"Go, Tell It On The Mountain" is one of many African American songs that originated during an era of oppression. The song was arranged by the Work family and became popular when performed by the Fisk Jubilee Singers who toured the world singing spirituals and gospel music. However it has been performed and recorded by many artists and groups since then. The song is a Christmas Song since the lyrics refer to events related to the birth of Jesus Christ. This arrangement is for piano or can be used to accompany singers. On mfiles there is also an interesting arrangement for solo guitar by Glenn Jarrett, and sheet music for a side variety of instruments on this page which illustrates an arrangement for solo instrument accompanied by piano.
The history of this and other Christmas Songs can be found in the book "Stories Behind the Best-loved Songs of Christmas" by Ace Collins. The book is available in various formats including Kindle at Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com.