The Classic FM Chart - Sunday 18 September 2016, 5pm

The Lost Songs of St Kilda have been rediscovered – and classical music fans are loving them.

Take eight traditional songs, once lost and forgotten, from the most isolated inhabited island group in the UK, 40 miles west of Scotland's Isle of Lewis. Add arrangements by top Scottish composers – including Sir James Macmillan, Craig Armstrong, Rebecca Dale and Francis Macdonald – and what do you get? A No.1 album, that's what. The Lost Songs of St Kilda speeds to No.1 ousting last week's incumbent.

WATCH: The forgotten folk music of this abandoned island is actually incredible beautiful >

The next new entry comes from the brilliant Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Florez, with The Ultimate Collection, every track showing off just what a dazzling singer and showman he is.

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1 NEW THE LOST SONGS OF ST KILDA, MORRISON/SFO/MACMILLAN
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2 1 LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS - THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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3 2 VIVA OLYMPIA, ANDRE RIEU & JOHANN STRAUSS ORCHESTRA
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4 17 GAME OF THRONES - SEASON 6 - OST, RAMIN DJAWADI
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5 25 PART/TALLIS/BYRD/THE DEER'S CRY, SIXTEEN/CHRISTOPHERS
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6 6 BELIEVE, JONATHAN ANTOINE
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7 5 THE 50 GREATEST PIECES OF CLASSICAL , LPO/PARRY
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8 4 ISLANDS - ESSENTIAL EINAUDI, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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9 RE-ENTRY STAR TREK BEYOND - OST, MICHAEL GIACCHINO
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10 11 STAR WARS - THE FORCE AWAKENS - OST, JOHN WILLIAMS
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11 NEW THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION , JUAN DIEGO FLOREZ
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12 10 CINEMA CLASSICS - THE PIANO AT THE MOVIES, SEE SIANG WONG
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13 NEW HOMAGES, BENJAMIN GROSVENOR
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14 9 40 MOST BEAUTIFUL CLASSICAL PIECES, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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15 8 ONE VOICE, ALED JONES
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16 RE-ENTRY THE LORD OF THE RINGS - OST, HOWARD SHORE
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17 NEW KODALY/SCHULHOFF/RAVEL/DUO SESSIONS, FISCHER/MULLER-SCHOTT
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18 15 ELEMENTS, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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19 NEW BRITISH SYMPHONIES, LPO/PO/BBC WSO/BRAITHWAITE
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20 7 SUICIDE SQUAD - OST, STEVEN PRICE
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21 16 CINEMA, ANDREA BOCELLI
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22 RE-ENTRY TITANIC - OST, JAMES HORNER
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23 12 STAR WARS - EPISODE 4 - A NEW HOPE - OST, LSO/WILLIAMS
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24 3 VERISMO, NETREBKO/OR SANTA CECILIA
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25 14 STAR WARS - EPISODE 5 - THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK - OST, LSO/WILLIAMS
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26 22 40 MOST BEAUTIFUL ARIAS, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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27 NEW PART/THE DEER'S CRY, VOX CLAMANTIS
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28 RE-ENTRY THE LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS COLLECTION, BBC CO/WORDSWORTH
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29 24 MAGIC OF THE WALTZ, ANDRE RIEU
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30 NEW MENDELSSOHN/SYMPHONIES NOS. 1 & 4, LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA/GARDINER
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