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Greetings fans and friends!  I am excited to announce that we are now in the galley proof phase toward the release of Chanson de l’Ange.  I could not be more thrilled with the work my publisher, Linda Boulanger, has done on the interior of my book.  She has made the text beautiful, with a font style that is attractive, yet easy to read-and the chapter titles are quite special.  I am currently working my fanny off on the galleys. 

In addition to work on the galleys, I was inspired to write another song for the Chanson CD.  This song will be recorded by a male vocalist who will be singing as Erik, my Phantom.  My only problem is, I do not yet have the singer!  If you know of anyone who might fit the following criteria, please have them contact me:

Here is the notice I posted on my facebook:

Wanted: Male soloist with a baritone/tenor range. Must have classically trained voice, and must be at least 30 years old (or have a mature sounding singing voice-Erik is in his late 30’s). For: to record a gorgeous aria that will be featured on the upcoming CD Chanson de l’Ange. Pay: lots of exposure and a very small fee. Other requirements: You must have access to a recording studio and you must be willing to work with myself and my son, who is the orchestrator/arranger.

Speaking of the CD, Michele Karmin sent us her recorded vocal tracks for Firelight Through Diamonds, and she sounds amazing.  Very current style and very passionate performance.  All that’s left to do on her song is the mixing.  This week Nathan will be creating a piano track for Carrie Shaw to sing with on the song That Summer By The Sea.  She asked us to send her the piano track before the song is orchestrated so that she can test the vocal range and make sure it suits her.  Once she approves of the key, Nathan will compose the accompaniment to my melody, then Carrie will record the song using Nathan’s orchestrations.  Toni Gibson‘s gorgeous and haunting recording of The Bleeding Rose is already complete.  We are now waiting for the violinist to record her part, and then onto mixing!

Note:  the Chanson de l’Ange CD will be released and sold separately


So keep visiting this site for more updates.  Michele’s song will be pre released very soon!

Now for the lyrics to the new song.  I hope you like it!


In The Mirror:  Erik’s Song for Chanson de l’Ange
by Bonnie Anne Pinard



Mercury, against a sheath of black

Mocks the image the silver echoes back

Half darkness, half light… in the mirror


Glass shatters, the soul splits apart

No hope, or joy, or light in the heart

Half human, half gargoyle…in the mirror


An instrument of cruelty
The mirror’s bitter truth
Reflecting all I am not
Reflecting dying hope, fading youth

But then I saw her…in the mirror


A song of innocence, purely born

A girl, fragile and forlorn

Half child, half woman…in the mirror


Beauty desired, a dream long denied

My joy, my love, I cannot hide

Half muse, half angel…in the mirror


An instrument  of cruelty
The mirror’s bitter truth
Reflecting all I am not
Reflecting dying hope, fading youth

But then I saw her….in the mirror


The flame is kindled, passions ignite

A spark of glory in the bleak of night

Half lover, half stranger….in the mirror


Her beauty, the light in her song

A dream where phantoms don’t belong

Her touch, her tears

Half love, half fear….in the mirror


Do I dare hope, should I dare believe?
Does the mirror speak the truth, or does it deceive?
Could she truly be mine, my lover my bride,
Or will she turn away and cast the fool aside

Will she love the half man half angel, will I finally be free,
From the beast who looks back at me….in the mirror

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 October 2012 02:42