Cantemus pacem mundi

This song was composed by Doug von Koss while teaching in Italy as Italians were marching to protest the United States invasion of Iraq. He wanted a strong musical statement that would “lift the desire for peace to a more assertive and active place.” He borrowed a melody he had heard in Canada and used a Latin phrase as the text. 

"Cantemus pacem mundi."

We sing for the peace of the world.

The song is published in a small book/CD called How Sweet the Sound and is part of Doug's "Noah Project.”

Here's a video of Marilyn Haskel leading Cantemus pacem mundi at Holy Cross Monastery in September 2015:

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