Opera & music for dance & theater by Randall Davidson
Welcome to the list of operas, music theater and dance works created by Randall Davidson. If you would like perusal materials or order rental scores and parts, please click on email questions and we'll respond to your request. These works are available with a production license.
A History of Evil: Bible Families, a humorous music drama (1990) [theater orchestra: 1(picc).1(EH).1.1-0.1.1.1-1 perc.pn-strings (1-1-1-1-1)] 1990; 65 minutes. Commissioned and premiered by VocalEssence; recorded by Arvada Chorus and released on a private label. Story, narration and lyrics written by Garrison Keillor. Setting: a Wednesday night Bible study group examining the life of model families from the Old and New Testament: Adam & Eve, Noah & Mrs. Noah, Lot and Mrs. Lot, the Prodigal Son, and Joseph & Mary. This work can be performed as a chancel musical with members of the choir cast in the many available roles.
The Fourth Wise Man, a church opera (1995) [4 male soloists, mezzo solo, treble trio, double large and small SATB choirs; chamber orchestra: ob, tpt, perc, hrp, org, strings: 3-2-1-1-1] 1995; 62 minutes. Adapted by George Sand from Henry Van Dyke and Michel Tournier's stories about the fourth Wiseman who arrives late to the Nativity and the Last Supper. Click here for extensive information about the music, the story, and how to request materials.
Worn-Out Dancing Shoes, a story ballet (1999) [theater orchestra: 1.1.sop-sax.alto-sax.ten-sax.bar-sax-188.8.131.52-3 perc.pn.cel.hpsch.-strings] 1999; 70 minutes. Commissioned and premiered by Children's Theater Company in Minneapolis with support from Meet The Composer New Residency Program. Based on the Grimm Brothers' story The Twelve Dancing Princesses and adapted by Marisha Chamberlin; choreography by Myron Johnson.