Engaging Hymnody introduces a new and fresh approach to Liturgical Press' collection of music publications! Enjoy the well-designed textures, counterpoint, and harmonic imagination of Robert LeBlanc in this new collection of contemporary hymn settings for organ. The hymns included in these two volumes represent a fine catalog of the most beloved and well-known hymns of the season. Organists and congregations alike will enjoy and look forward to these fresh arrangements for many seasons to come.
ANTIOCH ("Joy to the World")
BESANCON ("People, Look East")
CAROL ("It Came upon the Midnight Clear")
DIVINUM MYSTERIUM ("Of the Father's Love Begotten")
ES IST EIN ROS ("Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming")
GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAINS ("Go Tell It on the Mountains")
GOD REST YOU MERRY ("God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen")
GLORIA ("Angels We Have Heard on High")
IN DULCI JUBILO ("Good Christian Friends, Rejoice")
NUN KOMM DER HEIDEN HEILAND ("Savior of the Nations, Come")
SAINT LOUIS ("O Little Town of Bethlehem")
STILLE NACHT ("Silent Night")
STUTTGART ("Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus")
VENEZ, DIVIN MESSIE ("O Come, Divine Messiah")
Robert LeBlanc is an established composer, pianist and organist, who has published works with all major Catholic publishers in the United States. He is presently Director of Music at the Shrine of Saint Jude in Rockville, Maryland. In 2008 he was commissioned to write several pieces for the Mass at Nationals Stadium celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI during his visit to the Washington area, and again in 2015 for the visit of Pope Francis. His music was also used extensively at the 2013 Convention of the National Pastoral Musicians in Washington DC. He resides with his wife in Ashton, Maryland.