See also:born at Rosney (
See also:Marne) on the 24th of
See also:August 1837 . He studied at the
See also:Conservatoire under Ambroise
See also:Thomas, and won the
See also:Grand Prix de Rome in 1861 with his cantata Atala . After the customary sojourn in Rome,
See also:Dubois returned to
See also:Paris and devoted himself to teaching . He was appointed " maitre de Chapelle " at the
See also:church of Ste Clotilde, where Cesar
See also:Franck was organist, in 1863, and remained at this
See also:post for five years, during which
See also:time he composed a quantity of sacred
See also:music, notably
See also:Sept Paroles du Christ (1867), a
See also:work which has become well known in France . In 1868 he became " maitre de Chapelle " at the church of the Madeleine, and nine years later succeeded Camille
See also:Saint-Satins there as organist . He became
See also:professor of harmony at the Conservatoire in 1871, and was appointed professor of composition in succession to
See also:Leo Delibes in 1891 . At the
See also:death of Ambroise Thomas in 1896 he became director of the Conservatoire . Dubois is an extremely prolific composer and has written in a variety of forms . His sacred
See also:works include four masses, a
See also:requiem, Les Sept Paroles du Christ, a large number of motets and pieces for
See also:organ . For the theatre he has composed La Guzla de l'Emir, an
See also:opera comique in one
See also:act, played at the Theatre Lyrique de 1'Athenee in 1873; Le
See also:Pain bis, an opera comique in one act, given at the Opera Comique in 1879; La Farandole, a
See also:ballet in three acts, produced at the Grand Opera in 1883; Aben-Hamet, a four-act opera., heard at the Theatre Italien in 1884; Xaviere, a dramatic idyll in three acts, played at the Opera Comique in 1895 . His orchestral works include two concert overtures, the
See also:overture to Frithioff (188o), several suites, Marche heroique de Jeanne d'Arc (1888), &c . He is also the author of Le Paradis perdu, an
See also:oratorio which gained for him the prize offered by the city of Paris in 1878; L'Enlevement de
See also:Proserpine (1879), a scene lyrique; Delivrance (1887), a cantata;
See also:Hylas (189o), a scene lyrique for soli,
See also:chorus and orchestra; Notre
See also:Dame de la mer, a symphonic poem (1897); and a musical setting of a Latin ode on the
See also:baptism of
See also:Clovis (1899) .
In addition, he composed much for the piano and
See also:voice .
GUILLAUME DUBOIS (1656–1723)
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