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GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN
arranged by Philip Kern
Positioning: SATB or SAB, or put Guys center.
INTRO During first 2 measures, chose a pose for a tableau, including praying, looking at a star, rocking a baby, etc. Hold during solo.

CHORUS

MEAS. 12 All rock baby to R, L, R, L (Vol. 2, 87). (Continue rock if resting) MEAS. GO: place R jazz hand to R of mouth facing R, lean back.
  MOUNTAIN: push R jazz hand up above (Vol. 1, 47).
  OVER THE HILLS: shake R jazz down to front.
  EVERYWHERE: snap both hands 4X from R to L.
MEAS. 24 Repeat as above, but using L jazz hand to L.
  JESUS CHRIST: pray front at chin level.
  BORN: baby rock. BACK UPS: funky R index point across to L 2X, repeat opp., then fall into low pray to outside.

VERSE 1

MEAS. 34 SINGERS: look R w/R palm over eyes (Vol. 2, 86), then clasp above on asked (Vol. 2, 123), open and drop front on way. Nod head 2X forward on So Iíll. IF RESTING: hold low pray till M37, quick look and lift up, then low again.

CHORUS

MEAS. 45 Repeat as before, but switch movement to match lyric.

VERSE 2

MEAS. 63 Repeat as before, but singers look to L. M72: Gals lift up flat palms out to side and look up. M73: all 2 head nods.

A CAPPELLA

MEAS. 92 SOPRANOS: as before.
  ALTO/TENOR: point both index to R and hold, move across to L 2X then hold point to L, repeat as needed from side to side.
  BASS: Follow vocal line w/R index low to L 4X, then high to R w/L index 2X, then back low to L 6X.
MEAS.104 All pray front, then go back to own thing.
  M113: all shake both jazz hands above like mad!

CHORUS

MEAS. 114 M128: baby rock R and hold L.
MEAS. 130 In a wave from stage L to R, lift arms to clasp above.
  M134: BORN - jazz hands side to side above. OTHERS - funky index 4X.
  M138: all pray front, lift up.
  M140: jazz hands side to side above R, L, R and fall into baby rock to L.

 

SATB, Level 5.....16203

SAB, Level 3.....16204

SoundTrax CD.....12301

SoundPax.....12269