Cantate Domino: A Liturgical Songbook for Classical Christian Schools (spiral-bound)

Note: this is a pre-order. Shipping August 2024.

The spiral-bound edition of this book exactly matches the content and pagination of the hardcover edition. It features a slightly larger trim size, enlarged text and music, and chord symbols above the staff.

Cantate Domino includes a rich collection of spoken and sung liturgies that promote the True, Good, and Beautiful in corporate worship. Its timeless and historic contents are the result of decades of use in classical Christian schools, as well as surveys of more than one hundred schools to find and compile the best material from their respective traditions. The book represents one of the greatest strengths of classical Christian education: its emphasis on the integration of historic, orthodox Christianity through theology, literature, and the arts. The selections in this book span many centuries of church history, from the early church to the present day. Some selections are complex, others are simple, but all are intended to be immediately useful and sensitive to a school’s calendar and sacred seasons: Scripture readings, prayers, creeds, call-outs/sound-offs, rounds and canons, chanted psalms, and a broad selection of hymns that school leaders will use daily in their assemblies or chapel/Cantabile services.

The book itself is beautifully typeset and bound in a dark blue cloth hard cover with gold foil stamping. Its sewn binding is durable, and it lays flat when opened. It is adorned on the cover with an image of an empty tomb, symbolizing the hope of the resurrection in our Lord.

About the Editor
Preston Atwood (PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison) is the upcoming head of school at Westminster Academy in Memphis, TN, and a coach and mentor to several classical Christian start-ups. He loves music and literature and especially the integration thereof, as reflected in the release of his piano album, Fusing Canons (2024), which includes fifteen original piano compositions that depict scenes, characters, and themes from the Great Books. He also has a passion for the ancient world and classical languages, as can be seen in his book, Translating a Translation: An Indirect Translation Approach to the Relationship of LXX-Isaiah to Peshita-Isaiah (Brill, 2024). Preston is married to Emily and has eight kids, all of whom love making music, reading, and exploring the outdoors.