- Text Writer: Theodore Baker, 1899 (translation of the Latin hymn Adoramus Te)
- Vocal Part(s): Unison, with opt. 2nd pt.
- Vocal Range: Pt. I, g-f’; Pt. II, c-a
- Key: C major
- Meter: 4/4
- Accompanying Instrument: violin and piano or harp
Target Age Group: Grades 3-6 (with option of K-2 joining in singing the phrases, “Christ we do all adore Thee, and we do praise Thee forever.”)
Description: Christ We Do All Adore Thee, the a cappella final movement from Theodore DuBois’ The Seven Last Words of Christ, was arranged for our Viva Voce 2011-2012 curriculum for unison (optional two-part) with violin and piano (or harp) accompaniment. This gentle anthem is appropriate and easy to prepare for Lent/Holy Week or for a Communion service. If sung in parts, opportunities for tuning thirds and sixths abound.
- bars 13-16: intervallic tuning
- Melodic Singing/Interpretation: Singing with dynamics; shaping phrases
- Intervallic Tuning: Tuning melodic ascending lines; tuning intervals between parts
- Music History: Learning about Theodore DuBois and the composers of the Paris Conservatory
- Music History/Style Exploration: Listening to/watching performances of the rest of DuBois’ The Seven Last Words of Christ on You Tube, DVD or CD
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