1939 - 2004

November 16, 2004
From SCL President Dan Foliart

The Society of Composers & Lyricists has lost a great friend and ally. We're sorry to report the passing of Michel Colombier, whose versatility as an artist was only eclipsed by his passion for music and love of life. Beginning with his arrangements for Charles Aznavour's first album featuring English lyrics to recent collaborations with his friend, Mikhail Baryshnikov, his artistic palette was unique in every way. From such diverse movies as UNE CHAMBRE EN VILLE to PURPLE RAIN, Michel explored a multitude of textures and styles. His contributions to the careers of Petula Clark, Barbra Streisand and the Kronos Quartet will stand as a fitting legacy for this gifted composer. The SCL was fortunate to have the rare opportunity to share an evening with Michel in recent months. He will be missed by all of us.

THE SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS & LYRICISTS (SCL) is the non-profit organization for professional composers and lyricists with a long and distinguished history in the fine art of creating music for motion pictures and television.

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