison, my dry, no reverb version but I accidentally removed it. This is Randy Bowser's version after adding the reverb and volume. Many, many thanks to Randy for this assist.