Conducted By Simon Rady
Columbia CS 8465
Recorded May 3rd, May 11th, May 14 and May 17th, 1961, in Columbia Record's new Hollywood, California studios. Recording set-up included the use of four condenser microphones. Custom recording console designed and built by Columbia Records Engineering and Development Department.
From the back cover: Before the recent invention and development of modern stereophonic recording equipment, the concept of Voices In Motion would have been impossible to produce on records. Voices In Motion, as developed for this Columbia album, utilizes the human voice in much the same way as Percy Faith uses string instruments. Four choirs comprising twenty-six voices and covering four octaves of voice production blend and move in, out, toward and aways from each other and swirl serenely through the mind of the listener creating the illusion of vast space and soothing movement. Sopranos are treated as violins, altos as violas, tenors as cellos and bassos as contrabasses with one important difference. In the conventional orchestral setup, the individual instruments remain stationary, blending into sections. In Voices In Motion, everything moves. A soprano will be heard moving into and out of juxtaposition with a tenor voice and then bassos and altos and more sopranos, then all will be swept together into a sound of tranquil glory, never out of balance.
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