“This is music of subtlety and surprising emotional depth. Davidson has found a way of writing sweet and deeply lyrical music that is not in the least saccharine, a way of sounding uncomplicated while suggesting an entire emotional landscape.”
“Randall Davidson's music...is "as lovely as anything being written today."”
"A Young Lutheran's Guide to the Orchestra" was a lengthy, successful piece which managed at the same time to be funny about music and funny about the solemn conservatism of the Norwegian Lutherans in Lake Wobegon -- one of Keillor's favorite subjects.
“The program began with Randall Davidson's hilarious tongue-in-kitsch Piano and Orchestra Bench Overture...”
“Meanwhile, Davidson's very clever score is chasing through sardonic changes on hymn tunes and seemingly by accident doing a fine job of demonstrating the tone colors of an orchestra. (on The Young Lutheran's Guide to the Orchestra)”