Randall Davidson's music publishing, producing, and performance website. His music publishing company Boys Art Music has moved all of its content to this web address. Most scores and parts can be downloaded or rented (primarily, larger works). Randall lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA. Since the mid-1970s, his work as a composer has been performed around the North America, Europe and Australia. A legacy site and my store are one and the same thing. It is 2020, and the pandemic is raging outside while I am uploading digital sound files and downloadable versions of scores and parts. Some of the works for larger performing forces (large ensembles) are available for rent. Music for the dramatic stage (dance, ballet, opera, music theater) is also be available for rent at this time. The newly digitized Boys Art Music catalogue is downloadable.
Scores are linked to sample audio and sample score pages. Downloadable PDFs come with a license that allows performers unlimited photocopying. with a covenant not to share or distribute scores and parts to others. Performers who wish to receive paper versions of score and parts will be charged an additional fee.
A wish list or an imagining of future projects is a powerful thing. I share my wish here without a great deal of fanfare or surety that there is enough time for everything to become reality. These are works I want to compose:
an operetta set backstage of a little theater where retired opera singers are performing grand opera excerpts by Verdi for adoring fans. What goes on backstage is much more intimate and personal.
a music-drama for 13 instrumentalists inspired by the Gospel of St. Mark and the Big Book that first shared the ideas contained in so many Twelve-Step programs.
two more songs with chamber accompaniment to complete a cycle of the Seasons as suggested by English illustrator and author Pauline Baynes.
a short Holy Mass for Empty Spaces filled with the Holy Spirit.
A stoa is a safe, protective space that combines useful inside and outside space in ancient Greek architecture. It was a covered walkway surrounding buildings and lined with columns. They were commonly used by the public; merchants could sell their goods and artists could display their artwork. It is the ambition of this site to be a stoa for Randall's creations, for the work that has influenced him most, and as a space to share beauty and good things. When more content is added, we will post on Randall's Facebook.