John Behnke (b1953) is a professor at Concordia University in Wisconsin, USA. His Go tell it on the mountain
, which comes from a 2003 Bärenreiter collection entitled Jazz Inspirations for Organ
, introduces the ‘blues’ theme. Marked ‘With a detached swing’, this brief number quickly works up to a fortissimo statement of the famous tune.
from notes by Relf Clark © 2006