Pastime:A Salute to Baseball              Jack Stamp      Presented by Mr. Sierakowski (2007)           West Aurora High S...
History of the composition• Jack Stamp• Pastime: What does it mean?• Pastime: A Salute to Baseball• “Take Me Out to the Ba...
“Take me out to the Ballgame.”• Norworth & Von Tilzer• Where are all the lyrics?• Seventh-Inning Stretch• World Series?   ...
Don Larsen                                    Measure 19            pit   c h… ”“Here’s the                             La...
Felipe Alou                                       Measure 23This rhythm featured in measure 23 mimics the rhythm          ...
Willie Mays                            Measure 24   “The Say Hey Kid”                               Mays’ Jersey“Willie Ma...
Barry Bonds                        Measure 25Bonds Rookie Card                     West Aurora High School   7
Juan Marichal          Measure 2730                                 Marichal’s High Leg Kick                              ...
Orlando Cepeda      Measure 30   West Aurora High School   9
Willie McCovey      Measure 44   West Aurora High School   10
Babe Ruth #3                        The                                                                         Co        ...
Roger Maris #9                                  Measure 61                            9th                     6th         ...
Mark McGwire #25                                    Measure 63-69• First Baseman  – St. Louis Cardinals (1997-2001)  – Pop...
Sammy Sosa #21                              Measure 63-69         · · ·     — — —    · · ·            S          O        ...
70Measure 70West Aurora High School   15
So what happens in measure 73?- Pastime (1999)- Barry Bonds 73 Record (2001)- Measure 73                   West Aurora Hig...
“Tour de force” and Finale                 Measures 73-153 & 154-END•   So what happens?•   Contrapuntal “Tour de force”• ...
Related Information• Record Holders• Other Baseball compositions• Pastime 2?               West Aurora High School   18
Performance Video (optional)          West Aurora High School   19
Resources Cited•   Blocher, Cramer, Corporon, Lautzenheiser, Lisk, & Miles (2003). Teaching Music through Performance in B...
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Jack Stamp This PowerPoint presentation covers a brief history of Jack Stamp, and the quoted "Take me out
Piece Duration: 4 minutes to the Ballgame" . This presentation also covers the history of each player honored throughout
Presentation Duration: 35-40 minutes the composition and the compositional techniques used to portrayed their character.
A composition video is also included to enhance your concert performance. The video does
not follow the quotes in the music. All Powerpoints contain director notes, and resources.

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  • Pastime: A Salute to Baseball (1999) Piece Duration: 4 minutes 10 seconds Presentation Duration: 35-40 minutes with optional performance video Dedicated to band conductor Frank Battisti by the composer Other needs: Students should follow music during presentation to make associations with quoted measure numbers.
  • -Jack Stamp (1954-) is currently the Director of Bands at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He has composed many works for wind ensemble including the popular Gavorkna Fanfare . His music has also been recording world wide. -Did you know that baseball was nicknamed “America’s Pastime”? In the late 1800’s baseball was the one sport that America loved to play, and grew in popularity from young to old. Leagues formed in late 1800’s and early 1900’s. The Boston Americans defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first World Series in 1903. Today, Baseball is still a very popular sport. Is it still “America’s Pastime”? -Jack Stamp received a commission to write a composition about baseball. His original inspiration came from the 1962 Giants season, this was the only World Series he remembered growing up. The series was between the Yankees and the Giants. As he wrote the piece in early 1998, he noticed that the season was becoming a memorable year in baseball. He began incorporating ideas from that great baseball season into Pastime. -Jack Stamp places 2 main quotes of the famous baseball tune “Take me out to the Ballgame” throughout his composition. “Take me out to the Ballgame…” & “Buy me some peanuts and crackerjack…”
  • -In 1908 Jack Norworth (1879-1959) was on his way to Manhattan, New York on a train and view a sign that read “Baseball Today-Polo Grounds”. This inspired some baseball related lyrics to the Tin Pan Alley composer and Vaudeville performer. Norworth penned some lyrics and set them to the music of Albert Von Tilzer. Surprisingly Norworth and Von Tilzer never (at that time) attended a baseball game. -The lyrics we hear today in the seventh inning stretch are only the chorus of the tune. The original lyrics told a story of a man that takes his baseball loving girlfriend to a baseball game. (Optional: Original lyrics in Pastime folder in Realtime format) The song was first sang by Norworth’s wife Nora Bayes for a Vaudeville act in 1908. -The Seventh-Inning Stretch is exactly what it means. Baseball games as we know are long, the stretch was added around 1920’s between the halves of the seventh inning. Crowd members were invited to stand up and stretch their legs while singing songs including “Take me out to the Ballgame.” Harry Caray, Chicago White Sox and Cubs broadcaster popularized singing the tune when he was working with the White Sox. The Sox owner decided to turn his microphone on one game while he was singing it during the stretch. Since then, the seventh inning singing of “Take me out to the Ballgame” is always sung live. Today, since the death of Harry Caray in 1998, the Chicago Cubs invite guests to sing the tune in honor of Harry Caray. [Click sound to hear Harry Caray’s version of “Take me out to the Ballgame.] -Strangely 1908 when the song was written, was also the last time the Cubs won the World Series against Norworth’s favorite team New York Giants (now the San Francisco Giants).
  • -Don Larsen, pitcher with the New York Yankees -Everything stops in measure 19 to celebrate the only no-hitter in the 1956 World Series History.
  • -Felipe Alou was an outfielder and first baseman for the San Francisco Giants, and was also the first Dominican to play regularly in the Major Leagues. His statistics are amazing as a baseball player, and also had a winning career as a manager. The Alou name is very popular in baseball, not only for Felipe but for his 2 brothers, and his son Moises (who currently plays for the New York Mets). [click sound plays Alou’s name]
  • -Willie Mays played for both New York Giants (baseball) and then move to San Francisco in 1957. Mays is considered one of the greatest baseball player of all time. During his years in baseball, Mays won two MVP’s, twenty-four appearances in the All-Star game, and ended his career with 660 homeruns. One of his most famous plays was “the catch” in the first game of 1954 World Series against the Cleveland Indians. -He was also known as “The Say Hey Kid” with different origins of it meaning. One popular origin is that Mays used to blurt out “Say who, say what, say where, say hey”, and someone heard him say that and penned him “The Say Hey Kid.” -In measure 24 we hear the mighty arrival of Eb major, mimicking the power of Willie Mays.
  • -Barry Bonds is currently plays for the San Francisco Giants. He is the son of former Major League All-Star Bobby Bond, cousin of Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson, and the god son of Willie Mays! He currently holds the single season home run record of 73! -Jack Stamp lived in Pittsburgh, the team that Bonds left for the Giants, and also for a larger salary. In measure 25, the most dissonant chord of the composition is performed.
  • -The octave leaps in measure 27 mimic San Francisco Giants’ pitcher Juan Marichal’s high leg kick. [click sound plays the high kick of Juan Marichal] Marichal high leg kick was said to hide what pitch was coming, and to distract the batter. His accomplishments are stunning in his 15 year career, including 243 victories, 142 losses, 244 complete games, 2,303 strikeouts, a 2.89 ERA over 3,507 innings pitched, elected to the All-Star Game 9 times, and inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1983.
  • -First basemen for the San Francisco Giants from 1958-196. In 17 seasons of baseball he had a batting average of .297 with 379 homeruns, and 1,365 RBIs. -He appeared in 7 All-Star Games, and is honored in the trumpet fanfare in measure 30 for his long awaited induction into the Hall of Fame in 1999.
  • -Willie McCovey (not like some baseball players today) played hurt through most of his 22-year career with the San Francisco Giants, he hit 521 homers, and 2,200 hits. McCovey earned National League MVP in 1969, which was 10 years after earning National League Rookie of the Year in 1959. -Slapsticks and rim shots from the snare accent the bat of McCovey.
  • -Babe Ruth was given a lot of nicknames including “The Colossus of Clout”, “The Sultan of Swat”, “The Great Bambino”, and the popular “The Babe”. [click sound plays the Babe’s name] Jack Stamp quotes Babe Ruth’s name in measure 60 after his remarkable 60 round-trippers in 1927. - Most of us do not know his birth name which was George Herman Ruth. The Babe played for the Boston Red Sox (1914-1919), New York Yankees (1920-1934), and Boston Braves (1935). Babe Ruth was the baseball's first great slugger and the most celebrated athlete of his time. He hit 714 home runs, leading the league 12 times, including a remarkable 60 round-trippers in 1927.
  • -Roger Maris played for the New York Yankees from is best known for hitting sixty-one home runs in 1961. Roger originally tied Babe Ruth’s homerun record on September 26th, hitting his 60th home run of the year.  On October 1, 1961, the final game of the season, Roger hit his 61st home run, against the Boston Red Sox, to set the new home run record. Jack Stamp celebrates this accomplishment with a plethora of antics he uses to portrays his breaking of Ruth’s record. The program notes read “I use an F major chord with an added 6 th and 9 th . The woodwinds set up on ostinato on the notes G, D, and F. The G is the 9 th , for Roger Maris’ number, and D and F represent the 6 th and the 1 st notes of the scale for 61 home runs.
  • -Mark McGwire was one of the most celebrated baseball players in 1998. In measures 63-69 we hear the playing of Broadway musical “Meet me in St. Louis”, which represented Mark McGwire playing for the St. Louis Cardinals. He and Sammy Sosa were also a part of the race to beat Roger Maris’ home run record of 61. -In pop culture, it was popular for superstars to feature in the animated family sitcom The Simpsons. Mark appears in one of Bart’s dream operating a mind controlling satellite.
  • -In measures 63-69, ironically during McGwire’s “Meet me in St. Louis”, the piccolo and bells play morse code S.O.S, three-dits/three-dahs/three-dits, which originally could mean "Save Our Ship", or "Save Our Souls," "Shoot Our Ship", "Sinking Our Ship", "Survivors On Shore", "Sink Our Ships", "Survivors On Ship", "Save Our Sailors", "Stop Other Signals", "Sink Or Swim", "Send Out Sailors", "Save Our Skins", and "Send Out Someone“, on a concert A to spell out the awesome 1998 season of Sammy Sosa.
  • Measure 70 celebrates Mark McGwire’s destruction of Roger Maris’ record of 61 with 70 homeruns, later to be beaten by Barry Bonds of 73 in 2001.
  • -Unfortunately, Mr. Stamp can not see into the future, but Pastime was written in 1999, two years before Bonds broke McGwire’s home run record. -BUT… in measure 73 we hear the start of new music material.
  • -Measure 73 begins the contrapuntal “tour de force” with two fugues based on motives from “Take me out to the Ballgame.” Can we say that is what happens to celebrate Barry Bonds record? I do not think Jack Stamp would approve of this theory, seeing that earlier he tied the most dissonant chord to Barry Bonds name. -Counterpoint comes from the Latin word punctum contra punctum or "note against note". It is also the relationship between two independent voices in a musical composition. “Tour de force” can be a musical passage requiring great virtuosity or strength, often deliberately undertaken for its difficulty. -A Fugue is a contrapuntal technique use in a composition. This form reached it’s full maturity with composer Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) during the Baroque period of music. In short, a fugue is a construction of themes are stated successively, repeated, and varied in all of the voices in a piece of music. -No, he did not play baseball. The invention of American Baseball did not appear until the mid 1800’s. -These measure mark the return of the two themes of “Take me out to the Ballgame” and “Buy me some peanuts and crackerjacks…” in familiar and different forms.
  • -How do you feel about the current homerun record leaders (Bonds, McGwire, Sosa) compare to record holders of earlier years (Ruth, Maris). -John Philip Sousa composed a piece entitled “The National Game” which featured the cracking of a bat during the dog fight section. Also the famous poem “Casey at the Bat” was composed for concert band by Bill Holcombe which also features a narrator and quotes from “Take me out to the Ballgame”. -What famous baseball players today (2007-) would be in Pastime 2 if it was written? Alex Rios – Toronto Blue Jays, Vladamir Guerrero-Los Angeles Angels What past famous baseball players (?-2007) would be in Pastime 2 if it was written? Nolan Ryan, Jackie Robinson, Joe DiMaggio, Ty Cobb. How could you incorporate their number or feat in music? (Maybe an activity for later class periods.)
  • -Pictures from various baseball websites. A shorter version is also available, please edit as needed. -Video is also available online, please email if you wish to use for a concert to serak5@comcast.net. Music is obviously turned down before movie is shown.
  • Pastime

    1. 1. Pastime:A Salute to Baseball Jack Stamp Presented by Mr. Sierakowski (2007) West Aurora High School Wind Symphony and Wind EnsembleGrade 5
    2. 2. History of the composition• Jack Stamp• Pastime: What does it mean?• Pastime: A Salute to Baseball• “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” West Aurora High School 2
    3. 3. “Take me out to the Ballgame.”• Norworth & Von Tilzer• Where are all the lyrics?• Seventh-Inning Stretch• World Series? West Aurora High School 3
    4. 4. Don Larsen Measure 19 pit c h… ”“Here’s the Larsen & Yogi Beara celebrating after the only World series no-hitter Don La rsen West Aurora High School 4
    5. 5. Felipe Alou Measure 23This rhythm featured in measure 23 mimics the rhythm of Felipe Alou’s name Fe – li - pe A - lou TRY IT! West Aurora High School 5
    6. 6. Willie Mays Measure 24 “The Say Hey Kid” Mays’ Jersey“Willie Mays hits a long ball… it is way back…it’s out of here!” West Aurora High School 6
    7. 7. Barry Bonds Measure 25Bonds Rookie Card West Aurora High School 7
    8. 8. Juan Marichal Measure 2730 Marichal’s High Leg Kick 8 West Aurora High School
    9. 9. Orlando Cepeda Measure 30 West Aurora High School 9
    10. 10. Willie McCovey Measure 44 West Aurora High School 10
    11. 11. Babe Ruth #3 The Co Measure 60 los sus of C lou • Babe t 60The Sult B ambino an o f Bab e The Great Swa t The West Aurora High School 11
    12. 12. Roger Maris #9 Measure 61 9th 6th 1stTreble ClefBass Clef 9th 6th 1st West Aurora High School 12
    13. 13. Mark McGwire #25 Measure 63-69• First Baseman – St. Louis Cardinals (1997-2001) – Pop culture – The Simpsons Mark McGwire hitting his 38th in 1998 Mark McGwire as portrayed on the Simpsons. West Aurora High School 13
    14. 14. Sammy Sosa #21 Measure 63-69 · · ·     — — —    · · ·   S          O            S           (on a concert A) West Aurora High School 14
    15. 15. 70Measure 70West Aurora High School 15
    16. 16. So what happens in measure 73?- Pastime (1999)- Barry Bonds 73 Record (2001)- Measure 73 West Aurora High School 16
    17. 17. “Tour de force” and Finale Measures 73-153 & 154-END• So what happens?• Contrapuntal “Tour de force”• Fugue• Did Bach play baseball?• FINALE: Return of two themes. West Aurora High School 17
    18. 18. Related Information• Record Holders• Other Baseball compositions• Pastime 2? West Aurora High School 18
    19. 19. Performance Video (optional) West Aurora High School 19
    20. 20. Resources Cited• Blocher, Cramer, Corporon, Lautzenheiser, Lisk, & Miles (2003). Teaching Music through Performance in Band, Vol. 4. Chicago: GIA Publications.• Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2007). Biography of Jack Stamp. Retrieved July 11, 2007, from website: www.arts.iup.edu/facmus/jestamp/• No Author (2007). Felipe Alou. Retrieved July 11, 2007, from website: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felipe_Alou• No Author (2007). Take me out to the Ball game. [Performed by Harry Caray]. Retrieved July 11, 2007, from website: www.baseball- almanac.com/poetry/po_stmo.shtml• Sage, G. (2007). Take me out to the Ball Game. [Performed by Edward Meeker 1908]. Retrieved July 11, 2007, from website: www.tinfoil.com/cm-9808.htm#e09926• No Author (2007). Take me out to the Ballgame. Retrieved July 11, 2007, from website: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Take_Me_Out_To_The_Ballgame• No Author (2007). Seventh-inning Stretch. Retrieved July 11, 2007, from website: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seventh_inning_stretch• Stamp, J. (1999). Pastime: A Salute to Baseball. San Diego: Kjos Music Company• Stamp, J. (2000). Pastime: A Salute to Baseball. On Stamp: Cloudsplitter [CD]. New York: Citadel• No Author (2007). Willie Mays. Retrieved July 11, 2007, from website: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_mays• No Author (2007). Barry Bonds. Retrieved July 11, 2007, from website: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_bonds• No Author (2007). Juan Marichal. Retrieved July 11, 2007, from website: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Marichal• No Author (2007). Orlando Cepeda. Retrieved July 11, 2007, from website: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orlando_Cepeda• National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, The (2007). Willie McCovey. Retrieved July 11, 2007, from website: www.baseballhalloffame.org/hofers/detail.jsp?playerId=118605• National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, The (2007). Babe Ruth. Retrieved July 11, 2007, from website: www.baseballhalloffame.org/hofers/detail.jsp?playerId=121578• No Author (2007). The Official Roger Maris Website. Retrieved July 11, 2007, from website: www.rogermaris.com• Lorimer, L. (2002). The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Baseball Desk Reference. New York: DK.• Amaranth Publishing (2007). Baseball in Song and Music. Retrieved July 11, 2007, from website: www.amaranthpublishing.com/ballgame.htm West Aurora High School 20

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