1995 Steven Curtis Chapman – The Music Of Christmas

The Music of Christmas is the first Christmas album and seventh studio album overall by American contemporary Christian music singer and songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman. It was released on September 26, 1995.

Tracks

1  Hark! The Herald Angels Sing/The Music Of Christmas (Charlie Wesley; Felix Mendelssohn; Steven Curtis Chapman) 06:43
2  Christmas Is All In The Heart (Steven Curtis Chapman) 05:15
3  Angels We Have Heard On High (Steven Curtis Chapman; Edward Shippen Barnes) 05:40
4  O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (Steven Curtis Chapman; Henry Sloan Coffin; John Mason Neale) 03:28
5  Our God Is With Us (Michael W Smith; Steven Curtis Chapman) 06:43
6  Interlude: The Music Of Christmas (Charles Wesley; Edward Shippen Barnes; Felix Mendelssohn; Georg Friedrich Händel) 04:46
7  This Baby (Steven Curtis Chapman; William Chatterton Dix) 04:35
8  Silent Night/Away In A Manger/O Holy Night (Adolphe Adam; Franz Gruber; James R Murray) 06:03
9  Carol Of The Bells (Traditional) 03:44
10  O Come All Ye Faithful (John Francis Wade) 04:18
11  Going Home For Christmas (James Isaac Elliott; Steven Curtis Chapman) 05:25
12  Precious Promise (Steven Curtis Chapman) 04:12

Musicians

1 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing/The Music Of Christmas

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsSteve Brewster
GuitarGordon Kennedy
GuitarJerry McPherson
GuitarSteven Curtis Chapman
Acoustic GuitarSteven Curtis Chapman
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
PianoShane Keister
Background VocalsAmanda Barfield
Background VocalsAshley Melling
Background VocalsBecky Paxton
Background VocalsBob Carlisle
Background VocalsEmily Estes
Background VocalsGordon Kennedy
Background VocalsHolly Burt
Background VocalsKatie Dunham
Background VocalsLance High
Background VocalsLisa Cochran
Background VocalsLuke Gustafson
Background VocalsMary Catherine Musick
Background VocalsMax Gronenthal
Background VocalsMichael Mellett
Background VocalsRobin Johnson
VocalsSteven Curtis Chapman


2 Christmas Is All In The Heart

BassJimmie Lee Sloas
DrumsPaul Leim
GuitarJerry McPherson
Acoustic GuitarSteven Curtis Chapman
KeyboardsShane Keister
VocalsCeCe Winans
VocalsSteven Curtis Chapman


3 Angels We Have Heard On High

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsSteve Brewster
GuitarGordon Kennedy
GuitarRandy Pearce
ProgrammingSteve Brewster
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk
VocalsSteven Curtis Chapman


4 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

PianoShane Keister
VocalsSteven Curtis Chapman


5 Our God Is With Us

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsSteve Brewster
GuitarDann Huff
Acoustic GuitarGordon Kennedy
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
Background VocalsBob Carlisle
Background VocalsGordon Kennedy
Background VocalsLisa Cochran
Background VocalsMax Gronenthal
Background VocalsMichael Mellett
Background VocalsRobin Johnson
VocalsSteven Curtis Chapman


6 Interlude: The Music Of Christmas

GuitarSteven Curtis Chapman
Acoustic GuitarSteven Curtis Chapman
ProgrammingRobbie Buchanan


7 This Baby

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsSteve Brewster
GuitarGordon Kennedy
GuitarJerry McPherson
Acoustic GuitarSteven Curtis Chapman
KeyboardsShane Keister
ProgrammingSteve Brewster
BellsTerry McMillan
Background VocalsMax Gronenthal
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk
VocalsSteven Curtis Chapman


8 Silent Night/Away In A Manger/O Holy Night

GuitarSteven Curtis Chapman
Acoustic GuitarSteven Curtis Chapman
KeyboardsScott Sheriff
VocalsHerb Chapman Sr
VocalsHerb Chapman Jr
VocalsSteven Curtis Chapman


9 Carol Of The Bells

GuitarSteven Curtis Chapman
Acoustic GuitarSteven Curtis Chapman
DobroSteven Curtis Chapman
MandolinSteven Curtis Chapman
DulcimersSteven Curtis Chapman
ProgrammingBlair Masters


10 O Come All Ye Faithful

BassJimmie Lee Sloas
DrumsPaul Leim
GuitarJerry McPherson
GuitarSteven Curtis Chapman
Acoustic GuitarSteven Curtis Chapman
12 String GuitarSteven Curtis Chapman
KeyboardsShane Keister
VocalsSteven Curtis Chapman


11 Going Home For Christmas

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsSteve Brewster
GuitarGordon Kennedy
Acoustic GuitarSteven Curtis Chapman
Steel GuitarPaul Franklin
12 String GuitarSteven Curtis Chapman
MandolinSteven Curtis Chapman
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
PianoShane Keister
Background VocalsTerry Wood
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk
VocalsSteven Curtis Chapman


12 Precious Promise

Acoustic GuitarSteven Curtis Chapman
SynthesizerSteven Curtis Chapman
VocalsSteven Curtis Chapman

Other Musicians

Choir – The Belmont Church Choir (Track 1)
Choir – The Kids Connection Choir (Track 1)
Choir – The American Boychoir (Tracks 4, 7, 8)
Choir – Alan Arak, Barry Phillips, Charles Eversale, Robert Carpenter (Track 7)
Strings – The London Session Orchestra (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10)
Strings – The Nashville String Machine (Tracks 2, 10)

Liner Notes

Producer – Brown Bannister, Steven Curtis Chapman
Producer (Executive) – Dan Raines, Peter York
Arranged By – Steven Curtis Chapman (Tracks 6, 8, 9, 10)
Arranged By – Robbie Buchanan (Track 6)
Arranged By (Choir) – Ronn Huff (Tracks 4, 8)
Arranged By (Strings) – Don Hart (Tracks 2, 10)
Arranged By (Strings) – Ronn Huff (Tracks 4, 5, 6, 8, 9)
Concertmaster – Gavyn Wright (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10)
Coordinator – Traci Sterling Bishir
Engineer – Steve Bishir (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12)
Engineer – Jeff Balding (Tracks 2, 10)
Engineer (Additional) – Brown Bannister, Guy DeFazio, Martin Woodlee, Patrick Kelly
Engineer (Assistant) – Aaron Swihart, Joey Grimstead, Martin Woodlee
Mastered By – Doug Sax
Mixed By – Bill Schnee
Mixed By (Assistant) – John Hendrickson
Recorded By (The London Session Orchestra) – Chris Dibble
Recorded By (The Nashville String Machine) – Steve Bishir

Art Direction – Karen Philpott
Cover – Franke Design
Design – East West Design
Photography By – David Maisel

Mastered At The Mastering Lab
Mixed At Bill Schnee Studios
Overdubbed At The Dugout
Overdubbed At Studio At Mole End
Overdubbed At Quad Studios
Overdubbed At OmniSound Studios
Overdubbed At Devonshire Studios
Overdubbed At Ocean Studios
Overdubbed At Sound On Sound, New York
Recorded At CTS Studios
Recorded At The Bennett House
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