The Classic FM Chart - 3 August 2014

Highland Spirit enters the chart at No. 3, but it's still not strong enough to topple Nicola Benedetti from the top spot.

The spirit of the Commonwealth Games has made a big impact on this week's chart. Not only has Nicola Benedetti held onto the No. 1 spot with her Scottish album, Homecoming , but the compilation Highland Spirit is this week's highest new entry at No.3. The album also features Nicola Benedetti along with a host of other great Scottish talent.

Heading across the Atlantic, Michael Tilson Thomas's all-American cast recording of Bernstein's West Side Story makes a welcome re-entry into the chart at No. 9.

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Title & Artist
1 1 HOMECOMING, NICOLA BENEDETTI
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2 2 SUMMER GUITAR, CRAIG OGDEN
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3 NEW HIGHLAND SPIRIT, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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4 4 ISLANDS - ESSENTIAL EINAUDI, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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5 3 HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 - OST, JOHN POWELL
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6 6 THE 50 GREATEST PIECES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC, LPO/PARRY
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7 8 BRAVEHEART - OST, LSO/HORNER
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8 27 BRUCKNER/SYMPHONY NO. 9 IN D MINOR, LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA/ABBADO
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9 RE BERNSTEIN/WEST SIDE STORY, SAN FRANSISCO SO/TILSON THOMAS
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10 5 CLASSIC FM HALL OF FAME 2014, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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11 11 SPANISH GUITAR MUSIC, JOHN WILLIAMS
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12 19 PROKOFIEV/VIOLIN SONATAS, IBRAGIMOVA/OSBORNE
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13 23 MY FIRST DECADE, NICOLA BENEDETTI
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14 12 THE ARMED MAN - A MASS FOR PEACE, KARL JENKINS
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15 15 THE INSTANT CLASSICAL COLLECTION - 100 ESSENTIAL CLASSICS, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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16 21 THE SIlVER VIOLIN, NICOLA BENEDETTI
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17 7 PUTTNAM PLAYS PUTTNAM - CLASSIC FILM MUSIC, SACHA PUTTNAM
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18 10 IN A TIME LAPSE, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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19 RE MAGIC OF THE MOVIES, ANDRE RIEU & JOHANN STRAUSS ORCHESTRA
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20 17 EVENTIDE, VOCES8
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21 16 40 MOST BEAUTIFUL ARIAS, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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22 RE BRUCH & DVORAK, FISCHER/TONHALLE OR/ZINMAN
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23 NEW BEETHOVEN - THE SYMPHONIES, VON KARAJAN/BERLIN PHILHARMONIC
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24 18 ONE DAY LIKE THIS, RHYDIAN
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25 RE THE COLLECTION, ANDRE RIEU
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26 RE AMIRA, AMIRA WILLIGHAGEN
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27 30 THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION, KATHERINE JENKINS
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28 29 SUMMERTIME, CRAIG OGDEN
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29 RE HOLST/THE PLANETS, LSO/DAVIS
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