The Echo Carol - SATB with antiphonal chorus
This traditional Christmas Carol is fun to sing as a warm-up for choirs beginning to understand singing with dramatic dynamic changes. Another way to sing it is by having a few voices remove themselves to a distant location to sing the echo. This is what is called an antiphonal choir. During the Renaissance and Baroque periods, antiphonal choirs of voices or instruments were placed in opposite quadrants of the cathedrals for beautiful effects. The versions offered here are for Unison Children's Chorus and for Mixed SATB choir. May be sung with or without accompaniment.