The Gents’ discography covers a wider range of music, from fifteenth century French polyphony through to close harmony arrangements of pop classics. Buying them directly from us cuts out the retailer’s markup and is totally secure; they cost only £10 each and P&P is only £1.99 no matter how many CDs you buy. We’re always very happy to post CDs internationally, but it would be helpful if you could contact us before you place your order as we may have to charge additional postage.
White Christmas (2017)
The Gents return to their favourite time of year with their latest release of Christmas music. “White Christmas” features gorgeous choral music by the likes of Tallis, Warlock, and young composer Owain Park, as well as never-recorded arrangements of “Jingle Bell Rock”, “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” and “Stille Nacht.” The title track is a brand new arrangement of Irving Berlin’s classic song by Christopher Robinson, former director of the College Choir.
Indulgence presents a wide variety of repertoire, organised according to the structure of a typical Gents concert: a first half of sacred music and a second half featuring a mixture of folksongs, jazz standards and pop songs in close harmony arrangements. Included are world premiere recordings of sacred works written especially for the Gents by Jonathan Seers and Matthew Martin, and some brand new close harmony arrangements by John Clapham, Musical Director 2012-15.
The Gents are especially busy during the summer, and on this album we try to capture something of the Cambridge summer of garden parties and May Balls. The CD features a range of music, from Gershwin to Britney, and many brand new arrangements. The perfect soundtrack to your summer!
Preview: A Whiter Shade of Pale
A Gentle Christmas (2009)
A Gentle Christmas enjoyed a hugely successful release at Christmas 2009, and reflects our great affinity with this time of year, largely due to our annual yuletide gig at The Maypole in Cambridge. This disc features a mix of traditional sacred music and close harmony, from Victoria to Wham.
Preview: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Preview: Let it Snow
Music for Men’s Voices (2004)
This disc was the last that Christopher Robinson recorded before he left his position as Director of Music of St John’s in 2003. Featuring some choral masterpieces by Tallis and Poulenc, this CD gives a wonderful insight into The Gents’ extensive sacred repertoire which can be heard during term time at every Wednesday Evensong.
Gently Does It (2004)
This, the second selection of close-harmony and folksongs that the Gents have recorded, has proved to be a huge success. Most of the track list is still regularly heard in concerts today, and includes some standard Gents arrangements of The Beatles and The Chordettes, as well as some famous King’s Singers arrangements.
Nesciens Mater (2003)
‘Nesciens Mater’ by Jean Mouton is an undisputed masterpiece of the French Renaissance, and takes pride of place in the Gents’ sacred repertoire. This disc offers an exploration of other sacred works from this otherwise obscure but great composer, conducted here by Graham Walker, the founding conductor of the College’s mixed voices choir, St John’s Voices.
Ca’ The Yowes (1997)
Ca’ The Yowes is a collection of male-voice part songs from the British Isles, including Britten’s fine work, The Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard.
Mix Well (1996)
Mix Well is the original Gents recording and is still a classic, with favourites like Surfin’ USA, Billie Jean and Fever. All of the arrangements recorded were written by Gents.