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Neil Ardley was a British composer and author. He was the former leader of the New Jazz Orchestra and the composer of several well-known works for jazz orchestra, notably Kaleidoscope of Rainbows, dating from the 1970s. Later compositions were choral works, the most notable being a large choral work called Creation Mass. Neil Ardley has also written a hundred information books, mainly for children, on science and technology and also on music.
"utterly charming album ... tranports the listener on a truly magical journey"
"... after an eight year gap since ‘Greek Variations’ first became available on CD, the release of ‘A symphony of Amaranths’ album complete with digipak gatefold sleeve is one of the most welcome re-issues of recent years"
The most romantic and harmonically dense piece of music that the late Neil Ardley ever composed, this seminal album was scored for a large jazz orchestra, this highly-collectable 1971-recorded album also contains two vocal settings by Ardley, being the earliest example of his vocal music.
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