David T. Clydesdale

David T. Clydesdale is an award-winning composer, arranger, orchestrator and producer whose career stretches from the local church to NBC’s Tonight Show Band to the London Symphony.

Clydesdale is widely known for his volumes of church choral music. Originally through his own Royal Tapestry Music and subsequently through Word Music, 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. David’s dramatic musical of the nativity, The Majesty of Christmas, has been the centerpiece of the holiday celebration at Six Flags amusement parks throughout the mid-West, and his Broadway-styled A Time for Christmas has seen numerous performances by many professional and volunteer groups.

Additionally, Clydesdale has been the album or concert arranger for artists such as Glenn Close, Placido Domingo, Steve Green, Sandi Patty, Larnelle Harris, Kenny Rogers and Hallmark Card’s Christmas Albums. His Grammy and Dove award-winning accomplishments include 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. Recordings of David’s orchestral artistry have been highlighted with vocal appearances by noted Contemporary Christian recording artists Point of Grace and Anointed. David’s compositions and arrangements were also featured in the 1986 Liberty Show in New York, the 1992 Hallmark Christmas Album, and in various Walt Disney World productions.

David resides in a suburb of Nashville, TN with his wife, Celeste.

ears, you can’t help but wonder
how this is possible. Four
children stand before you
playing the violin like seasoned veterans.
Close your eyes and soak in the
beauty and serenity of the sound of
music coming from a family of musicians
much like the von Trapp family.
The Lamb Family Violin Ensemble
consists of Karis (18), Kiemel (15),
Kolson (13) and Caleb (11). Playing
mostly the violin and piano, the foursome
performs at weddings, banquets,
church services and special events.
They have been featured in numerous
magazines—including Southern Living
—and the sisters were selected to perform
in October 2004 on a National
Public Radio segment. It’s obvious,
however, the fame hasn’t gone to their
heads. They attribute their success to
God, and their music carries a far
more meaningful message than most.
“For our family, we are ultimately