Go Tell It on the Mountain

“Go Tell It on the Mountain” is an African-American spiritual dating to the mid-19th century. It is sometimes attributed to John Wesley Work, Jr. (1871-1925), a choral conductor, music educator and collector of folk songs and spirituals, who published it in his 1907 collection, New Jubilee Songs and Folk Songs of the American Negro.

“Go Tell It on the Mountain” is widely regarded as a Christmas carol, as it tells of the nativity of Christ: “Go tell it on the mountain, / Over the hills and everywhere, / Go tell it on the mountain, / That Jesus Christ is born.”

This arrangement alternates a chorale-like statement of the chorus with a funky, syncopated treatment of the verses, and includes a key change and two short cadenzas at the conclusion.

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