Augsburg Fortress

Go Tell It on the Mountain

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A new, fresh setting of this beloved Christmas spiritual. With jazz influences, this setting may be performed with choir alone or as a hymn for the whole assembly, and is fun to sing and to play.
  • In stock
  • Brand Augsburg Choral Library
  • Difficulty Easy-Medium
  • Pages 8
  • Season/Occasion Christmas
  • Voicing Organ; SATB/4-part mixed
  • Publication Date Mar 18, 2015
  • Item Number 9781451498820

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Composer Commentary

Composed for a hymn festival at the Park Central Presbyterian Church in Syracuse, New York, this was premiered by the choir there and has since been used by numerous choirs on many occasions. I was looking for a new take on this great spiritual, and settled on a jazzy style, with choir singing the stanzas a capella while the bass section imitates a pizzicato string bass. The final refrain is complete with a rhythmic and memorable descant. A choral coda bring the setting to a festive close.