John Wesley Work II - Go Tell It On the Mountain

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Tom Poore
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John Wesley Work II - Go Tell It On the Mountain

Post by Tom Poore » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:53 pm

Earlier this year a student and I got to discussing the banjo. He mentioned the fretless banjo, which I’d never heard of. So I searched YouTube. Found a video of folk musician Rhiannon Giddens playing “Camptown Hornpipe.” I liked it, and wanted to try imitating the banjo in an arrangement. Mulling over what tune to use, I hit on “Go Tell It On the Mountain.”

I finished my arrangement in March. But it took until now to get the second guitar part up to tempo. Since I’m too lazy to work up the first guitar part, I instead combined some computer generated instruments with my own playing.

The sheet music is here:


Tom Poore
South Euclid, OH

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