Classical Crossover Music to Feed the Soul
Immortal Aria’s debut album “The Angel’s Song” is now available for purchase! This album features many talented classical crossover artists performing original works! We thank you for your support, and hope to continue creating our unique brand of music in the years to come. The Angel’s Song, is the first production by IMMORTAL ARIA: A collection of original music inspired by the novel “Chanson de l’ange” by author, Paisley Swan Stewart. The Angel’s Song, deftly combines Classical Crossover, Pop and atmospheric musical styles, drawn from the pages of Paisley’s epic Phantom of the Opera retelling.
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Warm greetings to the fans and friends who have been following the progress of Immortal Aria’s music projects. We apologize for such a long gap between postings, but we are happy to announce that as of two weeks ago-Nathan was finally able to block out time enough from his regular work schedule to resume work on the Chanson de l’Ange CD, to be released in 2014. He is currently orchestrating That Summer By The Sea, a song I wrote in 2011 that will feature the ethereal vocals of UK artist Carrie Shaw. This song takes us back to Christine Daae’s childhood, where we get a taste of the extraordinarily strong bond she shared with her widowed father, and where we are swept away by the magical world he created for her. Continue reading Chanson de l’Ange CD Progress
Greetings music lovers! Music has always been a big part of the Pinard family’s Christmas celebration. I sang in my high school choir each Christmas, performing some of the best loved traditional carols and less familiar choral pieces to a packed auditorium. Throughout Nathan’s education, he too participated in his school’s Christmas/Winter music programs, and of course we always had Christmas music playing in our home so Nathan grew up with all the classics. Musically speaking, Christmas songs consist of some of the most beautiful melodies ever written, and have inspired musicians of each generation to arrange their own rendition of these well loved carols. Continue reading Throwback Thursday Christmas!
It’s Throwback Thursday!!! Been a while, people! Nathan and I have both been swept up in getting my books published, and although that task is complete, we are now producing the first book trailer for the series. Nathan is planning to compose an original piece of music for the trailer, based on the Chanson de l’Ange aria. I will be very excited to share the trailer with you all when it has been completed. Meanwhile, in honor of Throwback Thursday, I am sharing a different video.
I wrote the Chanson de l’Ange aria back in 2005. Shortly after that, Nathan composed the accompaniment and I recorded the song in our home studio. Then a friend of mine created this beautiful fan video per my request. The aria will be included on the Chanson CD, but as my voice is no longer up to par, we are thrilled that Toni Gibson recorded a beautiful rendition for the CD, scheduled for release in March of 2014. Have a musical day, and please share with your friends!
The first time I saw the Lon Chaney silent version of Phantom of the Opera, I was about eleven. I was frightened but equally fascinated by the masked Phantom, the movie’s man/monster whose real name was Erik.
Later I came across the colorful film adaptation starring Claude Rains, and I developed my first crush on a movie character. His voice floating through the mirror enthralled me, and the melancholy melody he played on the violin was unforgettable. I thought him so handsome in the mysterious mask and was captivated by his efforts to win the trust of the young opera singer.
In the early 90’s my husband and I attended an LA based performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stage musical starring Michael Crawford. I shall never forget the first commanding chords played on the organ as the gold and crystal chandelier rose above the audience. When the Phantom first appeared in the mirror I forgot everything else around me; the audience, the auditorium…they all receded into the mist as he beckoned Christine through the glass.
When the 2004 film version was released I was once again swept away by the Phantom. What followed was a burst of creativity as I was compelled to explore the Phantom character through writing poetry and songs, and was inspired to write my own ‘retelling’ of the story that had charmed me as a child. However, writing a novel is not an easy undertaking. There were many stops and starts along the way. Family illnesses, publishing challenges-one obstacle after another threw me off my course. I confess that there were times when I was ready to give up…but I didn’t!
… as they say, ” the difference between success and failure is perseverance!”
I am happy to announce that finally, after nine years of struggling to bring this series to publication, Chanson de l’Ange will have its official release this October in both paperback and eBook!
Thanks to all Chanson readers and fans for hanging in there with me…and stay tuned for purchasing info: Chanson de l’Ange
~ Paisley Swan Stewart
(Bonnie Anne Pinard)