"Go Tell it on the Mountain" was born in the oral culture of African slaves in the American south. It was embraced by the civil rights movement in the 1960's. Today it is a perennial favorite at Christmas concerts and church services across North America. The spiritual "Go Tell It on the Mountain" has come to mean many things depending on the time and place in which it is sung - freedom anthem, hymn of faith, a simple song of Christmas. As is the case with most spirituals, its music and lyrics cannot be attributed to any one person. African American composer John Wesley Work is credited with formally adapting the song and including it in a songbook in 1907. The versions of "Go Tell it on the Mountain" are as varied and distinctive as the people performing it. But it is always, at its heart, a song of joy.
This fine calligraphic interpretation by Timothy Botts is available as:
- 10 X 10 Poster Print on heavyweight matte paper for $17.00.
- 12 X 12 Limited Edition, signed and numbered (250) Giclee Print, reproduced on archival paper for $40.00.
- NOT available framed or matted.