See Chip’s explanation of the seven doors from his Fresh Aire II classic composition, “The Fantasia” in this short video. Hear him describe how each quickly changing scene represents a different door and musical mood.
“Pandora’s Unforgettable Moments on Ice” featuring Mannheim Steamroller is airing on the ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox networks beginning now through December 25th. The special holiday show features World, Olympic and other championship figure skaters in dazzling performances to Mannhiem Steamroller music. Check your local listing for dates and times!
Mannheim Steamroller 30/40 is already #8 on Billboard’s Seasonal Chart, just a few weeks after the album was released! A total of six Mannheim Steamroller albums — including 30/40 — are dominating the Billboard charts. This couldn’t happen without the support of our many fans. Our thanks to everyone!!!!!
See Chip reveal the inspiration behind Mannheim Steamroller’s “Christmas Extraordinaire” hit, “Faeries” in this short clip. We’ll give you a hint, the melody was inspired by a member of his family. Make your guess, then watch to see if you’re right.
Listen to Chip describe how childhood treks into the field at night with his grandfather formed a fascination with the stars in him. Watch this short clip to see why “The 7 Stars of the Big Dipper” is dedicated to Chip’s grandfather and first piano teacher, Dr. Ray Louis Sr.
Learn more about the recording challenges and inspiration behind this Fresh Aire IV classic, “G Major Toccata.” Watch Chip describe what went into capturing the powerful horn and trumpet sounds of a magnificent Kansas City church pipe organ in this short video.
Obviously, we don’t have an ocean in Nebraska, but we do have an equally beautiful sky. Listen to Chip describe the inspiration and story behind Fresh Aire III’s “The Sky” in this short video clip.
Hopping in from the trees surrounding Chip’s Raven Oaks home, a cricket had gotten itself trapped beneath a wicker plant stand. The rhythmically even sound it produced inspired Chip to grab a microphone, record the beat and use it as the basis for a new musical track on Fresh Aire III. Click play to listen…