Théodore Dubois

Théodore Dubois Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    24th August 1837
  • Died
    11th June 1924
  • Birthplace
    Marne, France

François-Clément Théodore Dubois was a French composer, organist and music teacher, born in Rosnay in Marne. He studied under Louis Fanartand later at the Paris Conservatoire under Ambroise Thomas. He won the Prix de Rome in 1861 and in 1868, became choirmaster at the Church of the Madeleine, In 1871 he took over from César Franck as choirmaster at the Basilica of Sainte-Clotilde. In 1877, Dubois returned to the Church of the Madeleine, succeeding Camille Saint-Saëns as organist there. From 1871 he taught at the Paris Conservatoire, where his pupils included Pierre de Bréville, Gabrielle Ferrari, Gustave Doret, Paul Dukas, Achille Fortier, Xavier Leroux, Albéric Magnard,Édouard Risler, Guy Ropartz, Spyridon Samaras, and Florent Schmitt. Dubois was director of the Conservatoire from 1896 to 1905. He resigned two months before the refusal to award the Prix de Rome to Maurice Ravel; this created, nonetheless, a substantial public outcry against him, which was increased by an open letter from the novelist and musicologist Romain Rolland. Gabriel Fauré took over as director.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Le baptême de Clovis - Ode de Léon XIII à la France Anthem Voice(s) and Orchestra
Kybèle Cantata Voice(s) and Orchestra
Aben-Hamet Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
La guzla de l'émir Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Le pain bis Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
L'enlèvement de Proserpine Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Xavière Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Le paradis perdu Oratorio Voice(s) and Orchestra
Notre-Dame de la mer Oratorio Voice(s) and Orchestra
Messe de la Délivrance Sacred Mass Voice(s) and Orchestra