The Classic FM Chart - Sunday 2 October 2016, 5pm

The Empire is striking back - but the Lost Songs of St Kilda are solid as a rock at No.1

The Lost Songs of St Kilda is the best-selling classical album for the third week running. But there's a potential threat on the horizon in the form of Star Wars Episode 4 - A New Hope , the original soundtrack, which has zoomed from No.25 to No.2 in just one week.

Elsewhere there's a high new entry at No.10 as the Scottish Chamber Orchestra celebrates the life and works of its much-loved Composer Laureate Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. An Orkney Wedding with Sunrise brilliantly portrays the beauty of the rising sun after a boozy celebration, using bagpipes to close in a blaze of light. The album also includes two pieces for solo guitar – played by Sean Shibe – vividly conveying the menacing flashes of Hill Runes and the unaffected tenderness of Farewell To Stromness.

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Title & Artist
1 1 THE LOST SONGS OF ST KILDA, MORRISON/SFO/MACMILLAN
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2 25 STAR WARS - EPISODE 4 - A NEW HOPE - OST, LSO/WILLIAMS
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3 4 100 HITS - RELAXING CLASSICS, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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5 2 THE MUSICAL ZODIAC, NATIONAL SO/WISEMAN
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6 5 VIVA OLYMPIA, ANDRE RIEU & JOHANN STRAUSS ORCHESTRA
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7 9 STAR WARS - THE FORCE AWAKENS - OST, JOHN WILLIAMS
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8 16 CINEMA, ANDREA BOCELLI
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9 10 ISLANDS - ESSENTIAL EINAUDI, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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10 NEW MAXWELL DAVIES/AN ORKNEY WEDDING WITH SUNRISE, SHIBE/SCOTTISH CO/GERNON
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11 11 BELIEVE, JONATHAN ANTOINE
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12 6 ORPHEE, JOHANN JOHANNSSON
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13 12 THE 50 GREATEST PIECES OF CLASSICAL , LPO/PARRY
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14 NEW HORNER/COLLAGE - THE LAST WORK, LPO/RLPO/MARTIN/ARNOLD
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15 7 POLDARK - OST, ANNE DUDLEY
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16 8 SUICIDE SQUAD - OST, STEVEN PRICE
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17 13 ONE VOICE, ALED JONES
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18 19 40 MOST BEAUTIFUL CLASSICAL PIECES, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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19 21 ELEMENTS, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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20 22 DESTINY - RISE OF IRON - OST, SALVATORI/LEWIN/JOHNSON/MOAV
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21 NEW SHOSTAKOVICH/CELLO CONCERTOS NOS 1 & 2, WEILERSTEIN/BAYERISCHEN RSO/HERAS-CASADO
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22 14 THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN - OST, JAMES HORNER/SIMON FRANGLEN
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23 18 THE LORD OF THE RINGS - OST, HOWARD SHORE
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24 RE-ENTRY PART/TALLIS/BYRD/THE DEER'S CRY, SIXTEEN/CHRISTOPHERS
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25 NEW BACH/THE ART OF FUGUE, PODGER/BRECON BAROQUE
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26 17 GAME OF THRONES - SEASON 6 - OST, RAMIN DJAWADI
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27 28 STAR TREK BEYOND - OST, MICHAEL GIACCHINO
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28 27 TITANIC - OST, JAMES HORNER
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29 RE-ENTRY MAGIC OF THE WALTZ, ANDRE RIEU
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30 RE-ENTRY 40 MOST BEAUTIFUL CLASSICAL PIECES, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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