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Theodore Dubois Christ, We Do All Adore Thee

Carol McClure
Anthems, Children's Music, Introits, Benedictions and Responses
Keyboard [organ/piano], Harp, Violin(s)
Children's Choir
Moderately Easy
Suggested Uses(s)
  • 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.

Anthem Warm-Up

  • bars 13-16: intervallic tuning

Teaching Points

  • 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

Christ, we do all adore thee,
And we do praise thee for ever,
Who on the cruel cross
Hast thou the world from sin redeemed.


Mark Schweizer
P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Phone 828.859.0323
Toll Free 877.822.0304


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