Dubois (1837 - 1924), the author of the famous Treatise of Harmony, made a career of an official musician (teacher at the Conservatoire, State Inspector of Music), and at the same time of a church musician. Organist at the church of the Invalides, choir master at Sainte-Clotilde (while Franck was there) then at the church of the Madeleine, he finally became organist of that church. He wrote a huge amount of music, sacred or secular. His organ works match the catholic fashionable aesthetic of this period, and the Ten Pieces are the best of them. They include solidly built works and also elegantly mystic pieces, which perfectly suit the special tones of the French romantic organ.
This volume contains an Offertoire which will pull tears out of ladies’ eyes and that all clergymen will ask you to play again.