Go Tell It On the Mountain – TB

TB Voices and Piano
African-American Spiritual
Arranged by Earlene Rentz
Moderate Difficulty
Free with Purchase: Piano Accompaniment MP3, Individual Voice Parts MP3s
Also available: TTB
Duration 2:40

The familiar African-American spiritual that is a favorite of many during the holiday season has been arranged in a jazzy, up-beat, gospel swing style. In order to make this piece accessible to the most inexperienced singer in middle school choirs, harmonies are primarily created by repeated motives and countermelodies, with limited homophonic textures. There is a slow homophonic middle section that may be sung a cappella or accompanied, depending on the musical skill of the group. The last section drives toward a final, “Go, tell it on the mountain!”