|Short Name:||Clyde McLennan|
|Full Name:||McLennan, Clyde|
Clyde McLennan was ordained to the Baptist ministry in the early 1960's, and for about 35 years he served as Pastor in several smaller churches, some of which were very small new churches that were just starting. In some of these, he also doubled as the church musician.
In most of these church situations McLennan also supported himself as a computer software designer, programmer, analyst and consultant for a large manufacturing company implementing process control and process management software for the shop floor environment. He retired in 1999, although continued on in a part-time consultancy role for several more years.
McLennan's early musical training was on the pipe organ where he learnt to play the classics (Bach, etc. - and some of those are on his site), but he always had a strong interest in improvisation, and so learnt and experimented with some of the more freer musical styles. You will see his site reflects many of those styles.
According to McLennan, These days it is often hard to find suitable musicians to accompany congregational singing, either because the younger musicians don't like playing the 'grand hymns of the faith' or older players sometimes struggle with the style of the newer music.
In seeking to address this need, which is often acute in small churches, home groups, age care facilities etc, and through the encouragement of a Christian friends, McLennan created the SmallChurchMusic (and related) site to make good quality accompaniments for congregational singing available at no cost.
-Taken from the 'about' page at smallchurchmusic.com