Holiday Pops Music ~
Chorus & Orchestra
“Go, Tell It on the Mountain!”
(An arrangement of the traditional spiritual)
See Description, Instrumentation, and Text Info at bottom of page.
PDF PRICE: $145 for a set of PDFs of the full score and all the parts
SCORING: SATB (minimal divisi), acc. by CHAMBER orchestra* and piano
* See the “Instrumentation” tab below.
Note: This piece will soon be available for chorus and FULL orchestra.
AUDIENCE: Suitable for a concert or church setting — DURATION: ca. 3:00
DIFFICULTY FOR CHORUS: 3/5 — DIFFICULTY FOR ORCHESTRA: 4/5
Since I'm always striving for unique arrangements, I set this 4/4 tune in the unusual meter of 9/8 to make sure it stands out from all the other “Go Tell It” arrangements that are out there.
I think you'll find this to be a very fresh and lively version of the familiar tune!
CHOIR: SATB (minimal divisi) — ideally, a minimum of 40 singers
WOODWINDS: 1 Flute, 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet in Bb, 1 Bassoon (Note: These parts can be doubled in a full orchestra.)
BRASS: 1 Horn, 1 Trumpet in C (Note: These parts can be doubled in a full orchestra.)
PERCUSSION: 1 percussionist on the following instruments: Glockenspiel, Chimes, Piatti, Suspended Cymbal, Triangle
HARP: 1 Harp
KEYBOARD: 1 Piano (acoustic or synth)
STRINGS: A minimum of 4, 4, 2, 2, 1, but ideally in the range of 8,6,6,4,2
Go, Tell It on the Mountain!
Go, tell it on the mountain,
Over the hills and everywhere!
Go, tell it on the mountain
That Jesus Christ is born!
While shepherds kept their watching
O'er silent flocks by night,
Behold, throughout the heavens
There shone a holy light.
The shepherds feared and trembled,
When lo! above the earth
Rang out the angel chorus
That hailed our Savior's birth.
Down in a lowly manger,
The humble Christ was born.
And God sent us salvation
That blessèd Christmas morn!