This is the first-ever recording of Le Paradis perdu, a long-forgotten oratorio by Theodore Dubois (1837-1924), composed in the early 1870s. The project was initiated by Palazzetto Bru Zane - Centre de musique romantique francaise (Venice), which carried out the musicological research. This original and aesthetically accomplished work, winner of the Concours Musical initiated by the City of Paris in 1878, is loosely based on episodes from Milton's Paradise Lost. It is performed here by the choir Les Cris de Paris, accompanied by soloists of the ensemble Les Siecles, conducted by Geoffrey Jordan. This is the first recording in what is to be a long-term collaboration between Les Cris de Paris and Aparte the next release will be devoted to Robert Schumann.