Go, Tell It on the Mountain is a spiritual familiar to us all. As singers and listeners, we sometimes forget the meaning of the words when they are attached to a familiar melody and, for this reason, I tried to highlight the text in my arrangement and present it in a fresh, new way. Ultimately, this spiritual is about joy overflowing so much that it requires a mountaintop to release it.
Go, Tell It on the Mountain was commissioned by The Singers and received its premiere on December 4, 2004. It is dedicated with love and friendship to Dr. Matthew Culloton for his leadership, faith, and dedication to the choral art.