Composer:   Lionel Daunais
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Editions a Coeur joie
Edition:   ACJ 139
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   A Cappella


Angela Broeker
University of St. Thomas 2010
R&R Chair College & University

Every once in a while, a piece comes along that seems to define “simple beauty.” Le Pont Mirabeau, by French Canadian composer/singer Lionel Daunais is just such a piece. The languid, homophonic, strophic work contains harmonic language that seems to be a cross between Debussy and vocal jazz. Accessible to high school and college choirs alike, Daunais gives us a score with ample opportunity for expression and nuance.