About the Author
“Ronald M. Clancy, the First Outstanding Carolist of the New Millennium.” – William E. Studwell, The American Organist
Exceeding his own expectations, the first four volumes Best-Loved Christmas Carols (Vol.#1), American Christmas Classics (Vol. #2), Children’s Christmas Classics (Vol. #3), and Sacred Christmas Music (Vol.#4) have generated enthusiasm and high acclaim from reviewers, booksellers, and customers alike. Ron’s creations have led to his guest appearances on the PBS program Religion and Ethics Newsweekly, EWTN, The God Squad, Comcast with Mary Amoroso, and QVC.
Ron’s Christmas music collections come in attractive gift boxes that feature seasonal music CDs and lavishly illustrated coffee table books that include color plates of magnificent period art. Two collections also include soft-back Songbooks with carol music scores.
Born in 1944 and a graduate of the George Washington University (BA Journalism), Ron is married to a retired elementary school teacher and resides in southern New Jersey. For two decades he opted for a career in executive search, recruiting for both Fortune 500 corporations and small hi-tech companies. Collecting Christmas music was a hobby.
When Ron heard heavenly Christmas carols sung by a choir of nuns at his first Midnight Mass at a Catholic orphanage in Philadelphia, he was hooked. He eventually sang in the orphanage boys’ choir. In later years he collected Christmas music of all genres and by 1982 he had assembled a sizable library.
In 1989 his continued interest in Christmas music led him on his journey to create the landmark THE MILLENNIA COLLECTION. His objective then, and always, was to produce quintessential Christmas music compilations.
Curious by nature, Ron wanted an innovative format to share his discovery about how Christmas music developed over two thousand years. With the release of Sacred Christmas Music (Vol. #4) by Sterling Publishing in 2008, Ron believes a better understanding of that little known history has come full circle.