Assignment #7 – Written – Level 3/4

Our next assignment is research “Go Tell It on the Mountain”. Your paragraph should be 5 – 7 sentences and it should follow the rubric posted on my teacher page. You should post your answer in the comment section of this page, email it to me, or bring me a hard copy by:
Monday October 13, 2014 by 11:59 pm.
The assignment is worth 10 points.

arolniak@champscharter.org

Love you more than a really good organic red pepper

Mrs. R.

14 thoughts on “Assignment #7 – Written – Level 3/4

  1. When I google-searched “Go Tell It On The Mountain”, it didn’t give me what I wanted. I searched “Go Tell It On The Mountain” background story. In 1907, a professor at Fisk University and a professional musician, John W. Works III, wrote and published a song book named Folk Songs of the American Negro,. He designed it to preserve and promote African American Folk-Work. Inside this songbook was “Go Tell It On The Mountain” the original writer of the song is unknown. The song was known to be sung by slaves as early as 1865.

  2. “Go Tell It On The Mountain” is an African-American spiritual that has been around since 1865. The song was sung by slaves to help them find the light within their current situation. In 1963, a musical team that goes by Peter, Paul, and Mary worked with Milt Okun to adapt a new version of the song and changed the name to “Tell It On The Mountain.” The change was made to refer to Exodus and also represent the struggle in 1960 during the Civil Rights movement. Fun fact: Pentatonix did a cover of this song for a Christmas album and it’s actually really good.

  3. “Go Tell It On the Mountain” is an African-American spiritual that dates back to the 1860s. Its memory and preservation can be accredited to John Wesley Work, Jr., the first black collector of Negro spirituals.Not only did the song help nineteenth century slaves power through their suffering, but it also soothed the souls of those who participated in the Civil Rights Movement at its peak in the 1960s. Since its original lyrics praise the birth of Jesus Christ, the song is considered a Christmas carol. As one of the most well-known gospels in American history, it has been recorded by over 45 artists, including Simon & Garfunkel, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Kirk Franklin, and even… PENTATONIX! 😀 It is also a popular tune for country artists such as Jewel, Garth Brooks, and Dolly Parton.

  4. “Go Tell It on the Mountain” dates back around to 1865. It’s a spiritual African-American song that was compiled by John Wesley Work, Jr. The song helped the slave of the 19th century see the light even though they went through hard times. This gospel song is also considered to be a Christmas song. It was recorded and sung by many gospel performers and even country singers. 🙂

  5. The song “Go Tell It on the Mountain” has been around since the 1860’s. It is an African-American song, compiled by John Wesley Work, Jr. The song has been sung by many gospel singers. It was also sung by many slaves to help them see through their situation in order to find hope. In 1963, a musical team rewrote the song and renamed it to, “Tell It on the Mountain.” This song is considered a Christmas Carol because the original lyrics celebrate the birth of Jesus. It has been recorded by a lot of artists, like Little Big Town that made the song reach the Top 40 on the Hot Country Songs charts.

  6. “Go Tell it on the Moutain” has been a spiritual African American Folk song sung sense 1865. It has been rewritten and sung by so many artists over the years. John W. Works, professor at Frisk University and professional musician, was able to express the culture and work about African American Folk- work in a book. Dolly Parton, Peter,Paul and Mary and many more artists have sung or enhanced the song. That is the gist of this timeless song.

  7. “Go Tell It On The Mountain” is a spiritual hymn that has existed since the 1860s. The song was commonly sung by former slaves in order to find some form of joy and hope. It was written by John Wesley Work Jr. It has been sung in secular scenarios as well as religious. It is now considered a Christmas carol because it emphasizes the birth of Jesus Christ.

  8. “Go Tell It On the Mountain” is an African-American spiritual that is now considered a Christmas song. It dates back to about 1865 and celebrates the birth of Jesus. The Emancipation Proclamation came into affect in 1863 so slaves were still considered newly freed in 1865 but they still faced many challenges. Harsh discrimination and racism still held African-Americans back from being able to get jobs and buy property; life was still hard for them. Singing was a way for them to let eachother know that everything was going to be alright. The birth of Jesus is usually associated with new beginnings and a happier life so of course the song “Go Tell It On the Mountain” represents their lord coming to save them and make life better. These kinds of spirituals were very popular and common and they were sung to help African-Americans get through the everyday struggles of life.

  9. “Go Tell It on the Mountain” is an African-American spiritual song dating back to at least 1865. It has been sung and recorded by many gospel and secular performers. It is considered a Christmas carol because its original lyrics celebrate the Nativity of Jesus. The song is also referring implicitly to the Civil Rights struggle of the early 1960s. According to Religious Studies professor and Civil Rights historian Charles Marsh, it was African American Civil Rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer who combined this song with the spiritual “Go Down Moses,” taking the last line of the chorus, “Let my people go” and substituting it in the chorus of “Go Tell it on the Mountain”

  10. The African- American spiritual “Go Tell It On The Mountain” has been covered by many different artists.However, it was made famous by John Wesley Work Jr. It dates all the way back to the 1860s. The original lyrics celebrate the birth of Jesus, which is why it is considered to be a Christmas Carol. The song can also be correlated with the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. This shows how timeless the song really is. It is a piece of music that brings people together in celebration.

  11. “Go Tell It on the Mountain” is an African-American spiritual song, compiled by John Wesley Work, Jr., dating back to at least 1865, that has been sung and recorded by many gospel and secular performers. It is considered a Christmas carol because its original lyrics celebrate the Nativity of Jesus. This song can be involved with the Civil Rights movements of the 1960s. This piece of music is known to bring people together to celebrate life. Although, this song is mainly considered to be Christmas Carol.

  12. “Go Tell It On The Mountain” is a Christmas Carol, dated back to 1865, composed by John Wesley Work Jr or Frederick Jerome Work. It was a song publishes in 1907 in the book ‘Folk Songs of the American Negro’. There is quite some conspiracy as to whom actually wrote the song, but to my knowledge i would agree that the song was written by a slave who then showed the song to another, and so on. Eventually Work Jr. decided to make the song an official carol. It was sung by mainly African-American slaves, to bring them hope during their days of labor. The song celebrates the Nativity of Jesus and describes shepherds and angel’s in its lyrics.

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