Of the two recordings I have of “The Seven Last Words of Christ,” one by Dubois and one by Haydn, the composition by Dubois is by far my favorite. The purity of “Christ We Do All Adore Thee” is well worth the price of this CD. The accompaniment is organ and I would prefer a full orchestra, a minor criticism.
Here is one positive review from an Amazon customer.
“As a choral singer who grew up on Dubois’ “The Seven Last Words of Christ” and loved to sing it, I have been searching for a recording for a couple of years. Finally! And, this rendition is so good, it has me singing along. Few organists get the thunder right. Frederick Swann does (of course). Few choirs get the tempo right. This one does. The soloists are talented and the sweetness of “Verily” reminds me of the best live rendition I ever heard. I am so pleased with this album that I have ordered it for my sisters (who love this Dubois work as much as I do) and a few choir members with whom I’ve sung in the past. My only regret is that my father, a star tenor who performed it many times, is not alive to hear it. BRAVO!! AND….Mendelssohn’s “Hear My Prayer” is an unexpected but delightful bonus, as is the Swann organ solo.”