KANSAS CITY, MO. (September 19, 2011) –
Lillenas Publishing Company is pleased to announce a new partnership with David T. and Celeste Clydesdale. The venture marks an exciting new chapter for both Lillenas and the Clydesdales, with projects planned before the end of 2011 coming from the newly formed Clydesdale Music Group.
“Celeste and I are honored, humbled and thrilled to have the team at Lillenas supporting the new Clydesdale Music Group. I have been writing for 32 years and Celeste for 18...and to be able to continue to minister to the church through music has always been our true passion. The combination of new friends and being reunited with co-workers from our past is very rewarding to us. We truly believe with God's Spirit leading us together as a team, the best days are ahead of us. We are in HIS service, together,” commented David.
Director of Lillenas Publishing Company, Tim Curtis remarked, “We're excited to welcome the Clydesdales to Lillenas. They are a tremendous addition to our publishing family. These are truly great days for Lillenas.”
David T. Clydesdale is a GRAMMY ® Award and Dove Award-winning composer, arranger, orchestrator and producer bringing an impressive résumé to the Lillenas roster. David served as album or concert arranger for artists such as Anointed, Glenn Close, Placido Domingo, Steve Green, Larnelle Harris, Sandi Patty, Point Of Grace, Kenny Rogers and Hallmark Card’s Christmas albums. Along with his volumes of church choral music, David created works featured by Six Flags amusement parks and in Walt Disney World productions. David has created a long list of well-received choral publications including I Am
, The Victor
, A Christmas Suite
, Evidence of Grace
and How Great Is Our God
. He has received five “gold record” certifications by the RIAA, for sales exceeding 500,000 units, and one “platinum record,” for sales in excess of 1,000,000 units.
Celeste Clydesdale is a multiple Dove Award-winning children’s music creator with thousands of children around the world performing her works annually. Wife and creative partner of David, Celeste is also a children’s music clinician and teacher, and children’s choir director.
“When I was a young songwriter, the first number one song I ever published was a song called, ‘The Father Hath Provided Again,’ and it was arranged by David T. Clydesdale. I still remember the thrill of watching a genius at work,” said Lillenas Publishing Company creative director, Dave Clark. “In the ensuing years, I watched as Celeste began to take her place as a writer of top tier children’s musicals. Her unique approach to the message has impacted countless kids and will for generations to come. I am so excited that after years of admiration and friendship, they are both bringing their unparalleled gifts to the ongoing story of what God is doing at Lillenas.”
Lillenas Publishing Company provides worship resources for the local church. They are one of the largest church music publishers in the world, owning more than 20,000 song copyrights. Serving churches around the world, Lillenas is one of the most recognized brands in church music and has been providing a wide range of top quality, easy-to-use, current, and affordable products for the church for over 85 years.
For more information, please visit www.lillenas.com