Quicumque Christum Quaeritis (“All ye who seek on Christ to gaze”)
Translation: Fr. John Fitzpatrick, Oblate of Mary
TUNE: “Duguet” • 88 88 (LM)

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Abbé Dieudonné Duguet (1794-1849) was a Belgian composer. He was born and died at Liège, a city in the east of Belgium, not far from borders with the Netherlands and Germany. Aachen is about 33 mi north-east. In 1821, Dieudonné Duguet founded with Jean Joseph Henrard (1791-1846) and André Jaspar (1794-1863) a school of music, which later was absorbed into the Conservatoire. Dieudonné Duguet was a professor of solfege. In 1828 he became organist of the Church of Saint-Denis, in 1835 maître de chapelle, and in 1837 organist of the cathedral. He was stricken with blindness in 1835, and had to resign his class at the Conservatoire. The brilliant keyboardist, César Franck (1822-1890), was also born in Liège. Indeed, Franck's first organ teacher was Duguet, the blind organist of the Church of Saint-Denis.