Studio Recordings

Members and groups within the college regularly record works in Churchill's highly equipped recording studio. Some of these can be found below.

'The Bird of Paradise': an inaugural recording from the Churchill College Music Society

Lossless recordings of the 2014-15 Churchill College recording, celebrating the musical life of college can be found below.

For streams and more information, visit the Churchill College Soundcloud.

Mark Gotham: Founders' Fanfare

Robert Graves: The Bird Of Paradise

Hugh Wood: Paraphrase on The Bird of Paradise

James Brady (arr.): In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning

Handel: 'Pastoral' from the Messiah

Brahms: Scherzo-trio from the Quintet in F Minor

John Kinsella: Last Harpsichord Penillion

Rameau: Le Rappel des Oiseaux from the Deuxième Suite in the 'Pièces de Clavecin'

Brahms: Geistliches Lied

Better than TV: Late

Better than TV recorded their live album, Late, in 2013 in Churchill's recording studio.

The nine-track album is available on Spotify, and will soon be available from Churchill Porter's Lodge.


1000 and one
Standing with Sally
Samba per mi
Se volete


David Burgoyne piano
Ed Blake drums
Gavin Spence trumpet/flugelhorn
Sergio Contrino bass
Tom Green trombone
All tracks written by Sergio Contrino

Recorded by
Tom Howe [tracks 1-5] and
Andy Cross [tracks 6-9].
Mixdown Engineer: John Ward
Mastered at Metropolis Studios, London, by Andy 'Hippy' Baldwin
Produced by John Ward and Sergio Contrino
Artwork: Zoe Klinck


"A tightly arranged Cambridge quintet... on their brooding bop-flavoured debut... highly promising maiden voyage."

"Compositions, arrangements and performances are first class"
All About Jazz

"They deserve casting in Frith St."
be-bop spoken here

"[a band] with a strong bop sensibility and a way with a memorable melody line"
All About Jazz

"A very exciting new band, beautiful writing" Linley Hamilton,
BBC Jazz World

Churchill Jazz Band

Churchill Jazz Band is one of the premiere jazz bands in the university, performing all styles of jazz from classic swing to Latin tunes as well as funk and more modern numbers. This CD, recorded in June 2015, is a collection of band favourites and also some original compositions and arrangements. Featuring solos by Harry Morgan (Chu, 2011) and David Kolchmeyer (Chu, 2014).

The CD will be available to buy soon. A sample track is available to download here: Blue Skies.